In today's news roundup, the US Senate confirms the country's first African-American Air Force chief, the president of Burundi dies, and a historic game of chess takes place between players on the Earth and the International Space Station.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the Golden Gate Bridge begins to sing, a popular YouTube video game player in Japan is also a 90-year-old grandmother, and a shoemaker in Romania creates "social distancing shoes".
Scientists are struggling to understand the movements of glacier mice - round balls of moss that appear on icy glaciers. Somehow, the glacier mice manage to travel together in ways that scientists still can't explain.
On Tuesday, North Korea said that it would end all communication with South Korea, which it called an "enemy". The decision marks a new low point following a period where the two countries worked hard to come together.
Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, has added another "first" to her list of successes. She's now the first woman to reach Challenger Deep - the deepest point in the sea.
On Monday, about two weeks earlier than planned, New Zealand declared that it was free from the coronavirus. The country has moved to Level 1 in its coronavirus alert system, returning life in New Zealand to nearly normal.
Protests over police violence against people of color have continued for nearly two weeks, following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. The protests are among the largest seen in the US since the 1960s.
In today's news roundup, a street just across from the White House is renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza", and Ex-Vice President Joe Biden earns enough delegates to become the Democratic candidate for US president.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Hong Kong passes a law protecting China's national anthem, the last person to get a pension from the US Civil War dies, and a sudden landslide in Norway sweeps eight houses into the sea.
Russian president, Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in part of Siberia following a massive oil spill at a power plant last week. The slow response to the spill has created a serious environmental problem.