In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
Published in “Year: 2021”
Last night, a group of four "ordinary" people blasted off into space in the first space mission with no professional astronauts. The four will remain in space, circling the Earth for three days before splashing down this weekend.
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the group stressed that it had moved away from the harsh attitudes it held when it ruled the country 20 years ago. Now, under the group's new government, the reality is becoming clearer.
The United States is battling invasive insects on two coasts. In Washington state, government workers are trying hard to get rid of Asian giant hornets. In the eastern US, there's a huge effort to stamp out spotted lanternflies.
Last Thursday, US President Joe Biden announced new rules requiring nearly 100 million adults in the United States to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The move, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, has upset many Republican leaders.