Fire fighters on Australia's east coast are struggling to get several large bushfires under control. Over 100 fires are burning, and the dry, windy conditions have made them extremely difficult to contain.
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Last week Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with the leaders of many Pacific island nations. The leaders agreed in many areas, but the talks almost broke down over the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, leaked texts lead to protests in Puerto Rico, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies, tapes of the 1969 moon landing are auctioned off, and four children take a 600 mile (1,000 kilometer) car drive.
In today's news roundup, France puts a new tax on internet companies, a Japanese spacecraft lands on an asteroid, protected birds in Australia may have been poisoned, and a security company drops $175,000 out of their truck.
Though most experts believed Prime Minister Scott Morrison would lose Australia's election, they were proved wrong once the votes were counted. Mr. Morrison and his Coalition government have beaten Bill Shorten's Labor party.
Australians vote on Saturday in an election that will decide the country's next prime minister. The election is expected to be close, but many people think things aren't looking good for the current government.
Last October, Australia put out a new $50 bill, which is harder to copy. Sadly, the bills have a spelling mistake that didn't get noticed until after the bank had put out 46 million of them.
Last year, French and Australian scientists learned that bees could understand the idea of "zero". Now the same scientists have discovered that bees can add and subtract.
Unusually heavy rains in Queensland, Australia have caused massive flooding. The government was forced to open the Ross River Dam, flooding up to 20,000 homes.
As Australia struggles with a record-breaking heatwave, people are staying inside and finding ways to stay cool. Animals are not so lucky. Fish and bats seem to be hit the hardest.