On Tuesday, soldiers in Mali marched on Bamako, the country's capital. They captured the country's leaders. Mali's president later appeared on TV, announcing that he was stepping down. The soldiers in charge say they plan to hold new elections.
Published in August 2020
United Kingdom students who want to go to university will now have their A-level test grades based on predictions by their teachers instead of a government formula. The sudden change comes in response to strong protests over the formula's fairness.
Dogs are being trained to sniff out COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. So far, dogs seem to be quite good at detecting the illness, but it's not clear yet how useful these skills will be.
The US Postal Service is at the center of serious worries about the US election for president in November. The concerns are focused around efforts to interfere with plans for voting by mail.
In today's news roundup, Lebanon's government has stepped down after protests following the huge explosions on August 4, New Zealand is working to understand and control a new coronavirus outbreak, and a skateboard move is renamed after 40 years.
In today's news roundup, scientists use poop stains to locate new penguin colonies from space, Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine before testing is complete, and Australia struggles to find workers to shear its sheep.
One of the most unexpected results of the coronavirus pandemic has been a shortage of coins. The situation has gotten so bad in the US, that the supply of coins to banks is being limited.
On Tuesday, Joe Biden announced that Kamala Harris will be his running mate in the 2020 US election for president. If Mr. Biden is elected, Ms. Harris will become the first woman and the first person of color to serve as vice-president.
After results from Sunday's elections in Belarus seemed to show the current president winning again, protests broke out across the country. Police have been violently shutting down the protests and the main candidate opposing the president has left the country.
Fabien Cousteau, a well-known ocean explorer, has announced plans to build a large research station under the ocean. The goal of the project is to become an "underwater version of the International Space Station".