Bob Dylan has been writing songs and singing them since the 1960s. His work has affected many other singers and musicians, and changed pop, rock, and folk music. Now, at 78 years old, Mr. Dylan continues to surprise people.
Published in April 2020
Among the more unusual news stories recently, Nicaragua is the only country in Central America not taking steps to control the coronavirus, Florida declares wrestling "essential", and a professional darts tournament begins - from players' homes.
South Korea held a national election on Wednesday in spite of the coronavirus. The election results were a huge success for President Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party, largely because of the way the government has handled the coronavirus crisis.
The coronavirus is making life hard for people all over the world. But the difficult times have encouraged people to do what they can to make life better for others, and to give thanks to workers who are risking their lives to help out.
Ukraine reports that fire fighters have put out forest fires near the location of the world's worst nuclear accident. The forest fires threatened to spread dangerous radiation through the air, though the accident happened over 30 years ago.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people around the world to isolate themselves. But it's bringing special challenges to people who are already isolated in faraway locations like the Arctic, Antarctica, and the International Space Station.
Scientists have discovered a bit of hand-made string that's around 50,000 years old. The prehistoric string suggests that ancient Neanderthals had more knowledge and skills than scientists realized.
The coronavirus pandemic, which has changed the lives of people around the world, is making things especially difficult for people celebrating religious holidays. The pandemic is affecting religious celebrations for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim people.
Cyclone Harold tore through the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu this week, causing massive destruction. The Category 5 cyclone - the strongest kind - also hit the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Tonga.
Scientists are warning that the world's supply of hazelnuts is being threatened by huge numbers of stink bugs invading Turkey. Scientists and farmers want to control the insects, but they may not be able to do so in time.
On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race for president of the United States. His exit means that Joe Biden is almost certain to be the Democrat who will face Donald Trump in November's election.