Up until recently, China enforced a one child policy where any family that had more than one child faced severe fines and penalties. While the law sounds crazy, it still has its defenders and even with the law finally being eradicated, many think things will stay the same because so many have gotten used to the idea. Find out the history behind this law and why it's been so controversial around the world.
Rookie reporters, Tiffany and Lily, take us along on their visit to Gallipoli and as they learn more about the battle that took place there and those who served in World War I, it offers them a deeper perspective on the importance of Remembrance Day.
By the time you turn 16, you're legally allowed to drive and some believe that if you're mature enough to be out on the road, you're old enough to be in the voting booth too. There are many different opinions on this topic among adults and, when asked, it turns out that while some teenagers would be happy with the right to vote, others aren't too keen on the idea.
A high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world. Each program is built around major news stories of the week.
The government recently announced its plans to get nearly all of Australia's state and territory borders open before Christmas. Meet some kids who are hoping to reunite with their family members. A report has found that wetlands in the Murray Darling Basin aren't getting the water they need. Find out why wetlands are important. Australia's oldest airline, Qantas, has turned 100. Learn about the history of flight in Australia and what the future might hold. With the help of researchers from the University of Melbourne, BtN has put together another BTN Happiness Survey. The finalists for this year's Sleek Geeks competition have been announced. Take a look at some of this year's top entries.
A pharmaceutical company has announced that the trials of its COVID-19 vaccine could be 90% effective. Find out what that means and how researchers go about testing vaccines. Take a look at the Virgin Hyperloop - a type of train that can travel at super high speeds and look at the future of transport. Indigenous activist Charlie Perkins helped draw attention to racial inequality and injustice, learn about about his life and legacy. Next week is Food Safety Week, when we're all encouraged to think a bit more about how we cook, store and eat our food. A school in SA have their own therapy dog who's been specially trained to make kids feel more relaxed.
Rob Bell boards the ship that kick started the age of polar exploration, Royal Research Ship Discovery. The world's first purpose-built scientific vessel, her bold journey to the most inhospitable continent on the planet, Antarctica, propelled Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton into the ranks of the world's most famous explorers.
April 16, 1945. The Red Army begins its Berlin offensive. The generals are willing to incur heavy losses. On the Western Front, the first concentration camps have been liberated by British and US forces. They discovered emaciated prisoners and mounds of corpses. Hundreds of thousands of Wehrmacht soldiers surrender. Churchill doesn't want to leave Berlin to Stalin, but Eisenhower has other concerns. He is afraid of German units forming a national redoubt in the Alps. Hitler finally realizes that the war is a lost cause. Only Goebbels and his family remain in the Fuhrer's bunker. Hitler and his wife Eva Braun commit suicide on April 30. Nor do the Goebbels family survive the downfall. It is left to administrators under Grand Admiral Doenitz to declare unconditional surrender. On May 8, World War II comes to an end in Europe.