World News for Schools:Wed 6 July

Hi there, I'm Ore from the BBC World News for Schools. It's Wednesday the 6th of July.

Coming up:

  • Shark fishing ban in the Bahamas.
  • A 3D chocolate printer!
  • And World Cup action.

But first, many children arriving at refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia are so weak that they're dying within 24hours of arriving, or even before they get there. So many children are suffering from malnutrition that the United Nations is warning that this could become 'a tragedy of unimaginable proportions'. Thousands of people are being driven from their homes by what's being called the worst drought in 60 years. It's not just refugee camps that drought victims are fleeing to - this Somali woman, like many others, has travelled from the countryside to the capital, Mogadishu looking for help...

CLIP: "We have faced severe drought and hunger. We were farmers and villagers, but our livestock perished, our farm land burnt down. We have nowhere to stay and we have been searching for food. We have had problems

Next up, the Bahamas is known for being a top holiday destination. Well, new rules have made it a pretty attractive spot for sharks too. The country has decided to protect them, banning shark fishing in its waters. It means all their waters have been turned into a shark sanctuary. The new law also bans selling, importing and exporting shark products.

And for today's question we want to know what ocean the Bahamas are in? Yesterday we asked you what language is spoken in Argentina? And the answer is...Spanish!

Now to some sports news and at the women's World Cup England and Germany have finished top of their groups after beating Japan and France respectively. Ellen White scored the first goal for England, lobbing the keeper from 20 yards..

CLIP: Pretty indescribable, can't really put it into words. Just, yeah, the pinnacle of your career, kind of coming to the World Cup, and playing and then scoring - unbelievable! I'm so pleased that we've got the three points and we topped the group, so we're through to the quarters and that's just brilliant."

Now to Sudan, in Africa, where the country is preparing to officially split into two independent countries. After years of fighting between the north and the south the people voted to divide the country in two. Since then there have been more clashes, but that's not stopped people in the soon-to-be independent nation of South Sudan from trying to master their new national anthem in time for Independence Day on Saturday...

CLIP: Singing

Finally to a dream come true for chocolate lovers! You may soon be able to print your own! A 3D printer that uses chocolate has been made at a British university. It prints layers of chocolate instead of ink or plastic and some shops have already said they'd be interested in selling it. 3D printing of plastic and metal is already used to speed up design work, but this takes it one sweet step further.

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




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