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  • South America is where we start today's international events coverage, I'm Carl Azuz. Thanks for watching.

  • Extreme inflation, when prices rocket higher and money buys less, increasing violent crime, empty grocery

  • store shelves, people unable to buy shampoo, salt, medicine, underwear. These are some of the problems

  • facing the nation of Venezuela. Factor in power shortages, black outs by the government, and a rapidly

  • shrinking economy, and protests are growing, with demonstrators demanding

  • that President Nicolas Maduro be recalled. He still has some supporters and President Maduro

  • recently declared a constitutional state of emergency. A decree that will give him more powers over

  • Venezuela's economy and authority to overcome what he called foreign aggressions against the country.

  • What caused all of this? Well, the Venezuelan government seized, or took over, many of the country's

  • industries in recent years. The economy is very dependent on oil sales and for a while, the government

  • used some of those sales to fund it's social programs, Aid for schools, child care, sanitation. But when global

  • oil prices started dropping in 2014, so did Venezuela's economy. And some analysts say this could lead to

  • the end of Maduro's presidency. From South America we're taking you to the Middle East now to a region

  • called the West Bank. It's an area of about 2, 100 square miles located along the West Bank of the

  • Jordan River. There's a cluster of church's there that have stood empty since 1967. The reason, they're

  • surrounded by mine fields dating back to the war that year. But an organization is working to clear them out.

  • The signs around us warn of danger in three languages. Here only the road is safe. Beyond the barbed wire,

  • nearly 5000 explosive mines covering one square kilometer.

  • In this particular area, we're not looking to find an anti-personnel mine.

  • And you can see an anti- tech mine right now?

  • Yeah, sure, there is the first line is right here like 30 meters from the place we're standing.

  • This minefield in the West Bank restricts access to one Christianity's holiest sites, recognized

  • as the biblical site of the baptism of Jesus. Pilgrims from all over the world bathe in the waters of this holy site

  • on the Jordan River at a modern tourist center, opened in 2011. But seven Christian churches at the site,

  • all different denominations, have been closed for half a century.

  • Want an idea of how many landmines there are in certain spots here? See that dark ball right there,

  • that's an anti personnel mine, and this entire field is full of them.

  • During the 6- day war at 1967, the Israeli and Jordanian armies laid mines here. Churches were booby

  • trapped and unexploded ordnance could still be anywhere. The churches have been off limits ever since.

  • And if we didn't do it, these mines would stay here forever

  • I speak with James Cowan outside the Romanian Orthodox church. He is the CEO of HALO,

  • the world's largest humanitarian mine clearing organization. HALO has just gotten permission to

  • clear the mine field with the approval of both the Israeli and Palestinians.

  • 40, 50 years later there mines are still dangerous.

  • Absolutely, and they would still be dangerous 100 years from now if we didn't clear them.

  • In Syria and Iraq ISIS has leveled ancient holy site, bulldozing history and destroying precious artifacts.

  • Here the goal is to do the reverse. Clearing the mine field will preserve these holy sites. Pilgrims and

  • tourists can visit once again. And this area can heal from the scars of battle. Oren Liebermann, CNN,

  • The Holy Land.

  • Each days transcript page at CNNStudentNews. com is the only place our producers look for your

  • Roll Call requests. YK Pao Secondary School made a request yesterday. Thank you for watching from

  • Shanghai, China. From there we're flying over to the Woodlands, Texas, where we heard from the Knights.

  • Knox Junior High School is on the role. And if you're in Essex Junction, Vermont and you get stung,

  • it's probably the Hornets of Essex High School. It's been a series of food recalls in the U. S. over the past three

  • weeks. The concern possible Listeria contamination. CRF Frozen Foods is the company that supplies product to

  • supermarket across North America. It has recalled all of the frozen fruit and vegetable foods

  • that have been processed at its facility in Pasco, Washington since 2014. We'd give you a list of these

  • foods, but the recall covers 358 different products sold over 42 different brands. It's huge.

