Migrants from the Middle East are being caught up in a political battle between Belarus and the European Union (EU). Thousands of migrants are stuck on the border between the two sides with temperatures dropping below freezing.
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Every year in late fall, heavy pollution makes the air in India's capital, New Delhi dangerous to breathe. New Delhi's government has closed schools for the week, and paused building activities. Now judges have told the city to call a pollution lockdown.
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.
Tens of thousands of people protested in Glasgow, Scotland and other cities around the world on Saturday. The protesters think the leaders at COP26 - the United Nations climate meeting - aren't taking the climate crisis seriously enough.
Last November, Ethiopia's government attacked Tigray, the country’s most northern state. A year later, the fighting is more brutal than ever. Many people worry that the war will keep growing, leaving Ethiopia and nearby countries more dangerous and less stable.
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.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has announced that a huge new section will be added to the protected area of ocean around the Galapagos islands. The move will make one of the world's largest marine reserves almost 50% larger.
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.