Wednesday’s “What’s Up in the World?” [2.27.13]

Some world news!

Pope Benedict makes last public appearance as Pope. His resignation has sparked several reactions in people. Read full story: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/world/europe/vatican-pope/index.html?hpt=wo_c1

Kids are awesome. In the last months many news have been around kids that are doing something good for their community. From Malala’s activism in Pakistan to Richard’s care for his community, they are very inspirational.  http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/tech/richard-turere-lion-lights/index.html?hpt=wo_mid 

Dengue fever triples in Brazil. Already 200,000 people have been infected with the fever this year. Interesting connections about health and developing countries. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21585328

New developments on the BP Gulf oil spill. They say that they re not the only ones to blame. Follow the story:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21599916

Ballon tragedy: Hot air ballon caught on fire and killed 19 people. This happened in Egypt and the official report of what happened might take another three weeks to come out. http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/world/meast/egypt-balloon-deaths/index.html?hpt=hp_inthenews

An American couple was found safe and sound after having been declared as missing for over a month in Peru. They had gone on a bike trek through some Peruvian tourist attractions: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/26/world/americas/peru-missing-americans/index.html?hpt=wo_c2


-Nico S.


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