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.
Published in “Australasia”
On Saturday, people representing nearly 200 countries agreed to a new climate deal called the Glasgow Climate Pact. The deal shows more progress than many people expected, but it's still not strong enough to avoid the worst effects of global warming.
The winner of this year's Children's Climate Prize was announced on Monday. Fifteen-year-old Reshma Kosaraju was chosen from among the finalists for her project, which uses artificial intelligence to predict forest fires.
In today's news roundup, France and the United Kingdom calm down after a disagreement about fishing rights, the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros to win the 2021 World Series, and the winner of New Zealand's Bird of the Year contest is a bat.
World leaders have only met for a few days in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss new steps to fight the climate crisis. But already some important new promises are being made that could protect large areas of forests and lead to less pollution.
World leaders have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for the hugely important COP26 climate meeting. Many experts believe this meeting will decide whether or not the world will take action on the climate crisis in time to save the planet.
In an earlier article, NFK looked at a kind of digital money called a cryptocurrency. The article explored the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it works. Today, NFK looks at some of the serious problems related to Bitcoin.
In today's news roundup, remembering Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, Poland and the European Union disagree about laws, the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury to become WNBA champs, and a New Zealand city fires its wizard.
The world is facing a "supply chain" crisis. There are shortages of all kinds of products. And the problem is growing because the materials needed to make new products are either in short supply, or can't be moved to the places that need them.
Reporters have revealed a massive collection of leaked documents showing how rich and powerful people around the world have been hiding their money and property "offshore" in order to avoid taxes. Many of the people are well-known world leaders.
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.