Yet another violent attack has taken place in London: Darren Osbourne, age 47, was arrested after he drove his van into people walking in the streets near a mosque in Finsbury Park, London. In the recent attacks on pedestrians, it is believed that Muslim terrorists were the culprits. This time, the police thinks it is a British terrorist who has targeted Muslims as a revenge. Police in the area say it was clearly an attack on Muslims. He was heard shouting something about wanting to kill Muslims before he drove the van into a peaceful crowd that had just been in the mosque nearby. Mr Osbourne's family were shocked and devastated that someone close to them had attempted murder.  The police have promised more armed forces to lower worries of more attacks. They will position more police near religious places. There has been one death and eleven more injured in the Finsbury Park attack. The man who died was said to be the father of six children. Many people restrained the attacker before police arrived and safely arrested him. People in the area are shaken and frightened to leave their houses. Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party, and his MP for the area arrived at the scene and comforted locals. He also said an attack on a place of worship was an attack on everyone. By: Tom
Student Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for stealing a banner with a political slogan from his Pyongyang hotel. Warmbier, aged 21, was arrested and sentenced to hard labor in the prison camps of North Korea for taking down a single poster. Americans fought for his return to his home country. After getting the permission to return to his home country, America - by the time he had arrived at the shores of - he died. He said a Church group had told him to bring back a 'trophy' from his trip. Otto begged for forgiveness at a press conference in February but it did not help. USA professor, Katherine Dettwyler was sacked due to her saying 'he was a clueless white male and got what he deserved.' By Freya.    
Win the chance to tell your story of….. A Special Journey  In July 2017, CommonEverybody are running a competition in collaboration with Why Comics? Education Charity and PositiveNegatives and SCOOP Magazine.  The Challenge: Write a story under the theme ‘A Special Journey’. It can be a story about you, or someone else, physically travelling somewhere, or it can be an emotional journey you’ve had, like starting a new school, moving etc. If you don't want to write about yourself, why not ask a family member or friend to tell you their story? Maybe your grandparents have some interesting stories to tell?  The Prize The winning story from each category will be turned into an amazing comic by one of PositiveNegatives brilliant professional artists and published in Scoop’s September 2017 birthday edition. The winners will have the chance to talk to the artist about their story too J How to Enter? Submit up to 500 words by 21 July 2017 Either email your entries to!  or send it to: Scoop Magazine, Studio 3, The Print House 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL. There are two categories: 1) Children aged 8-10 years old (UK school years 4-6) and 2) Children aged 11-13 years old (UK school years 7 & 8)  Want to Know More? All entries must have your name, school year group, an adult contact name and email address. Deadline for entry:              21st July 2017 Winners announced:          4th August 2017 Who’s behind the competition?  The award-winning non-profit PositiveNegatives has been producing literary comics, animations and podcasts about contemporary social and human rights issues, since 2012. Why Comics? is their educational charity bringing human rights and social issues into the classroom through literary comics based on real-life stories. SCOOP is a children’s magazine aimed at engaging children with the written word in as many exciting and entertaining ways as possible. CommonEverybody believe that friendships broaden horizons. Their secure web based platform links learners one-to-one and helps to strengthen school partnerships by allowing children from different schools and countries to interact and work together. Children learn about each other, new places and most importantly find common ground by working collaboratively together.
Two Dutch journalists have been abducted in Colombia near the Venezuelan border. Many different rebel groups, carrying weapons, and drug trade makes the area dangerous. The names of the journalists are Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender.  They went missing at the weekend in Catatumbo. The two journalists were in this area because they were searching for the mother of a Colombian child who was adopted in the Netherlands just a few years ago. The Colombian authorities tweeted a demand "for the immediate release of the two men." Kidnappings like this one have happened before in Colombia - last year the ELN rebel group kidnapped a Spanish journalist and several Colombians in the same area. All were later released. The Colombian army says it has sent specialist forces to the region to search for the Dutch men. They will do anything to get them back home safely. They were only trying to find someone's mother and did not want any trouble. They work for the Dutch TV programme "Spoorloos", which means "without a trace", and works to find relatives that have gone missing. Derk Bolt is a presenter and Eugenio Follender a cameraman. By: Elise