The price of bitcoin has surged after Elon Musk's company Tesla bought $1.5 billion worth of the crypto currency. A report released on Safer Internet Day has found teenagers in Australia spend on average 14 hours online per week. Meet a young karate champ from the UK who has been able to compete with others around the world online from his backyard dojo.
The Super Bowl went ahead in Florida this year with half-time entertainment provided by the Weeknd and Amanda Gorman. A Himalayan glacier has collapsed in the north of India washing away part of a hydroelectric dam and causing whole villages to evacuate. In more sports news, there's the Australian Open, Big Bash League, AFLW and a record breaking row across the Atlantic.
Sia apologises for casting actor Maddie Ziegler in the role of a young girl with autism. Some lucky aussie kids with vision impairments have been able to test out the new braille lego.
Residents of the Perth hills share their stories of escaping the bushfire. Lead up events to the Australian Open are cancelled due to a hotel worker contracting COVID-19. Plans are in place for the Olympics to go ahead in July with strict health guidelines for officials, players and referees.
Captain Sir Tom Moore has died at age 100 and tributes have flooded in for the war hero and fundraising legend. A massive bushfire has destroyed dozens of homes in the Perth hills while the rest of the city is in lockdown. A Tasmanian family has successfully reared an orphaned baby swan.
BtN looks at the latest trend on TikTok; singing sea shanties! A young girl in Wales has found a 220 million year old dinosaur footprint walking along the beach.
Residents of Perth are going into a five day lockdown after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive for COVID-19. The Bluey soundtrack has reached the top of the ARIA music charts. Scientists think they have figured out how wombats produce cube shaped poo! And while Australia swelters in the heat, much of the northern hemisphere has had unprecedented levels of snowfall.
The final BtN Newsbreak for 2020 wraps up this year's biggest trends and stories.
BtN recognises International Day of people with a disability, a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Australians with disabilities. Jack takes part in a workshop at the Tarnathi festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art.
China has successfully landed a probe on the moon bringing lunar rocks and dirt back to Earth. A wild storm has hit Sydney causing power blackouts and lightning strikes. A third mysterious metal monolith has popped up in Romania! Scientists have discovered a new species of comb jelly known as a ctenophore. The jelly was identified using a super high definition camera in the deep sea.
The Australian Government has launched the very first National Water Safety Day. Young Aussies tell their stories as part of the Takeover competition. France wins this year's Junior Eurovision contest and an 18 metre tall robot has been unveiled in Yokohama Japan.
BtN reports on the relocation of Pakistan's loneliest elephant Kaavan, who is finally moving to a sanctuary. The metal monolith that appeared in the Utah desert has disappeared! In sports news, there's a horror Formula 1 crash, a female college football player and one day cricket.
BtN explains what Black Friday sales are and what they have to do with Thanksgiving. Victoria has reached its Coronavirus elimination day. Take a look at some last minute sporting heroes, the world's deepest pool and a super creative stop motion skateboarding video.
Legendary soccer player Diego Maradona has died in Argentina. Australia is set to experience an extreme heatwave over the last weekend of Spring. The 2020 ARIAs took place under special conditions to allow for social distancing with Archie Roach inducted into the hall of fame and the music teacher of the year announced.
A helicopter pilot has spotted a large metal monolith in the middle of the desert in Utah, America, causing many to speculate as to where it came from. Beyonce has topped the list for year's Grammy nominations. The winners of 2020's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize National Film Competition for students have been announced. This year the entrants made films to demonstrate scientific concepts around the theme of water.
TikTok's most famous content producer reaches 100 million followers on the social media platform. Oxford languages has chosen the words of the year after analysing data using advanced software. The American Music Awards have gone ahead in the US with much smaller viewer numbers than in previous years.
Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.
This year Ausmusic T-shirt Day has raised awareness for people who work in the music industry and need financial support due to the impact of the pandemic on live music. South Australia ends the lockdown earlier than expected. A meteor has been captured on camera south of Tasmania.
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