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
Family, friends, fans and doctors of retired seven-time German Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have been keeping their fingers. Schumac[...]
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[...]
DO THEÂ SHAKY SHAKY WALK
Have you seen tightrope walkers at the circus? They walk on a tight wire high above the air using only their bodies to keep their balance. Sometimes, tig[...]
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, [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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
Last week in Japan, children got to meet ninjas and Santa Claus. At the two-day-long Iga-Ueno Ninja Festival, thousands of visitors had the opportunity to[...]
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!
What an awesome feeling it is to be able to fly without being in an aircraft! Did you read the story about the 'Jetman' who did just that around Mount[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
Not 1 but 3 Chemists!
Their names are Martin Karplus (US-Austrian), Michael Levitt (US-British) and Arieh Warshel (US and Israel) and they won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry yester[...]
Who Got Listed in this Famous Book?
An amazing 12-year-oldÂ rollerskating boy and a skateboarding goat are some of the newest Guinness world record holders!
The new list for [...]
TonyÂ Melendez can still play the guitar!
Imagine being born without any hands. You would probably think that you are not able to do things others can.
Well, for Tony Melendez, t[...]
A lesson that these kids will remember for life!
Have you heard of discrimination or been a victim of it?
This teacher began a study about Segregation and Racism that will [...]
He is the most wanted man in USA right now. But why? And who is Edward Snowden?
Edward Snowden is a 29 year old technology professional from America. He worked in a company [...]
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?
Human coconut peeler in Panama!
Biting through though layers, the â€śCoconut Peelerâ€ť, Andres Gardin is able to peel 500 coconuts in six hours using only his teeth and hands! But he[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Balloon flight across the sea! Who did it?
To most of us, it is a dream to float along with giant helium-filled party balloons mid air, getting drifted with the wind.
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[...]
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[...]
Childhood and key life events: Margaret Thatcher
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the â€śIron Ladyâ€ť of British politics died following a heart stroke on Monday. She was 87. [...]
Britain's Margaret Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady', dead at 87
Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the "Iron Lady" of British politics died following a heart stroke on Monday. She [...]
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story
Do you remember Malala Yousafzai? Malala was a brave girl who stood up for education in girls.
Here isÂ a little recap: On 9 Octob[...]
MalaysiaÂ elections: Close battle between parties
Today,Â Wednesday 3rd April 2013,Â Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that he has dissolved parliament to prepare for th[...]
Innocent children in jail- can this mother save them?
Many of us have water, food, access to doctors and live reasonably clean, protected lives. Our children go to schools, get e[...]
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