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Justin Trudeau adresses the media at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Image: Justin Trudeau (Facebook)

World Economic Forum Aims “To Improve The State Of The World”

Last week, politicians and business leaders from around the world met in Switzerland to “improve the state of the world.” The meeting is called The World Economic Forum and it happens once a year.

by · January 24, 2016 · News, Politics
David Bowie in 2002. Image: Photobra|Adam Bielawski

Rock icon, David Bowie, changed the face of music

The stars look very different today.
David Bowie, one of the world’s most famous musical artists, has passed away at the age of 69, from cancer.

by · January 17, 2016 · Entertainment, News
The first plane carrying refugees from Syria flies in to Toronto's Pearson Airport. Image courtesy Tom Podolec.

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Their New Home

Something thoroughly Canadian is happening–the country is welcoming the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees. And the Prime Minister was at the airport to welcome them to their new home.

by · December 14, 2015 · News
The Word Of The Year — Isn’t One

The Word Of The Year — Isn’t One

This year, the word of the year isn’t a word at all. It’s a picture. Or, more correctly a pictograph. It’s also known as an emoji.

by · November 30, 2015 · Lighter, News
Justin Trudeau at APEC 2015. Image: Radio Television Malacañang (RTVM)

Trudeaumania All Over Again?

Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is getting a lot of attention around the world. Do you know why? (kid-friendly news article)

by · November 22, 2015 · News, Politics
Outpouring Of Support For France

Outpouring Of Support For France

People around the world are expressing encouragement and support for the people of France. In particular, for the people in its capital city, Paris.

by · November 15, 2015 · Breaking News, News
Syrian refugee centre at Turkish border. Image: Voice of America News: Henry Ridgwell

Countries Sending Aid To Syrian Refugees

Many countries around the world are sending aid to the people of Syria. They are also trying to figure out how to help many Syrians leave the country and how to help them live in other countries.

by · September 13, 2015 · News
DLR German Aerospace Center

Philae Spacecraft Wakes Up

Philae is a spacecraft that was sent on an important mission by scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) about 10 years ago. It took a decade to reach its destination, an icy comet known as 67P.

by · June 22, 2015 · News, Science
A large mural by Joe Casin in support of marriage equality adorns the side of a building in Dublin, Ireland: William Murphy

Ireland Votes For Same-Sex Marriage

Last week, the people of Ireland made a very important decision. They decided to make it legal for people of the same gender (for instance, men or women) to get married.

by · May 31, 2015 · News
Historic Baseball Game Played With No Fans In Attendance

Historic Baseball Game Played With No Fans In Attendance

When people go to the ballgame, part of the fun is hearing the cheers from the crowd when there is a home run, or the excitement of seeing a foul ball drop into the outstretched glove of a fan. However, for the first […]

by · May 4, 2015 · News, Sports