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Coin toss decides election results!
So what happens when two electoral candidates get exactly the same amount of votes from public? How do you decide who is the winner?
WOW! $610,000 for a coffee with Tim Cook, CEO of Apple!
Do you remember the charity auction that was going on for a coffee with Mr Tim Cook, CEO of Apple?
The auction has final[...]
Mr Nawaz Sharif set to pull a hat-trick by
becoming a three time Prime Minister!
Election results from recently held elections in Pakistan are mostly out and Pakistan Muslim Le[...]
Cyber bank robbers strike US!
This was no ordinary robbery. This was not something you would have seen in a thrilling action movie, yet. Well, the robbers did not even have a nee[...]
Who won the Malaysia elections? Why are some
people crying foul?
The results are out for a hard fought election battle in Malaysia. The winners are taking it all, while many peop[...]
Cheetah attacks Botswana President!
We have heard stories of people planning attacks on Presidents. But have you heard an animal attacking a President? Well, this might be the fi[...]
Mr Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple computers who
make the iMAC, iPAD and iPhones. Guess how much
are people willing to pay for one hour of his time?
There is an auction going o[...]
After a chase and fight with the police, the 'Boston Bombers' are finally caught. Here's a simple and family safe account of what happened.
For days, police and FBI in United S[...]
Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong martial arts film star, plays a character that brings back ancient Chinese artifacts to China from foreign countries in a new film. In real life, he want[...]
What if somebody told you they could “read” your
dreams and even predict what you are going to dream
Since ancient times, people have been trying to understand and interp[...]
What did they do with the bag of money?
With that money, you could have unlimited supply of food and clothes, or you could even save up for the future where you might need it mo[...]
Balloon flight across the sea! Who did it?
To most of us, it is a dream to float along with giant helium-filled party balloons mid air, getting drifted with the wind.
She survived a bullet through her head for going to
school. Now she is on a crusade to get education for
girls in her country! Who's with Malala Yousafzai?
Surviving a bulle[...]
Malaysia election date finally confirmed!
It has been confirmed! The most intense election for Malaysia's current ruling party, or even in the country's history, is set to take pl[...]
Childhood and key life events: Margaret Thatcher
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” of British politics died following a heart stroke on Monday. She was 87. [...]
Britain's Margaret Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady', dead at 87
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" of British politics died following a heart stroke on Monday. She [...]
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story
Do you remember Malala Yousafzai? Malala was a brave girl who stood up for education in girls.
Here is a little recap: On 9 Octob[...]
Despite disability, this teen scales Mount Everest!
What had happened to this teenager, and what prompted him to take such an arduous journey? What is he trying to tell the worl[...]
Malaysia elections: Close battle between parties
Today, Wednesday 3rd April 2013, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that he has dissolved parliament to prepare for th[...]
Justin Bieber’s pet monkey gets confiscated!
Who said celebrities get things easy all the time?
On Saturday 30 March, Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber had his pet monkey co[...]
Innocent children in jail- can this mother save them?
Many of us have water, food, access to doctors and live reasonably clean, protected lives. Our children go to schools, get e[...]
Chatting with an astronaut in space!
On 15 March, many lucky school students had a live Questions and Answer (Q&A) session with an astronaut from space!
A slideshow of high quality images from the BNP
Paribas Open Tennis
Results on Sunday from the 12th and final day of the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open Tennis held in [...]
New pope elected
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina is the new Pope and will be known as Pope Francis. Why the name Francis?
VATICAN CITY, March 14, 2013 (AFP) - Argen[...]
Can PSY do better than Gangnam Style?
South Korean rapper Psy says he would release the highly-anticipated follow-up to his global hit "Gangnam Style" in April, and hold a large c[...]
Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela is no more
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez passed away on March 5, 2013 in Caracas after a long fight with cancer, Venezuelan Vice President [...]
In Malaysia: the state of Sabah under attack. What's happening there?
