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Notre-Dame Burns

April 26, 2019

The iconic Notre-Dame cathedral, in Paris, France, was ravaged by fire on April 15. The building’s spire and most of its wooden roof were destroyed. But the cathedral remained standing when the blaze was extinguished, more than 12 hours after…

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Top of the World

March 29, 2019

Machu Picchu, an ancient city built by the Incas in the mountains of Peru, is known for its steep steps and rugged terrain. The ruins stand nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. Getting there can be extremely challenging. Alvaro…

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Help for Earthquake Victims

August 8, 2018

Rescuers are working to help victims of a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok. The earthquake struck Lombok on August 5. It left 131 people dead. That’s according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He is the spokesperson for the…

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Driving Change

June 6, 2018

Ten women in Saudi Arabia made history this week. They were issued driver’s licenses. Until now, women were banned from driving in Saudi Arabia. It was the only country in the world that did not allow women to drive.…

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Kids of Kakuma

April 20, 2018

KAKUMA, Kenya — Wild animals roamed at night, but Rose Peter and the 19 other children she was with still managed to sleep in the bush. In daylight, they walked. “One week,” Rose tells me when I ask how long…

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Tragedy in Nevada

October 3, 2017

On Sunday night, a man opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. At least 59 people were killed. More than 500 were injured. It is being called the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Police…

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No More Pests

February 24, 2017

New Zealand plans to get rid of rats, possums, and other mammals by 2050. The country hopes to save native birds from these invasive species. Rats are not many people’s favorite animal. But in most places, people have to learn…

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A Safe Place to Live

January 24, 2014

Seeking safety from a bloody civil war in Syria, more than 2 million people have fled the country. About 600,000 of these refugees are living in neighboring Jordan. Most of them expected to return home after a few months. But…