Three sailors were rescued from a remote island on Sunday after the emergency "SOS" message they marked on the sandy beach was spotted by a searching helicopter. The men, who had been missing for three days, are now safe at home.
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In today's news roundup, more huge protests are held in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, Somalia's prime minister has been removed by parliament, and Qantas Airlines's last 747 draws a kangaroo in the sky as it leaves the country.
In today's news roundup, Representative John Lewis, a civil rights hero, dies, New Zealand's National Party gets a new leader just two months before the country's election, and Queen Elizabeth II knights 100-year-old fund-raiser Captain Tom.
Scientists have been surprised and impressed with the long-distance travel of two birds recently, a common cuckoo who flew from southern Africa to Mongolia, and an eastern curlew, who flew from Australia to China.
Protests over violence against people of color have continued around the world. The protests have focused attention on racism in a way that has rarely been seen, and are leading to real changes in laws and rules.
On Monday, about two weeks earlier than planned, New Zealand declared that it was free from the coronavirus. The country has moved to Level 1 in its coronavirus alert system, returning life in New Zealand to nearly normal.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a teenager carries her father hundreds of miles on her bike, New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern doesn't let an earthquake shake her up, and scientists discover that penguin poop produces laughing gas.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Peachtree Corners, Georgia tries out remote-controlled scooters, a diver saves a whale and almost catches a whale of a fine, and a woman is given a ticket that wins her a $1.1 million Picasso painting.
As countries around the world relax their lockdown rules, sports organizations are starting back up. In some countries, some pro sports have begun playing games again. In most places, games are played in empty stadiums with no fans.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.