A year after being hit with massive bushfires, New South Wales, Australia is suffering from record-setting floods. Over 18,000 people have been forced from their homes after several days of heavy rains. More rain is on the way.
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In spite of great progress, women are still struggling to make sure they're safe and treated fairly. Violence against women is a huge problem. Many women are protesting, hoping to break the patterns that allow this violence to continue.
Australia's parliament is considering a bill that would force the search website Google to pay for showing links to Australian news websites. Google says if the bill isn't changed, the search company will stop working in Australia.
On December 31, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced that the words to the country's national anthem would be changed slightly. The move is meant to show more respect for the groups of indigenous people who lived in Australia long before Europeans arrived.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to score in a Power 5 football game, scientists report that kangaroos can communicate with humans, and an artist takes an eight-year photo with a beer can - by accident.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…breakdancing becomes an Olympic event, a New Zealand company upsets people when it tries to give away money, and some cricket umpires in Australia will now have ads - in their armpits.
Scientists mapping the bottom of the sea around Australia have discovered an underwater coral tower near the Great Barrier Reef that's taller than New York's Empire State Building. It's the tallest underwater structure discovered in over 120 years.
In today's news roundup, a strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey, Melbourne comes out of lockdown after 112 days, and the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series for the first time in 32 years.
Around 270 pilot whales were stranded after swimming into shallow water off the island of Tasmania in Australia. This is the largest whale-stranding event in years. People are working hard to save the whales, but at least 90 have died.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a famous Dutch painting gets stolen for the third time, Sydney's new ferries are too tall, London's Tower Bridge gets stuck open, and a new law could require exercise for German dogs.