In today's news roundup, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under intense pressure over parties held during lockdown, record-setting football quarterback Tom Brady is retiring, and a chicken is caught in the security area at the US Department of Defense.
Published in February 2022
On Tuesday, the United Nations' weather agency reported on the longest lightning flash ever recorded. The lightning bolt shot through the sky over the US in 2020, crossing three states. It covered a total distance of 477 miles (768 kilometers).
After recent votes in Portugal and Italy last weekend, both countries still have the same leaders. In each case, the results were surprising, but for different reasons.
Yesterday marked one year from the day that Myanmar's military took control of the country in a coup. In spite of threats from the military, many people in Myanmar protested yesterday by holding a "silent strike", leaving shops and businesses closed, and streets empty.
The recent cold weather in the United States has had some unusual effects. In South Florida, temperatures dropped so low that iguanas began falling out of trees.
If you feel like the weather near you has been pretty bad recently, you're not alone. Worldwide, many areas have been hit by bad weather like blizzards, flooding, and serious storms. Today NFK takes a look at recent weather challenges around the world.