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World At Risk If Warming Exceeds 1.5C, UN Warns
Urgency is essential to prevent drought and flooding world-wide (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 304)
Oct 9, 2018
World's First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Revealed
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT) unveiled its first full-scale transportation capsule at Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 224)
Oct 4, 2018
Netflix Consumes 15% of the World's Internet
Amazon Prime consumes more bandwidth than YouTube in the Americas region (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 212)
Oct 3, 2018
Facebook Security Meltdown
Almost 50 million Facebook users have been left exposed by a security flaw (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 288)
Sep 28, 2018
Eating Junk Food Raises Risk Of Depression, Says Multi-country Study
Analysis of 41 studies leads to calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of treatment (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 252)
Sep 26, 2018
History

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Abstract Art Has Longer History Than Previously Known
'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa
Sep 13, 2018
Brazil's Museum Fire Is A Global Tragedy
Two hundred years of work - and millions of priceless specimens, have been destroyed in a preventable tragedy (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 314)
Sep 6, 2018
Joël Robuchon, Michelin starred French celebrity chef, dies aged 73
Robuchon owned and ran restaurants on three continents and was the world's most Michelin-awarded chef (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 349)
Aug 7, 2018
What Actually Happened On The Original Bastille Day
The French national holiday of Bastille Day - celebrated each year on July 14 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 426)
Jul 13, 2018
Want To Own Your Own Town?
Entire California ghost town goes on sale for less than $1m (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 260)
Jun 13, 2018
Style & Living

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Instant Noodles Carry Danger For Young Children
Some experts question the safety of the meals (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 255)
Nov 6, 2018
Auckland Officials To Launch A Safety Review Into E-Scooters
Closer scrutiny coming for e-scooters worldwide  (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 349)
Oct 26, 2018
Warming Climate Threatens World's Beer Supply
Production of barley, the main ingredient in beer, is likely to drop (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 387)
Oct 17, 2018
Bad News, Millennials… Avocados May Not Be Vegan
One of NZ's favourite foods, which vegans have eaten for years, may not be vegan after all (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 355)
Oct 16, 2018
Big Plans For NZ Avocado Exports To China
The first commercial shipment of avocados from growers in the Bay of Plenty and Far North of NZ arrived in China last week (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 156)
Oct 11, 2018
Culture & Entertainment

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HBO Prefers Trump Keep 'Game Of Thrones' Out Of Politics
President Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones reference to warn about sanctions against Iran - and HBO isn't pleased (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 255)
Nov 5, 2018
Michael Buble Is Feeling The Pain And The Love
Michael Buble Returns To Music With New Purpose, Passion (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 329)
Nov 2, 2018
Why YouTube Was Down
YouTube error 503 and people don't know what to do with themselves (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 273)
Oct 18, 2018
Omega Labyrinth Z Becomes First Game Banned in the UK For Ten Years
The VSC reckons this game would be "unacceptable to the majority of UK consumers" and harm the "moral development of younger people." (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 280)
Oct 8, 2018
Student from Davao City, Philippines, Wins Over 3,600 Artists In Worldwide Competition
Davao artist takes out Hollywood poster art competition (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 240)
Oct 5, 2018
World News

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Suicides Among Japanese Young People Hits 30-year High
Suicide by Japanese youth reaches a disturbing high, according to the education ministry (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 192)
Nov 7, 2018
Fight Between Passenger, Driver Leads To Bus Crash In Chongqing, China
China bus plunges off bridge killing 13 after woman attacks driver (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 284)
Nov 5, 2018
Brexit Boost: Irish Passport Applications From British Applicants Skyrocket
At least 10% of the UK's population, not including Northern Ireland, are estimated to qualify for an Irish passport (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 253)
Nov 1, 2018
China's Reversal Of A Rhino Horn And Tiger Ban Alarms Conservationists
Experts worry this will increase demand for the animals and endanger efforts to protect them (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 255)
Oct 31, 2018
'Bravo, NZ' - The Duchess of Sussex, Is Full Of Praise In Her Speech 
Meghan Markle Uses Te Reo In Speech To Celebrate 125 Years Of Women's Suffrage (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 370)
Oct 30, 2018
Sports

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Champions Du Monde. Vive La France
France 4: Croatia 2, France crowned world champions for a second time, 20 years after the their last cup win (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 239)
Jul 16, 2018
World Cup Now Down To The Final Four
Ranking 2018 World Cup final matchups between Belgium, France, England, Croatia (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 383)
Jul 9, 2018
Football World Cup Knockout Stages Move On To The Last Eight At FIFA 2018
The World Cup is all about the drama, of which there was no shortage in Round 16 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 747)
Jul 5, 2018
European Cycling Speed Record Broken In North Yorkshire
Essex-based architect Neil Campbell has set a new European motor-assisted cycling speed record of 217.7 kilometres an hour (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 164)
Jun 29, 2018
Germany Out In Surprise Defeat At World Cup
Full tournament schedule and latest results (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 380)
Jun 28, 2018