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Your top news from 2010

What were the past year's most popular news stories? Take a look at our top 10. These were the stories, scoops, and headlines you and thousands of others read the most on Scholastic News Online in 2010.
Honeybee mystery solved?
Trapped miners in Chile
Honeybee colonies have been mysteriously dying since 2006. No one knew why. Now, scientists think they have found the reason: a deadly double whammy of disease and fungus. Their next step is to find a cure.
Thirty-three miners were forced to live underground for more than two months after a section of the Chilean mine in which they were working collapsed. Their rescue in October made headlines all over the world.
13-year-old camel protector
Extreme weather hits Indonesia
Cameron Oliver, 13, campaigned to protect camels from litter in the United Arab Emirates, his home country in the Middle East. He and his classmates held trash pickup days in the desert to prevent camels from eating littered plastic, which can poison and kill camels. Shifting land below the island nation of Indonesia caused a series of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes in October, triggering a deadly tsunami.
Panda returned to China
Memorial for Dr. King
An agreement with the Chinese government says that any giant panda born in the U. S. or any other country must be returned to their native habitat, in China. But it's still sad to see some pandas go, like Tai Shan, a 4-year-old panda born in Washington, D.C., that was sent to China earlier this year.
Plans have begun for a massive new memorial to
Dr. King in D.C. Plans were made for a new memorial honouring civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The memorial is now being built on the National Mall, where Dr. King delivered his famous "I have a Dream" speech to more than 200,000 people in 1963.
What killed King Tut?
Winter Olympics
For years, historians thought that a jealous rival had murdered
King Tut, one of ancient Egypt's youngest and most famous rulers.
Now, scientists who studied the Boy King's mummy think he died from a broken leg and a disease called malaria.

The 21st Winter Olympics took place in February, with competitions in classic cold-weather sports like hockey and figure skating, and even some new to the Olympics, like ski cross.

Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico
Earthquake hits Haiti
Last spring, an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing one of the worst human-made environmental disasters in recent years. More than 200,000 gallons of oil gushed into the ocean every day, posing deadly problems for the area's animals for years to come. Last January, a violent earthquake that is still causing problems almost one year later rocked Haiti. The quake hit mostly urban areas, destroying homes and disrupting everyday life in the Caribbean nation. Tens of thousands died, and still more have lost their lives due to widespread health problems caused by the destruction of homes and lack of food and clean water.
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