Lessons from March 2018 - June 2018

Japan lowers age of adulthood to 18

17th June - "Harder"
Japan's government has lowered the age at which people become adults. It is the first time since 1876 that this has happened.




Pope warns fossil fuels threaten humanity

13th June - "Harder"
Pope Francis has given a stark warning to around 50 of the world's top oil company executives about the threat to humanity from fossil fuels.

Malaysia to have 92-year-old leader

12th May - "Harder"
Malaysia's former leader Mahathir Mohamad has staged a remarkable political comeback to end the six-decade rule of the Barisan Nasional party.

Former Brazilian president in jail

10th April - "Harder"
Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is in jail after surrendering to authorities on Saturday night.

Facebook apologizes after data breach

27th March - "Harder"
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the data breach that was revealed last week. He took out full-page advertisements in broadsheet newspapers to make his apology.

Fears over USA - China trade war

25th March - "Easier"
The world is waiting to see if a trade war breaks out between the USA and China. Stock markets in Asia did badly in Friday's trading because investors are worried.

U.S. student walkout to protest gun violence

17th March - "Easier"
Students in the USA took part in a protest on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of high-schoolers walked out of their schools to protest against gun violence.




Japanese robot-wolf to protect farms

9th March - "Easier"
Technology has come to the rescue of Japanese farmers. Engineers have invented the 'Super Monster Wolf' to scare away animals.




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