Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket on 16 November 2013 after playing his 200th Test Match. By then, the man who made his Test cricket debut at the [...]
A voice fades away
Kristine Cavanaugh, the voice of Babe, the pig, dies
On 22 December 2014, voice actor Christine Cavanaugh, who lent her voice to Babe, the pig, in the 1995 m[...]
Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer shortlisted for world player of year
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Egypt court drops murder charge against Mubarak
An Egyptian court declared yesterday that ex-President Hosni Mubarak was not to be punished for deaths of protestors during a 2011 [...]
From Japan to Australia- World leaders work to create
opportunities and solve problems
Recession in Japan:
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A SPECIAL CHILDREN'S DAY QUIZ!
You know that different countries celebrate children's day at different times, Yes?
Today, November 14th, is when India celebrates it's Children'[...]
Bindi- the jungle girl gets an award
Remember, Bindi the jungle girl?
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You have read about these possible Nobel Peace Prize
winners on The Whiz Times
It is the Nobel Prize season once more. Every year, people who have made a significant co[...]
Brooms come out in the "Clean India campaign"
Â Keeping it clean.
Indians are tired of seeing unclean roads and unhygienic places. To improve conditions, Indian Prime[...]
Lord Richard Attenborough passes away
British director and actor Lord Richard Attenborough has died aged 90 passed away on August 24, 2014 after a sparkling career spanning six de[...]
She is talented, smart, hard working and young
With all this, could she win the 2014 Wimbledon tennis tournament?
All eyes are on Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who many [...]
He has done this before too! Who is this player?
During a Football match, tempers can rise high. Players can get hurt in many ways. Sometimes, by slipping and falling down, someti[...]
World's best F1 Car racing champion wakes up after months of
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Did you read the story about champion racer Michael Schumacher being hu[...]
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[...]
5 CENTURIES OLD!
In 2003, underwater explorer Barry Clifford discovered a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti. He and his team took lots of photographs of the shipwreck and even brou[...]
A TALENT UNCOVERED
23 years ago in Australia, Judy was told that her three-year-old son, Tim Smart, would never talk, go to school or feel real love for her. His doctor had told h[...]
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[...]
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
The "newest" oldest person in the worldÂ may haveÂ just been found! She is 116 years old, lives in Peru and may have beaten the previous "oldest person" record[...]
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[...]
NEVER A BORING DAY
All sorts of things happen around the world everyday - funny, sad, amazing, weird, wonderful ...Â It would take a person hours to read all the news about every s[...]
THEY DIDN'T FIND IT FUNNY AT ALL
A hairdresser in London, Britain wanted to attract more customers to his salon, so he put up a cheeky advertisement. And boy, did it attract atten[...]
HE HAS 22 OLYMPIC MEDALS!
While the great swimmer Ian Thorpe is no longer able to swim competitively, another great swimmer is planning to go back into the pool. He has won 22 Oly[...]
On December 29, 2013, retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was badly hurt while skiing in France. He had slammed his head hard on a rock and injured h[...]
Great Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, has been unlucky lately. First, he broke his shoulder when he fell a few months ago. Then he went for operations to correct his shou[...]
The year was 1913. A young man from Germany was taking a nature hike when he decided to throw a bottle into the Baltic Sea. His name was Richard Platz, the son o[...]
THESE WON'T CRUMPLE EASILY
Mr Shigeru Ban of Japan likes to make houses. He uses cardboard tubes, bamboo, fabrics and recycled materials. Why doesn't he use bricks, cement or stee[...]
NOT HIS TWIN BROTHER
People usually take a second look at him to make sure their eyes are not playing tricks on them. The man is chubby, has a round face and a similar haircut. Bu[...]
SHE EVEN SHARES HER SECRET!
The world's oldest woman turned 116 years old on March 5, 2014.
Misao Okawa lives in a nursing home in Japan. Town mayor, Takehiro Ogura, visited herÂ [...]
HE ATE TURTLES, BIRDS & FISH TO SURVIVE
InÂ December 2012, Jose Salvador Albarengo set sail from Mexico andÂ drifted at sea for the next 13 months.Â He was found on January 30, 2[...]
NOT JUST IN THE MOVIES ANYMORE
In science-fiction stories and some futuristic movies, cars can fly at the touch of a button. Well, this fantasy may very well come true soon.
THE WONDERS OF MUSIC
In Indonesia, many children can't wait to see Sara Michieletto perform. She plays wonderful, soothing classical music to children and brings them lots of joy.[...]
YOUTH VS EXPERIENCE
The youngest player in the women's Australian Open Tennis Championships defeated the oldest player despite a huge 27-year age difference.
MELBOURNE, January 1[...]
Angad Daryani quit school when he was still in 9th grade. Now, he is 15 years old and a founder of companies and inspiring projects!
He describes himself as a 'Maker', b[...]
KEEPING THEIR FINGERS CROSSED
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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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DO THEÂ SHAKY SHAKY WALK
Have you seen tightrope walkers at the circus? They walk on a tight w[...]
THE END OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE
Ronnie Biggs, the "Great Train Robber", passed away on December 18, 2013. He was 84 years old. Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES
Protesters held a demonstration (protest) in Washington, DC, USA on December 16, 2013. They were dressed as spies and posed with equipment such as fake "sh[...]
HEY! ISN'T THAT SANTA CLAUS IN THE WATER?
Santa Claus surprised visitors at some aquariums this Christmas season. It was a wonderful sight to behold - Santa swimming with sharks, [...]
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SAYING THEIR FINAL GOODBYES
Nelson Mandela, a global icon of freedom and forgiveness, has bee[...]
Â BIG & BRAVE HEART
He was born with no arms and legs. But he sure has a big and brave heart. Nick Vujicic was born with tetra-amelia syndromeÂ in 1982 in Australia. As a child,[...]
A VISIT FROM JUSTIN BIEBER
On December 10, 2013, the survivors of Super Typhoon HaiyanÂ had a pleasant surprise -Â pop megastar Justin Bieber! HeÂ had flown in toÂ Leyte Province, Phi[...]
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SAYING GOODBYE TO NELSON MANDELA
On December 5, 2013, South Africa lost the man many conside[...]
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT MAN?
Millions of people all over the world have beenÂ mourning the death of South Africa's favourite son, Mr Nelson Mandela. There are lots of sto[...]
EAST MEETS WEST IN JAPAN
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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[...]
BIG & BEAUTIFUL
You might have seen some of his sculptures in your city. They are big, bronze and beautiful. They are the work of Fernando Botero Angulo, an artist and sculpto[...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
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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 [...]
Nobel Season Continues!
Yet another Nobel prize has been awarded and this time it's for Literature. And the Nobel Prize for Literature was won by Canada's Alice MunroÂ yesterday [...]
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