A team of Canadian scientists and archaeologists has found the wreckage of a ship that was lost in Canada’s Arctic almost 170 years ago.
Should they stay or should they go?
That’s the question on the minds of the people in Scotland.
They’re voting on Thursday, Sept. 18. They will either vote to stay within the UK (United Kingdom) or to become independent.
Special events were held around the world in August to mark the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper attended a ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on August 3. He placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to honour all soldiers who have fought for Canada.
J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, announced last week that she is giving one million pounds to the Better Together campaign.
For many years, archaeologists have wondered why the people who built Stonehenge – a prehistoric monument in the south of England – used huge rocks that came from more than 300 kilometres away.
Now, a team of researchers believes the rocks may have been chosen because they produce musical sounds.
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The tiny heir to Britain’s throne had a big milestone event this week.
Prince George had his christening.
In this case, a christening is a religious Christian ceremony during which a baby is baptized with holy water.
The water used in the ceremony was from the River Jordan. The river has significance to Christians because it is where Jesus was baptized, according to the Bible.
The three-month-old son of Prince William and Kate Middleton is third in line to the British throne. In other words, he could one day be the King of England.
The ceremony took place in St. James’s Palace in England.
There were only 22 people at the christening, but they included some pretty big names.
The Queen was there, as well as the three other people who are next in line to claim her throne.
It was a year ago this week that the world came to know young Malala Yousafzai.
The girl, who is now 16, was riding a bus on her way home from school in Pakistan.
Two men, who were members of a terrorist organization in Pakistan, came on the bus and attacked Malala. The group known as the Taliban, doesn’t agree with girls getting an education.
Malala had been writing online about the importance of girls going to school and about her own love of learning.
The Taliban wanted to stop Malala—but their actions created a world-wide outpouring of affection for the brave girl, who has since nearly fully recovered from her ordeal.
Malala was taken to a hospital in England, where she had a life-saving operation. She now lives and goes to school in England.
Britain’s Prince Harry spent a night in a giant freezer, to prepare himself for a race to the South Pole in November.
He will be doing the 15-day trek with a team of wounded British soldiers.
His team will compete against teams from the United States and the Commonwealth.
This week, the 29-year-old prince spent a day and nearly a whole night in the cold chamber, with the occasional 10-minute break.
AP reported that when asked what the worst part of his chilling experience was, the prince said, “Going in.”
A supermarket in England is taking packages of peanuts out of their stores because their containers do not say they “may contain peanuts.”
Booths is a grocery store chain; they have 29 locations in northern England. They pulled 300 of the packets off their shelves after a health agency issued an allergy alert.
The alert was issued because the food didn’t have a warning telling the customer that it might make people with allergies get sick.
The containers are labelled as “Whole Hearted Roasted Monkey Nuts.”
“Monkey nuts” is a British nickname for peanuts in the shell.
The allergy alert was issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which is in charge of ensuring food safety in the United Kingdom.