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Volume 16, No. 19 - July 19, 2010



My hometown: Brisbane, Australia

By Nancy Hsu in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia – I’m 17, don’t have my driver’s  license and haven’t seen half of what Brisbane has to offer, so  perhaps I’m not the best person to be promoting it. What I can offer, though, is an explanation of why I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else to spend my first 17 years of life.
 Why I love Brisbane (a.k.a. Brisvegas, Brissy, and ‘the sleepy little town’):

1.      The Brisbane River.
It runs smack-dab through the middle of the city, separating northern and southern Brisbane. Search Google Maps for “Brisbane, Australia” and you’ll see the vast expanse of the Brisbane River.
Growing up, I couldn’t avoid hearing the many rumors surrounding the
 murkiness of the river. The most fascinating I’ve heard is that it is shark-infested – which it obviously isn’t, but that didn’t stop my mother from banning me from going tubing in it due to the ‘possible  sharks.’

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-- TRAVEL --

Acadia is perfect for a president ... and everyone else

The Mount Desert Island coastline at Acadia National Park in Maine.

Mary Majerus-Collins/

By Kiernan Majerus-Collins in BAR HARBOR, Maine, U.S.A. – I can understand why President Barack Obama and his family chose to vacation at Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island in Maine. The real question is, why would they want to go back to Washington?

Acadia is beautiful beyond belief. From Otter Point to Thunder Hole to the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia is tremendous, peaceful, wonderful and extraordinary.

The political climate in Washington is not.  Read whole story.


Acadia National Park

Kiernan Majerus-Collins/


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Bastille Day in Paris

A photo page by Caroline Nelissen



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Sign in Barcelona, Spain congratulating the Spanish soccer team for winning this year's World Cup.  Eugenia Durante/ 

Orange pride

My 2010 World Cup experience

When the thrill is gone

ESPN forges a soccer fan in America

Youth Journalism International's Nicole Megan Gounder in Durban and Mariechen Puchert in Cape Town weigh in with what the World Cup means for their native South Africa ...

South Africa scores with World Cup

A new beginning

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Read about the World Youth Peace Summit in seven languages -- Dari, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish:


کنکتیکت برای اولین بار میزبان اجلاس جهانی صلح جوانان در سال 2011 میباشد.


اجلاس صلح جهانی جوانان که سال آینده در ایالت کنکتیکت ایالات متحده امریکا برگذار میگردد2500 جوان که از جمله نویسنده گان ، ورزش کاران ، هنرمندان و سایر پیشاوران میباشند را از سراسر جهان گرد هم میاورد.

در حالیکه آنها در تابستان بعدی مشغول بازی ها ، موسیقی و سخنرانی ها میباشند ، آنها گام به گام برای کشانیدن جهان بسوی صلح کمک خواهند نمود.

Translated into Dari by ترجمه : ادریس کاکر



Connecticut gastheer van eerste Youth Peace Summit in 2011

By Yelena Samofalova in HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Volgend jaar zullen 2500 jonge mensen, waaronder schrijvers, atleten en muzikanten, van over de hele wereld zich  op de World Youth Peace Summit, een internationale vredesconferentie voor jongeren, in Connecticut samenkomen.

vertaald naar het Nederlands door Caroline Nelissen


Connecticut to host first youth peace summit in 2011

By Yelena Samofalova in HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – The World Youth Peace Summit will gather 2,500 young people from around the globe –including writers, athletes and musicians – to Connecticut next year.  Read whole story


Connecticut als Gastgeber des ersten Weltjugend Friedensgipfels im Jahr 2011

By Yelena Samofalova in HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Beim Weltjugend Friedensgipfel werden im kommenden Jahr 2.500 junge Menschen aus der ganzen Welt, darunter Autoren, Sportler und Musiker, nach Connecticut kommen.

Übersetzt von Katie Grosser, Münster, Deutschland

 Senior reporter, Youth Journalism International


Il primo World Youth Peace Summit 2011 per un'estate di pace in Connecticut


By Yelena Samofalova in HARTFORD, Connecticut, U.S.A.: Il prossimo anno in Connecticut il World Youth Peace Summit riunirà 2500 giovani da tutto il mondo, inclusi scrittori, atleti e musicisti.

Tradotto da Eugenia Durante, Genoa, Italy

 Senior reporter, Youth Journalism International



В 2011 году в штате Коннектикут пройдет саммит "Молодежь за мир"

Перевед с английского на русский Еленой Самофаловой

 Junior reporter, Youth Journalism International



Connecticut to host first youth peace summit in 2011

Translated by Gokce Yurekli, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.

 Junior reporter, Youth Journalism International




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