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Behind the News: 2015 Year in Review

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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 ...

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.

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Behind the News: March 26, 2019

ABC Me March 26, 2019

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Cyclones Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a ...

Cyclones Some powerful cyclones have hit different parts of the world in the past few weeks. In Northern Queensland Cyclone Trevor did a lot of damage and in Mozambique a deadly storm named Idai has caused devastation. BTN looks at just what a cyclone is and how we measure their destructive power. Brexit Deadline Things are pretty tense in the UK at the moment as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Brexit. March 29 is the date that’s been set for Britain to leave the European Union, but this week the UK’s prime minister asked the EU for an extension. Martin gives us a reminder of just what “Brexit” is and why it’s been giving him and other Brits a bit of anxiety. Holi Festival Last week Hindu people in Australia and around the world celebrated Holi. We got a group of school kids to tell us more about this colourful festival and about their religion. Antarctic Special - Part 3: Antarctic Animals In the final of our three-part Antarctica special Emma finds out more about some of the interesting animals that call the Antarctic circle home and how humans may be affecting them. Antarctica Q&A While she was in Antarctica, Emma asked a group of experts to answer questions that some kids had about the icy continent and the people and animals that live there. We’ll show you a selection of their questions and answers.

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Behind the News: September 17, 2019

ABC Me September 17, 2019

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Fire Season It’s been a terrible start to spring for many communities in NSW and Queensland where bushfires have destroyed homes and property. While fires aren’t unusual in ...

Fire Season It’s been a terrible start to spring for many communities in NSW and Queensland where bushfires have destroyed homes and property. While fires aren’t unusual in Australia, experts say these ones have hit way earlier than usual, in places that aren’t usually affected by fire. We find out more about this terrible start to fire season and how some kids are getting ready for the hot weather to come. Fish Rescue A mass fish rescue is underway right now in the Darling River in NSW. Native species are being caught and relocated to other parts of the river or to fish hatcheries to try to prevent what the State’s environment minister has described as a potential fish “Armageddon”. Many are worried, when summer comes, we’ll see another mass fish die-off caused by blue green algae. We find out more about what’s happening to the health of Australia’s biggest river system. E-cigarette Warning Most young Aussies know about the dangers of smoking, but there are worries that there’s a growing number of young people using e-cigarettes or vaping. While they were originally marketed as being a safer alternative to cigarettes, recently there’ve been a few cases of people getting sick after vaping and even some deaths overseas. We find out more. Peace Games It’s not very often that 11-year-olds are asked to prevent wars and solve big economic, social and environmental crises, but this week that’s exactly what some South Australia kids are being asked to do. They’re taking part in the World Peace Game - a very different sort of board game developed by a US educator who’s on a mission to prove that kids can make great diplomats. Magpie Season It’s that time of year again - when school yards and streets are menaced by swooping magpies! We find out why magpies attack and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Behind the News Special: Antarctica

ABC Me September 24, 2019

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A special all about Antarctica. From the people who live and work there, to the important scientific research going on at the moment. All filmed at Casey Station, a research ...

A special all about Antarctica. From the people who live and work there, to the important scientific research going on at the moment. All filmed at Casey Station, a research base on the Antarctic mainland.

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BtN Newsbreak: October 8, 2019

ABC Me October 8, 2019

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The BtN Newsbreak team gives us all the news on the Nobel Prizes, extinction rebellion, newly discovered moons around Saturn and Aussie kids communicate with astronauts on the ...

The BtN Newsbreak team gives us all the news on the Nobel Prizes, extinction rebellion, newly discovered moons around Saturn and Aussie kids communicate with astronauts on the ISS thanks to Tony Hutchison. In news regarding feats of human endeavour; Simone Biles has two gymnastic moves named after her, free running championships take parkour to the top level and a tetraplegic walks again.

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BtN Newsbreak: September 18, 2019

ABC Me September 18, 2019

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In this edition of BtN Newsbreak; how to avoid being swooped by a magpie, climate change activist Greta Thunberg receives a special award and China reveals their mascot for ...

In this edition of BtN Newsbreak; how to avoid being swooped by a magpie, climate change activist Greta Thunberg receives a special award and China reveals their mascot for the 2022 Winter Olympics. In water related news, we hear about high school scuba diving classes, a flying water taxi and a drone spotting a shark.

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BtN Newsbreak: September 26, 2019

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The BtN team updates us on match fixing in e-sports and an animal kindness law being passed in the ACT. In news from around the world, a mummy is returned to Egypt, Comicon in ...

