In today's news roundup, four ships carrying migrants rescued at sea are finally allowed to land in Italy and France, a new law in France requires solar panels on large parking lots, and Switzerland sets a record for the world's longest train.
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News Roundup: Gun Bill, Turkey’s Türkiye, & AI Mayflower
In today's news roundup, the US House of Representatives passes a bill meant to control guns, Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye, and a self-driving boat retraces the trip of the Mayflower - more or less.
The city of Rotterdam is planning to take apart a famous old bridge so that the world's largest sailboat can be brought through the city, once it's completed. The boat is being built for Jeff Bezos, who owns the company Amazon. Not everyone is happy about the plan.
Last Thursday, the world's first self-driving, electric container ship made its first trip to Oslo, Norway. The ship's owners aim to cut pollution by moving large amounts of products by water on the southern coast of Norway instead of by truck.
A massive container ship got stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking traffic in a very important shipping area. It's not known how long it will take to free the ship and open the canal again.
For Real? Stolen Painting, Boats, Bridges, & Dog Exercise
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.
Three sailors were rescued from a remote island on Sunday after the emergency "SOS" message they marked on the sandy beach was spotted by a searching helicopter. The men, who had been missing for three days, are now safe at home.
Scientists from 19 countries are part of a huge science experiment that will freeze a research ship into the Arctic ice for a year to study the effects of global heating on the polar ice.
Flipflopi, a Recycled Boat to Fight Single-Use Plastic
Today the Flipflopi, a sailing boat made from plastic trash, is set to end a two-week trip along the African coast. The trip is meant to call attention to the dangers of single-use plastic.
Aldi lived alone on a fishing raft, tied up many miles off shore. When his raft broke loose, he floated alone across the Pacific Ocean for seven weeks. And lived.