World leaders attend 70th session of UN General Assembly - VIDEO - 28 September 2015
"World leaders are in New York for the first day of the UN General Assembly.
It is the 70th session of the annual gathering of global powers.
The refugee crisis in Europe, conflict in the Middle East and the Iran nuclear deal will all be discussed."
Migrant crisis: Fears Austria's transport system could collapse- VIDEO - 28 September 2015
Authorities in the Austrian city of Salzburg are warning the influx of migrants trying to reach Germany
could cause the country's transport system to collapse.
Due to Germany's slow processing of migrants, facilities where migrants are temporarily staying in Salzburg are overcrowded, officials say.
If the flow of migrants continues, the authorities may be forced to shut down its train station where the migrant shelter is,
which may paralyse Austria's entire train system."
Migrant crisis: Memorable pictures by BBC correspondents- Joy and anguish - 28 September 2015
"BBC correspondents and film crews are out covering the huge movement of migrants across Europe and some are shooting still pictures
as they go. We asked them to send in a memorable picture they had taken, along with a brief back story."
Banksy theme park Dismaland to be made into refugee shelters - VIDEO - 27 September 2015
"Banksy has said that all the fixtures and timber from his theme park Dismaland will be sent to Calais
to build shelters for people in the camps there.
The theme park in Weston-super-Mare is closing and will be dismantled.
Jon Kay reports from Dismaland."
Besties, Buds, BFFs ... Friends! - Text + Audio - 26 September 2015
"We often say, “You can’t pick your family, but you can pick your friends.”
This expression means that our friends are the people we choose to have in our lives. They can be so important.
This story teaches great ways to talk about the besties, buds and BFFs (Best Friends Forever) in your life."
Why Do People Waste So Much Food? - Text + Audio - 26 September 2015
"Up to half of the food the world produces is never eaten. It is instead thrown away. Experts say food is wasted in both rich and poor countries,
but for different reasons. In poor countries, food is lost during production; in places like the US, nearly half of purchased food is thrown away."
Greek coastguard: 'Boats carrying migrants are overcrowded and unsafe' - VIDEO - 26 September 2015 "Greece is one of the main routes for migrants making the journey into Europe.
The island of Lesbos, only a few miles from the Turkish coast, has seen an influx of nearly 200,000 refugees since the spring.
Jim Muir asked the commander of the Greek coastguard on Lesbos, Antonios Sofiadelis,
why so many are dying on a short crossing that should be simple and safe."
People smuggling "is the organised illegal movement of groups or individuals from one country to another.
People who pay people smugglers do so for a variety of reasons including to seek protection and to pursue economic advantage.
People smuggling can be lucrative and is increasingly carried out by sophisticated and highly organised networks."
France in the year 2000
"France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists
issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910." (publicdomainreview.org)
Europe's refugee crisis – a visual guide - 25 September 2015
"Tens of thousands of people are still arriving and travelling across Europe as EU politicians struggle to agree on realistic measures
for dealing with the continent’s worst humanitarian crisis since the second world war."
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road - London SE1 6HZ - FREE admission
"IWM London is a museum that tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict."
London South Bank Walk- itinerary
"Starting at Tower Bridge, before embarking on the walk along the South Bank it's worth taking a short journey east,
under the arch of the bridge into Shad Thames..."
Somerset House (Strand, London WC2R 1LA) "is a major cultural centre in the heart of London.
During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London's favourite ice rink.
Somerset House also programmes contemporary art and design exhibitions, free displays, family workshops and guided tours."
King's Cross Station"is considered one of the main train stations to serve London... Platform 9¾ is the platform from which the Hogwarts Express may be boarded on September 1st.
The platform has, on September the first, a sign hanging over it, reading:Hogwarts Express, eleven o'clock,
and there is a wrought iron archway bearing the wordsPlatform Nine and Three Quarters over the entry/exit to the platform..."
Cyberdog, Camden Town (Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH)
"a futuristic store that resembles a mixture between a rave nightclub and a planet on another galaxy."
Geffrye Museum (136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA)
The Geffrye is located in Shoreditch just minutes from the City of London.
"Collections comprise furniture, textiles, paintings and objects displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
Includes virtual tour..." Admission to the museum including the eleven period rooms and herb and period gardens is free.
One New Change (1, New Change) "is a major office and retail development in London, United Kingdom.
It comprises 560,000 square feet (52,000 m2) of floor space, including 220,000 square feet (20,000 m2) of retail space and 330,000 square feet (31,000 m2) of office space and is the only large shopping centre in the City of London, the historic nucleus and modern financial centre of London. It cost £500 million to build and was completed in October 2010." It's "opposite St. Paul's Cathedral...
The shopping centre is open seven days a week."
What's for dinner at the White House? - VIDEO - 25 September 2015
"Colorado lamb will be on the menu on Friday evening when President Obama welcomes his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Grammy-winning R&B singer Ne-Yo is providing entertainment at the state dinner.
White House chefs have given a sneak preview of what they call an American welcoming meal, fused with Chinese cuisine."
'The Open Boat' by Stephen Crane, Part One - Text + Audio + Video
"The author Stephen Crane was traveling from the United States to Cuba as a newspaper reporter. One night, his ship hit a sandbar.
It sank in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Florida. Read and listen to his exciting story about how he survived in a small boat after the shipwreck."
- hotspot: "a country or region where dangerous or difficult political situations existor may erupt, especially where a war, revolution, or a belligerent attitude toward other countries exists or may develop"
"a traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time"
Europe's Migrant Crisis Does Not Let Up- Text + Audio - 24 September 2015
"European Union leaders met in Brussels Wednesday for an emergency meeting on the on-going refugee crisis.
They are looking to tighten borders and adopted a plan for how many migrants each country should take.
Meanwhile, migrants and refugees continue to cross into Europe's borders."
The prisoners fighting wildfires in California - Article + Photos + Video - 24 September 2015
"For months, thousands of firefighters have been battling raging wildfires in the tinder-dry forests of drought-stricken California.
Most are employees of the state's fire service, but more than a third are prisoners, who earn money
and early release in return for doing an exhausting, dirty and dangerous job."
Global Goals: 'End poverty' - and 16 more UN goals - VIDEO - 24 September 2015
"Ending poverty is one of 17 goals outlined by the UN to replace the Millennium Development Goals which expire this year.
Naomi Grimley outlines the 'Global Goals' - in 75 seconds."
Migrant crisis: EU leaders avoid punch-up but fail refugee test- 24 September 2015
"All over Europe, refugees and other migrants continue to pour over the borders...
Did they (EU leaders) solve Europe's migrant crisis in an evening? No.
Did they cool frayed tempers and focus minds? Yes.
Is that enough? Clearly not.
Is it in any way significant? It is..."
Calais School Offers Migrants Help in Time of Crisis - VIDEO - 23 September 2015
"Europe is facing increased criticism about how it has reacted to the flow of migrants. Not all Europeans think that walls or laws are the answer.
In the French city of Calais, one school is opening doors and bringing migrants of different nationalities together."
Baseball Legend Yogi Berra Leaves Wonderful Expressions- Text + Audio + Video
"Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra was known as much for how he created original phrases in English
as for his record 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees. He has died at age 90."
Get Festive With Christmas Cards in Canva
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Use Canva's free Christmas card maker to design your own custom Christmas cards even if you're not a designer.
With stunning templates and a simple interface, now any one can look like a pro."