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Electronic vehicles becoming a trend
Hong Kong saw its first electric taxi hit the streets on Saturday in a step towards reducing the city's high levels of roadside pollution.
A baby boy who was born in a Bangladeshi storm shelter was named after an oncoming cyclone by villagers, who hoped the gesture would protect them from the storm's wrath.
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?
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[...]
A Chinese city is using dogs to predict earthquakes. Neighbours complain of nightly false alarms -- in the form of barking.
China is regularly hit by seismic tremors. Around 200 p[...]
It is elections season in the South Asian region.
We just saw the elections in Malaysia, and now, it is voting time in Pakistan. Today, on 11th May, 2012, Pakistan goes to vote f[...]
Five people are feared dead after one of the
most active volcanoes in Philippines erupted.
How serious is the eruption? What is the name of the Philippines Volcano?
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[...]
Voting begins for Malaysia’s closest election in history!
It is finally the day for Malaysians to vote for the party they want ruling Malaysia.
Could the United Malays National O[...]
Bollywood celebrates 100th birthday!
Bollywood would be celebrating their 100th birthday later this week!
In this article, we will be taking a look at its milestone for the [...]
First Lamborghini, now Ferrari. Who will drive them?
It is quite a common sight to see the stunning fast-speed luxury Ferrari in Dubai.
But whose car is this? I bet you’d be su[...]
Steaming hot and fast to make. Sure. But just imagine-
how many cup noodles do people eat in a year?
Well, the global sales of cup noodles have reached 100 billion units annua[...]
This is bad! For the last two weeks, there have been a total of 387 cases of violence related to the Malaysian elections.
Why do people fight during times of elections? Well most[...]
Help offer from an unlikely source for China
A strong 7.0-magnitute earthquake hit Sichuan province, China earlier last week!
The massive China earthquake has destroyed at l[...]
Adlabs Imagica: New theme park in India
In India with family and not sure what to do? Well, now you have a brand new option. Adlabs Imagica. Is this India's answer to Disneyland[...]
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[...]
This new strain of virus of has already infected 43 people, and killed 11 people in eastern China as of April 12.
When would the H7N9 vaccine be available?
Experts say the develo[...]
What celebrations are going on at Tokyo Disneyland?
We all have our favourite Disneyland characters. Which character is YOUR favourite?
Mickey Mouse? Winnie the Pooh?
North Korea news: why is today important?
All eyes will be on North Korea news today. Today's date is significant for North Korea and some experts think that North Korea might l[...]
Is it really going to come down to an ugly war?
It is expected North Korea is going to launch a nuclear weapon by April 15, the birthday of North Korea’s late founder, Kim Il-Sun[...]
Japan woken by a strong earthquake. How strong?
Early in the morning at 5.33am on Friday, Japan was once again hit by a strong earthquake, flattening brick walls, collapsing roo[...]
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[...]
Avian Flu update: Rumour mongers in China
"There's H7N9 virus in chickens in a poultry market!"
This was what 2 men said on the internet, causing great panic and chaos among peo[...]
Not the first time for Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
power plant! Why does this happen again and again?
On Thursday, 11th April, it was reported that around 22 litres (six US gall[...]
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[...]
The North Korean crisis is coming to a high. Tensions are being built up in the region, close to a date everyone thinks could mean war. Which date?
Have you heard of the North Kor[...]
Singapore Botanic gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens dec[...]
Cambodia’s ancient finger dance
There are just so many types of dance; Hip hop, ballet, jazz, finger dance… Finger dance?? Yes, Finger dance too!
Let’s find out more about finger[...]
Bird Flu Alert! More people infected with H7N9 virus!
Never before was this strain of bird flu been transmitted to human beings. But now, there are a total of 7 cases of people in[...]
Full bloom Cherry trees: Simply Beautiful
Spring is here again!
In Tokyo, Japan, cherry trees have reached a stunning full bloom.
It is easy to know it is peak season is when [...]
New H7N9 Avian Flu alert!
The Avian Influenza has struck again! This time, it is a new sub-type of avian flu, H7N9, which has not been transmitted to humans before. But now, two p[...]
6.1 Magnitude Earthquake hits Taipei
On Wednesday 27 March, 10:03am, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the central of Taiwan, causing much damage.
Its epicentre (source of the ear[...]
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[...]
A Video of fireworks on Chinese New Year in Beijing,
Did you read this story on Chinese New Year on The Whiz Times?
If you haven't still, we strongly suggest you do. Be[...]
South Korea military drill at sea
South Korea military drill at sea. What could be the reason?
The South Korean navy started a 7 day military exercise this week.
The main r[...]
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
You might think New Year was a month ago when we celebrated the beginning of 2013.
Well, if you enjoyed the last New Year, you’ll be pleased to kn[...]
The amazing tallest buildings of the world
Taller, bigger, more mega than others. That seems to be the mantra when it comes to big building structures. In this incredibly intere[...]
World’s Largest Aquarium Opens in Singapore
Can you imagine seeing 100,000 different marine animals - in almost twelve million gallons of water? That’s exactly what you would s[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
The Great Garbage Patch: Why we shouldn’t litter!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch- try scooping this out!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches from Hawaii to San[...]
The Whiz News This week video for the Second Week of November 2012.
Fun and wholesome news for kids and the entire family!
(All videos from YouTube on The Whiz Times are [...]
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[...]
The Nobel Peace Prize: And the winner is...
Strange but true: the Nobel Peace Prize was set up by the man who invented dynamite!
Alfred Nobel’s explosive invention in 1867 made[...]
Weibo: The Micro-blogs of China
According to the Chinese government,
What is a micro-blog?
A micro-blog is an online site that allows people to write sho[...]
The Whiz News This week video for the First Week of November 2012.
Fun and wholesome news for kids and the entire family!
(All videos from YouTube on The Whiz Times are i[...]
Festival of Lights
On 13 November 2012, Hindus around the world will be busy celebrating Deepavali, which is also known as the Festival of Lights.
Origin of the festival
An elephant that can speak??
You’ve probably heard of birds who can talk, but what about an elephant that can speak Korean?
Yes, an elephant in a South Korean zoo has learnt [...]
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