In East Africa the worst food and water crisis in 60 years is hitting young and old. In this dry and poor part of the world there is not enough water and food to keep people alive. But there are things you could do to help. A story has been in the news that a mother turned up at a hospital with a young child (having lost her two toddlers on the
People think that the smart phone app Whatsapp is too private because terrorists could be hiding their communication by using it. About 34 billion messages are sent via the Whatsapp every day. Since some time back, all communication people have in this environment is protected from anyone "looking in", using something called end-to-end encryptio
A deadly attack by a crazy man occurred in Westminster at 2.42 pm on the 22nd of March. It included one stabbing and a deliberate car accident. Five people have been killed: three by the car, a policeman who was stabbed, and the attacker himself who was shot by the police. Most of the area around Big Ben, and Westminster Bridge, was locked down an
Drones are a very popular way of smuggling drugs and phones into gaol. They help interns getting phones into prisons so that they can still control what is happening in the outside world. In short: a criminal can continue being a criminal. Drones are used so that even though someone is in prison he or she can still continue their bad businesse
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As a result of the Heathrow expansion our long-term MP Zac Goldsmith recently resigned as an MP. In fact, he did so in Barnes Primary school's year 6 class room. Now there has just been a by-election held and it turned out that his opponent, Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney, was the stronger candidate. The two main candidates were Sarah Olney from t
British Train company Southern, are going on strike for a total of 3 days. This makes many commuters angry. Another strike. This means people who live in the countryside will have big trouble getting to work. This will annoy passengers immensely but Southern has so far seemed to feel more sorry for themselves than for passengers: They have rece
At the moment, citizens of Wales and England who are cruel to animals are being sent to prison. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are demanding that a longer sentence in prison is made as the currant time is six months. Despite being famous for their love for animals, England and Wales have the shortest sentence for animal cruelty of all the countries
On Monday 13th March, a few lucky Newsnuggets reporters went to Westminster Abbey to attend the yearly Commonwealth Service.  There were several royals present, as well as some other recognizable faces.  Here is an account of our day with the Queen. We left at lunchtime and travelled by bus and train to arrive in Westminster by the time the ser
A few weeks ago I went to Athens, the capital of Greece. I was interested in the fact that almost everything looked normal considering the government is in a huge debt. It was the complete opposite of what I thought Athens would be like. Some Greek people we met said that Greeks would prefer to help their own children than to pay their taxes to th
Two weeks ago, a British cruise ship accidentally rammed into one of Indonesia's most beautiful coral reef, causing severe damage. Locals were very unhappy as their beloved reef is important for attracting diving tourists. A local said to media: "I was born here, I was in tears when i saw this damage. The damage is huge and acute. it could take 10
Recently, a lizard was found with a fish-scaled back. This gecko only lives in Madagascar. Scientists named it Geckolepis megalepis. This lizard is able to detach its skin easily and it is believed to escape predators this way by leaving attackers with a mouthful of scales instead of the actual body. The gecko can grow back its skin but it takes
Farah was born in England but grew up in Syria. Last year, she was arrested by the Syrian government security forces, who accused her of being an activist against the people in power. She now blames Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, for torture she witnessed whilst in captivity. She sees him as a bigger menace even than the Islamic State. Fa
Percy Jackson is the popular hero of a bestselling book series set in an a world inspired by Greek mythology. Two of our reporters in Istanbul have had a chat about the newest book about Percy, "The Lightning Thief".      Maya: Crystal! Have you read the new Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan? Crystal: Yes! I have.
Britain's top diplomat to Syria, Mr Gareth Bayley, knows all about the terrible war that has ravished this Middle Eastern country for several years. Newsnuggets' foreign correspondent in Turkey, Hamish, recently got a chance to ask Mr Bayley many important questions in an exclusive interview.  Here, Hamish tells us more about the background to h
Gallipoli is a peninsula in Turkey that strangely enough is very beautiful although it has been fought over in many different wars. During WW1 this part of the world was very important. But it was also fought over in the Crimean  war, the Balkan war, and the Ottoman  conquest. Gallipoli was an important area of Turkey d
The massively popular English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran will soon release a new album called Divide that fans have been waiting eagerly for. All his albums are named after mathematical operations which means that he is expected to create a Subtract album next, as it is the only operation he hasn’t done yet. First he released three singles
On Thursday morning 13th April 2017 an accident happened on the bridge that joins Kibeho Sector and Rusenge Sector in Nyaruguru District, Southern Province, Rwanda. A big red lorry, loaded with bricks, had an accident when the bridge collapsed and forced the lorry into the river. Fortunately there were no injuries. The driver told us the accident
Our teacher, Dalexis, is 29 years old. He has been a teacher at G.S. Rusuzumiro for 6 years. He teaches English to four different classes in P4 (Year 4) - classes A, B, C and D. Dalexis is single and doesn’t have any children. His favourite hobby is football and he enjoys gardening to relax. This is a picture of our new News Club and today we ask
Electric cars are becoming more popular and they are being produced all over the world. Designers and companies put in a lot of effort and money in making them really attractive to buyers and here Newsnuggets presents the hottest among future coming cars. 1. Faraday Future 91 Newcomer for 2018 January, this car is in a competitive battle with T
According to scientists there is a risk of cancer if you eat browned toast. They recommend that you should eat slightly golden toast in order to reduce the risk of this deadly disease. Acrylamide is a chemical substance that is found in starchy food and during animal testing it was found that this is chemical increases the risk of cancer. Five ste
On Tuesday the 15th of November the Newsnuggets team made a trip to the heart of our political system: Houses of Parliament in the center of London. The team took a train from Barnes into London Waterloo where we walked to the Houses of Parliament. When we arrived, we first had to go past security guards who don't have a license to kill (we aske
After an unsteady start to the Six Nations rugby tournament, England finally got a good game against Scotland. They won 61-21. What England really wanted was another grand slam and a world record of successive victories. But they were up against Ireland! Ireland had stopped New Zealand on their 18th game. Could they do the same to England? It turn
Electric car racing is building up to an exciting sport. Much like in regular Formula 1, there are spectacular accidents in the e-races as well. For example, one of the company Devbot's electric, driverless cars crashed at high speed on the 18th of February,  before the "Formula e" race at Buenos Aires race course in Argentina. Roborace and the o
It's half-term time, and many families go skiing in the Alpes. But should they be skiing ski off-piste, despite the risks of severely injuring themselves? That wonderful powder snow tempts many skiers off the marked slopes. But not everyone is careful enough. Recently, three people died in an avalanche at a popular ski resort in the French Alps