World News for Kids

Our news for kids is interesting, relevant, sometimes quirky, always well-informed and about real people and happenings in a real world. News for kids delves deep into the ‘how’ & ‘why’ of news, giving children (and adults) a wider understanding of the events happening around them.

Michael Jackson, King of Pop, Dies at 50

Where: Los Angeles, USA June 25, 2009 : Michael Jackson, known as the 'King of Pop' died suddenly in his Los Angeles home. He was 50. The cause of death was cardiac arrest. The police have ruled out any possibility of foul play. Fans...

Federer is Number One Again

Where: London, United Kingdom July 5, 2009 : It was a day of tennis records and grand performances at the Wimbledon Men's Final. Swiss Roger Federer, ranked second in the tournament's listings, faced a tough fight over five sets by Andy Roddick before he...

French President Calls For Ban on Burqas For Muslim Women

Where: Paris, France June 23, 2009 : A small but growing group of French women wear burqas and niqabs, while many more wear the simple Muslim headscarf. Burqas and niqabs cloak the entire body and cover everything but the eyes. Last week, President Sarkozy...

Terror Targets India: Bomb Blast Kills 16

Where: Pune, India February 25, 2010 : On February 13, 2010, a bomb exploded at a popular restaurant in Pune, Maharashtra. Nine people were killed on the spot. At least 40 other people were injured. Since then, seven of them have died. The...

International Conservation Meet on Animal Trade

Where: Doha, Qatar March 25, 2010 : The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took place in Doha, Qatar, between March 13 and 25, 2010. The representatives of 175 member nations attended. They held discussions on several animal species that are...

General Motors Out of Bankruptcy

Where: Detroit, Michigan, USA July 10, 2009 : The USA's biggest carmaker, General Motors, had declared bankruptcy on June 1, 2009. When a company is unable to repay its debts to creditors, it can seek legal protection by filing a bankruptcy plea. The...

Athlete’s Death Casts Gloom Over Games

Where: Vancouver, Canada February 15, 2010 : The 21st Winter Olympics began in Vancouver, Canada, on February 12, 2010. Just hours before the opening ceremony, Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili died during a practice session. He lost control of his sled, which was going at...

Haiti Hit By Massive Earthquake

Where: Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 28, 2010 : A massive earthquake hit the Caribbean nation of Haiti* on January 12, 2010. It's magnitude was 7.0 on the Richter scale**. The earthquake struck close to the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The first tremors destroyed most...

More Disturbing Attacks on Indians in Australia

Where: Canberra, Australia February 3, 2010 : A large number of Indians living in Australia have become the targets of violence in the past months*. Most of the victims are students, who have been beaten, robbed, and in some cases, murdered. The most...

Poor Rainfall In India Affects Crops

Where: Mumbai, India July 15, 2009 : The Indian Meteorological (Met) Department had predicted an excellent monsoon in 2009 for the entire country. The monsoon is an annual rainfall system, and India's farmers have always depended on it for their crops. Changing monsoon...

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Schoolboy’s Diary – 4000 years ago

When I was in the fourth standard, I got my first real diary as a present from a cousin. It made me feel very...

Himalayas Have a Deep Impact on the Climate of the World

Tibet is known as the roof of the world. That is because it is on a region which has the highest altitude in the...

The Butterfly in a Bottle

Poltu was wide awake in his bed. He had had a marvellous dream in which he had won the football match in the inter-school...

Summer music of the trees

I always used to think that the drive across a four kilometre stretch from my house to the main road was a pain. Actually,...

How Far Away are the Stars?

The sun is a star, just like the thousands of others we see in the sky each night. But it looks so very big....