UK’s Top Court Says Suspending Parliament Wasn’t Okay
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UK) ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend Parliament earlier this month was against the law.
After the court’s ruling, Parliament met again on Wednesday in a session with much shouting and name-calling. Mr. Johnson said, “The court was wrong.” Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who opposes Mr. Johnson’s Conservative party, said Mr. Johnson should step down.
The UK has until October 31 to make a Brexit deal with the European Union (EU). Without a deal, it will “crash out” of the EU, which many experts believe would be hard on the country.
Mr. Johnson wants the UK to leave the EU no matter what. Parliament has voted not to leave without a deal, and passed a law forcing Mr. Johnson to ask for more time. Mr. Johnson has suggested that he might not follow the law.
Arrests Follow Protests in Egypt
Around 2,000 people have been arrested in Egypt for protesting against the government. The protests started after videos came out accusing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and others around him of using their power to help themselves.
Mr. al-Sisi knows that protests can be powerful. In 2011, massive protests forced out Hosni Mubarak, who was president at the time. Since Mr. al-Sisi took control of the country by force in 2013, he has used harsh methods to silence people who complain about him.
On September 20 and 21, around 2,000 protesters took to the streets in cities around Egypt. The government used teargas and rubber bullets to try to end the protests. Hundreds of people were arrested. Even more were arrested as the week went on, including some who weren’t at the protests.
The government is preparing for more protests this weekend. It has already closed off Tahrir Square, in the country’s capital, Cairo, because it was a focus of protests in the past.
Koala Hit by Speeding Car, Survives
A koala that was hit by a car in New South Wales, Australia managed to survive and is recovering well at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
The koala was trying to cross the highway when the car struck it. The driver didn’t know it, but the koala had grabbed onto the front of the car. The animal was dragged along the highway for the next 6 miles (10 kilometers) at speeds as fast as 70 miles per hour (113 kilometers per hour). When the car finally stopped, the koala dropped down, ran into the nearby woods, and climbed a tree.
The driver called the Koala Hospital, which rescued the animal. Its legs and paws were wounded, but hospital workers were surprised at how little the animal was hurt and how quickly it has recovered. The koala, which has been given the name “Wazza”, is now able to climb trees again. Hospital workers are looking for a safe place to release Wazza near the animal’s old home.
The hospital is encouraging drivers to look out for koalas, since they are very active at this time of year, when they are getting ready to have babies.