In today's news roundup, young people around the world take part in a global climate strike, a US plan sending thousands of migrants back to Haiti upsets many people, and a French athlete takes a walk off the Eiffel Tower, high above the River Seine.
Published in “Africa”
On Sunday, soldiers in Guinea's capital, Conakry, marched on the president's palace, arrested the president, and took control of the country. Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, who led the coup, later said that the country would soon have a new government.
In July, Algeria became the last country in the world to stop selling leaded gasoline. The news marks a major step in improving the environment, and shows that the world's countries can work together to solve environmental problems.
In today's news roundup, a terrorist group sets off bombs near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Kathy Hochul takes over as New York state's first female governor, and scientists discover that plant-eating giant tortoises sometimes also hunt young birds.
Two weeks ago, a shocking report came out, giving details of the likely future effects of climate change. Though serious effects are already visible around the world, the report offered hope that fast action might still bring the crisis under control.
In today's news roundup, Zambia gets a new president, Malaysia's prime minister steps down, New Zealand goes into lockdown for a single coronavirus case, and a shopper in Australia finds herself face to face with a python.
In today's news roundup, a long, terrible drought in southern Madagascar leaves over a million people in danger of starving, Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its adults in just a week, and scientists discover that a common North American flower eats bugs.
In today's news roundup, new leaders around the world are taking control, teenagers are snapping up gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, and one man's dream of raising money by running on the ocean in a "hamster wheel" is cut short.
In today's news roundup, South Africa is shaken by violence and rioting after the jailing of an ex-president, Italy says huge cruise ships can no longer visit Venice, and a Minnesota town warns about massive goldfish in its lakes.
In today's news roundup, Ethiopia declares a ceasefire in its war in Tigray, Sweden is looking for a new leader after a no-confidence vote removes the prime minister, and a Flintstone house is allowed to keep its dinosaurs.
A group of scientists at Georgia Tech University recently studied the ways that elephants use sucking power when eating. Along the way, the scientists learned a number of other surprising things elephants can do with their trunks.