Oct 262013

Croatia enters the European Union: The European Union now has 28 member states. Croatia officially joined on Monday after a process that lasted almost a decade. Thousands of people attended a special event in the capital Zagreb to mark the occasion. But the new era has been greeted cautiously by both locals and foreign officials.
1 July 2013


Chile school protests: The police in Chile have arrested 122 people, many of them children, in raids on 28 secondary schools that had been taken over by their pupils. The schools are due to be used as polling stations in primary elections this weekend.
28 June 2013


North Korean town gets World Heritage status: The United Nations has placed the North Korean city of Kaesong on its list of World Heritage sites. The UN’s cultural and educational organisation specifically named 12 sites in the city, which was established in the 10th Century, including a palace, a school and defensive walls.
24 June 2013



Smoke chokes Singapore: Smog continues to affect people living in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore’s air pollution hit its worst ever level this Friday and officials say the haze could last for several months. The main cause of the pollution is thought to be forest fires caused by the illegal clearing of land on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
21 June 2013

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