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Current Events for Kids – Weekly Blog Recap

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Enjoy this week’s roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.

A Whopper of an Idea

Burger King added a new item to its menu in a test market: a meatless burger! The fast food chain tested no-beef burgers in 59 Burger Kings in St. Louis, Missouri. The “Impossible Whoppers” were a hit! Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4094

In this Thursday, April 25, 2019, photo a customer takes his order from the drive through window at a Burger King in Redwood City, Calif. Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, reports financial results on Monday, April 29. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

 

Found: Stolen Bible

A 17th-century Geneva Bible stolen from a Pittsburgh library has been recovered. It was among more than 300 rare books, maps, and atlases discovered missing from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh last year. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/4091

FBI supervisory special agent Shawn Brokos shows the recovered 1615 Breeches Edition Bible during a news conference, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Pittsburgh. The Bible was stolen from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh in the 1990’s. It was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, Netherlands. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

 

Japan’s New Emperor Ascends

On May 1, Japan witnessed a rare handover of its Chrysanthemum Throne by a living emperor. New Emperor Naruhito ascended the throne on Wednesday. His aging father Akihito abdicated Tuesday night. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5337

Japan’s Emperor Akihito, left, with Empress Michiko, second from left, and his son Crown Prince Naruhito, second from right, and Crown Princess Masako, right, arrives for the ceremony of his abdication at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. (Japan Pool via AP)

 

Cyber-Threat: Inactivity

A new study finds that computer usage correlates with increased inactivity in Americans. People spend close to a third of their waking hours sitting down. That inactivity increases health risks. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5332

FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2018 file photo, students work on computers at an elementary school in Beaver, Utah. According to a study published on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, Americans are becoming increasingly sedentary, spending almost a third of their waking hours sitting down, and computer use is partly to blame. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

 

Samsung Delays Galaxy Fold

The highly anticipated release of Samsung’s foldable phone has been delayed. The folding phone has breaking issues. This public launch push back is a setback for Samsung and the smartphone market generally. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5333

FILE – In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a model holds a Samsung Galaxy Fold smart phone to her face, during a media preview event in London. Samsung is pushing back this week’s planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking. The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday. Instead, it says it will to run more tests and announce a new launch date in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan, File)

 

 

 

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