The World News Crossword - February 18th, 2018 is a crossword based on the events of last week's news. It's a simple PDF sop it downloads quickly, is easy to print, and can be stored on a USB drive for use later. (There are 3 bonus crosswords - Egypt, China, and Japan, in the PDF and all of the answers are included too.)
Of course, this activity is less about the events around the world and more about why and the discussions and debates that come from asking why. Why have so many orangutans died in the past 10 years? Why would people in Japan pay to go on a virtual-reality trip to Paris? Why are suicide bombers in Nigeria killing people in a fish market? And what's so important about discovering new antibiotics?
What did happen in the world in the last week? Australia's PM and Deputy PM had a spat. Poland's PM got a telling off. South Africa's president resigned. And The Netherlands' foreign minister resigned too. And so did Ethiopia's PM.
A plane crashed in Iran and a helicopter crashed in Mexico. There was an earthquake in Mexico and one in England and wales too.
An Iranian wrestler threw a match so that he'd not have to wrestle against an Israeli.
In India a woman pretended to be a man and duped two women into paying to marry him. And an Indian tycoon is on the run having duped a bank out of about $1.8 BILLION!!
US scientists discovered a whole new family of antibiotics while Canadian scientists discovered a Picasso painting was a painting on top of another painting.