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Behind The News: G20 Preview/Greenhouse Gasses/War Nurses/Rosetta Mission/Fairy Business
G20 Preview/Greenhouse Gasses/War Nurses/Rosetta Mission/Fairy Business
ABC ME  |  November 10, 2014

Brisbane is about to host the G20. It's a meeting where the world's most powerful leaders discuss the biggest issues of the future. In other words, issues that will directly affect kids as they grow up. But why aren't all world leaders involved in an event that's so important? Plus there are teaching resources available for our stories on Greenhouse Gasses and War Nurses.

Brisbane is about to host the G20. It's a meeting where the world's most powerful leaders discuss the biggest issues of the future. In other words, issues that will directly affect kids as they grow up. But why aren't all world leaders involved in an event that's so important? Plus there are teaching resources available for our stories on Greenhouse Gasses and War Nurses.

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