In today's news roundup, Central America struggles to recover from two strong late-season hurricanes, violence rocks Uganda following the arrest of a candidate for president, and the famous Arecibo Observatory will be shut down because of damage.
Published in “Year: 2020”
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a racing pigeon sells for $1.9 million, a French radio station mistakenly reports that several living people have died, and a 2,300-year-old statue's head is found in the sewers of Athens.
Last Friday, Tristan da Cunha, a tiny, remote island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean announced that it was creating one of the largest protected ocean areas in the world.
Last Friday, the Miami Marlins baseball team hired Kim Ng as the team's general manager. She's the first woman chosen as a general manager in Major League Baseball, or any of the major men's pro sports leagues in the US.
After 24 hours without a president, Peru's Congress has named Francisco Sagasti to lead the country. He's Peru's third president in the last week. Lawmakers hope the move will calm the country down after a confusing and violent week.
On Sunday, the rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station. It's NASA's first full flight with a private American space company, and marks a big change in the way that space travel will happen in the future.
Though President-elect Joe Biden won the November 3 election for US president, current President Donald Trump still hasn't admitted that Mr. Biden won. Mr. Trump's position is causing problems that are getting bigger as time goes on.