Large protests have broken out in China over the country's "zero-Covid" program. The protests are the country's largest since 1989. The government has tried to shut the protests down quickly, but many people are still finding clever ways to speak out.
Published in November 2022
In 1547, the King of Spain sent a coded letter to his ambassador in France. Now, after nearly 500 years, researchers have finally cracked the code and can read the letter. It turns out that the king was worried someone might be trying to kill him.
Russia is targeting systems that supply Ukraine's electricity, heating, and water. The attacks will make the coming winter extremely hard for civilians in Ukraine. Some people say Russia is guilty of war crimes for targeting civilians instead of soldiers.
In today's news roundup, after struggling for decades, Anwar Ibrahim is named prime minister of Malaysia, Iran faces increased pressure over its harsh treatment of protesters, and the European Space Agency names its first astronaut with a disability.
Today NewsForKids.net takes a look at several recent stories of space exploration. India has launched its first private rocket into space. Uganda and Zimbabwe both recently sent their first satellites into space. And NASA's Orion mission has reached the moon, and gone past it.
On November 15, the United Nations reported that the number of people on Earth had grown to eight billion. That came just 11 years after the world reached seven billion people. The world faces challenges ahead as the population continues to grow.
On Monday, Indonesia was hit by a strong earthquake that left at least 162 people dead. Several hundred more people were injured. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck the island of Java. Rescue workers are struggling to help those who are injured and missing.
At the COP27 climate meeting in Egypt, nearly 200 countries agreed that rich countries should help poor countries deal with the effects of climate change. That represents progress for developing countries, but the meeting fell short in other areas.
In today's news roundup, a missile hits Poland as Ukraine struggles to defend itself against Russia, aid begins to reach Tigray after the fighting stops in Ethiopia, and a special US Space Force plane ends a two-and-a-half year flight.
Yesterday, NASA's massive SLS rocket blasted off, sending the spacecraft Orion on its way to the moon. It's the first flight of NASA's Artemis project, which will later send astronauts to the moon. The current flight is testing the safety of several systems.
US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese have both met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. These were the first in-person meetings the leaders have held in a long time, and represent an effort to improve relations between the countries.