In today's news roundup, protests and violence continue in Myanmar two months after a military coup, early elections in Greenland bring the opposition party to power, and endangered right whales are having a good year, with the most calves since 2015.
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In today's news roundup, a fire at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh leaves thousands homeless, England honors math genius Alan Turing with a new £50 note, and chimps in the Czech Republic are taking part in daily video calls.
In spite of great progress, women are still struggling to make sure they're safe and treated fairly. Violence against women is a huge problem. Many women are protesting, hoping to break the patterns that allow this violence to continue.
In today's news roundup, the EU plans a health document to simplify summer travel, a court in Japan says the government's same-sex marriage ban doesn't follow the constitution, and people in Taiwan are changing their names to "salmon" just to get free sushi.
In today's news roundup, China and Russia team up on a moon research station, the world's oldest woman will help carry the Olympic torch, and as its prices keep going up, Venezuela creates its first 1 million bolivar bill.
On February 28, people across Northern Europe saw a bright light streaking across the sky. It was a fireball - a bright meteor - falling to Earth. Scientists have now found a rock from that fireball in a driveway in England.
Last week, the United Nations released the most complete report ever created on the global problem of food waste. It found that the world wastes about 17% of all the food produced. That's about a billion tons of food a year.
Long ago, letters were folded in complicated ways to prevent others from reading them. Now, a group of scientists at MIT have managed to read one of these letters without even opening it.
Car makers around the world are being forced to make fewer cars because they can't get enough computer parts. Several factories have been closed temporarily as a result. The problem is expected to continue for several months.
In today's news roundup, the US marks over 500,000 coronavirus deaths, Europe's Mount Etna volcano erupts, putting on a show, and a massive fatberg is cleared from London's sewers.