The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 passengers and crew has left a lot of questions. One of the main ones is how a huge jumbo can go down without anyone knowing where, or why. BtN takes a look at the information available, and uncovers why there isn't more.
The conflict in Ukraine has entered a dangerous new phase, with Russia sending troops into Crimea, against the wishes of the temporary Ukrainian Government. Many people are now calling this a fight between the east and the west. But what does that mean? Who is the east and the west? And why does there seem to be such tension between the two?
With a lot of Queensland and NSW in its second year of drought, farmers have been calling for emergency assistance. Now, the Federal Government has agreed to help. We also take a look at the controversial food labelling plan.
Over the last few months, we've seen a few businesses ask for money from the federal government to help them survive. But if a business isn't doing well, why would the government even consider giving them millions of dollars to help? BtN gets the ins and outs of bailouts.
The Winter Olympics draw hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. But this year many countries, including Australia, have warned visitors to Sochi in Russia to be careful. This week the World Health Organisation announced that cancer had overtaken heart disease as the biggest killer in Australia. Bec meets some young people who've been affected by cancer and finds out what it is.
BtN's first show for 2014 looks at what's involved in being Governor General, the controversial proposed shark cull in Western Australia and more!
After Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to say sorry after the Indonesia spying scandal, we find out if there is ever an excuse not to say sorry; Next week marks the anniversary of a very famous event in Australia's history and; In the last show of 2013 we take a look back at some of the biggest news events of the year and some of the more memorable moments of the show too.
Have you ever wondered how you'd react if a natural disaster was heading for you? We take a look at an amazing experiment which created some fake disasters to see how ordinary families would react in dangerous situations. Plus, Queensland has become the latest state to announce a ban on commercial solariums and hear about the journey refugees undertake before they get to Australia.
Today, Pablo, BtN's kid reporter in the Philippines, tells us about the damage caused by a big typhoon that hit his country; the case of an 18 year old boy who was killed by a single punch has stirred up a lot of debate; a group of parents want toy shops to stop dividing their products into stuff for boys and stuff for girls; a group of kids report for BtN about their recent trip to a school in Zambia and concerns that not enough kids are choosing to study science.
During the election we heard a lot about how important our votes were. People were encouraged to enrol and to think carefully about who they wanted to represent them in parliament. So how would you feel if your vote went missing? We also look at claims that Australia has been spying on Indonesia.
The spring fires in NSW showed us that it's always good to get your bushfire plans ready early. We visit a school in a bushfire danger zone to see how they've been preparing, we also take a look at Remembrance Day, how it started and why it's important to kids.
It's not unusual for BtN to cover bushfire stories. But what is unusual is for us to cover such big fires so early in the bushfire season. Nathan takes a look at why the fires in New South Wales have been so devastating and what it looks like to fight a bushfire first hand. Plus, the equal marriage debate prompts us to discuss Federal and State laws.
BtN explains the US Government shutdown, visits a soup kitchen in national Poverty week and being a teacher is hard - we look at a program of kids teaching kids!
When kids commit crimes their identity is usually kept secret. But there are plans in Queensland to change that plus a 16 year old is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, BtN meets her.
We've heard a lot about the Federal Election in the past week - and how the Coalition now has a clear majority in the House of Representatives. But what about the other House of Parliament - the Senate? Plus, the latest research on energy drinks has found that some of them can actually do more harm than good.
After weeks of campaigning Australians finally got the chance to have their say about who should lead the country. So what will the Prime Minister do and what's their plan for Australia's future? Plus, the use of drones is back in the news again.
This week on BtN we look at the escalating war in Syria and accusations the government has used chemical weapons. Plus just a week out from the upcoming Federal Election we take a look at preferential voting.
During election campaigns you don't often hear political leaders agree on anything. But there is one idea that Tony Abbott and Kevin Rudd both say they'll work on if they win the election. They reckon farming could have a much bigger future in the North of Australia. Also this week, take your class on a guided tour of Canberra Parliament House.
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