Denmark has begun building a 43-mile (70-kilometer) fence along the border that separates it from Germany. The goal isn't to keep people out. It's to keep out a pig-like animal called a wild boar.
Published in January 2019
A huge blast of extremely cold weather has swept into the central and eastern United States from the North Pole, bringing dangerously low temperatures made worse by strong winds.
1,000s of Books, Movies, & Songs Enter Public Domain
On January 1, over 50,000 books, poems, songs, and other works of art became "public domain" in the US, making them free for anyone to use.
Rising temperatures are warming the oceans and causing huge amounts of ice to melt faster than expected. Unless something changes, this melting will happen even faster in the future, causing large rises in sea level.
An undersea cable that connects the island nation of Tonga to the internet has broken. As a result, Tongans will be without their main internet connection for several weeks.
On Thursday, Félix Tshisekedi took over as president of Congo. Though many questioned the election results, most people seem happy that Congo's leadership has been passed peacefully for the first time in 60 years.
At the moment, two different men say they are the president of Venezuela. The confusing situation is changing quickly as thousands of Venezuelans protest to remove longtime leader Nicolás Maduro.
When Alla Wagner couldn't sell her $1.5 million house, she came up with a new way to find the money and a new owner: Holding a writing contest, with her house as the prize.
Egypt's president has ordered that buildings in each area of the country must be painted in certain colors. The move is meant to improve Egypt's image, but it will be a difficult goal to meet.
Today, the US celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Dr. King's nonviolent protest methods guided his country through a very difficult period and set an example for others around the world.