Dai Gum Loong, 125m long and with 7000 scales, has flown to Australia to take over from an old dragon called Sun Loong that is ready to retire
Alex Jacquot is 10 and dreams of running his own airline. He wrote to Qantas boss Alan Joyce for advice but ended up in the boardroom signing a deal to get his transport idea off the ground
There is only one computer, bad internet access, no library, no science laboratory and drought and famine are frequent, yet Peter Tabichi’s students are achieving great things
AFLW star Tayla Harris has called for action to be taken against trolls after offensive comments were directed at an incredible photo of her kicking a football
Scientists have discovered humans may have been living in Australia for 120,000 years. If proven right, the discovery could rewrite the indigenous history of our nation
A Japanese woman has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. She took time out from studying maths to celebrate by eating chocolate
Students from more than 70 countries are planning to protest this Friday against inaction on climate change, led by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg
Hedi Fried was 19 when she was captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp during WWII. She survived and now, at 94, still uses her story to teach students about the Holocaust
Australian girls and women have a new figure of hope and inspiration, with the unveiling of a Fearless Girl statue in time for International Women’s Day
Researchers have uncovered the world’s oldest known tattoo kit, some of which is made from human bone and believed to be 2700 years old
Formerly conjoined twins Nima and Dawa Pelden are flying home to Bhutan today after their successful surgery in Australia to allow them to live separate lives
After an 8-4 vote by Hobart councillors, the city is set to become Australia’s first to ban single-use plastics including straws, sauce packets and cups
Sydney’s new international airport is being named after Nancy-Bird Walton, Australia’s first female pilot, known as the “Angel of the Outback”
The world’s smallest baby boy has gone home from hospital, six months after being born weighing only 268g, one-thirteenth the weight of an average Australian baby
The face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has collapsed without any deals on nuclear weapons, trade bans or a peace deal being signed.
The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism
Michelle Lee has become the first Australian woman to row across an ocean after a 5000km solo journey across the Atlantic that took 68 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes
Every two weeks a language becomes extinct. To try to preserve indigenous languages, the United Nations observes International Mother Language Day every year on February 21
Australia’s major sports organisations have supported a bold new plan to close the gender pay gap in sport so that female and male athletes are paid equally
West Indian cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been banned for 4 matches for on-field insult to England captain Joe Root. But it’s Root’s reaction that has gained worldwide praise
Casey Treloar’s tearful video explaining why her family is no longer going to milk its cows has gone viral, drawing attention to the plight of dairy farmers all over Australia
The cost of removing graffiti is so high that governments are spending up big trying to teach kids not to do it in the first place
Communities affected by the Black Saturday bushfires gather this week to mark the 10-year anniversary and reflect on how far they have come
Townsville’s mayor has urged the city’s residents to “hang tough” as the Army and emergency services personnel work hard to keep everyone safe after record rain in Queensland
She’s only 16 years old, yet this girl has already broken a world long-hair record, all because she had a bad haircut when she was six years old
A two-word phrase — made famous by the Prime Minister — about politicians worrying about themselves rather than everyday Australians has been named the 2018 Word of the Year
Jimmy Nelson has created an extraordinary photographic record of some of the world’s last indigenous peoples living traditionally in a bid to to save these cultures
The Australian Antarctic Division needs more than 150 people to fill jobs in its four research stations to support scientists, some you’d never guess were needed in the coldest place on Earth
Australian English is thriving and not in danger of becoming more American. The authors of Australia’s own dictionary have lists of new Australian words and sayings to prove it
A seemingly small act of kindness could be a big help for someone who is struggling. One barber’s kindness is changing the lives of homeless people in his community
Precious is a little girl in Zimbabwe, who had to walk for hours every day to get water for her family, until Australians paid for a well to be dug to provide clean water
Doctors will perform separation surgery on conjoined twins Nima and Dawa on Friday. Their spirits were lifted when they received hundreds of letters of support from Kids News readers
Kids News is inviting you to write a letter of support and hope to conjoined twins Nima and Dawa ahead of their surgery. We will deliver the letters to the twins’ mum to keep and show the girls
Shearers and roustabouts aren’t just something out of history books, old poems and songs. There’s a new generation of young wool workers who love what they do. Would you enjoy these jobs?
