An Iranian reporter who has been held by Australia on Manus Island for over six years has finally left the island on a trip to New Zealand. The award-winning author says he'll never return.
Published in November 2019
Last week, the US House of Representatives began a public investigation into actions by US President Donald Trump. The investigation will decide if Mr. Trump should be accused of crimes that could result in him being removed as president.
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Lucy Hughes, a 24-year-old English inventor, has used skin and scales from fish to create a new kind of plastic that will break down in about six weeks. Her invention won this year's James Dyson Award.
Schools in Hong Kong are closed until Sunday as the area responds to increased violence between police and student protesters, as well as huge traffic jams caused by protesters.
A puppy found in a back yard in Australia has turned out to not be a dog, but a rare dingo. It is hoped that the animal will be able to help increase the numbers of dingos of its kind, which are in danger of dying out.
Bolivia's long-time leader, Evo Morales, has stepped down after three weeks of protests, following an election that many people said was unfair. It's unclear who is now in charge of the country.
As the warnings of scientists about the climate crisis become even stronger, some countries are taking action. Last Thursday, New Zealand's Parliament approved a plan to become "carbon neutral" by 2050.
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