In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
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This week, the American Library Association and several other groups are marking "Banned Books Week". The goal is to make people aware of efforts to restrict certain books, and to work to protect the freedom to share ideas - even unpopular ideas.
Three large storms hit different parts of the world this weekend. Hurricane Fiona has left the island of Puerto Rico without power. In Japan, Typhoon Nanmadol has forced millions from their homes. And Alaska faces widespread flooding after an unusual typhoon.
In today's news roundup, William Ruto is sworn in as the president of Kenya, credit card companies agree to a new plan that could help track problem gun sales, and the lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned off early to save electricity.
On Wednesday, Yvon Chouinard, who started the clothing company Patagonia, announced that he was giving the company away. Mr. Chouinard and his family have turned over the $3 billion company to an organization that will work to fight climate change.
On Monday, US President Joe Biden announced a greater focus on a special US government effort to fight cancer. Mr. Biden hopes his "Cancer Moonshot" will cut US deaths from cancer in half in the next 25 years.
Today, NewsForKids.net looks at three amazing athletes who have recently retired. Serena Williams played her final tennis match last Friday. On Tuesday, Sue Bird played her last WNBA basketball game. And sprinter Allyson Felix ran her last race in August.
Extreme weather is causing serious problems in countries around the world. Today, NewsForKids.net looks at Typhoon Hinnamnor's effects on South Korea, extreme heat in the western United States, and Pakistan's efforts to keep its largest lake from overflowing.
In today's news roundup, Mikhail Gorbachev, who broke down barriers between Russia and the US, has died, Japan has declared war on floppy disks, and a truck carrying tomatoes crashed on a California highway, causing a tomato sauce traffic jam.
As rivers, lakes, and reservoirs are drying up around the world because of droughts, unusual sights are appearing. From Nazi warships to dinosaur footprints to ancient cities and monuments, the dry weather is revealing items long hidden underwater.
In today's news roundup, fighting breaks out in Ethiopia after a five-month cease-fire, US President Biden says people won't have to pay back up to $10,000 of the money they borrowed for college, and a US Army drone flies for 64 days without landing.