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HE COULDN'T RUN FOREVER
Did you enjoy reading about Ronnie Biggs, the "Great Train Robber" who passed away on December 18, 2013?
We have prepared a quiz for you based on the f[...]
DO THE SHAKY SHAKY WALK
Have you seen tightrope walkers at the circus? They walk on a tight wire high above the air using only their bodies to keep their balance. Sometimes, tig[...]
THE END OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE
Ronnie Biggs, the "Great Train Robber", passed away on December 18, 2013. He was 84 years old. Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES
Protesters held a demonstration (protest) in Washington, DC, USA on December 16, 2013. They were dressed as spies and posed with equipment such as fake "sh[...]
CARE TO SPARE A COAT?
When the weather turns colder at the end of the year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves struggling to keep themselves warm. These are the people who d[...]
HEY! ISN'T THAT SANTA CLAUS IN THE WATER?
Santa Claus surprised visitors at some aquariums this Christmas season. It was a wonderful sight to behold - Santa swimming with sharks, [...]
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE LATEST NEWS!
Europe is made up of 50 countries. There's sure to be lots of news about Europe everyday. Do you know some of the latest events that happened i[...]
SAYING THEIR FINAL GOODBYES
Nelson Mandela, a global icon of freedom and forgiveness, has been buried in his home town of Qunu in South Africa, bringing to a close ten days of c[...]
SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE
In today's story, we focus on the latest happenings in Europe. They include a skiing competition, a missile launch, a high-speed train and more...
Take a lo[...]
ARE YOU READY...
... to take today's quiz? It's on our story "Pictures from protests around the world". Try it and see if you can get a perfect score! It's okay if you don't. Just[...]
Do you know what a protest is and how it happens? When somebody doesn't agree with a certain situation, event or rule, he or she may protest (show objection) by wo[...]
BIG & BRAVE HEART
He was born with no arms and legs. But he sure has a big and brave heart. Nick Vujicic was born with tetra-amelia syndrome in 1982 in Australia. As a child,[...]
WHAT A GRAND CELEBRATION!
This year's SEA Games is being hosted in Myanmar. Athletes from 11 ASEAN countries have come together in Myanmar to take part in one of the biggest [...]
LET'S PLAY A LITTLE GAME
We hope you enjoyed our slideshow of the exciting and beautiful opening ceremony of the 2013 SEA Games. We have prepared a little quiz for you. If you're [...]
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
The 27th SEA Games was launched in Myanmar on December 11, 2013. It was a spectacular event that was filled with fireworks, pop stars, dancers and music. The [...]
YOU WON'T FIND MONEY IN THIS BANK
Most people think about money when they hear the word "bank". Have you heard of something called a "food bank"? A food bank is a charitable organ[...]
WHAT HEAVY SHOES YOU HAVE!
MORE THAN 400KG! That's the weight of Mr Zhang Fuxing's iron shoes! Mr Zhang lives in China and believes that walking in such heavy shoes is good fo[...]
A BASIC NEED
Clean water is a basic need. We all need clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.
In developed and most developing countries, clean water flowing from taps i[...]
BRRRR..... IT'S GETTING COLD!
It's a sure sign that winter has started. A cold front has moved down from the Arctic region, bringing cold and snow to much of the United States of [...]
A VISIT FROM JUSTIN BIEBER
On December 10, 2013, the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan had a pleasant surprise - pop megastar Justin Bieber! He had flown in to Leyte Province, Phi[...]
IT'S SMOKIN' HOT!
What an exciting event it is - an island appearing out of nowhere! Japan's newest islet has caused quite a lot of buzz in the news. Some people thought it was [...]
SAY HELLO TO THE NEW BABY!
A new little island that was created by a volcanic eruption off Japan's coast could remain there for several years, Japanese scientists said on December[...]
SAYING GOODBYE TO NELSON MANDELA
On December 5, 2013, South Africa lost the man many consider to be its "father". Mr Nelson Mandela finally passed away after a long illness. He[...]
