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Muppet Helpers

September 27, 2018

When Hanadi was 4, a bomb destroyed her school. Soon after, her family fled their home, in Syria, to live as refugees in nearby Lebanon. Hanadi enrolled in school there but was scared to go. Her experience is not unusual.…


Jailed for the Truth

September 14, 2018

A court in Myanmar has sentenced two journalists from the Reuters news agency to seven years in prison. Earlier this month, the judge ruled that Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo illegally got hold of secret government documents. The journalists…


Brazil Museum Blaze

September 7, 2018

The National Museum of Brazil, in Rio de Janeiro, was gutted by a fire on September 2. Some 90% of its 20 million artifacts may have been destroyed. The 200-year-old building held the largest collection of historical and scientific relics…


Korean Reunions

August 20, 2018

Dozens of elderly South Koreans are crossing the armed border between the Koreas this week. They are meeting for three days with relatives in North Korea. On August 20, a South Korean woman named Lee Keum-seom, 92, met with her…


France Makes the Call

August 1, 2018

French children 15 and under will no longer be allowed to bring smart devices to school. Lawmakers in France voted July 31 to ban cell phones, tablets, and other Internet-connected devices from school grounds. The ban will start in September. …

United States

A President Abroad

July 18, 2018

President Donald Trump returned to Washington, D.C., on July 16 after a seven-day trip abroad. The president began his trip on July 11 with a visit to Belgium. He attended the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, held in Brussels.…


Preparing for Peace

May 14, 2018

The United States and North Korea are preparing for historic peace talks. The talks will take place next month in Singapore. President Donald Trump will meet with the North Korean leader. His name is Kim Jong-un. It will be the…



End of a Dynasty

April 27, 2018

For the first time in almost 60 years, Cubans will have a president who is not a member of the Castro family. President Raúl Castro (above, right) formally stepped down on April 19 and the Cuban government appointed Miguel Díaz-Canel…



Danger Zone

March 16, 2018

On March 7, the Japanese volcano Mount Shinmoedake had its largest eruption since 2011. Billows of smoke and ash filled the sky at heights of up to 7,500 feet, grounding dozens of flights at a nearby airport. For a few…



Countdown to Day Zero

February 26, 2018

Late into the night, people in Cape Town, South Africa, line up to collect water from a spring. They approach the spigot one by one, filling plastic bottles. On this day, each person can take up to 13 gallons. Security…