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New COVID-19 Challenges

January 15, 2021

As the new year begins, the coronavirus pandemic rages on. More than 90 million cases of COVID-19 have been detected worldwide. At press time, the United States alone had seen about 23 million cases. Three million new cases had already…


Race in the Desert

January 8, 2021

On January 4, Belgian biker Walter Roelants speeds across sand dunes in Saudi Arabia. He’s participating in the 43rd running of the Dakar Rally. It’s a world-famous off-road racing competition. Its divisions include cars, motorbikes, lightweight vehicles, and trucks. The…


TIME Person of the Year

December 28, 2020

Together, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have been named TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year. The news was announced on December 10. “TIME has always had a special connection to the presidency,” editor in chief Edward Felsenthal…


Pictures of 2020

December 11, 2020

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a historic year. We have experienced a pandemic, massive wildfires, and the loss of iconic leaders. But the year has also moved people to show gratitude and stand up for what they believe in.…



Breaking News

December 11, 2020

Olympians will soon be dancing their way to gold medals. On December 7, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that breaking will be included in the 2024 Olympics, in Paris, France. Breaking is another word for breakdancing. The activity began…


Historic Discovery

September 24, 2020

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 27 wooden coffins that are estimated to have been buried more than 2,500 years ago. They found the coffins inside a pair of wells in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground. Earlier this month, Egypt’s Ministry…


Education Update

August 5, 2020

“The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education ever,” said António Guterres on Tuesday. Guterres is secretary-general of the United Nations (U.N.). In a video message to the world, he spoke of schools closed in more than…


Something to Celebrate

July 16, 2020

Americans call it soccer. But fans worldwide know the sport as football. Players are finally back on the field after most games were suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, Youri Tielemans (center), of England’s Leicester City club,…


Going Green

July 15, 2020

What do you envision when you think of a forest? You probably imagine a vast stretch of land covered with trees. But as traditional forests are destroyed, tiny forests—some as small as a tennis court— have sprung up in cities…


Malala Graduates

June 22, 2020

When Malala Yousafzai was 11 years old, she spoke out against the Taliban, an extremist group that does not believe in a girl’s right to education. Last week, at 22 years old, she graduated from Oxford University, in England. Yousafzai…