World News for Schools:Thu 12 May

Hi there, I'm Ricky from the BBC World News for Schools. It's Thursday the 12th of May.

Coming up:

Spain's hit by an earthquake.

A stolen koala's returned to its keeper.

And the 'Supersherpa' who's climbed everest 21 times!

But first, two earthquakes have hit a Spanish town, killing at least ten people. It happened in Lorca, in the south of the country. Thousands of locals spent the night out of doors because they were scared that there might be more tremors. This resident described what happened...

CLIP: "We were inside our homes and it was really sudden, like a huge push from below and then violent shakes, left and right. It was quick but completely terrifying."

They were the deadliest to hit Spain for decades. Most of the victims died in the second quake, which had a magnitude of five-point-two.

Next to Syria, where thousands of students have been protesting in the country's second biggest city, Aleppo. The students gathered outside their dormitories to show their anger at how the government have been treating protestors. It's being reported that more than 640 people have been killed since anti government protests broke out across Syria, but because journalists aren't allowed into the country it's hard to know for sure.

Now, there's been more trouble for the Scottish football manager, Neil Lennon. The Celtic boss was attacked by a fan last night, during a game against another Scottish Club, Hearts...

CLIP: " Neil Lennon has been attacked by a spectator... The police and stewards have jumped on the offender, who's now lying on the ground."

OK, moving onto some more of the day's news and a koala stolen from an Australian wildlife park two days ago, has been reunited with its keepers. Banjo was taken by thieves, who used bolt cutters to break in to his enclosure at the Australian Reptile Park, near Sydney. But obviously the robbers had a change of heart because they ended up dropping him back. Here's the moment Banjo was reunited with his keeper...

CLIP: "You all right mate? Stay there mate, they It's good to have him back. People can't care for this sort of thing. It's not a dog," Faulkner said on Australian television.

Next - a 51-year-old Nepalese climber, known as the "Super Sherpa", has broken his own record by scaling Mount Everest for the 21st time! And it's not just for fun - Apa Sherpa is part of a team that's trying to clean up Everest. He and his fellow climbers plan to carry down the tonnes of garbage that get left on the mountain.

And for today's question we want to know what mountain range Mount Everest belongs to. Yesterday we asked you how hot lightning can get? And the answer is....a flash can heat the air around it to temperatures five times hotter than the sun's surface!

OK, that's all from the World News for Schools team. We're back tomorrow.


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