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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 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[...]
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 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[...]
ROCK MUSIC IS PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a strong musical culture, but rock music is not commonly heard. These days though, more an[...]
These are bottles that give out light. No electricity or batteries are required. Is this possible? With some imagination and a love for tinkering, it is!
FAMOUS WALL ART ERASED
Graffiti is words or drawings that have been made illegally on a wall or surface in a public place. Some see it as a form of art while others see it as vand[...]
AN EVENTFUL WEEK IN JAPAN
From exciting sporting events to a celebration of children ... lots of things happened in Japan last week. Watch today's slideshow to see what made for a[...]
COULD THIS WORD BE IN YOUR NEXT SPELLING LIST?
On November 19, 2013, Oxford Dictionary named "Selfie" the new word of the year. The word is defined as "a photograph that one has t[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
BIG & BEAUTIFUL
You might have seen some of his sculptures in your city. They are big, bronze and beautiful. They are the work of Fernando Botero Angulo, an artist and sculpto[...]
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE!
Sounds familiar? Those of you who have read or watched the famous Shakespeare play, Macbeth, would know this phrase.
Poison can be found in ma[...]
WHAT A COLOURFUL SIGHT!
Would you look at that? What fun it would be to take part in such a huge and colourful party! Lots of people dressed up in fancy costumes and wearing brigh[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
Snakes, planes & ear wax!
So many things happened around the world in just one week! Find out
more in our awesome slideshow!
WHO MOVED OUR WATER?
China is a huge country. Northern China is dry and crowded but its southern part is wet, so it has to transfer water from the south to the north. The dams[...]
THE "EXTREME" QUIZ!
Here's a quiz on some of the biggest, tallest and coldest stuff we know.
Put on your coolest thinking cap and score the highest score!
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
World's tallest man's wedding photos and more
What a party!
Who doesn't know what the world-famous Sydney Opera House looks like? It is on the world heritage list after all. And yesterday, the 20th of October, was this amazin[...]
Million Dollar Artwork!
Children in a school in London had been learning about great artists in their art class. So you can imagine how surprised and delighted they were when they[...]
No more Pollution Please!
Mount Fuji is probably Japan's most famous mountain. You may have even seen pictures of it - it's a beautiful, cone-shaped, snow-capped mountain that[...]
It's the New York City Opera!
The New York City Opera has gone bankrupt and has to shut down after 70 years! This is because it hasn't been able to get the millions of dollars[...]
Mud Challenge in France, a car on a para-glider, World War 2 re-enactment and more pictures in this month's Culture round up!
September is almost over, and we bring to you t[...]
All About the British Royal Family and their Pets!
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II loves her corgi dogs so much that she personally supervises their daily meal and pours the grav[...]
She was one of the Most Powerful Women in China!
An archaeologist is a person who studies how humans lived a long time ago. Now, archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a 7th[...]
It was Hidden Away in an Attic for Many Years!
Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous artists in the world. He was born in March 1853 in the Netherlands and is best known fo[...]
A Different Kind of Metro!
Just imagine you're going to school by train and you take the underground metro. But instead of walking through a dark, boring tunnel, you step into[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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?
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 [...]
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[...]
She Fights for Girls' Education!
A new, super-cool super hero has hit the screens of Pakistan TV. Who is it? It's Burka Avenger, a cartoon superhero disguised in a flowing bla[...]
In This Place, it Rains for Six Months of the Year!
There is a place on our planet where villagers use grass to sound-proof their huts from the thundering rain, where grey clo[...]
His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge!
The newest addition to the British royal family finally has a name! Prince William and his wife Kate have named their newborn b[...]
Very Fancy Ways of How to Behave in Society!
I'm sure your mother has told you many times to sit with your legs crossed, walk straight and eat properly! All this is called "et[...]
People in South Africa and Around the World Celebrate!
Thursday the 18th of July was a very special day for Mr Nelson Mandela as he celebrated his 95th birthday. South African[...]
Just Live in Chengmai if you want to Live for 100 Years!
Would you like to live for one hundred years or more? Then maybe you should visit a place in China where some of the o[...]
Human-Powered Helicopter Wins US Prize
A helicopter that's powered by a person riding a bicycle? Yes, that's right! And it won an award too! A Canadian-built helicopter that i[...]
Do You Know what a Telegram Is?
These days, everyone knows what an e-mail or an SMS is. But do you know what a telegram is? Before the time of e-mails or text messages, a telegr[...]
How About Some Old-Fashioned Fun?
Imagine if you could travel back in time one hundred years...to a really fun festival? Well New Yorkers will actually have a chance to do thi[...]
PARIS LANDMARK UP IN FLAMES!
If you live in Paris or if you have visited this beautiful city, maybe you have seen the Lambert Hotel in central Paris. Unfortunately a fire broke [...]
RUN FASTER...THERE'S A BULL BEHIND YOU!
In a crazy scene in Pamplona, Spain, thrill-seekers tumbled into each other in a scramble to escape six half-tonne fighting bulls thunder[...]
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