In today's news roundup, Captain Tom, who inspired Britain, has passed away at the age of 100, a company called bluShift has launched a rocket powered by biofuel, and a woman is caught trying to sneak cactuses into New Zealand - by wearing them.
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The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on most businesses, but airlines have been hit harder than most. Many airlines have been forced to shut down. Those that remain in business are having to get creative.
In today's news roundup, more huge protests are held in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, Somalia's prime minister has been removed by parliament, and Qantas Airlines's last 747 draws a kangaroo in the sky as it leaves the country.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a French businessman pulls an eject handle that sends him flying from a speeding jet, a 16-year-old chess whiz beats the world champion, and Tom Hanks cheers up a boy named Corona.
As countries around the world work to lower their pollution in order to take on the climate crisis, some unusual groups are joining the effort - the same companies that are causing the most pollution.
On Monday, British Airways cancelled almost all of its flights for two days as the result of a strike by a large group of its pilots. The strike affected the travel plans of close to 200,000 people.
In today's news roundup, Bangladesh moves to limit cell service for Rohingya people, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe died, a student learning to fly makes an emergency landing, and the pope gets stuck in an elevator.
In today's news roundup, tens of thousands of women march in Brazil, a Russian plane lands in a cornfield, Tunisia has 26 people running for president, and a 15-year-old girl makes social media posts from her refrigerator - maybe.