Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.
Published in “South America”
During the last few months, most countries around the world have spent weeks in lockdowns of different kinds. Now, governments are trying to decide if the time is right to start normal business activity again.
Scientists around the world are racing to create and test vaccines to help protect people from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. The scientists are making progress, but it will still be quite a while before any vaccines are ready.
The coronavirus is making life hard for people all over the world. But the difficult times have encouraged people to do what they can to make life better for others, and to give thanks to workers who are risking their lives to help out.
Yesterday, millions of people around the world turned their lights off for "Earth Hour", an event meant to remind people of how important climate action is. Because of the coronavirus, this year's event was marked online.
A strange looking insect known as a treehopper has been given an unusual name by Brendan Morris, who's training as an entomologist. He called the insect Kaikaia gaga - after the singing star Lady Gaga.
A few hippos that were brought to Colombia for a zoo have been running wild for over 25 years. Their numbers are growing rapidly and causing problems for other animals in the South American country.
For the last year, Venezuela has had two men who claim to be president. Now the country has a new problem - two men who claim to lead its National Assembly.
A group called New Story is working with a company called Icon to quickly build lots of houses for poor people who need them. The way they are building the houses is unusual - they are 3D-printing them.
In today's news roundup, NATO holds a tense meeting marking its 70th year, protests in Colombia continue, and group that formed to protect apostrophes has given up.
Four years ago, the countries of the world promised to cut pollution in order to fight climate change. Now the United Nations (UN) is warning that instead of going down, global pollution levels are going up.