World News for Schools:Wed 20 Apr

Hi there, I'm Sonali from the BBC World News for Schools. It's Wednesday the 20th of April.

Coming up:

  • Victims' families remember America's biggest oil disaster.
  • A letter bomb is sent to a Scottish football manager.
  • And the burglar who had to be rescued!

First, relatives of the 11 men who died in America's biggest ever oil disaster are returning to the exact spot where the tragedy happened. Exactly a year ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst into flames. Not only did the explosion kill some of the crew, but it caused the worst oil spill in the nation's history. Even now, ocean expert Dennis Kelso says the full effects aren't known, but he hopes they'll get a better picture with time...

CLIP: "Scientists will have different views. They'll gather different kinds of information, but over the course of time you'll get a good picture and we'll know what to do and how to make changes as we go along to make it more effective."

Next, a parcel bomb's been sent to the manager one of Scotland's biggest football clubs. Celtic boss, Neil Lennon along with two well known fans of the club were targeted. Police in Scotland got hold of the dangerous packages and are now trying to work out who sent them and why. Detective Chief Superintendent John Mitchell says a lot of people had been put in danger...

CLIP: "Sending these types of packages through the post is a despicable and cowardly act. Whoever has done this has not only put the person that the package was addressed to in danger, but they have also put a large number of mail room staff in harm's way."

More news now and a plane carrying Michelle Obama had to hold back from landing after it came too close to a cargo jet. The aircraft with the First Lady onboard came within three miles of the jet, breaking the five-mile safety limit. Officials say the planes were never in danger and both eventually landed safely

Sport now and Manchester United missed the chance to open up a 9 point lead at the top of the Premier League, after Newcastle held them to a goalless draw. Here's what the Red Devils' assistant coach Mike Phelan had to say about the game...

CLIP: "Well obviously we're disappointed because you keep going and keep going. I think we knocked on the door quite a lot in the second half, but didn't actually get what we tried to achieve and that was the goal."

And finally, a burglar in China had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to climb through a small window on the fifth floor of an apartment block. Firefighters were called to help the man in Anshan in Liaoning Province. He was eventually handed over to the police.

Now, just before we go we have the answer to yesterday's question. We asked you what sea separates Australia from New Zealand? The answer is...the Tasman Sea. And for today's question we want to know the name of Australia's capital city?

OK, that's all we've got time for. We'll be back with you tomorrow with more of the day's big stories. But if you have a spare minute between now and then why not drop us a line and tell us where in the world you're listening from. The address is Bye for now!


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