Students are skipping school to hold climate strikes in 119 countries around the world today. And they're asking adults to join them in another worldwide climate strike on September 20.
Published in “Australasia”
Though most experts believed Prime Minister Scott Morrison would lose Australia's election, they were proved wrong once the votes were counted. Mr. Morrison and his Coalition government have beaten Bill Shorten's Labor party.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern got an unusual letter in the mail recently. A young girl sent her five dollars along with a request for more information on dragons and special brain powers.
Australians vote on Saturday in an election that will decide the country's next prime minister. The election is expected to be close, but many people think things aren't looking good for the current government.
Last October, Australia put out a new $50 bill, which is harder to copy. Sadly, the bills have a spelling mistake that didn't get noticed until after the bank had put out 46 million of them.
Many drivers of the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft stopped work on Wednesday. The strikes came as both companies are getting a lot of attention and making big changes in the way the world gets around.
Since the 1970s, people in many countries have been taught to recycle. Now, many places are cutting recycling programs, and often items that are sent off for recycling are never recycled at all.
Today, museums around the world are holding "Slow Art Day" in order to encourage their visitors to take their time and appreciate art more deeply.
Around 1.5 million people in over 120 countries took to the streets on Friday, March 15 as part of a worldwide climate strike, inspired by Greta Thunberg.
On Friday afternoon, an Australian man went into two Islamic religious buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand and began shooting people with powerful weapons. He killed 49 people and hurt 48 others.