Brazil's Ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the country's runoff election for president yesterday, defeating the current president, Jair Bolsonaro. Many people saw the tight race as one of the most important elections the country has ever held.
Published in October 2022
In today's news roundup, candy prices take a scary rise before Halloween, a teenager wins Florida's python-hunting contest, and over a thousand sheep cross through downtown Madrid.
Most mosquitoes are annoying, and a serious health risk. But some aren't. A few even help get rid of other mosquitoes. Now, scientists have discovered the head-popping secret that turns the larvae of some mosquitoes into deadly hunters of other mosquitoes.
On Monday, people across India began to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. People lit oil lamps in their homes, and set off fireworks to celebrate. Across the country, marketplaces, cities, and towns were decorated with colorful displays.
Rishi Sunak will be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. He replaces Prime Minister Liz Truss, who's resigning. Mr. Sunak was the only person left in the race after the other candidates dropped out. He'll be the first person of color to lead the UK.
Chinese President Xi Jinping became more powerful over the last week. He was elected to an unusual third term as the leader of China's Communist Party. He also took stronger control over important political groups, filling many positions with his supporters.
In today's news roundup, Liz Truss resigns as the prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, California approves digital license plates, and a bakery in California recreates a life-size scene from Star Wars - out of bread dough.
The Natural History Museum in London holds a yearly contest for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This year, the contest had 38,575 entries from around the world. Here are some of this year’s best pictures, and the stories behind them.
Southeast Australia has been struggling as it faces its third year of flooding in a row. Thousands of homes have been flooded or cut off by flood waters. Because the ground is already soaked, and more rain is on the way, more flooding is expected.
Researchers in Australia have shown that human nerve cells in a dish can form a "brain" that can learn to play a simple video game. The research could help scientists understand the brain better. It could also lead to new kinds of computers.
A recent report by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London shows that, on average, wildlife numbers have dropped sharply since 1970. The main cause of the drop is human activity. The report is alarming, but there are some signs of hope.