On Friday, the World Health Organization announced that the coronavirus pandemic is not a global emergency anymore. The disease is now spreading much more slowly than before. The WHO says Covid-19 is still a problem, but the hardest part of the pandemic is over.
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A three-day ceasefire to the fighting in Sudan was announced on Monday. The fighting, led by Sudan's two top generals, broke out on April 15. It has left thousands of people injured and several hundred dead. Previous efforts at a ceasefire have failed.
On Monday, a United Nations climate group released a major new report on climate change. The report explains that the climate crisis has become even more serious, and that massive climate action must be taken before 2030 to avoid the worst effects of the crisis.
Scientists have used clever methods to discover a hidden corridor (hallway) inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The 30-foot (9-meter) long corridor could lead to new discoveries about the pyramid.
News Roundup: Kinshasa Floods, Korean Ages, & a Tough Test
In today's news roundup, deadly flooding and landslides in Kinshasa kill over 140 people, South Koreans will become younger next year, and members of Parliament in the United Kingdom take a test meant for 11-year-olds - and do far worse than the students.
COP15, an important United Nations meeting of nearly 200 countries, is being held in Montreal, Canada. The goal of the meeting is to agree on how to best protect all the different kinds of living things on our planet - Earth's "biodiversity".
Last Friday, Britain’s Prince William announced the winners of this year's Earthshot Prize. The prize is meant to encourage new ideas and rapid action to help protect the planet. Each prize-winner won $1.2 million for their efforts.
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.
COP27: Rich Countries Agree to Help Poorer Countries
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.
New Roundup: Missile Hits Poland, Tigray Aid, & Space Record
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.