China has passed a new security law for Hong Kong, giving China great power over the territory - power that can't be challenged by Hong Kong's courts or lawmakers. For many, the law appears to be the end of Hong Kong as a separate and self-controlling part of China.
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Scientists have been surprised and impressed with the long-distance travel of two birds recently, a common cuckoo who flew from southern Africa to Mongolia, and an eastern curlew, who flew from Australia to China.
On Monday, 20 Indian soldiers were killed during a fight with Chinese soldiers on the China-India border. Several border conflicts over the last month have raised tensions between the two countries to the highest level since 1967.
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.
On Sunday, protesters in Hong Kong took part in their largest gathering in months in response to new pressure from China. Police broke up the singing, chanting protesters, who had gathered in a shopping mall.
As the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, crosses the globe, it's having effects far beyond the illness. The pandemic is having a strong effect on businesses, which is also affecting the climate crisis.
Like many places in Eastern Africa, Pakistan has been suffering from an invasion of locusts since last year. Recently, an unusual plan for helping Pakistan was considered, but dropped - sending in 100,000 ducks to eat the locusts.
The new coronavirus disease continues to grow and spread, but China's efforts to contain it seem to have helped. As China struggles to control the disease, the number of cases in other countries is slowly rising, too.
In today's news roundup, China begins to count its cases of COVID-19 (the coronavirus disease) differently, NASA fixes the Voyager 2 from billions of miles away, and a 101-year-old man is told that his parents need to confirm his identity.
China is struggling to keep up as the number of cases of the new coronavirus continues to grow. Though there are some signs the disease is slowing, China still has more sick people than it can handle.
In today's news roundup, the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, affecting people and businesses, Mumbai police get creative to stop drivers from honking, and an artist causes traffic jams with a little red wagon and 99 cell phones.