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT MAN?
Millions of people all over the world have been mourning the death of South Africa's favourite son, Mr Nelson Mandela. There are lots of sto[...]
EAST MEETS WEST IN JAPAN
Last week in Japan, children got to meet ninjas and Santa Claus. At the two-day-long Iga-Ueno Ninja Festival, thousands of visitors had the opportunity to[...]
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR ...
... is what many people in China long for. They have been living with heavily polluted air for many years.
In today's latest story, we talked about th[...]
CHOKING SMOG IN CHINA
It's getting difficult to breathe in many parts of China. The air in cities across China is badly polluted. The air quality index recorded levels in excess o[...]
A TOUGH & DANGEROUS JOB
Goose barnacles are a very special Christmas treat. People pay lots of money to buy them for their juicy flesh.
It is not easy to catch them thoug[...]
PAYING TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN
On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. He was 95 years old.
Nelson Mandela was the much-respected symbol of South Africa's anti-aparthei[...]
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
It has been a wet week for many countries around the world. The Whiz Times brings you pictures of how floods have affected Malaysia, Lebanon, Britain and In[...]
COSMONAUTS PRACTISE BEFORE BLAST-OFF
Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work. They have been undergoing preflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star Cit[...]
Every Olympic event involves the Olympic flame. This time, the Olympic flame has been lit for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Do you where it will be held? You would know[...]
PASSING ON THE FLAME
The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014. The countdown to this exciting event has started.
In October this year, the Ol[...]
WOOFS, WAGS & AIRPLANES
Can you imagine going to the airport and being greeted by cute and friendly dogs? What a way to start a vacation!
At the San Francisco International[...]
WHERE'S OUR FISH?
We posted a video recently on how fishermen in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to catch fish by trawling. Do you know how this has affected them?
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably still on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
LEAVE THE FISH ALONE
The fishing industry in Hong Kong used to be a very lively one. But now, trawling is no longer allowed in Hong Kong waters.
Trawling is a way of catching[...]
ART THAT POPS OUT
Art that pops out, yet doesn't ... what an interesting idea! We know it will certainly make your eyes pop though!
In Beijing, China, a Magic Art exhibition wa[...]
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN
Christmas is a major holiday that is celebrated by millions of people around the world. For Christians, it is a celebration of the day that Jesus Christ [...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have you ever learnt cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of the minority left in your generation who knows how to write in cursive.
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
CUTE PENGUIN CHICKS
Did you like our story on African penguin chicks? They are cute, aren't they? Get more of them in our quiz below.
Featured image brought to you by The Whiz [...]
BABYSITTERS FOR PENGUIN CHICKS
What a lot of babies to look after! In Cape Town, South Africa, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) take[...]
PLANTS YOU CAN WEAR!
Have you ever thought of wearing an outfit made completely from plants? Well, it can be done with flowers, branches, leaves and even seeds! The Biofashion sho[...]
PICTURES THAT WILL WOW YOU!
A huge blown-up Spidy, ships washed ashore, a river covered in rainbow-coloured oil .....
The last week of November was certainly an exciting one. C[...]
THE POWER OF BOOKS
Books are awesome. People read them for many reasons - to learn something, to entertain themselves, to escape from worries. They can also bring a community to[...]
ARE YOU READY?
We hope you have read our story about making toys out of recycled materials. It is a delightful idea, isn't it?
Are you ready for today's quiz questions? Give it[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN
Now that you have watched today's video lesson on the carbon cycle, let's challenge yourself to our quiz below.
(To watch our video again, type [...]
A BRILLIANT IDEA
In the city of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, wonderful things happen to old flip-flops that have been thrown away. They get a new lease of life as they are turned in[...]
DON'T GET BITTEN
The malaria virus is something you would want to avoid. The more you know, the better prepared you will be against this sometimes deadly virus. Test yourself to s[...]
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