World News for Schools:Thu 16 Feb

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Hi there, I'm Ricky from the BBC World News for Schools. It's Thursday the 17th of February.

Coming up:

  • Army tanks on the streets of Bahrain.
  • A great night for Arsenal.
  • And the rubbish collecting rocket!

First, tanks are on the streets of Bahrain's capital, Manama, as police attempt to crush anti government protests. At least 3 people are reported to have been killed, and many more have been injured, after riot police used tear gas and batons to clear the capital's main square of protestors. BBC reporter, Ian Pannell says ambulances had difficulty reaching people in need of help....

CLIP: "I've spoken to a couple of people, including someone at the hospital, who says that ambulances have had difficulty getting to the site where there were many injured protestors last night and early into the morning. We've heard, well at least one story of an ambulance crew being attacked by security forces."

Now, this is just the latest in a wave of demonstrations that are sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa. Libya and Yemen have also seen clashes between activists and police, and there are unconfirmed reports of four people being killed in Libya's third largest city, Al Bayda. Even though these events are taking place in different countries, the protestors have a shared message - they all want their countries to be more democratic!

Next up, it's a big day in cricket with the World Cup getting underway in Bangladesh. In the next six weeks matches will be held in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, and you can stay up to date with all the latest cricket action right here at the World News for Schools!

Onto footy now and Arsenal kept their fans on the edge of their seats last night. They came back from one goal down to net two balls in the last 15 minutes. It was Robin van Persie and Andre Arshavin who gave the Gunners the win....

CLIP: "A chip pass forward to Van Persie, he's on-side and he scores! From a ridiculous angle! Van Persie has equalised for Arsenal!....Nasri into the penalty area, plays it back to Arshavin, he shoots...two-one Arsenal! Unbelievable!"

And yesterday we asked you who holds the Champion's League title? The answer is....Inter Milan!

And finally, The International Space Station has a delivery on its way...

CLIP: Rocket launch fx

Yep, the unmanned Ariane rocket blasted off from South America to deliver more supplies to the people on board. The rocket will also be used as a massive dustbin to bring rubbish back to earth.

And for today's question we want to know when the International Space Station was launched?

OK, that's all from the World News for Schools team. We're back tomorrow. But before we go anywhere we want to give a massive shout out to all the listeners who've been in touch. So, a big hi to Class 5 at Kennedy School in Hong Kong, and to Sebastiaan who got in touch from Russia on behalf of his Primary 6 class, and last, but certainly not least, hello to Amartya. You didn't say where you're from, but you know who you are! OK, that's all we've got time for, we're back tomorrow!




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