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A Volcano Erupts

December 4, 2017

Thousands of people have fled Bali, Indonesia, since Mount Agung began to erupt on November 25. The volcano spewed ash and lava two and a half miles into the sky. On November 27, authorities expanded the danger zone surrounding the volcano.…



Trump Visits Asia

November 13, 2017

President Donald Trump kicked off a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia on November 3. The goals are to strengthen ties with the region and promote fair trade. Trump will also work to ease tensions with North Korea. The United States…


Rescue Dog

November 13, 2017

Good dog! A Labrador retriever has earned worldwide praise. She is being called a hero for her efforts to rescue people after two earthquakes struck Mexico. The dog’s name is Frida. She works for SEMAR, the Mexican Navy. She looks…


TFK Explains: Spain

October 30, 2017

In October, people in Catalonia, a region of Spain, voted to secede. Here’s what you need to know. What is Catalonia? Spain is a country in Europe that is made up of 17 regions. Catalonia is one of these regions.…


A Test of Tolerance

October 27, 2017

On any given day, a train carrying immigrants arrives at the station in Malmö, Sweden. The people who get off do not speak Swedish or share the country’s customs. But they hope to make Sweden their home. Since 2013, hundreds…


Troubled Waters

October 17, 2017

Plastic can be found in almost everything. That includes toys, food containers, and car parts. Most plastic can—and should—be recycled. Instead, it often is thrown away. Much of this plastic trash ends up in the oceans. It gets there mainly…

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The View

What to Do When the News Is Sad

October 3, 2017

If you read TIME For Kids, then you must be interested in the news. That’s a good thing. It means you care about what is happening in your community and the wider world. Oftentimes, there is good news to report.…


Mexico's Quake

September 28, 2017

Sections of Mexico City and nearby areas were left in ruins after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck Mexico on September 19. Buildings collapsed, homes were destroyed, and thousands of people were injured. Immediately after the quake, 40% of Mexico City, the…


Irma's Wrath

September 20, 2017

Millions of people are recovering from Hurricane Irma. The powerful storm slammed several Caribbean islands and the southern coast of the U.S. Irma made landfall on the island of Barbuda on September 6 as a Category 5 storm. The…


TFK Explains: North Korea

September 12, 2017

North Korea has been in the news. The country’s leader has been testing nuclear weapons. Here’s what you need to know about the situation. North Korea recently tested nuclear weapons. Why? North Korea has one of the world’s largest armies.…