In today's news roundup, India's Supreme Court temporarily suspends three new laws that have angered farmers, Sweden's postal service puts out a Greta Thunberg stamp, and scientists discover extremely short giraffes in Africa.
Published in January 2021
Yesterday, the US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for his part in encouraging the rioters who attacked the US Capitol last Wednesday. It's the first time a president has been impeached twice.
A recent scientific study has shown that the Arctic Ocean is polluted with tiny microplastic fibers. The fibers were found all through the Arctic. The most likely source of the pollution is laundry from Europe and North America.
The world is still struggling to understand and respond to last Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol by rioting supporters of US President Donald Trump. Many people are focused on holding Mr. Trump responsible for his part in the event.
Pakistan was thrown into darkness on Saturday as a major problem near its largest power plant triggered a collapse of the entire electrical grid. Most of the country's 210 million people were left without power.
Archaeologists in Italy are learning more and more about the everyday life of the people who lived in Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago. Most recently, they've carefully uncovered a well-preserved street snack bar.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol building violently yesterday as Congress met to count the votes of the Electoral College. The mob was encouraged to go to the Capitol by Mr. Trump.
Two runoff elections held in Georgia yesterday will decide which party controls the US Senate. If Republicans win just one of the seats, they'll remain in control of the Senate, allowing them to limit the plans of President-elect Joe Biden.
On December 31, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced that the words to the country's national anthem would be changed slightly. The move is meant to show more respect for the groups of indigenous people who lived in Australia long before Europeans arrived.
At 11 pm on December 31, the United Kingdom finally ended its close ties with the European Union, finishing the Brexit process that started almost four years ago. The UK now no longer needs to follow EU rules.