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.
Google is warning that 'Googling' could become a thing of the past if the government brings in a new law which would force the tech giant to pay for news it displays. A struggling American video game shop called GameStop has become one of the world's most valuable companies. We find out why. South Australia is fighting an outbreak of fruit fly and it's having a big effect on kid's lunchboxes. February 9 is Safer Internet Day so we take a look at some common online dangers and what you can do to avoid them. We speak to a Chinese language class and find out more about Lunar New Year.
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.
This BTN special gives a brief history of World War II. We find out about Australia's role in the war and learn more about the bombing of Darwin. We also take a look at the impact World War II had on the world.
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.
BtN looks at where we're at now when it comes to the global fight against COVID-19 and what the next few months may have in store. The US has sworn in its new President and Vice President. Look at how the new leaders are planning to get their country back on track. Over the holidays the Governor-General agreed to officially change one word in Australia's National Anthem. Some people are calling for all school kids to be taught how to swim and stay safe in the water. Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting discovery; a four-thousand-year-old funerary temple containing ancient treasures including coffins with mummies.
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.
Take a look back at some of the biggest stories covered in 2020. BtN runs you through the good, the bad and the fascinating things that happened throughout this year. Plus, there's the annual super quiz to test yourself on too.
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.
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