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.

Frank Conrad’s Garage

Where: Pittsburgh, USAJuly 22, 2000: Over eighty years ago, the first commercial broadcast on radio occurred in a garage in Pittsburgh, US. Today, the garage and the house it is part of, are up for sale, according to a brief report in 'The Asian...

The Truth about Eels

Where: Florida, USA October 16, 2000: The recent emergence of a large number of unfamiliar eels in the waters off the coast of Florida in South-east America, is causing worry to local ecologists there. They fear that the new arrivals, eels of Asian origin, will...

Flying Granny, Courageous Climber

Where: WorldwideJune 24, 2000 : British grandma Jennifer Murray turned 60 in Calcutta some days ago. But she is no ordinary grandmother. In 1997, she entered the Guinness Book of World Records by becoming the first woman to pilot a helicopter around the world....

Toilet Matters

Where: New Delhi, IndiaAugust 3, 2000 : As a kid, I had a big problem going out. I hated the thought of travel. It's not that I was a stay-at-home type. I liked visiting people, places. But travel I hated. For, in the...

Conquering Britain!

Where: Birmingham, UKNovember 25, 2000: A few weeks ago, we wrote about Indian-born Roshan Doug, who has been selected as the poet-laureate for the city of Birmingham in Britain. Close on the heels of that news comes another: Birmingham councillors will be giving an...

Old PCs Save Precious Lives

Where: Chicago, USAJuly 1, 2000: Computers and Internet connections are not for the rich alone. Even the poor should be able to use it, says Zina Munoz. Zina works as a nurse in Chicago.But Zina is not merely a nurse. She is also one...

Humble Rickshaw Gets a Face-lift

Where: New Delhi, IndiaJuly 15, 2000: This inauguration did not make the media go crazy with their cameras and flashbulbs. There were no pop stars or actors either. Delhi's Chief Minister, Sheila Dixit was present when 20 rickshaws quietly got on to the...

Friendly Neighbourhood Bank: For Kids Only

June 24: This is a bank with a difference. For, you hardly meet any adults here. The place is run by children and has children as members.Welcome to the kids bank of Juhapura, a working class locality in Ahmedabad. It is called the Sarjan...

A Tale of Two Wonders

Where: USA and IndiaJune 24, 2000: In the first week of June, Indian newspapers wrote about two very different kinds of success stories. Both involved youngsters -- one 12 year old and another teenaged boy. One was in the United States, the other was...

The Chief Minister and the Butterfly

Where: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaJuly 1, 2000: Indian politicians are mighty people, especially when they are in power. Even Nature trembles before their arrogant minds. Some years ago, when India was ruled by a Congress-I government, its environment minister decided to build a...

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