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Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Every year, about this time, Brandon Bullis and his family from Virginia in the US create a spook-tacular Halloween light show on their house. The Edwards Landing Lights, as they h ...

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Is there anything cuter than a panda? A baby panda! And what's even cuter than a baby panda? FIFTEEN baby pandas! Last weekend, fifteen pandas cubs were inducted into the Chengdu R ...

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin the raccoon has become something of a celebrity, a beloved star of Instagram. Last year, when she was just a month old, she fell out of a tree and into Rosie Kemp’s back ga ...

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Brotherly and sisterly love. It's a wonderful thing to behold, especially in young children - and it even has the power to save your life. Bradley and his sister Charlotte - or Cha ...

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Gissur Simonarson is an activist from Iceland residing in Oslo, Norway and the founder of Conflict News. Thanks to a picture he shared on social media, a family from Syria can get ...

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

Olivia Allen is only 10 years old and if you ask her what she is going to be when she grows up, the list includes everything from fashion designer to mathematician and actress to n ...

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

If you can encourage kids to read, then you're all right by us. And with children all over the world getting ready to go back to school, Courtney Holmes in Dubuque in Iowa has come ...

Boy Gets Best Birthday Present Ever!

There are some things we become really passionate about that other people just don't 'get' - perhaps something you got into when you were a child that you just never laid down. Dylan Johnson, from Virginia in the US, is like that. Ever since he was two years old, he has been fascinated with vacuum cleaners. He loves seeing how they work, what they can do, and he even has a favourite brand: the Kirby. Even n ...

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India’s Tigers are Making a Comeback!

Our whole lives it seems we are told about the ever-decreasing numbers of endangered animals and how they will probably become extinct in our lifetime. But (as always) we have good news! Official figures from last week indicate that the population of tigers in India has boosted by almost a third in just three years. India is home to around 70% of all the wild tigers in the world, most of which live in one o ...

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Masha the Homeless Cat Saves Baby

More often than not, when you hear about a child being saved by an animal, that animal is usually of the canine variety. In fact, you might even remember us telling you about 3-year-old Carson, who went missing from his back garden, but was kept safe by his dog, Cooper. But hero stories about cats are even fewer and more far between. Cats are not known for looking after people - indeed, there is the old ada ...

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Dedicated Teacher Returns 20-Year-Old Letters Students Wrote to Themselves

Most of us have a favourite teacher from school - the one who pushed us, the one who inspired us, the one who believed in us, the one who let us get away with anything… But it would be a rare thing indeed if we were able to say that teacher was still inspiring us 20 years on. But the former students of Bruce Farrer from Saskatchewan in Canada can make such wild claims after receiving letters they wrote to t ...

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Police Officer Buys Eggs for Woman Caught Stealing

Helen Johnson from Alabama in the US hadn’t eaten for two days, and all that was on her mind was scraping together enough money to feed her family - two daughters, a niece and two grandchildren aged one and three. On Saturday 6 December, armed with all the money she had left ($1.25), Helen entered into a store with the intention of buying some eggs, but when she got to the cartons, she saw that she was shor ...

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Reindeer Police to the Rescue in Russia

In the far north of Russia lies the Arctic Tundra, a stark and frozen landscape that is difficult to navigate at the best of times. In northwest Siberia is a region called Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Here, the police struggle to maintain law and order across the difficult terrain - especially when criminals escape across the frozen land, with using reindeer-led sleds as their getaway vehicles. But the p ...

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SWAT Superheroes “Save” Children’s Hospital

Children who are ill enough to have to spend time in hospital miss out on a lot of fun, especially if they have to stay in for the holidays. For residing patients at Ohio’s Promedica Toledo Children’s Hospital in the US, it is the same story. Being too ill to go out and trick-or-treat, the children were disappointed to be missing out on Halloween. That is - until they got caught up in a special heist to sav ...

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8-Year-Old Raises Money to Cure Best Friend’s Illness

After reading this, you are going to hope you have a friend like Dylan Siegel - and strive to be a friend like him. At eight years old, Dylan is an author with almost $1 million (£630,000) to his name. Or he would be if every single penny of book sales didn’t go on research for his best friend’s illness. Dylan’s book is called Chocolate Bar, a phrase that he uses in place of “awesome”. Various places and ac ...

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Speed-Dating Plan to Boost Neglected Language

Do you speak Belarusian and wish you could find your Belarusian soul mate? Then you might just be in luck! An independent public culture initiative called Art-Siadziba (or Art Manor) may have just the thing for you - Belarusian Speed Dating! Belarus is an Eastern European country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union. But despite gaining independence in 1991 and having a population of almost 10 million ...

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“Beautiful Buddhist Monks” Fashion Show!

Shingon Buddhists in Japan have taken a rather unconventional approach - for them, anyway - to celebrate their 1,200th anniversary next year… But first, what is a Buddhist? Well, some describe it as a religion, some, a philosophy, others, simply a better way of life. Whichever way you look at it, the ultimate ambition of a Buddhist is to reach Nirvana, which is a state of enlightenment. To do this, a Buddhi ...

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