World News for Schools:Mon 11 Jul

Hi there, I'm Sonali from the BBC World News for Schools. It's Monday the 11th of July.

Coming up:

  • The shuttle docks at the International Space Station for the last time.
  • Lie detector tests for South Korean footballers.
  • And the Beckhams have a baby girl!

First to Kenya, where the United Nations is trying to convince the government to allow a second big camp to be built for drought victims, who are fleeing from neighbouring Somalia. So far, the Kenyan government has refused to open a new refugee camp because they're worried that thousands of Somalis would end up staying in the country permanently. The existing camp is too full and people are still pouring in. Andrew Wander is from the kid's charity Save the Children...

CLIP: "Extremely serious situation. We are seeing 1,500 people arriving here every day. This was a camp designed for 90-thousand people, there's now 370-thousand people living here, and that number is growing all the time. The people that are arriving are absolutely desperate.

Next, the last ever space shuttle has arrived on the International Space Station...

CLIP: "Atlantis arriving, welcome to the International Space Station for the last time." " It's great to be here station, we'll see you shortly."

Atlantis did a back-flip before pulling up, so it could be checked for damage. Those already on board the station seemed pretty happy to see the new arrivals - not surprising considering they'd brought more than a year's worth of food with them! The shuttle will stay up there for around a week, before heading back to earth for the final time.

And for today's question we want to know what year Atlantis had its first flight?

Now to South Korea, where the football league is introducing lie detector tests for players. It's all part of an effort to stamp out cheating in the sport. At the moment forty six players in the league are facing charges over accusations of match fixing. Bosses hope that by putting players who are suspected of cheating to the test, they'll be able to tackle foul play in the game.

Some F1 news now and Fernando Alonso was the winner at yesterday's British Grand Prix, finishing ahead of Red Bull duo Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. But things went horribly wrong for Brit star Jenson Button...

CLIP: "There's a problem. Button stopped as he comes out of the pit, and he's pulled over to side of the road, and his car's in neutral...Jenson Button's out of the race, and I wonder did the wheel not go in?.

He'd been told to drive away from the pit stop before one of his front wheels had been properly attached. It all put a very abrupt end to his British Grand Prix!

And finally, there's a new addition to the Beckham family - a baby girl. David and Victoria have named their fourth child Harper Seven. She joins brothers Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz who are said to be "delighted to have a sister".

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




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