News From Around The World

World’s longest sea-crossing bridge

It must be fun crossing a sea over road and that too for 55 kilometer long stretch. This bridge will connect Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese city of Zhuhai. This is the longest sea- crossing bridge ever built and costed a whopping 20 billion dollars. The bridge will be connecting Hong Kong and

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Bye bye plastic waste

According to the European Commission, 80% of marine litter is plastic. Plastic residue is found in marine animals such as sea turtles, seals, whales and birds, but also in fish and shellfish, and therefore in the human food chain. Yes, it’s part of our food now. Isn’t that scary? Which is why the European Parliament

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First woman anchor presents news in Saudi Arabia

Weam Al Dakheel is the first woman to present the nightly news on television in Saudi Arabia. It was a moment of pride for the country and was appreciated by many. But children what is the big deal in this? Well it shows efforts of Saudi Arabia in increasing the participation of women in work.

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Tsunami hits Indonesian cities

On September 28th, a three-metre-high tsunami hit Palu and Donggala, two cities on Sulawesi, an island in the east of Indonesia. The waves were devastating. Bridges were smashed, homes toppled and cars swept away. An eight-storey hotel was reduced to rubble. Many people have been left without shelter or electricity. Scientists expressed surprise at the

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One of world’s largest bells made in Poland

One of the largest swinging bells in the world, weighing close to 50,000 kilograms was unveiled in the Polish city of Krakow! It will be installed at a major pilgrimage site in Brazil. The “Vox Patris” bell will eventually be housed in the Basilica of the Eternal Father in the city of Trindade in central

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Hey children, you want to partner with NASA?

NASA is on the lookout for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency’s next rover to the Red Planet – the Mars 2020 mission. “We’ve been doing naming contests since the very first Mars rover back in 1997,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA

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Party-time for puppies and kittens

The government of England may soon shut down kitten and puppy farms, which are not treating the animals rightly. This is being done so that such farm owners do not get to sell them. So, according to the new rule, if you are a kid in England and if you want a dog or a

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3200 year old cheese discovered

One of the earliest-known solid pieces of cheese was recently discovered by archaeologists. They found this 3200 year old piece while excavating the tomb of Ptahmes in Egypt in 20. They first thought it is some kind of food but later after research came to know that it was cheese. The tomb in which the

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The secret parking

Do you have a bicycle? I share one with my sister. In Japan, 4 out of 5 people have bicycles. In Tokyo, every 7th person travels by bicycles. But you would never see any bicycles parked on the roads in Japan. Do you know why? That’s because Tokyo has these special underground parking areas for

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Hawaii’s angry volcano

There are close to 130 volcanoes in Hawaii, out of which three are active volcanoes. Kilauea volcano is one of these three active volcanoes. It has been erupting almost continuously since 1983. So why are we talking about it? Because the Volcano started throwing up lava on 3rd May and it has not stopped yet! It has

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