In today's news roundup, last month's earthquake in Haiti delays the opening of school, the world remembers the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and 1970s pop supergroup ABBA records a new album.
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Maki Kaji, a Japanese man who was known as the “Father of Sudoku,” has passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Mr. Kaji was a puzzle lover who helped turn Sudoku from a simple number challenge into a game played around the world.
In today's news roundup, Chad's longtime president, Idriss Déby, dies a day after winning the election, police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty of killing George Floyd, and David, the famous statue by Michelangelo, now has an exact 3D-printed twin.
Last Saturday night, the streets of Cairo, Egypt were brightly lit with a very unusual celebration - a parade of mummies. Over 20 kings and queens of ancient Egypt were being moved to their new home in a new museum.
British artist Sacha Jafri has had an incredible year. In September, he set the record for creating the world's largest painting. Last week, the painting was sold for $62 million, which Mr. Jafri will give to charity.
NFTs are an unusual idea sweeping through the world of electronic art, allowing people to prove that they own the art. Now, digital artworks that can prove they are one-of-a-kind are being sold for huge amounts of money.
Long ago, letters were folded in complicated ways to prevent others from reading them. Now, a group of scientists at MIT have managed to read one of these letters without even opening it.
Lunar New Year, China's most important holiday, began last Friday. Normally, hundreds of millions of people would be traveling around this time. But this year, because of the coronavirus, many Chinese people are simply staying home.