Russia and Ukraine in an armed stand-off!
Russia and Ukraine are two neighboring countries. However, the recent turn of events have turned the situation into anything but friendly[...]
NOT FOR FUN
Are the soldiers of South and North Korea having fun playing Xbox games? Certainly not.
Microsoft's Xbox gaming machine is helping to keep watch on the border. It wil[...]
THEY AREN'T ALWAYS SO SERIOUS, YOU KNOW?
Leading a country is a very serious and important job. Presidents and Prime Ministers have to be very careful about what they say. But who[...]
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[...]
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 mayÂ protest (show objection)Â by wo[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
PAYING TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN
On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. He was 95 years old.
Nelson Mandela wasÂ theÂ much-respectedÂ symbol of South Africa's anti-aparthei[...]
ROCK MUSIC ISÂ 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, planesÂ & 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?Â 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?Â
"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 theÂ 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-downÂ to your parents, or your buddies at school?Â 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 MinisterÂ 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,Â 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. AndÂ 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,Â 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.Â 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 isÂ 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 andÂ 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 isÂ 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 whatÂ 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?Â 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'sÂ President once more!Â 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,Â two bodies have been brought out from theÂ 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 Â since 2012.
Yesterday, the 11th of August,Â 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,Â JapanÂ 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! Â He has now[...]
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