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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[...]
Snakes, planes & ear wax!
So many things happened around the world in just one week! Find out
more in our awesome slideshow!
They were lucky!
The Sahara desert in Northern Africa is one of the hottest places on Earth. You definitely don't want to be lost there. But recently, a group of 72 people actuall[...]
A not-to-be-missed Movie!
One very important film was shown for the first time in South Africa yesterday 3 October. Can you guess what this film is?
It's a long-awaited movie on[...]
World Leaders call for New Election!
The Maldives is an chain of small pretty islands in the Indian Ocean. And they were supposed to have their presidential election on Saturday[...]
A Very Important Role
US President Mr Barack Obama has named Mr Jeh Johnson, to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
What is the Department of Homeland Security? It is [...]
A Sad Situation
When people are unhappy in their home country because of war or unrest, they think about going to a different country. But it's not always easy to do this.
A Group who are trying to get rid of Chemical Weapons
You may have read about what was happening in Syria in The Whiz Times recently. The group now directing the destruction of Sy[...]
Will she win the Nobel Peace Prize too?
The awards she wins seem to be endless. We're talking about Pakistan's teenage activist Malala Yousafzai who yesterday was awarded the Eu[...]
Will it Stop the Smog?
"The haze": If you live in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, you would have experienced the terrible haze caused by illegal forest fires in Indonesia ear[...]
It's her Second Term!
Have you heard about an organisation called UNESCO? We'll tell you in a bit what the name means and what the organisation does...but for now, the news is[...]
You'll still get your Snail Mail!
How cool would it be if you were able to explain what exactly shut down in the US shut-down to your parents, or your buddies at school? You shoul[...]
Shutdown will affect many services and functions. But what exactly is it?
If you've been visiting The Whiz Times often, you probably know by now how governments work, what are [...]
He Certainly Wowed the Crowds!
Most The Whiz Times readers would have heard about the popular TV talent show American Idol. Did you know there is also an Arab Idol contest? Th[...]
Apparently, Larry is not the 'Purr-fect' Ratter!
Some people are dog people and others are cat people. Which one of these do you think British Prime Minister Mr David Cameron is[...]
Will the Project go Ahead?
Transylvania in Romania is known for the vampire Dracula. But did you also know it is home to the world's most expensive metal, gold! And because of t[...]
Germany's Chancellor for Another Four Years!
Angela Merkel has been Germany's Chancellor, or leader, for over ten years. And yesterday, the 22nd of September, was a historic d[...]
A Phone that is Good for the Environment!
Most people in the world have a mobile phone and many of these phones are smartphones.
But here's something to think about. The w[...]
It's All About the Haze!
If you live in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, you would certainly remember the terrible smog, or haze, caused by forest fires in Indonesia a few mont[...]
A SAD DAY FOR AMERICANS
Twelve years ago, two planes slammed into New York's World Trade Centre, making headlines all around the world. Yesterday, the 11th of September, Ameri[...]
Will they Help reduce Pollution?
Hong Kong is one of Asia's most polluted cities. And now, Hong Kong's first battery-powered public buses are on the streets to try and reduce s[...]
Only 4 out of 10 Kids go to School in Somalia!
Do you like going to school? I'm sure most of you would say "yes" and that really, you couldn't think of a life without school. [...]
His Promise is to Build a Better Australia!
On Saturday the 7th of September, Australians voted in a general election for a new Prime Minister. Do you know who Australia's brand[...]
Who Will it Be? Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott?
Today, the 7th of September, is an important day in Australia. Why? Because Australians all over the world will be voting for a new[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
NO HOPE FOR OTHER CREW MEMBERS
In some sad news today, two bodies have been brought out from the Indian submarine that exploded and sank in a military dockyard in Mumbai, Indi[...]
President Keita Promises to Rebuild Mali!
A few days ago, The Whiz Times brought you the news that the people of the African nation of Mali were voting for a new president.
He Just Wanted to Find out What People Really Thought about Living in Norway!
If you live in Norway or visit the country, be careful about what you say to your taxi driver....be[...]
Malians Vote on a Rainy Day
Mali is an African country well known for producing gold. It has also experienced war since 2012.
Yesterday, the 11th of August, Malians voted[...]
The People of Japan say 'Never Again'
Sixty eight years ago, an American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. It had killed [...]
Reports say Water may have been Poisoned
Last month The Whiz Times brought you a very sad story about 23 Indian schoolkids who died from food poisoning after eating free lunch f[...]
Edward Snowden to Live in Russia for a Year! USA Disappointed with Russia
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden finally has a new home. Where? In Russia! He has now[...]
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[...]
A Million School Kids Go Without Lunch
Remember our story on the terrible tragedy in Bihar, India recently when 23 primary school kids died after food poisoning from free lunch [...]
An Important General Election for an African Country
An African country will hold general elections tomorrow, Wednesday the 31st of July.
Do you know which country it is? [...]
A Flowery Honour for Mr and Mrs Biden in Singapore
Two special visitors from the USA in Singapore right now, US Vice President Mr Joe Biden and his wife Jill, were given a very sp[...]
Many Children Hospitalised and 23 Dead from Food
Poisoning in School. Who is to Blame?
Last week, something very sad happened in India. Many primary school children became v[...]
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[...]
Girls all over the World have the Right to be Educated!
When the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head, their message to the world was simple: girls have no right [...]
Change in Egypt once again! President
Mohamed Morsi removed by force and put
under house arrest
In a stunning change in Egypt, President of Egypt, Mr Mohamed Morsi was [...]
SHAZIA TO GO TO SCHOOL IN BRITAIN!
Have you heard about the very brave young Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban gunmen in Northwest Pakistan last year? I[...]
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