In today's news roundup, after struggling for decades, Anwar Ibrahim is named prime minister of Malaysia, Iran faces increased pressure over its harsh treatment of protesters, and the European Space Agency names its first astronaut with a disability.
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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.
On Monday, Indonesia was hit by a strong earthquake that left at least 162 people dead. Several hundred more people were injured. The 5.6 magnitude quake struck the island of Java. Rescue workers are struggling to help those who are injured and missing.
US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese have both met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. These were the first in-person meetings the leaders have held in a long time, and represent an effort to improve relations between the countries.
Scientists in Israel have discovered the earliest writing ever found that uses the letters of an alphabet. The writing, which talks about getting rid of lice, was carved on the side of a 3,700-year-old comb.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup begins next Sunday in Qatar. Many people are excited for the contest, and its 29 days of soccer games with the world's top players. But this year's World Cup has also raised serious questions about Qatar and human rights.
In today's news roundup, a peace deal is reached to end the fighting in Ethiopia's civil war, Israel's fifth election in four years returns Ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to power, and NASA captures a picture where the Sun appears to be smiling.
On Monday, China launched the final section of its Tiangong space station into space. After a 13-hour trip, the new section, known as Mengtian, docked with the space station on Tuesday morning, finally completing it.
On Monday, people across India began to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. People lit oil lamps in their homes, and set off fireworks to celebrate. Across the country, marketplaces, cities, and towns were decorated with colorful displays.
Chinese President Xi Jinping became more powerful over the last week. He was elected to an unusual third term as the leader of China's Communist Party. He also took stronger control over important political groups, filling many positions with his supporters.