An outbreak of "avian flu" - an illness affecting birds - has swept the world. The disease has been spread by migrating birds. It moved from Asia to Europe, and has now spread to North America. The flu has led to the deaths of tens of millions of birds.
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After weeks of a very difficult Covid-19 lockdown, some people in Shanghai, China have been allowed to leave their homes. But the government says millions more must remain at home. The outbreak is making people question China's "zero-Covid" program.
A company called OpenAI has recently announced a new version of its AI artist, DALL-E 2. Given just a short sentence describing a picture, the tool can create complicated images in many different styles.
Prices are rising around the world. In some places, like Sri Lanka and Peru, the difficult challenges of everyday life have led to strong protests. Today, NFK looks at the situation in these two countries.
In today's news roundup, the US Senate approves Ketanji Brown Jackson as a Supreme Court justice, Pakistan's Supreme Court rules that its prime minister can face a no-confidence vote, and a drone company plays an April Fools joke on the city of Dallas.
Two missing notebooks belonging to the scientist Charles Darwin were secretly returned to the Cambridge University Library recently. The stolen notebooks, which had been missing for over 20 years, were returned in good condition.
Recent elections have led to some new leaders, but also kept some current leaders in power. Today, NFK looks at election results from Costa Rica, Hungary, and Serbia.
The US has two new college basketball champions. Last night, Kansas held off a strong effort by North Carolina to become the NCAA men’s champions. And on Sunday, South Carolina beat Connecticut for the NCAA women’s title.
The fighting has stopped in Yemen for the first time in nearly seven years as a two-month truce began on April 1. The United Nations, which helped organize the truce, hopes it will lead to a more long-term peace.
In today's news roundup, Tunisia's president ends Parliament after it criticizes his actions, Russia demands payment for its natural gas in rubles, and a large Airbus airplane makes a 3-hour flight powered by cooking oil.
Flying airplanes costs a lot of money. So you might expect airlines to make sure their flights are as full as possible. But airlines have been making tens of thousands of "ghost flights" in and out of European airports with few passengers, or none at all.