Kids News - Current Events

The 2008 New York Toy Fair

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From February 17- February 20th, New York City was home to the 2008 Toy Fair, the largest international toy trade show in the Western Hemisphere.  It is here that the manufactures reveal their latest and hottest products for children.

12-year Old Girl Saves Siblings

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On Saturday night, 12-year old Derrionna Adams was sleeping soundly on the first floor, along with her 8 and 9 year old siblings, when their house caught fire. Her parents were downstairs and couldn't get to them because of smoke and flames on the staircase. Instead of panicking, this brave girl led her two siblings to safety.

The First Commercial Flight Powered By Biofuel

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This morning, a Virgin Atlantic 747 Jumbo Jet became the first commercial airplane to fly on biofuel. The short flight from London to Amsterdam used a blend of 20% coconut oil and babassu oil (kind of palm) mixed with 80% conventional jet fuel.

Amazing New Marine Life Found in the Waters of Antarctica

Scientists on a seven-week expedition of the Antarctica have found an array of new animals they had never seen before. These include giant worms, big-eyed fish and sea spiders - as big as dinner plates.

Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse

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In case you missed last night's spectacular lunar eclipse or as was the case where we live, it was covered up by the clouds, here is a glimpse of what it looked like from different venues in the Western Hemisphere.

A Wildlife Safari - In the heart of the California's Wine Country

While Sonoma County in Northern California is known for its Wine Region, few people know about its other attraction - Safari West.  Home to over 400 exotic African mammals and birds from all over the world - many of which are endangered or extinct in the wild, this amazing place is open for visitors year-round.

Bindi Irwin unveils her own line of toys

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Bindi Irwin, star of the T.V. show - "Bindi the Jungle Girl", was in New York earlier this week, along with her brother Bob and mother Terri, to unveil her own line of Australian Zoo Playsets, Plush Toys (soft cuddly toys) and even a look-alike talking doll called "Bindi".

Gustavo Dudamel - the new music maestro!

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The world of classical music is buzzing with excitement these days thanks to an amazingly talented young conductor called Gustavo Dudamel. At just 27 years of age, he is scheduled to become the conductor for the LA Philharmonic, one of the best Orchestra's in America, when the current conductor retires in 2009.

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