Two police officers have performed a daring rescue to pull a struggling kangaroo from the surf. They even performed chest compressions to save its life. Watch the amazing video
Harry and Meghan’s Australian tour is about much more than Meghan showing off nice clothes and having a holiday. They’re here to share some of the limelight with issues they care about
Mrs Collings is 102 and Mr Collings is 103 and this week they’re celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary. We look at what the world was like in 1938
A 10-year-old boy’s response to learning about Australia’s drought was to find a way to help. In five weeks, he has raised more than one million dollars. What are your ideas for helping people?
A national supermarket chain’s Quiet Hour trial for autistic shoppers has been a great success. What ideas do you have for making supermarket shopping an even better experience?
Humans don’t live forever, but many want to, so scientists are in a race against time to slow ageing and invent ways to regenerate, just like the Doctor in Doctor Who
It’s 73 years since World War II ended and 28 Australian soldiers are now being recognised for their bravery
A drone has filmed a tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, which experts believe has never been in contact with the outside world
Winning isn’t always everything. As this 10-year-old boy found, being kind to your opponents can make you feel good and make lots of people happy and proud
Experts fear the loss of resilient middle children in shrinking Australian families will be harmful to society. Find out why
A new national study finds more people are sleeping rough. How can you and your community help end homelessness?
Australia is growing faster than ever before, with one baby born every 102 seconds. This week we reach 25 million, much earlier than expected
This is one woman’s brave story of her experience looking different to many other people. You may find it upsetting to read but it provides insight into what it’s like being teased and bullied
A new World Vision survey shows compassionate young Australians are very concerned about the plight of global refugees and want to help
Nine Australians were key to the success of the long and dangerous rescue of the Thai boys’ soccer team from a flooded cave. Today their heroism was honoured
One newspaper story about a family in need prompted a flood of donations and tears of joy and gratitude at the many kindnesses. What could you do to help Australia’s struggling farmers?
July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day and the 100th anniversary of his birth. We look at the life and achievements of this incredible man and how he continues to inspire others
UPDATE: More amazing details of the cave rescue emerge as the Thai boys’ soccer team speaks to the world’s media
Australians join an international team working to rescue young soccer players from a flooded cave network in northern Thailand
A special gathering of French, Australians and Americans remembers the bravery of thousands of people 100 years ago this week
When she was 13, Belinda Bowey wasn’t allowed to keep playing footy alongside her twin brother. But the setback didn’t stop her becoming a pioneer of Aussie rules
Two amazing Australians visited the Queen, who awarded them for many years of service to the community. Their achievements show you’re never too young to be a leader
Australian Olympic runner Peter Norman has been posthumously awarded for his historic decision to support two African American athletes in their black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Games
This is the time of the year it’s dark morning and night. For centuries that’s been a cause for celebration. How would you like to celebrate winter solstice?
A dog can be a young reader’s best friend, listening patiently and not judging if their reading is not yet perfect. Would you enjoy reading to a dog?
Assistance is badly needed as farmers battle another dry autumn, some enduring their seventh year of drought
The on-again, off-again meeting between US and North Korean leaders finally happened in Singapore today, possibly leading to the end of a long war
Some of us say “arvey” and “servo” while others sound almost British. There’s a lot more to the Aussie accent than you think. How many Aussie accents can you hear?
UPDATE More than four years after flight MH370 disappeared the search has ended, finding no more than a few wing fragments and leaving one of aviation’s greatest mysteries unsolved
The Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre today offered the Hobart City Council the use of the city’s traditional Aboriginal name to mark National Reconciliation Week
Onlookers watched in horror as a toddler dangled from a fifth-floor balcony. Now his rescuer – nicknamed Paris Spider-Man – has become the story
One council’s attempt at modernising green-man pedestrian crossing signs is attracting strong criticism. What do you think the signs should show — men or women?
