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.
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A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
Justin Trudeau has been elected to a third term as Canada's prime minister, and Russian President Vladimir Putin's party has swept to victory in Russia's parliamentary elections. Today, NFK takes a look at these recent elections.
Last Wednesday, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced an agreement that will give Australia nuclear submarine technology. The move has annoyed China, which often opposes the US, and it has shocked and upset France - a strong US ally.
In today's news roundup, Canada gets ready for a national election on Monday, Norway's election leads to a change of government, India's Supreme Court gets a record number of female judges, and scientists potty-train cows.
In today's news roundup, last month's earthquake in Haiti delays the opening of school, the world remembers the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and 1970s pop supergroup ABBA records a new album.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters struggle to bring the Caldor wildfire under control, a 20-story apartment tower in Milan burns, soccer stars Ronaldo Cristiano and Lionel Messi change football clubs, and a mom saves her son by punching a mountain lion.
The LEGO Group has been working on a way to make LEGO bricks out of recycled plastic. The bricks aren't ready yet, but the company says it's making progress. Making bricks from recycled materials could cut pollution from the company's bricks by 70%.
On August 14, it rained at the highest point of Greenland’s ice sheet. This is normally the coldest part of the ice sheet - a place where rain has never been seen before. It's another big weather change that seems to be connected to the climate crisis.
Two weeks ago, a shocking report came out, giving details of the likely future effects of climate change. Though serious effects are already visible around the world, the report offered hope that fast action might still bring the crisis under control.
In today's news roundup, a heat wave drives serious wildfires in Greece and Turkey, people protest as France and Italy begin to require coronavirus health passes, and a look at the youngest and oldest medal winners in the Tokyo Olympics.