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to going to press this is what the three of them or can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the. first. candidate donald trump ran on a campaign that not only question many foreign policy for the doxies but also lashed out against neo conservative views of the world today the president is surrounded by men in uniform some are calling this a soft coup. this is a story of one of africa's giants. know his teeth. and his neck isn't that a long. list giant is rather modest and keeps
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a low profile that's not him either. people are often skip ahead of this particular joint but he is nowhere near as dangerous as that one. is a friendly giant every day with the possible exception of weekends he saves human lives yes. his name is isaac a giant scratch. and i like his brothers and sisters he was born with a passion for travel. isaac's birthplace was a special training center in tanzania. it's
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called. development of landmine detection equipment that's what isaac is. mine sniffing rat. everywhere their social circumstances. with humanity. they actually traditionally. mind. to work in former hotspots where learned mines are among the most deadly remnants of conflict they're often found years after was ended and serious injury isn't the only problem. imagine how it must feel to live with the knowledge that there's a landmine lurking somewhere near your home. when i was a close up field and to help make the problem of landmines
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a thing of the cost. but it will be a full nine months before he becomes a real pro for now he simply spends his time with his family. it's no coincidence the giant rats were chosen to sniff mines in the wild they're extraordinary sense of smell allows them to search for food buried deep underground it worked with. the key is to train the a rats to associate the discovery of t.n.t. with food and that's not difficult because everyone knows how intelligent rats. the really hard part is making sure that the rat doesn't make any mistakes that could be fatal and not just for the rat. it's these regular rats there it's clear from the way they eat these giant rats have special pouches in their cheeks to stole food just like hamsters so this particular animal is on
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the cusp between being a rat. perhaps that's why they're just a little bit cuter. i guess i should add to another really great benefit of our species of rats is that they're really curious which lab rats are curious as well but. there are various social in terms of they're really willing to work with people. sometimes will develop that relationship with you but i don't think they develop it quite as readily. meanwhile isaac has grown he's now four weeks old i'm training can begin like all children isaac's schooling starts with the kindergarten. and all that is a camera he helps little rats to feel comfortable around people.
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to see to defeat him to. be. the norm we teach the. truth. interacting with a carer is a vital part of the learning process it's important for isaac's social. mind sniffing rats mustn't run away from people. when he grows up eyes are way around a kilo and his body will reach thirty to forty centimeters in length just about as long as his tail. because they're so big grilled. their favorite
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local street food. started at school he spends his early weeks learning the basic rule that he means food. is used to reinforce the learned response is i can count as an empty container there's no so. this one does contain t.n.t. and the clinic tells him that he can claim i treat. well in general but how. they really let her do her thing they don't get involved or train influenced her in any way but the rats eating the rats has a different behavior just before they find.
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they have certain behavior some of them like to clean themselves they like to groom themselves they're very clean. they don't like to get wet or maybe there's. some of them will walk around in circles some even stand up in the air. so they have no said she's found some think it just has. indicated where it is. a rats remarkable sense of smell can detect the tiniest traces of t.n.t. . they can sense the. explosive even when it's fifteen to twenty centimeters on the ground their nose is not so secret weapon imagine if humans had similar abilities ok if you were in a pitch black room and somebody entered the house from. i would say i think one kilometer away and it's pitch black and you
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can't hear anything you might be able to detect that something changed but that's also very hard for me to say because i really as a scientist i need evidence to support such a claim and i don't have. isaac and his sister at the gym they can give their paws a good workout sharpen their teeth. but enjoy a sense of freedom. said looks as though isaac's trying to set out on his first trip. nice troy. a brief chase. a few a breath so fresh.
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and he soon back in the fold. they know what they are doing they know what to be expect from them they know. if to are working. very very want. to be war. profit off. very very very bored he learned most you have to do board and don't they don't understand so i remember very well the words. and that's what we are doing. for about a. week these students are only fed the food given the streaks during training.
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and. during the weekends a little. peanuts and dried fish this. is great for their bones. you. know feast. he. says here.
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in the wild. underground. quite independent within the. food with. females can choose their own. works a little like a parliament with both male and female members. it's a big day for isaac. is about to move into high school. just like every graduate to be he gets his own personal transport. now. his field training.
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they sleep by day but have active night lives. carers try to adjust to the rats biorhythms they set out at five thirty in the morning a field training session can start at six. bits for moments like this that isaac has been trained. by the sound of the engine.
