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Behind the News: March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019
ABC Me  |  March 26, 2019

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.

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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October 29, 2019  |  ABC Me

Brexit Irish Border Brexit has been big in the news as the deadline for the UK's plan to leave the EU gets closer. This week we look at one of the biggest issues in the Brexit debate; the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We find out why that's such a big deal by learning more about Ireland's complicated history. East Antarctic Marine Park This week scientists from around the world are in Hobart for a meeting about Antarctica. One of the things they'll be talking about is a plan - led by Australia - to set up a Marine Protected Area that would make more of the Antarctic ocean off-limits to fishing and mining. We find out more about the creatures that live in this icy deep and why some think they're worth protecting. Waste Solutions As you might have heard, Australia has been facing some waste management problems since overseas countries that used to process our recycling said they didn't want to do it anymore. Last week Victoria's government released a report outlining some possible solutions, including turning green waste into energy and giving households six recycling bins. We take a closer look at some of these plans. Letter Writing Class Leela meets a man who's on a mission to bring back letter writing! Richard Simpkin is the founder of World Letter Writing Day and he travels around the country teaching kids the value of picking up a pen and writing to someone they care about. Halloween History It's Halloween on Thursday, when many people around the world like to get dressed up, go trick or treating, and celebrate all things scary! Jack finds out more about the origins of Halloween and where some of its spookiest traditions began.

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