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Doctors Might Have Found A Cure For HIV, But It Is Difficult And Risky
Scientists are hopeful for a breakthrough but there has been spectacular progress made in the treatment of Aids(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 369)
Mar 6, 2019
Israel Flying To Moon After SpaceX Launch
With help of SpaceX, Israel embarks on 'Uber-style' moon mission (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 259)
Feb 25, 2019
Ancient Spider Fossils Have Glowing Eyes
A remarkable set of fossils spiders found in South Korean shale display reflective eyes (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 323)
Feb 19, 2019
Study Finds Drinking Tea Or Coffee While Pregnant Could Harm Baby
In the highest caffeine consumption group, the risks of delivering babies with abnormally low birth weight or short gestational age at birth were about two times higher (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 436)
Jan 10, 2019
If You Have Any Of These Apps You Need To Delete Them Now
Delete these 22 apps immediately if you have an Android phone (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 244)
Dec 18, 2018
History

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World's Oldest Man Dies In Japan Aged 113
Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died peacefully at home (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 299)
Jan 22, 2019
Newly discovered prehistoric shark named after arcade classic Galaga
Teeth found in same sediment as famous Tyrannosaurus Rex (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 276)
Jan 18, 2019
Fossilised Blue Tooth Shows Medieval Women's Involvement In Manuscript Production
Medieval skeleton found with rare, expensive blue ink embedded in teeth, could rewrite women's history(CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 223)
Jan 11, 2019
Japan Sushi King Pays Record Tuna Price
A Japanese sushi boss has paid a record USD3.1m for a giant tuna at the first new year's auction in Tokyo's new fish market (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 254)
Jan 8, 2019
Why 536 Was 'The Worst Year To Be Alive'
Volcanic eruption that blocked out the sun for 18 months causing crop failures and widespread famine was the worst global disaster in human history (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 387)
Nov 19, 2018
Style & Living

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Dutch Go Electric In Record Numbers
E-bikes now outsell standard bicycles in Netherlands, with quality prized more than price (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 316)
Mar 1, 2019
Italy Is The World's Second-Healthiest Country
The Mediterranean diet is partly responsible for Italy's high ranking on the list (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 234)
Feb 28, 2019
Japan Nears E-waste Goal For Making Tokyo 2020 Olympics Medals
Japan has nearly hit its goal for collecting e-waste that will be used to create the 2020 Tokyo Olympics medals, officials have announced(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 245)
Feb 20, 2019
World's Coffee Under Threat, Say Experts
The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants show that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 229)
Feb 14, 2019
Ban Phones In School, Says UK Minister Nick Gibb
Pupils should be banned from taking smartphones into school, the minister for school standards in England has told the BBC (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 219)
Feb 1, 2019
Culture & Entertainment

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Virgin Says Female Flight Attendants Can Drop Makeup, Choose Pants Over Skirts
The changes come after complaints about female employees being turned into sex objects (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 333)
Mar 5, 2019
Animation Giant And Fans Applaud Win
Oscar-winning 'Bao' is about a mum who thinks a dumpling is her baby (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 316)
Feb 27, 2019
Chanel Plans Farewell For Designer Karl Lagerfeld
Chanel faces biggest challenge since the loss of its founder (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 355)
Feb 22, 2019
North Koreans Celebrate First Day Of Lunar New Year
Seollal, or Lunar New Year's Day, is one of the most celebrated traditional Korean holidays (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 173)
Feb 7, 2019
Chinese Lunar New Year 2019
China greets lunar new year with celebrations and travel rush (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 133)
Feb 5, 2019
World News

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India Dominates List Of World's Most Polluted Cities
Analysis of air pollution data finds that 64% of cities globally exceed WHO guidelines, Greenpeace says (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 373)
Mar 4, 2019
Saudi Arabia Appoints First Female Ambassador To the US
Princess Reema, who will be Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, has been focused on social changes in the country, such as granting women the right to drive
Feb 26, 2019
Two Alligator Gar Pulled Out Of China's Baiyun Lake
Chinese park warns visitors not to swim after bizarre creature spotted (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 285)
Feb 21, 2019
International Student Downturn May Hit Kiwi Parents In Pockets
The number of Chinese students enrolling in New Zealand schools has dropped by more than 1000 this year, amid record numbers of last-minute cancellations (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 290)
Feb 18, 2019
China Refuses To Send Ministers To New Zealand
The latest setback is far from the first and it has diplomats and officials concerned something is amiss in the relationship between New Zealand and China (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 154)
Feb 15, 2019
Sports

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Will China's Economic Downturn Impact The Wider Sporting World?
China's economic slowdown has begun and the effects could be wide (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 397)
Jan 14, 2019
World Pie-Eating Champion Crowned In Wigan, England
One of the planet's most prestigious sporting events took place at lunchtime (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 222)
Dec 20, 2018
Tokyo, Singapore Battle London To Host Tennis Finals
Singapore one of five cities on shortlist to host Finals from 2021 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Dec 14, 2018
Fun Facts About Formula One
With the Formula One 2018 season having come to an end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 282)
Dec 5, 2018
Team NZ Uses Simulations In America's Cup Preparations
Team New Zealand's big call - no smaller test boat ahead of America's Cup (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 343)
Nov 20, 2018