World News for Schools:Mon 28 Mar

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Hi there, I'm Leah from the BBC World News for Schools. It's Monday the 28th of March.

Coming up:

  • Tiger numbers are rising in India.
  • Thousands audition for the American XFactor!

CLIP: Singing

  • And snakes on a plane.

But first, In Libya international forces have been bombing Colonel Gaddafi's home town, Sirte. Meanwhile, the rebels - who are trying to force him to step down as leader - are capturing more and more land. But even though the rebels have been advancing, Gaddafi is not giving in and he still has control over the capital, Tripoli which is very important.

Next, we're not used to hearing good news about tigers but in India researchers reckon their numbers are on the up. A big survey by the Indian government says that there are around 300 more of the wild animals than in 2007, but tigers are still very endangered with fewer than 3,500 left in the whole world.

And for today's question we want to know what country has the most tigers?

Now to racing and Redbull's world champion Sebastian Vettel began the Formula One season with victory in the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne...

CLIP "Sebastian Vettel victorious in 2010, victorious at the start of 2011, and I'm sure we'll get the number one held up on that hand and he doesn't disappoint me."

The German finished ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Renault's Vitaly Petrov, who managed his first ever podium finish.

More news now and airport officials in Indonesia have arrested two men suspected of trying to sneak 40 snakes onto a plane! It seems the two were about to enter the departure area at Jakarta airport when x-rays showed their bags were filled with pythons. Officials reckon the suspects were planning to sell the animals to collectors in the United Arab Emirates!

Now, some iPhone owners in the UK were heading in to school late this morning after a glitch caused their alarms not to go off. Users found their wake-up alert coming one hour late, one hour early or not at all.The problem's to do with the clocks going forward for British Summer Time. Luckily not everyone was affected!

And Britain's biggest TV talent show, the XFactor has kicked off in the U.S. 18 thousand hopefuls queued up for the first auditions in LA. Here's a taster of what's in store for the judges...

CLIP: Singing fx

OK, that's all from the World News for Schools team. We're back tomorrow, but between now and then we want to hear from you. Send us an e-mail and tell us where in the world you're listening. The address is Bye for now.


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