Kids are great at homework if they are left to do it alone. If you think you can be trusted too, tell the grown-ups in your life there’s a study from Finland to back you up!
As the Kilauea volcano eruption intensifies, some Hawaiians are being reunited with their rescued pets. Evacuation centres are becoming crazy zoos of creatures big and small
The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in a fun, modern ceremony before family and friends. Outside, the streets of Windsor became a day-long party scene in celebration of the couple’s love
New rules, big fines and jail terms aim to stop sheep being shipped overseas in cruel conditions. But many believe live exporting should be banned. What do you think?
More than two billion people all over the world will watch the colour and tradition of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding
When Steve Plain broke his back he was told he might not walk again. So, he set himself a huge recovery goal — to climb Mount Everest. Now he’s done it
As Queensland’s population hits five million, debate continues over whether a big, fast-growing Australia is best
Finding homeless people somewhere to stay is just the first stage of an ambitious new plan for Adelaide.
Parents are struggling to keep up with what their teenage kids are saying. But experts say that’s K, which is slang for OK.
Hawaiians living near the Kilauea volcano have been forced to flee as lava flows down their streets. How much damage will it do?
A new world study finds kids are happiest when they’re spending time with their family, friends and pets. Is that what makes you happy too?
Next time you look at a $20 note you’ll see John Flynn. He set up the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which helps save a life every two minutes.
Inez Curro is one of the stars of a big new TV series, but she still has to do her homework, manage nerves and find the best way to make friends. How does she do it?
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to end the war and give up nuclear weapons at a historic meeting. Now the world is waiting to see if he can keep his promises for peace.
The birth of Prince Louis has royal souvenir collectors buying up big. But one Australian woman is likely to buy more than anyone. Could she be the world’s biggest royal fan?
Japan's Nabi Tajima, the world’s oldest person, has died at the grand age of 117. But she’s not the only Japanese person living longer than most — take a look at the reasons why
Syrian children are learning to read and write in camp schools after escaping their war-torn homes. See how these World Vision schools are giving the kids hope for the future
Wheelchair athlete Kurt Fearnley shows amazing spirit and exactly why he was chosen as Australia’s flagbearer as he responds to his Games snub
The opening of the Sir John Monash Centre on the Western Front on the eve of Anzac Day will recognise the enormous sacrifices of our Australian soldiers during World War I.
Students rescued after Queensland floodwaters trapped them for almost a week on school camp
Wildlife campaigner Bindi Irwin has been turned into a Barbie doll to honour her as a role model for girls on International Women’s Day
Today marks 10 years since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s historic apology to the Stolen Generation in the Australian Parliament. But has it made a difference over the past decade?
An Australian man has become the world’s youngest person to complete the Seven Summits, Seven Volcanoes climbing challenge — and he did the final climb with his 99-year-old Nan
The world’s tallest man has met the world’s shortest woman in the shadows of the pyramids in Egypt. See the remarkable images
While most six-year-olds are busy playing dress-ups and watching cartoons, one kindergarten boy is raking in millions and millions of dollars by simply reviewing toys online.
Grade two entrepreneur Angus Walters is seeing his kooky Croc Candy being snapped up around the Northern Territory
British royal Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle are engaged to be married and will tie the knot next year
Pope Francis urged everyone to think about poverty on the first World Day for the Poor
Millions will fall silent tomorrow for Remembrance Day to commemorate those who fought and died in World War I. VIDEO
Visitors will be permanently banned from climbing sacred Uluru from 2019. VIDEO
Sophia the humanoid robot has been granted Saudi Arabian citizenship during a tech conference. VIDEO
Teen adventurer and Arctic explorer Jade Hameister is preparing to ski where no Australian woman has ever been before
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