The World Wildlife Fund reports that up to 3 billion animals are estimated to have been affected by last Summer’s bushfires in Australia with many native animals having been killed, injured or suffered habitat loss. Wallaroo Primary School students recreate their whole school using Minecraft. Virgin Galactic unveils a new cabin that will ferry tourists to outer space. Bones from a woolly mammoth have been discovered in a remote lake in the Arctic Circle in Russia.
BtN looks at how the Hajj Pilgrimage will be looking different this year due to COVID-19. Residents of some coastal areas in New South Wales have had to evacuate their homes due to erosion from wild weather and storms. Hear from some scientists who have been working to decode dolphin language.
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.
Disney delays release of major films including the new Avatar, Mulan and Star Wars movies due to COVID-19 while the Australian Government announces extra funding for the Aussie film industry. Meet some stars of the very first ABC Kids fictional podcast ‘Macaroy Uncovered’. In baby animal news there’s tigers, rhinos and lemurs.
Victoria reports more COVID-19 cases and news that many people have not been isolating even when sick. Liverpool celebrates winning the Champions Trophy for the first time since 1990. Qantas retires its Boeing 747, leaving Australia for the last time tracing the flying kangaroo in the sky before heading to Arizona’s plane graveyard.
Young Victorians explain why it is important to wear a face mask and even though it’s not compulsory for people under 12 years of age to wear one, many are choosing to. India continues to face many cases of COVID-19 and monsoonal floods. NASA’s next mission to Mars is set to have a helicopter on board for the first time.
Scientists at Oxford University are one step closer to developing a COVID-19 vaccine. A new study finds polar bears could be extinct in the future if we don’t take steps to reduce climate change. The T-20 Cricket World Cup has been postponed until at least October 2021. In lighter news, there’s a rare yellow turtle and colourful hot air balloons.
Victorians in COVID-19 hotspots must now wear masks whenever they leave the house. The United Arab Emirates Hope mission to Mars took off successfully from Japan this morning. China and the US will also be sending spacecraft to Mars later in the year. BtN explains the purpose of the mission.
The statue of Black Lives Matter protestor Jen Reid has been taken down as it was put up without permission. New cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Victoria and New South Wales. NASA and the European Space agency release the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun. Get a sneak peek of some of the 100 new emojis set to be released by the Unicode consortium.
Twitter experiences its worst security breach ever with a number of high profile accounts hacked. Floods cause many to flee their homes in Northern India. A statue of protestor Jen Reid has popped up in England in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in the place of a statue of a 17th Century English slave trader. More changes have been made to the AFL season in the hopes that the season can be completed despite the lockdown in Victoria with the location and time of the Grand Final still uncertain. Plus, there’s adorable baby animals.
BtN explains what a Stage 4 lockdown would look like in Victoria if the number of Coronavirus cases does not stabilise. The United Arab Emirates Hope Mars mission has been delayed due to bad weather. Meet South Australia’s SES Cadets of the year and their dogs who have been trained to find people.
The NFL team the Washington Redskins has decided to change its name and logo after having the name for 87 years. A meteor was spotted in the night sky above parts of NSW. Plus, hear from Jane Goodall on national chimp day and take a look at some wacky weather.
BtN hears from some Victorian school students who are getting ready to return to home learning after a spike in COVID-19 cases has caused schools to close in areas that are in lockdown. In sports news there’s NRL, the Styrian Grand Prix and a pint size basketball star.
BtN looks into the concerns some governments have over the social media app TikTok. The number of cases of COVID-19 in Victoria continues to increase. Aussie NBA star Patty Mills will donate his upcoming match earnings to various anti racism charities and causes including Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody and We Got You. A new rule has been proposed by Netball Australia, but not everyone supports it.
BtN talks to an expert about the debate over wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. David Attenborough has launched a campaign to help keep London Zoo open. In more animal news, there’s dogs delivering groceries, turtles hatching in Thailand and magellanic penguins let loose in a museum in the US.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that Melbourne is to go into lockdown for 6 weeks. Brazil’s president has tested positive for Coronavirus. The US Government considers banning TikTok due to concerns over spying.
Melbourne goes into stage 3 lockdown amid a spike in coronavirus COVID-19 cases. And the border is set to close between NSW and Victoria causing worries for people living in places on the border such as Albury and Wodonga. Rescue efforts are underway in Japan after record amounts of rain have caused rivers to break their banks. Space and ocean explorer Dr Kathy Sullivan has become the first woman to reach the bottom of the ocean at the lowest point on Earth, about 11km below sea level.
Residents of public housing towers in Melbourne are told they cannot leave their apartments for any reason after cases of coronavirus COVID-19 have occurred in the high density buildings. Kanye West announced he is running for US president despite not completing any requirements needed to compete in the election, which is set to take place in a few months. Formula One drivers take a knee during a minute's silence for the Black Lives Matter movement at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix.
This feature is only available for subscribers. Please contact your EnhanceTV school administrator or email email@example.com