Huge amounts of plastic waste have spilled from a burning ship off the coast of Sri Lanka. The waste is covering the country's best known beaches with plastic. A cleanup effort has begun, but there are worries that the pollution could grow worse.
Published in May 2021
In today's news roundup, Belarus forces a plane to land in order to arrest a reporter, soldiers in Mali remove government leaders for the second time in nine months, and an airplane pilot in Australia falls asleep for 40 minutes while flying.
Samoa's newly-elected female prime minister has been locked out of Parliament, while the current prime minister refuses to give up his position. The disagreement has left Samoa with a complicated problem that's challenging its constitution.
For people around the world, Wednesday's full moon will appear much larger than normal because it's closer to Earth. But in many parts of the world, people will also have a chance to see a total eclipse of this "super blood" moon.
Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted on Saturday night, forcing tens of thousands of people in the city of Goma to leave their homes. The lava reached the edge of the city, but did less damage than some people had feared.
In today's news roundup, Israel and Palestinian militant groups have agreed to stop fighting temporarily, scientists in Michigan find a massive 100-year-old fish, and a machine that makes pizzas while you wait fails to impress people in Italy.
Something unusual is happening in the eastern United States: insects that have been underground for 17 years are coming out in great numbers, mating, and making lots of noise. In a few weeks, they'll disappear for another 17 years.
On Monday, Gujarat, India was hit by the strongest storm ever to strike India's west coast. Cyclone Tauktae has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and made India's Covid-19 emergency even more difficult to deal with.
On Friday, China landed its Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars - a huge step for the country's space program. The Zhurong will join NASA's rovers and its Ingenuity helicopter, which are also doing things never been done on Mars before.
People in Colombia have been protesting against the government for nearly three weeks. The government's response has been violent, and dozens of people have died. There are no signs that the protests will end anytime soon.