Protestors want free elections to be held in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a territory under China.
Hong Kong is given a special status by the Chinese government. It can function on [...]
Most Scottish people say NO to separating from United Kingdom
The United Kingdom comprises of the countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Lately, some peop[...]
Will be the next President of Indonesia
Indonesia is the world's third largest democracy, after India and the United States of America.
They recently went through a l[...]
Big news- the world has two new Prime Ministers- bothÂ in Asia
Two Prime Ministers- both from Asia, have been sworn-in. But both have been very different from each other.Â
WHAT A WEEK!
The past week brought lots of interesting moments and events -Â Towering Lego structures, a Prime Minister's face on sweets, a thrilling trophy cup win...
Enjoy the p[...]
Military coup in Thailand- simple explanation of what happened- and way forward
Thailand's powerful military tookÂ power on Thursday, removing the civilian government and[...]
IT'S MINE! GIVE IT BACK!
In early May 2014, a Chinese oil company decided to place an oil rig in the South China Sea. Vietnam is against this move because it says it is illegal fo[...]
IT WAS A LONG WAIT
Malaysia welcomed a pair of pandas from China on May 21, 2014. The pandas are female Feng Yi ("Phoenix") and male Fu Wa ("Lucky"), both eight years old.
HISTORY LESSONS WITH TEA
Customers who visit Mam Kahlil's cafe in northern Iraq get much more than just fragrant tea and delicious food. They get to gaze at photographs that cover[...]
Who will be the new Prime-Minister of India?
Results are out in the election results in India, world's largest democracy. One party came out tops by winning the maximum votes from[...]
NEW GOVERNMENT WILL BE FORMED
Yingluck Shinawatra is no longer the Prime Minister of Thailand. She was removed from her job by Thailand's courts. Nine other ministers also lost th[...]
A COUNTRY CLOSE TO COLLAPSE
The world's youngest country South Sudan is close to collapsing. There has been a civil war in South Sudan for four months. Tens of thousands of people[...]
A VERY IMPORTANT GUEST
Guess who's going on a tour in the Far East? It's a very important man. Some say he is the most powerful man in the world. Wherever he goes, he is surrounde[...]
HEY, GOT A MINUTE?
We know you have homework to do, swimming lessons to attend and soccer friends waiting for you at the park. But if you have a few minutes of your time, come spe[...]
LATEST NEWS IN PICTURES
In this world that we live in, there is always somethingÂ happening. Find out about the latest events around the world in this quick read!
Know more about India's elections- the largest in the World through Questions and Answers
Hundreds of millions of people caste their votes in the World's biggest elections.Â
Camels, Yaks and Air Force planes- all brought in for Indian elections!
Take a look at some mind boggling numbers in India's elections.
Get to know more about the world's largest[...]
Is a minister who is a fan of rock music- all set to become next President of Indonesia?
Millions of voters flocked to polling stations across Indonesia. Indo[...]
Largest democracy in the World goes to elections
Women dressed in Saris, Men in traditional Kurtas and people wearing jeans and t-shirts were seen alongsid[...]
Who will win in these Afghan elections?
Pictures, full story and cool facts.
Afghanistan went to elections to choose their next President on Saturday, 5th April 2014.
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[...]
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SAYING THEIR FINAL GOODBYES
Nelson Mandela, a global icon of freedom and forgiveness, has bee[...]
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[...]
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WHAT A GRAND CELEBRATION!
This year's SEA Games is being hosted in Myanmar. Athletes from [...]
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SAYING GOODBYE TO NELSON MANDELA
On December 5, 2013, South Africa lost the man many conside[...]
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[...]
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ROCK MUSIC ISÂ PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a stro[...]
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[...]
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