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A Stunning Defeat for the Swiss Star!
Just yesterday, The Whiz Times told you that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal might meet in a US Open match for the very first time. Well i[...]
Senegal's second woman Prime Minister sworn in, as earlier Prime Minister is dismissed!
Senegal is a country in West Africa. It also has a brand-new Prime Minister and governmen[...]
Deal to Happen Early Next Year!
In some news from the world of mobile phones, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is going to sell its mobile phone unit to US group Microsoft for[...]
He is to Receive Special Care from a Team of Doctors at Home!
You know from reading The Whiz Times that former President of South Africa Mr Nelson Mandela is very sick and has[...]
Who's the Best?
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are two of the world's best tennis players. But between them, who is the best? Tough question for sure, but we may know if they pl[...]
Many Famous Artistes to Perform!
One of the most important classical music festivals opened recently in Bucharest, Romania. Do you know what it is? It's the Enescu internation[...]
Two 'Dummy Bombs' Left Behind on the Sea Bed!
The last thing you'd expect to be pulled out of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are bombs! But that's exactly what a joint Austr[...]
The Pope is getting Tech Savvy!
Do you know what a 'selfie' is? It's when you take your own picture using a smartphone. But of course you knew this right? But did you also know [...]
Whiz Around the Streets of Paris in a Tuk-Tuk!
The tuk-tuk is a very common sight on the roads of most Asian cities. But did you know that this little three-wheeled vehicle i[...]
He Wins through the Pain!
All you Rafael Nadal fans: did you know your hero has constant pain from knee injuries? But even with all this pain he still wins so many games, incl[...]
An Amazing Exhibition!
Do you know who Leonardo da Vinci was? He was a very famous Italian artist and inventor and is thought by many to be one of the world's most intelligent a[...]
A Special Honour for these Bikers!
In a very rare occurrence, five New Zealand motorcyclists crossed the world's last Cold War border yesterday. Where is this border? Between No[...]
A herd of goats trot along a hot, dusty road in Namibia. It's a dangerous country for these animals because there are all kinds of fierce animals out to get [...]
Get Covered from Head to Toe in Tomatoes!
Here's the scene: people wading through a sticky, red mess and hitting each other with tonnes of squishy tomatoes. Are they crazy? No[...]
World Leaders Meet to Decide What to Do!
Did you read our story on the million children who have fled Syria as refugees? After reading it, are you wondering about what exactly[...]
Skype Brings the World Closer Together!
Do you Skype? Maybe you do, with your family or friends who live in other countries? For many people, 'Skyping' is a really important w[...]
Spirulina, the New Meat!
It's green, slimy and frothy. It hardly looks like anything you'd like to eat instead of meat or fish. But this edible algae, also known as spirulina,[...]
She's Just 17!
Eleventh-seeded champion Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur was sent crashing out of the US Open yesterday. Who was able to do this to the mighty Ms [...]
A Narrow Shave for the Sun!
February 2013. A huge fireball jumps out of the night sky, streaks through the sky over Russia, hits the ground and explodes, injuring thousands of[...]
Aussie Ambassador Appointed!
There are less than 500 days for a very important event in football to take place. Do you know what it is? It's the 2015 Asian Cup!
And Aussie S[...]
A Fabulous Street Party in London!
Dancing, music, colourful floats, sparkly costumes and yummy street food...sounds like the stuff a carnival is made of, right?
A Really Terrible Fire!
There's nothing quite as scary as an out-of-control wildfire. The flames are massive, thick smoke fills the air and it's extremely hot. Such a fire is [...]
He's a Super Star for Sure!
Your parents might remember a boyband called N Sync. Maybe even you might have heard of it. But if you're a pop music fan, then you must know of Just[...]
A Cocoon that Jumps Around!
Sure, caterpillars can move around. But once they're in a cocoon they stay still, right? Wrong! Well at least in the case of the larva of a Vietnam[...]
The Two Teams to Meet Again Later this Year!
The fifth and final Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia ended in a draw yesterday the 25th of August. This mean[...]
Japanese Foreign Minister Visits Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Remember our story on the situation at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant? There is another nuclear plant somew[...]