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was selling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings police to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle for. the new socks for the tell you that so be gossip the public are file for the most important day. off the bad guys and think you are not cool enough to buy their product. beans are the hawks that we along with our audience will watch. syria paradoxical the. comparison was a situation like israel in palestine is not a country where i meet a lot of people without hope although everybody agrees this humanitarian situation
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in syria is a very serious situation people have been much more affected than in any other active conflicts to date. credit as one of the basic instruments to drive an economy but it can also lead to tragedy and i did i took a line the whole gist i came to god and meant that the textile game and in the spire now control on. many lives have been broken by excessive debt in the banks got you into. big bankers got big. government the banks but i just didn't think of the ordinary men who. washed morning through
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the back under don't buy creditors people see no future bad face for now you know you become ill you learn to job your relationship breaks down here become a casualty is debt a life long trap or is there a way out of those national front of it or an old market to ditch a bill from so much a few of the more. my conclusion is good to meet. to train during this. again. and i like it the only one. with three young. so it's not divide man who is telling them. the black
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you have to do this in this in this new manner. we have the older teen years there is material enough for the old to be used to train the young. isaac remains calm while using for his class to start. the trust between trainer and rat run steve. he lets isaac out of the cage. without even bothering to follow. it. they have to concentrate them to be
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a viewer of their. they have to do to make an interpretation of for the writ is doing. would you come to d.c. when you were telling. isaac is now demonstrating model behavior by not until. he sniffs at the end. this is the result of several months of training. it looks as though isaac might offend some t.n.t. . he tries to rid his nose of all extraneous said.
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he thinks he senses something but needs to reset his smelling operators to be sure . this is the spot. no. consent his signal. it's like watching two old friends getting together. at first but for him or for me. i mean she was not running she was walking. she sniffed every room. she. liked records to steve to t.n.t.
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he. has asserted that she wasn't there. t.n.t. . isaac seems to have passed with flying colors. now it's time to evaluate his loyalty. no one wants to chase a runaway red across a life minefield that would be deadly that's why it's important that the rats follow their handlers voluntarily without a leash. isaac is displaying textbook behavior as this training is over. now it's time for the real world to begin.
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traveling to see. in cambodia. this is home to one of the ancient aka textural wonders of the world. and caught a fact. millions of tourists travel here to take their best selfies tourism is one of cambodia's main sources of revenue. but there are still landmines left over from the civil war and very seriously hampering any further growth and tourism
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to say nothing of the danger to life. when it comes to square miles of minefields cambodia is second only to afghanistan . the number of injuries caused by landmines is the highest in the world now though the situation is changing for the better in the popular tourist resorts mines can only be seen in museums but there are still many dangerous areas in the country. isaac is here to help with mine clearance. new instructor applies sunscreen to his skin. because giant rats and nocturnal creatures their skin isn't
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accustomed to high levels of u.v. if they were left unprotected they run the risk of developing skin cancer. ears and tails of the most delicate spots. we didn't see them doing this in africa because the training center was high in the mountains in the town of . at this time of year it's much cooler there than here in cambodia. if we take a closer look at the troubles it's raining but isaac still has some screen applied . the sun might come out once the team stops working. this is no drill. between dawn's protective vests and helmets.
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no one knows exactly health protection they get would offer. they're off to work. he's not a hundred like. you from the top and the next question is not bad but these are. international. if something exploded. in the north being a scottish and down something explored means at least to a point that they don't want an office rather than having nothing. just as we make our way to the minefield it rains again. if we do rains and then. march. we think that there is no question of the taking i mean is going on is not easy for
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the. drains a lot then we don't know what. it doesn't look as though we'll get to see ice a connection or range getting heavier. c . c feet are. pretty good. very good. there. are. one more try. it's not clear if the rain will get in the way again or not.
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the mind to take him is out in the field after all. isaac is investigating the ground. nothing so far. suddenly he starts to wash his face. this means he's identified a suspicious scent. the disposal expose approaches. he has from something.
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he seems to be really quite relaxed so perhaps it's not a mind off to rule. is that the mind. is. made in china. i thought. it.
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was highlighted in yellow. the disposal team has. to work everyone gets a banana. and they all seem to enjoy it. for this moment of triumph now it's time for a rest. real heroes glory true heroes need to rest to build up their strength for their future endeavors. another round of cambodia's mine clearance campaign has come to an end the field engineers have a chance to relax and take a leaf out of the judge's book that night life is almost as exciting as the rats.
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in. this story of a land mine and. that's all there is to it.
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a lot better and i think they are inheriting one of my babies my book was published in the year two thousand. million americans have been killed by the u.s. . team yes we did yes this is a middle school we go through drills and we put ourselves in real scenarios it was interesting to see. the subject to try. to who i'd met in those years. but we were not.
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