Pakistan explosion leaves many dead at Lahore park - 27 March 2016
"At least 60 people have been killed and scores of others injured in an explosion at a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials say...
Police told the BBC it appeared to be a suicide bomb."
At Least 50 Dead in Pakistan Suicide Bombing - Text + Audio- 27 March 2016
"Attack happened at a crowded public park in the eastern city of Lahore Sunday night. More than 300 were wounded.
Also, thousands of protesters gathered in Islamabad."
Kurds: IS Recruits Children For Suicide Attacks- Text + Audio- 25 March 2016
"A Kurdish commander fighting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq says the terror group recruits children as young as eight to carry out suicide attacks.
Experts say the children likely belong to families captured by IS." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Anti-IS Forces Launch Attacks in Iraq and Syria- Text + Audio- 24 March 2016
"Iraqi forces launched an attack in Mosul and Syrian troops entered Palmyra in a region-wide offensive against the Islamic State militant group.
The troops moved in from two directions. Sunni Arab forces joined in the battle."
Scotland Yard - a webquest (.docx)- Niveau 4ème Created by Céline Josso (Ac. Nantes):
Les élèves "auront dans leur tâche finale une enquête à mener
et pourront réutiliser certaines des informations apprises au cours de cette recherche."
IS in Europe: The race to the death- Article + Photos + Videos - 23 March 2016
"Tuesday's devastating attacks in Brussels, in which more than 30 people died and scores were injured,
are the latest phase of the war on Europe declared by the so-called Islamic State."
IS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Explosions in Brussels - Text + Audio + Video - 22 March 2016
"The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks at Brussels airport and metro that killed at least 30 people and injured 130 others.
Two bombs exploded at Zaventem airport about 8 in the morning. About an hour later, another bomb exploded at the Maelbeck metro station."
Islamic State Holds Iraqi Village Hostage- Text + Audio - 22 March 2016
"Islamic State (IS) militants have controlled the small Iraqi village of Bashir for two years.
Iraqi officials say IS is using the village to mount attacks on nearby towns.
That includes a recent chemical attack, according to an Iraqi civil defense official."
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Refugees: Turkish Officials Becoming More Violent- Text + Audio - 21 March 2016
"Refugees from the Middle East who have recently entered Greece say Turkish police and coast guard members are dealing with them more forcefully.
They say Turkish officials are trying to stop people from crossing the Aegean Sea."
Syrian Refugees Continue to Flee to Greece- Text + Audio - 21 March 2016
"Hundreds of mostly Syrian migrants entered Greece Sunday after the European Union and Turkey reached an agreement to return them to Turkey.
Witnesses said almost 900 refugees - including Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans - entered four islands in the Aegean Sea."
Obama, Castro Disagree on Human Rights - Text + Audio - 21 March 2016
"American President Barack Obama and Cuba’s President Raul Castro disagreed over questions on human rights and Guantanamo Bay
in a rare and, at times, tension-filled press conference in Havana. The two presidents met at the Revolutionary Palace before facing the media."
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Four Young People Who Make the World Better- Text + Audio - 21 March 2016
"Four young technology business leaders are starting to make the world better. They created technology that helps deaf people communicate,
tracks women’s health, helps teachers and students, and provides electricity."
Twitter Turns 10- Text + Audio - 21 March 2016
"On Monday, Twitter turned 10. The 140-character messaging service launched in March 21, 2006.
Since then, Twitter has become a global communication tool, with 320 million users."
The Science Report: Kelly and Kornienko Land on Solid Ground- VIDEO - 21 March 2016
"American Scott Kelly and Russian Mikhail Kornienko spent a record 340 days in space.
It is the longest time humans have stayed in the International Space Station.
NASA is using observations on humans from this trip for its Journey to Mars program."
The global philosopher: Should borders be abolished?- Article + Photos + Videos - 22 March 2016
"There are tens of millions of people in the world who have fled their homeland because of war or persecution.
But there are millions more who cross borders to be with family, to retire to a warm climate, or to earn more money.
Countries have the right to restrict immigration, at least in theory. The question is whether they should have this right."
Trump reveals unorthodox foreign policy views - 22 March 2016
"On Monday evening Donald Trump gave what was billed as a major foreign policy address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Aipac). Scripted and read from a teleprompter, it was decidedly different in style from his standard, off-the-cuff campaign speeches."
Germanwings crash: Have cockpit doors changed?- 22 March 2016
"It's one year since Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed, killing everyone on board. There was widespread concern
that the captain found himself locked out of the cockpit by the co-pilot, but has anything changed?"
The dark side of the city - 1 March 2016
"In this extract from her new book, The Lonely City, Olivia Laing explains why Edward Hopper’s urban scenes
so expertly capture the experience of loneliness."
The city of 187 different countries - 2 March 2016
"Home to more international organisations than any other place in the world, Geneva has a decidedly global feel,
with more than 40% of residents coming from outside Switzerland." (BBC)
"In the year 2084, society is slowly being crushed into conformity by an all-powerful computer.
But one man is surprisingly impervious to the malevolent machine’s relentless conditioning.
How is this possible? Perhaps, in this dystopian future, Ignorance really is Strength."