  • The US government's Food and Drug Administration website, fda. gov,

  • has a complete list. Some of the stores that stock

  • the recalled foods are Costco, Trader Joe's, Safeway, Walmart. Health officials say that since

  • September of 2013, this Listeria outbreak has sickened eight people in three different states.

  • The recall is for products sold in all 50 states and in Canada.

  • Listeria is a bacteria that can be found in several different kinds of food, for example, sprouts, deli meats,

  • hot dogs, smoked seafood. Soft cheeses and raw, unpasteurized milk. Healthy people if they're exposed to

  • Listeria, they might get fever or diarrhea, but people who are high risk, they can get fever, muscle aches,

  • headaches, a stiff neck, confusion, and convulsion. Pregnant women who eat foods contaminated with Listeria,

  • they might get just a fever or maybe a fever and chills and headache. But the big risk is that Listeria

  • can cause miscarriages. Listeria can kill.

  • The Centers for Disease Control estimates that about 260 people die each year after eating foods

  • contaminated with Listeria. In addition there are about 1, 600 illnesses Illness. Now you can reduce

  • your chances from getting sick with Listeria. So first of all, rinse your produce. Scrub firm produce like melons

  • and cucumbers with a brush. Dry the produce. Separate uncooked meats and poultry from other foods.

  • Soft cheeses like Brie and Cananbare and Feta, those are very popular but look on the labels make sure

  • they're make with pasteurized milk.

  • In this academic year alone, we've talked about the use of drones,

  • unmanned vehicles, in warfare, in capturing video of extreme sports, as ocean platforms for

  • returning rockets, and in sport as racing aircraft. As drones become more accessible and more widely used,

  • it seems their potential is limited only by our ideas.

  • In the world of tech innovation China, many would argue is a follower, but there's one field where

  • it is undeniably a leader, drones. We've come to the home of the world's biggest commercial drone

  • developer DJI. To find out what's the next big thing in an industry where literally the sky is the limit.

  • Their futuristic flagship store in Shenzin is a monument to just how far and just how fast drones are developing.

  • In December 2012, the company launched its breakthrough Phantom One drone without a camera.

  • Just three and a half years and three months later, the Phantom Four drone can produce this.

  • High definition video live streamed onto your smartphone or tablet from a distance of up to five kilometers.

  • The real breakthroughs now are what the technology will be used for.

  • One of the most exciting ones for us recently was we saw a team of whale researchers use our systems

  • to fly over whale pods and collect their snot so that they can do advanced analytics to determine their health.

  • Those researchers the Ocean Alliance call it a snot bot. A drone that gathers mucus from a blowing whale.

  • And that's just one out of the box applications. DJI has developed a model that can accurately spray crops

  • in difficult to reach areas. It's also talking to Europe's biggest emergency response network.

  • About how to use drones in search and rescue, firefighting, and surveillance.

  • The options, say Perry, are limitless.

  • We've put the technology out there. And what's been really exciting is the creativity and innovation

  • that people bring to their platforms. There are a million different use cases.

  • For DJI their challenge is to continue making drones Easier to use so that the next generation can be captured

  • all over again by the wonder of flight. Andrew Stevens, CNN, Shenzhen, China.

  • Time for some multiple choice y'all. softball game, Army Westpoint versus Leigh High University.

  • Army sent the runner from third on a base hit, but the throw from Leigh High beat her to the plate.

  • What happens next? The runner blasts into the catcher, the runner stops for a peaceful tag out,

  • or option C yes, the lesser known acrobatic leap, tuck, tag the plate play. Casey McGrady / G is safe.

  • Her exceptional athleticism helped earn Army the win, three to one.

  • It was one giant leap for one small step. Critics might've called it way off base and told her to take a flying leap,

  • which she did, and made a solid baseline argument for high jump training, which she'll never have to

  • pitch to her coach again, now that she's safe at home. I'm Karl Azuz,

  • and you could call all of this punder handed.

South America is where we start today's international events coverage, I'm Carl Azuz. Thanks for watching.

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