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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.
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[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
An Important General Election for an African Country
AnÂ African country will hold general elections tomorrow,Â Wednesday the 31st of July.
Do you know which country it is? [...]
People in South Africa and Around the World Celebrate!
Thursday the 18th of July was a very special day for Mr Nelson Mandela as he celebrated his 95th birthday. South African[...]
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?
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[...]
Voting begins for Malaysiaâ€™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[...]
Cheetah attacks Botswana President!
We have heard stories of people planning attacks on Presidents. But have you heard an animal attacking a President? Well, this might be the fi[...]
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[...]
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 Koreaâ€™s late founder, Kim Il-Sun[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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 â€śQueen of Electionsâ€ť, 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,[...]
In another story, you might have read about a simple explanation of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
In November 2012, there were attacks again from both sides- Israeli armed forc[...]
The Palestine Israel conflict:
Why are they fighting?
Weâ€™ve all seen the results of the terrible air strikes that are taking place in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip [...]
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