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Kids From Around the World Voice Their Opinion On the Severity of Climate Change

Last edited 27th April 2016

Climate change and global warming is not only a current reality that is disrupting national economies and taking lives, it is now officially affecting every country and every person on every continent. UNICEF brought this issue up to an unlikely group of people: children and teenagers ages 4-16.

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Australian Chernobyl Survivors Still Feeling Effects of Disaster Radiation

Last edited 26th April 2016

On April 26 in 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine failed. It was the worst nuclear accident in history and its reverberations have reached all the way to Australia.

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When Disaster Relief Brings Anything but Relief

Last edited 26th April 2016

Many of the well-meaning articles donated in times of disaster turn out to be of no use to those in need. Sometimes, they even get in the way.

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Zika Virus 'Scarier Than Thought' Says US

Last edited 12th April 2016

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted.

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Fiji Cyclone Winston: Death toll rises to 29 as clear-up begins

Last edited 29th February 2016

The number of people killed in the cyclone that hit Fiji at the weekend has risen to 42, with officials warning the clear-up could take months.

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North Korea fires long-range rocket despite warnings

Last edited 7th February 2016

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket, which critics say is a test of banned missile technology.

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Palestinian Attacks in Israel and West Bank Kill Five

Last edited 19th November 2015

Five people have been killed in two attacks in Israel and the occupied West Bank, officials say.

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El Nino Threatens 'Millions in East and Southern Africa'

Last edited 10th November 2015

Some 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and water shortages in east and southern Africa because of the strengthening El Nino weather phenomenon, the UN children's charity has said.

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Court sides with Knights of Columbus over Jesus Statue on Public Land

Last edited 9th November 2015

In the 1950s, the Knights of Columbus built a memorial to American soldiers who died in World War II. The statue depicts Jesus and was built on Big Mountain in Montana. It's become a cultural landmark, and it's known as "Big Mountain Jesus.” The Knights received permission from the government to keep the statue there, and they have maintained it for decades. In 2012, an organization called the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued to have the statue permanently removed. This came after tens of thousands of people voiced their support for the statue after the Knights' permit was almost not renewed.

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Philippines Bishops: Keep Ivory Out of Churches

Last edited 5th November 2015

The Philippine bishops’ conference has urged Church leaders to keep new ivory out of churches around the country.

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