Among the more unusual news stories recently…breakdancing becomes an Olympic event, a New Zealand company upsets people when it tries to give away money, and some cricket umpires in Australia will now have ads - in their armpits.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…protesting lawmakers throw pig guts in Taiwan's parliament, an elephant is pulled out of a well with a crane in India, and a New Zealand city is forced to replace exploding parking sensors.
Scientists mapping the bottom of the sea around Australia have discovered an underwater coral tower near the Great Barrier Reef that's taller than New York's Empire State Building. It's the tallest underwater structure discovered in over 120 years.
In today's news roundup, a strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, Melbourne comes out of lockdown after 112 days, and the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series for the first time in 32 years.
Fifty countries have now officially approved a treaty banning nuclear weapons, which means it will become international law. The treaty, which is set to become active on January 22, passed even though most countries with nuclear weapons don't like it.
Over the weekend, elections were held in several countries around the world. Today, NFK looks at the elections in New Zealand, Guinea, and Bolivia.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a Japanese man becomes the only tourist at Machu Picchu, the US Army works to develop augmented reality goggles for dogs, and a speedy bar-tailed godwit sets a record by flying 11 days straight.
Over the last two days, debates took place for the leadership of two different countries on opposite sides of the world - the United States and New Zealand. The results of the debates were extremely different.
During the coronavirus pandemic, much of the world has been distracted from focusing on a problem that could be far more serious - the climate crisis. Today, NFK looks at three recent new stories of climate action.
In Australia, there are plenty of wild things that can bite or sting you. Oddly enough, one of them is a tree. Now scientists have figured out what makes the tree's sting so bad.
Around 270 pilot whales were stranded after swimming into shallow water off the island of Tasmania in Australia. This is the largest whale-stranding event in years. People are working hard to save the whales, but at least 90 have died.