In today's news roundup, scientists discover the world's oldest cave painting in Indonesia, Italian police find a 500-year-old painting hidden in an apartment closet, and an original cover drawing for a Tintin comic book sells for $3.2 million.
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The United States got new leaders yesterday as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in. Mr. Biden is planning a rapid change from many of the plans followed by Ex-President Donald Trump.
Alexei Navalny, who was flown from Russia in August for emergency treatment after being poisoned, returned to Russia on Sunday. Mr. Navalny was met by police when he landed, and was soon taken to jail for 30 days.
As people around the world tune in to see President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sworn in on Wednesday, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman will be getting a huge amount of attention.
Last Saturday, Lai Chi-wai used a rope system to pull himself up over 820 feet (250 meters) along the side of a skyscraper in Hong Kong. Mr. Lai, who can't move his legs, was strapped into his wheelchair as he climbed.
President Yoweri Museveni has been declared the winner of Uganda's election for president. Bobi Wine, who came in second, says the election was unfair. Mr. Wine is currently being held at his house by members of Uganda's military.
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.
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.