In the last week, elections were held in several countries around the world. Today, NFK looks at the recent election results from Ecuador, Peru, and Samoa.
Published in April 2021
Last summer, the US faced huge nationwide protests over police violence against people of color. Now, nearly a year after the event that triggered those protests, similar problems continue to happen.
Zipline, a company which focuses on using drones to deliver medical supplies, is now delivering coronavirus vaccines to remote areas in Ghana. Soon the company will provide similar services in other countries, too.
A volcano erupting on the island of Saint Vincent in the Caribbean has forced many people to leave their homes. The island is now covered with ash. Another eruption yesterday took out power for much of the island.
In today's news roundup, protests and violence continue in Myanmar two months after a military coup, early elections in Greenland bring the opposition party to power, and endangered right whales are having a good year, with the most calves since 2015.
Last Saturday night, the streets of Cairo, Egypt were brightly lit with a very unusual celebration - a parade of mummies. Over 20 kings and queens of ancient Egypt were being moved to their new home in a new museum.
Tensions have been rising in the South China Sea, which is partly claimed by many different nations. As China's ships and planes continue to worry nearby countries, the United States is working to balance China's power in the area.
The US has two new college basketball champions. On Sunday, Stanford beat Arizona for the NCAA women’s title. Last night, Baylor completely controlled the game to defeat Gonzaga and become the NCAA men’s champions.
There's currently a big struggle in the US over voting. Many Democrats are working to make it easier for people to vote. At the same time, many Republicans are working to put more limits on voting.
In today's news roundup, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal gets unstuck, inspectors in Galapagos find a suitcase with 185 rare tortoises, and this year, Japan's cherry trees are fully blooming earlier than ever before.
British artist Sacha Jafri has had an incredible year. In September, he set the record for creating the world's largest painting. Last week, the painting was sold for $62 million, which Mr. Jafri will give to charity.