Bangladesh on UK Teenager in Syria: Nothing to Do With Us

U.S. News

Britain stripped the teenager, who traveled from London to join the Islamic State group, of her citizenship on security grounds, triggering a row over the ramifications of leaving a 19-year-old mother with a jihadist fighter's child to fend for herself in a war zone.


Why things really are more fun when you're a teenager

BBC News

It often seems that life is more fun when you're young. And there's a scientific explanation for this - an experiment involving teenager Matt reveals why young people really do have more fun than adults. Matt's story is featured in Child of Our Time at 21:00 on Monday 3 April on BBC One. The second episode is at the same time on Tuesday 4 April. You can also catch up later online.


Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees

National Geographic News

Looking back, a nine-year-old kid with a cherubic face, a natural gift for public speaking, and a one-million tree-planting challenge was irresistible to the world's media. Word of Finkbeiner's project spread rapidly. The next thing he knew, he was speaking to the European Parliament and attending UN conferences in Norway and South Korea. By the time he delivered his speech at the UN in New York in 2011, at the age of 13, Germany had planted its millionth tree, and Plant-for-the-Planet had been officially launched. It had a website and a full-time employee.


The 10 Struggles Every Parent With A Teen Will Totally Relate To

Huffington Post

Whether you're running a house that's crawling with teenagers or are an empty nester who's dealing with your kid being back home from college for the summer, parenting your almost-adult is no easy task.


Spalding murders: 'I hope they throw away the key'

BBC News

A 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of murdering a mother and daughter who were killed as they slept. Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie were killed in Spalding, Lincolnshire in 2015. The teenager, who cannot be named because of her age, had denied the murders due to diminished responsibility. Her boyfriend - also aged 15 - had already admitted the killings. The teenagers are thought to be Britain's youngest ever couple to be convicted of murder.