Welcome to Ben’s News! Just for fun, I’ll do the news for the last two weeks (I’m random like that!)
Anyway, on to 2 weeks’ worth of news.
- The Pope (Benedict XVI) has abdicated from the Pope job. The Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Vatican, the smallest country in the world. It’s so small that it fits into Italy’s capital, Rome. The priest dudes will decide a new Pope by next month.
- A meteorite crashed into a lake near the Russian town of Chebarkul on Friday. Over 20,000 people were hurt but no one was killed. Scientists are figuring out where the meteorite has landed.
- 10 rare pygmy elephants have been found poisoned in Malaysia. Poachers are not thought to have been responsible so the finger of blame points to plantation owners who wants to keep elephants away from their crops.
- Several species of dogs like Old English Sheepdog, English Setters and English Toy Terriers are declining as owners are wanting exotic breeds like Chihuahua (Mexico) and Siberian Husky (Siberia, duh).
- A special episode of Doctor Who is being made in 3D for the show’s 50th anniversary. The episode will be “fan- pleasing” says producer Steven Moffat (though sometimes his promises are weird. All his “scary” monsters turn out normal).
- Horsemeat has been found in over 40 schools in Lancashire. Although probably not harmful, the meals have been withdrawn. Luckily there’s no school for a week so there’s plenty of time to sort the problem out!