The BtN team updates us on match fixing in e-sports and an animal kindness law being passed in the ACT. In news from around the world, a mummy is returned to Egypt, Comicon in South Africa is a hit and we learn of a sport called bike polo.

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BtN Newsbreak: September 11, 2019

ABC Me September 11, 2019

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The Behind the News team investigate why one of YouTube's biggest earner is in trouble, the theory of the asteroid hitting Earth and see Tayla Harris receiving a big honour. ...

The Behind the News team investigate why one of YouTube's biggest earner is in trouble, the theory of the asteroid hitting Earth and see Tayla Harris receiving a big honour. Plus a wrap up of the world's news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: September 6, 2019

ABC Me September 6, 2019

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The Behind the News team report on cat cloning in China, bushfires in Queensland, Ashes cricket, plus a wrap up of the world's news and sports.

The Behind the News team report on cat cloning in China, bushfires in Queensland, Ashes cricket, plus a wrap up of the world's news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: October 30, 2019

ABC Me October 30, 2019

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In this episode of BtN Newsbreak we hear about wildfires spreading across California and that the United Kingdom is heading towards an election over the Brexit negotiations. A ...

In this episode of BtN Newsbreak we hear about wildfires spreading across California and that the United Kingdom is heading towards an election over the Brexit negotiations. A mountain climber sets a world record and students bring back the art of letter writing. In feel good news, there's emus, an amazing Halloween costume and a spooky day of the dead sculpture.

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Behind the News: Armistice 100 Years

ABC Me November 6, 2018

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This BTN special episode takes a look at Remembrance Day, which marks the end of World War One on the 11th of November, 1918. The BTN team outlines how peace was negotiated ...

This BTN special episode takes a look at Remembrance Day, which marks the end of World War One on the 11th of November, 1918. The BTN team outlines how peace was negotiated and what caused World War One in the first place. We learn about Australia’s involvement in World War One and life in the trenches. There are also some quiz questions throughout to keep viewers on their toes.

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BtN Newsbreak: May 7, 2019

ABC Me May 7, 2019

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The Behind the News team bring updates on the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who welcome the arrival of a new baby boy. A report from the United Nations reveal how humans have ...

The Behind the News team bring updates on the The Duke and Duchess of Sussex who welcome the arrival of a new baby boy. A report from the United Nations reveal how humans have impacted the environment plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: May 6, 2019

ABC Me May 6, 2019

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The Behind the News team bring updates on the holy month of Ramadan, Avengers Endgame, animated creatures and a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

The Behind the News team bring updates on the holy month of Ramadan, Avengers Endgame, animated creatures and a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: April 29, 2019

ABC Me April 29, 2019

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The Behind the News team bring updates from the new movie release The Avengers: Endgame, the famous London Marathon plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

The Behind the News team bring updates from the new movie release The Avengers: Endgame, the famous London Marathon plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: April 18, 2019

ABC Me April 18, 2019

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The Behind the News team report on Easter and its traditions. The team bring updates on Beyonce's new documentary and new album, Time Magazines top 100 influencers revealed ...

The Behind the News team report on Easter and its traditions. The team bring updates on Beyonce's new documentary and new album, Time Magazines top 100 influencers revealed plus a wrap up of the worlds news and sports.

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BtN Newsbreak: February 6, 2019

ABC Me February 6, 2019

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The Behind the News team report on the clean-up following horrific floods in Townsville, the Sumatran tiger triplets born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, the reopening of a school in ...

The Behind the News team report on the clean-up following horrific floods in Townsville, the Sumatran tiger triplets born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, the reopening of a school in regional New South Wales with only seven students, and a guide on where things should not go.

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BtN Newsbreak: February 12, 2019

ABC Me February 12, 2019

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The Behind the News team report on the celebrations taking place now that refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is back on Australian soil, the new online game which has racked up 25 ...

The Behind the News team report on the celebrations taking place now that refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is back on Australian soil, the new online game which has racked up 25 million new players, the state of emergency declared in Russia and the winners at the Australian Cricket Awards.

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BtN Newsbreak: February 28, 2019

ABC Me February 28, 2019

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The Behind the News Team report on popular social app Tik Tok being hit with a fine of almost $8 million for not protecting the privacy of its younger users; the imminent ...

The Behind the News Team report on popular social app Tik Tok being hit with a fine of almost $8 million for not protecting the privacy of its younger users; the imminent announcement of Ita Buttrose as ABC chairman; and Sam Kerr's ascension to captain of the Matildas.