KUALA LUMPUR, March 4, 2013 (AFP) - In Malaysia, the far-off state of Sabah on it's Borneo island i[...]
British Queen Elizabeth is recovering from sickness. What
happened to her?
Some people say she is strong as an OX! Britain's 86-year-old Queen Elizabeth II was in hospital suffer[...]
Nadal beats Ferrer to win Mexican Open
Super story with pictures. Rafael Nadal destroyed David Ferrer to win the Mexican Open on Saturday. He lost just two games in the m[...]
Click on the pictures to see a bigger image. You can also click on thumbnails (the smaller pictures)- below the slideshow to make the pictures even bigger!
OK- the first[...]
You must have seen and heard street musicians play on the streets and entertain people. Sometimes also called 'buskers', these guys get on the streets and start playing music impro[...]
There are some people whom you have to see to believe.
Speed painting is not easy- but this video is almost unbelievable.
You are in front of an audience and some esteemed ju[...]
The Oscar Awards 2013
We covered the Oscars in pictures the last year. Last year's theme for Oscar Awards was pictures. And this year, here's a quick short summary- [...]
Pope Benedict XVI resigns as Pope- this has not happened in 600 years!
Here's a simplified news summary :
Pope Benedict XVI has said he will step down as the spiritual leade[...]
The story of Valentine's Day:
Not all love and mush!
February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the day you can give a flower or some cookies to your friends to show them they are speci[...]
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray, wins Australian Open Tennis 3 times in a row!
Oh man! What a match!
Serbian Novak Djokovic, ranked number 1 in tennis, became the first person[...]
Lance Armstrong, 7 times winner of the difficult Tour-De-France cycling tournament, has agreed that he cheated to win races by taking illegal medicines.
In an interview with T[...]
What will be your memories of 2012?
Here are some of the major events that took place this year. Some of them were happy events, but some occasions during the year [...]
Tell us what you expect from 2013 and be a Star of The Whiz Times: Whiz Opinions!
Hello 2013! Bye Bye 2012.
While we say bye bye to the old year, we welcome the new year with a[...]
Republic of Korea Elects First-Ever Woman President
Ms Park Geun-hye has been elected as a the new south Korean President. Known as the “Queen of Elections”, she was elected Presi[...]
Shinzo Abe: Can he deliver Sumo Sized boost to Japan?
The last few months have been months of major political change. We covered in detail the US presidential elections,[...]
The tragic Connecticut shooting incident!
In a horrible incident, a man, 20 years of age, entered a school in Connecticut, US, and shot many children and teachers.
In this inci[...]
Is this a rumor? Latest news suggests that someone wanted to hurt Justin Bieber and make an attempt to even kill him.
Sure, there is a price to be paid for being a celebrity, in[...]
Sarah Jessica Parker, Gerard Butler, Seal, Jennifer Hudson and Ne-Yo attend a press conference for this year's Nobel Peace Prize concert along with other artists at Radisson Blu Pl[...]
Who doesn't love Jackie Chan? We have some pictures of Jackie Chan (With soft toys!) promoting his about to be released movie Aromour of God 3!
Hong Kong actor, action choreo[...]
Bangkok, Thailand. 5th December 2012 -- Paper lanterns are released in Thailand in honour of His Majesty King Bhumipol's 85th birthday.
The Thai king is currently the world's lo[...]
Amazing 8 year old Parkour champion
At 8 years of age he is capable of making back flips, mid air twists, leaps, and safe fall and rolls. Who is he?
Showing incredible gymnasti[...]
The Palestine Israel conflict:
Why are they fighting?
We’ve all seen the results of the terrible air strikes that are taking place in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip [...]
All you need to know about Thanksgiving
If you’re not from the US, you might not know what Thanksgiving is all about. Here’s the lowdown...
On the fourth Thursday in November e[...]
Pictures of Xi Jinping, the new Chinese President
We've covered stories about this new leadership change in China, and if you've been following The Whiz Times, you surely know a l[...]
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