News in Pictures: On Land, Water, and Beyond August 26, 2017

Typhoon Hato Rocks Hong Kong The strongest storm in 53 years hit the coast of China this week. The strong winds and rain caused flooding, injured peop

Venezuela Votes August 26, 2017

DID THE PEOPLE OF VENEZUELA REALLY WANT A NEW CONSTITUTION? What happens when someone asks you to vote for something that you had no problem with in t

India and Pakistan Celebrate Independence Days August 24, 2017

Last week, two neighboring countries, India and Pakistan, each celebrated their Independence Days to recognize their hard-fought freedom from the Brit

News in Pictures: A Birthday, a Hotel, and More! August 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, President Obama! We love this photo of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama from 2012—he sure knows how to make peop

What Does It Take to be a World Heritage Site? August 11, 2017

Have you ever walked across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? Taken a picture by the Eiffel Tower in Paris? Climbed the Great Wall in China? Ex

Update: The City of Angels vs. The City of Lights August 3, 2017

A few weeks ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that both Paris and Los Angeles were selected to host a future Summer Olympic Gam

The Many Faces of Money July 26, 2017

The Bank of England recently unveiled a new 10-pound note that features the face of Jane Austen, a famous writer, along with one of her most well-know

News in Pictures July 20, 2017

An Electric-fying Race! The Formula E, a type of auto race for electric cars, took place on July 15 and 16 in New York. Ten teams competed in the race

Gather Round—It’s World Family Meeting Time July 14, 2017

Have you ever been part of a family meeting? It’s usually a time when important things are discussed with other people living in the house because t