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World News for Schools: 23 December

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Hi there, I'm Ricky from World News for Children. All this week we've been bringing you some of the biggest stories of the year. Well now - for our last bulletin of 2010 - we thought we'd leave you with an event that only comes round every four years. Any ideas? Here's a clue......

CLIP: FX of vuvuzelas.

Yep, we could only be talking about the 2010 World Cup, and this year's tournament was one of firsts. The first ever win by Spain......

CLIP: "Iker Casillas who lifts the trophy to the sky and Spain are the world champions!"

And the first ever World Cup on African soil. But what were the other highs and lows of the South African World Cup?

CLIP: "The best bits were that we are the ones that scored the first goal, South Afticans. But the worst one is that we were the first ones to be kicked out of the World Cup" "The best was when Tshabalala scored our first goal, and the worst was the time that people complained about the vuvuzelas."

And it's not just footy that we love here at Newsround, we also like to bring you some of the more bizarre stories from around the world. From the peculiar, to the outright ridiculous - remember these?

CLIP: "We all know how annoying it is being stuck in traffic, but imagine a jam so long that it lasts for ten days!" "US rock group Kings of Leon cut short a gig in America because pigeons kept on pooing on them." "And last up, a tuna fish has been sold at auction for more than 170,000 dollars!"

But, of all the nutty stories we've brought you this year, this one has to be our favourite.....

CLIP: "And last up, Swedish police were very confused when thieves in Malmo started to steal left shoes. The police now have announced that they have managed to stop a criminal gang. Their master plan was to steal left shoes from Malmo, and then steal right shoes in Copenhagen, Demark."

I wondered where my left trainer got to.... Anyway that's all from us. Have a great Christmas and a happy New Year. We'll be back on Tuesday the 4th of January. Bye for now!

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Hi there, I'm Ricky from the BBC World News for Children and all this week we've been bringing you some of the biggest stories of the year. Well now - for our last bulletin of 2010 - we thought we'd leave you with an event that only comes round every four years, any ideas? Here's a clue....

CLIP: FX vuvuzelas.

Yep, we could only be talking about the 2010 World Cup and this year's tournament was one of firsts. The first ever win by Spain....

CLIP: "Iker Casillas who lifts the trophy to the sky and Spain are the world champions!"

Oh yes, and the very first World Cup on African soil. Even before a football was kicked in the competition, thousands of South Africans, along with their home team Bafana Bafana, took to the streets...

CLIP: "Bafana Bafana!" ...

Celebrating the fact that one of the world's great sporting events had arrived, and these kids had big hopes for their home side....

CLIP: "It will be fantastic and I'm waiting to watch Bafana Bafana!" "I think Bafana will do great, they've won 12 matches since August, so that's good hope."

In the end, Bafana Bafana didn't quite live up to those kid's expectations, getting knocked out in the first round. But what were the other highs and lows of the South African World Cup?

CLIP: "The best bits were that we were the ones that scored the first goal, South Africans. But the worst one is that we were the first ones to be kicked out of the World Cup." "The best was when Tshabalala scored our first goal, our first FIFA World Cup goal, and the worst was the time that people complained about the vuvuzelas, that they are annoying"

And it's not just footy that we love here at the World News for Children, we also like to bring you some of the more bizarre stories from around the world. From the peculiar, to the outright ridiculous - remember these? ....

CLIP: "We all know how annoying it is being stuck in traffic, but imagine a traffic jam so long that it lasts for ten days!" "US rock group Kings of Leon cut short a gig in America because pigeons kept on pooing on them." "A tuna fish has been sold at auction for more than 170,000 dollars!"

But, of all the nutty stories we've brought you this year, this one has to be our favourite.....

CLIP: "And last up, Swedish police were very confused when thieves in Malmo started to steal left shoes from shop display shelves in the city. The police now have announced that they have managed to stop a criminal gang. Their master plan was to steal left shoes from Malmo, and then steal right shoes which were on display in Copenhagen, Denmark."

Crazy - has to be my favourite though.

OK that's all from us. We'll be back on Tuesday the 4th of January. But, before we go, we wanted to do one final shout out to Hawaii Preparatory Academy, who emailed us to tell us how to say Merry Christmas and happy New Year in Hawaiian - so lets give it go... Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou! I hope that's right! Anyway, have a good one whatever you're doing. Bye!




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