Apple pulls Fortnite from their app store after Epic Games allowed in-app purchases. An 11 year old from Nigeria has gone viral after his dance teacher shared a video of him dancing in the rain. In zoo animal news there's indonesian babirusa pigs, a southern white rhino and orangutans keeping cool.
Dinosaur bones discovered by fossil hunters on the Isle of Wight in 2019 have been found to be a new species of dinosaur called the Vectaerovenator Inopinatus. Mauritius continues to deal with the oil spill from a ship that ran aground in a pristine coastal area of the island. BtN celebrates international left handers day celebrating all things left handed.
This special on Ancient Egypt looks at some high-tech help that's solving mysteries of the tombs. We check out an exhibition that's headed our way, and why felines were sacred.
Russia announces that they have developed a COVID-19 vaccine but the World Health Organisation and other scientific experts are concerned about the speed of the vaccine's development and the potential for side effects. New Zealand records four new COVID-19 cases after over 100 days with no cases, leading to the Prime Minister putting all of Auckland into lockdown. Learn about the Arctic World Archive, a hidden vault and former coal mine holding important historical digital data for future generations.
Two beluga whales have been moved to a new open water sanctuary in Iceland after being held in captivity for many years. A volcano has erupted in Indonesia causing 30 000 people around the mountain to leave their homes. In sports news there’s AFL, golf and a women's AFL team singing their team song in Auslan as a surprise for their hearing impaired teammate.
Behind the News looks at the events that led up to World War II and gives a brief history of one of the deadliest conflicts that the world has ever seen. More than a million Aussie men and women served in World War II. Find out more about Australia's role in the war. On the 19th of February 1942 Darwin was bombed by Japanese forces. Find out more about the day the war came to Australia. The grandparents of some BTN reporters share some of their memories of WWII. The effects of the World War II were felt for a long time after the war had ended. Take a look at the impact WWII had on the world.
A state of environmental emergency has been declared in the island of Mauritius after a cargo ship that ran aground on a coral reef near the coast has started leaking oil. Wild weather hits NSW including flooding, wind and rain. The famous radio telescope known as The Dish which helped broadcast the first moon landing is being added to the national heritage list. Australia Post has launched a special collection of Aussie wildlife stamps to celebrate Stamp Collecting Month.
BtN explains just how many satellites there are in space as SpaceX launches 60 new satellites into orbit and why experts think we should limit the number. Introduced beavers in the English countryside have been allowed to stay after a court ruling. In more animal news there's chicken racing, a cavoodle in the snow and a rhino calf at Monarto zoo.
BtN looks at the aftermath of the massive explosion which took place in Beirut, Lebanon. The Prime Minister explains that at the moment TikTok will not be banned but still advised people to be aware of their privacy when online. Meet Fluffy the robotic dog who works at Ford motors doing jobs that are too hard or time consuming for humans to do themselves.
People have had their eyes on the skies for centuries and in this special we go right back to the history of stargazing. We find out about the Hubble Telescope and what could be the earliest astronomical map of the stars.
BtN looks at the tough new coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne. Right now there's a lot of debate going on about whether kids under 14 should be put in detention. Meet an 11-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy who's passionate about the issue. The year 2020 marks 75 years since two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Find out more about the bombing of Hiroshima. Meet a young person with alopecia and find out more about the condition. Catch up with Arlo, a young punk music fan from the UK who's now the editor of his own music magazine.
The Premier of Victoria has declared a state of disaster with Melbourne entering Stage 4 lockdowns, BtN explains what that means and we hear the views of some young Victorians on the changes set to affect their lifestyles. NASA SpaceX Dragon Craft astronauts make it safely back to Earth. An underwater livestream from the Port of Miami has become hugely popular around the world as viewers enjoy observing the large array of sea creatures including a fish with no tail. A baby orphaned wombat has been recruited into the NSW Police Department after being rescued by an officer.
Donald Trump has called for the presidential election to be delayed due to his concerns over the potential for fraud with the likely increase in the number postal votes. NASA has launched its latest mission to Mars, the rover ‘Perseverance’ is expected to land next February. The NBA season has commenced in Disneyland. In mysterious news, a crop circle has appeared in Germany and in the UK scientists have figured out the source of the prehistoric stone used to build Stonehenge.
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.
WWF has released a report on how many animals were affected in the bushfires early this year and what impact it had on the wildlife.
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.
Science is the topic of this special and we begin with the considerable contributions of Australian scientists. We see how Charles Darwin changed how we saw nature and the genius of Albert Einstein.
Learn about one of the most important pillars of Islam and how Covid-19 is affecting the pilgrimage this year.
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