Germany reports that Alexei Navalny, a well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was poisoned. It seems likely that the Russian government is behind the attack, leaving the governments of other countries unsure of how to respond.
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In today's news roundup, Asian countries struggle to deal with back-to-back typhoons, the world remembers Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, and balloons carry magician David Blaine miles into the sky.
Two teens helping out on an archeological dig in Israel wound up striking gold - literally. The teenagers revealed a clay pot holding hundreds of gold coins over 1,100 years old.
An unusual experiment in Botswana suggests that painting eyes on the rear ends of cows may help protect them from large predators like lions. Protecting cows could also wind up protecting the lions - from angry farmers.
The first direct airline flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates took place on Monday. Behind the simple flight is a historic softening of attitudes between Israel and a nearby Arab nation.
Protests in the US over police violence against Black people have continued for nearly three months, stirred up repeatedly by new cases of police violence. The most recent case involved a Black man shot in the back by a white police officer.
In today's news roundup, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will step down, Republicans officially choose Donald Trump to run for president in a rule-bending convention, and a panda cub is born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a famous Dutch painting gets stolen for the third time, Sydney's new ferries are too tall, London's Tower Bridge gets stuck open, and a new law could require exercise for German dogs.
Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana on Thursday with strong winds and heavy rains. It's the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in over 150 years, and has left behind widespread damage. Laura is now weaker, but is still causing damage as it moves on.