Today is World Day Against Child Labor. 152 million children around the world are forced to work, often in dangerous or unhealthy jobs. Here is a look at some examples.
Published in “Australasia”
A container ship lost 83 containers over the side of the boat near Sydney on Thursday. Some containers came open and trash is already washing up on beaches.
Tourists in Australia are being warned not to feed the kangaroos. Not only is human food bad for the kangaroos, it is also causing the kangaroos to attack humans.
Scientists at Curtin University in Australia say that the world's oldest known spider has died. The trapdoor spider, known as "Number 16", was 43 years old.
Over 500 people had to leave a library in Australia because of a possible gas leak. The problem turned out to be a stinky piece of rotting fruit.
A bushfire burned about ten square miles of land near Sydney this weekend. Hot weather and strong winds made the fire worse, but it is almost under control now.
A woman walking on the beach in Australia found an interesting bottle. The bottle had a message inside that was 132 years old. That's the oldest message in a bottle ever found.
Thousands of people in Papua New Guinea need help after last Monday's earthquake, which killed over 50 people. Many more people are in danger now because they need food, water, and other supplies.
A college student almost failed a course because her professor did not know that Australia was both a continent and a country.
The Australian government got rid of some old filing cabinets. The people who bought the cabinets found top secret documents inside.