Such Clever Dogs!
Most dogs can be taught commands or tricks. Your dog may be able to sit, stay, fetch a ball or even roll over. But have you ever heard of a dog that can use [...]
Sadly, This Tree Must Go
A 400-year-old tree has to be special. After all, it's been around for so long. But a banyan tree in Hong Kong that is 400 years old is going to be cut [...]
What's Happening in Syria?
Perhaps you have heard a lot about Syria in the news these days. But have you ever thought about what might be happening to children, mayb[...]
What a Lucky Cat!
Have you ever heard of a dog saving a cat's life? This happened in New Zealand when a dog's blood was used to save the life of a poisoned cat!
And it's Made of 'Ytterbium'!
This clock certainly can't be hung up on your wall or placed in your bedside table. But, if you want to know what the exact time is, then it's the [...]
Fiery but Fascinating Mountains!
A few weeks ago, The Whiz Times brought you a story about a volcano that erupted in Indonesia.
Today, we have put together some super images o[...]
IT'S A SERIOUS SITUATION IN EGYPT
Last month, The Whiz Times brought you a story about Egyptian politics. Our story told you all about how the then President Mohamed Morsi, had [...]
Celebrations as Robert Mugabe was Sworn in as President!
Mr Robert Mugabe is Zimbabwe's President once more! He was sworn in for another 5 years as leader of the country in a [...]
Internet for Everyone!
Imagine being able to use the Internet wherever you are in the world?
Well soon you just might be able to do so if a plan launched earlier this week[...]
A Very Serious Situation
In March 2011, a tsunami caused by an earthquake hit Japan. It destroyed many lives. And it also knocked out reactor cooling systems and caused meltd[...]
A Typhoon to Add to Terrible Weather in China!
Heavy rain and terrible weather in China over the last few weeks has been bad enough. But now they are preparing for the arrival o[...]
Screaming Fans Greet the Boys!
Leicester Square in London was full of thousands of screaming teenage girls earlier this week.
Why? Because British boyband One Direction l[...]
China's School of Rock!
With neat ponytails and perfect grades, these four eight-year-olds from China hardly look like rock-stars.
But looks can be deceiving because these[...]
A Royal Photoshoot!
Britain's little Prince George, the newborn son of Prince William and his wife Catherine has had his first official photoshoot!
August 2013 (AFP/The Whiz [...]
A Case of Extreme Obesity
Can you imagine a person weighing over 600 kilograms? There is such a man in Saudi Arabia.
Mr Khaled Mohsin Shairi weighs 610 kilograms (1,344 poun[...]
What a Miracle!
Everyone thought she was dead...until doctors amazingly brought her back to life! Where did this happen? In Australia.
SYDNEY, August 2013 (AFP/The Whiz Time[...]
Almost Faster than the Speed of Light!
In a scene from the future, a super-fast transport system carries passengers in tubes at almost supersonic speeds.
Except this is not [...]
These Snakes Will Bring you Good Luck!
A deadly snake is the last thing you'd think can bless you. But in a small village in India recently, hundreds of people waited for hour[...]
He Sure is the fastest man in the world!
Athletics fans around the world were awestruck yesterday the 18th of August, as Jamaican track star Usain Bolt raced his way to 200m g[...]
New Zealand Jetpack Cleared for Test Flights!
Soon, people will be able to whiz around in the skies above New Zealand using their very own jetpack!
WELLINGTON, August 2013 (A[...]
More Strange Sea Creatures Discovered by Scientists!
The ocean hides many weird creatures, some which are just being discovered by scientists...such as two new species of strang[...]
He is now is Singapore for Treatment!
You won't usually see very tall people in Myanmar...except for "Big Zaw" who is the tallest man in the country!
YANGON, August 2013.
Cute New Furry Animal Found in South American Forests!
This little guy looks like a mix between a raccoon and a teddy bear. It was the first new carnivore (meat-eater) discove[...]
Would you Buy this Bat?
Australian cricketer Donald Bradman is thought by most to be the world's greatest batsman. So how much do you a think a bat used by him is worth?
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