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.
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Last Wednesday, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced an agreement that will give Australia nuclear submarine technology. The move has annoyed China, which often opposes the US, and it has shocked and upset France - a strong US ally.
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
When the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the group stressed that it had moved away from the harsh attitudes it held when it ruled the country 20 years ago. Now, under the group's new government, the reality is becoming clearer.
China's government has made new rules limiting online gaming for children to three hours a week. The government says the move is meant to protect the health of children. It's just one of many recent steps China has taken to limit the effects of the internet.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially began last Tuesday. Many Paralympic records and world records have been broken in the last week. The excitement will continue until the Games end on September 5.
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.
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.
On Sunday, the Taliban took control of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. The Taliban now controls the entire country. Many people are shocked at how quickly the Taliban defeated the Afghan army, and are worried about the future of the country's people.