In today's news roundup, US President Donald Trump visits India, longtime president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dies, and today, February 29, is leap day - the extra day that only comes around once every four years (or so).
Published in February 2020
The Underwater Photographer of the Year is a yearly contest based in the United Kingdom. As you might expect, the focus is on photos taken under water, whether in the ocean, in lakes or rivers, or even swimming pools.
Because of concerns about concussions, children younger than 12 in the United Kingdom will no longer be allowed to head the ball during soccer (football) practices.
People often say, "America's a place where anyone can grow up to become president." Looking at this year's election for president, it might seem more likely that America's a place where anyone with a billion dollars can become president.
On Monday, Malaysia was shocked when Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stepped down suddenly. It's not yet clear if Mr. Mahathir is really quitting or if he's stepping down in order to form a new government.
A period of very warm temperatures in Antarctica has caused unusually heavy melting in the most northern areas of the continent. Eagle Island, off the Antarctic peninsula, lost 4 inches (106mm) of snow and ice in just nine days.
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A few hippos that were brought to Colombia for a zoo have been running wild for over 25 years. Their numbers are growing rapidly and causing problems for other animals in the South American country.
Polluting Companies Plan to Take on Climate Crisis
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