In today's news roundup, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who may become the next Supreme Court justice, answers questions in the US Senate, Kyrgyzstan's president steps down, and Hong Kong's pink dolphins seem to be bouncing back.
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The Natural History Museum in London holds a yearly contest for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This year, the contest had 49,000 entries from around the world. Here are some of this year’s best pictures, and the stories behind them.
A ship that's been frozen into the Arctic ice for the last year has finally returned home. After nearly 13 months, the researchers have gathered more detailed information on the Arctic than ever before. Much of the news is troubling.
Britain's Prince William has released more information about his "Earthshot Prize". The prize is meant to encourage big, important changes to help tackle the serious environmental problems facing the Earth today.
This last weekend was a big one for sports. On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Championship. Earlier, the French Open produced an expected champion, Rafael Nadal, and a surprise one, Iga Swiatek.
In today's news roundup, over half a million people are without power in Louisiana after Hurricane Delta hits, the United Nations' World Food Program wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and a stolen scroll worth $3 million gets cut in half.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a bear named "747" wins the Fat Bear Week contest, the Irish Supreme Court says the bread in Subway's sandwiches is too sweet to be called "bread", and NASA sends a $23 million toilet to space.
On Wednesday, 16-year-old Aava Murto took over for a day as prime minister of Finland. The move was part of an international effort called "Girls Takeover", designed to bring attention to the rights of girls.
This year has been terrible for many businesses, but the movie business has been hit especially hard. Today, one of the world's largest movie theater chains is closing its doors. It's not clear when, or if, they'll re-open.
Yesterday, Kyrgyzstan was rocked by extreme protests over the results of Sunday's elections. In Belarus, protesters are still turning out regularly to protests the results of August's elections. Today NFK looks at the situation in both countries.