In today's news roundup, Sudan's military cracks down on people protesting against the recent coup, northwest Canada & US struggle to recover from widespread flooding, and heavy rains in southern Egypt lead to over 500 people being stung by scorpions.
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Today NFK looks at three amazing older people who've made the news recently, mainly because they simply decided not to stop. Their inspiring stories are a good reminder that you're never too young or too old to do something incredible.
On Saturday, people representing nearly 200 countries agreed to a new climate deal called the Glasgow Climate Pact. The deal shows more progress than many people expected, but it's still not strong enough to avoid the worst effects of global warming.
In today's news roundup, Nicaragua's president wins an election that's widely seen as unfair, toxic foam covers a river being used in a religious festival in India, and four astronauts have to wear diapers because of a broken toilet in their return capsule.
The winner of this year's Children's Climate Prize was announced on Monday. Fifteen-year-old Reshma Kosaraju was chosen from among the finalists for her project, which uses artificial intelligence to predict forest fires.
The drug companies Merck and Pfizer have each come up with new medicines that can help protect people from the worst effects of the coronavirus. These medicines won't replace vaccines, but could help treat people who get Covid-19.
In today's news roundup, France and the United Kingdom calm down after a disagreement about fishing rights, the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros to win the 2021 World Series, and the winner of New Zealand's Bird of the Year contest is a bat.
World leaders have only met for a few days in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss new steps to fight the climate crisis. But already some important new promises are being made that could protect large areas of forests and lead to less pollution.
On October 23, race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway zipped around the track at high speeds - with no one driving them. The race was an international contest for the fastest self-driving car, with a $1 million prize.
World leaders have gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for the hugely important COP26 climate meeting. Many experts believe this meeting will decide whether or not the world will take action on the climate crisis in time to save the planet.
In today's news roundup, Barbados elects its first president ever, a computer attack hits gas stations across Iran, and Japan's Princess Mako gives up being a princess to marry her college sweetheart.