In today's news roundup, Iraq is hit with dangerous sand and dust storms, US Soccer reaches an agreement to pay men and women equally, and a painting that was once traded for cheese sandwiches sells for roughly $270,000.
Published in “Arts”
On Saturday, Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra won the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with its song "Stefania". The group, which mixes hip-hop with Ukrainian folk music, was a popular favorite following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Students at an elementary school in California, with the help of their art teacher, created a telephone hotline that people can call to get cheerful advice from kids during difficult times. In just days, the hotline began getting thousands of calls an hour.
The United States Mint began sending out a special new quarter honoring author Maya Angelou on Monday, making Ms. Angelou the first Black woman to appear on a US coin. The coin is part of a series of quarters honoring important women in US history.
In today's news roundup, Australia and New Zealand send help to keep the peace in the Solomon Islands, Josephine Baker becomes the first Black woman to enter France's famous Pantheon, and Julie Anne Genter rides her bike to the hospital to have her baby - again.
Beethoven, one of the world's most-loved composers, is famous for his nine symphonies. Before he died, he began a new symphony, but never finished it. Computer scientists and musicians have now used artificial intelligence to finish his 10th symphony.
People visiting the center of Paris, France now are being treated to a very unusual sight. One of the city's most famous landmarks, the Arc de Triomphe, is completely wrapped up in silvery-blue fabric.
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.
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.