In today's news roundup, leaders of a military coup in Sudan bring back the prime minister they removed, thousands of musicians in Venezuela set a record for the largest orchestra, and Taylor Swift sets a musical record by reaching #1 with a 10-minute song.
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In today's news roundup, Sudan's military cracks down on people protesting against the recent coup, northwest Canada & US struggle to recover from widespread flooding, and heavy rains in southern Egypt lead to over 500 people being stung by scorpions.
On Monday, Sudan's military, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, took control of the country in a coup. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was arrested, along with many members of the government. The military has reacted violently to massive protests against the coup.
In today's news roundup, a deadly fire breaks out at an apartment building in Taiwan, Tunisia gets a new government named by the president who has taken over the country, and a wildlife center in Massachusetts hatches a turtle with two heads.
In today's news roundup, the Taliban increases attacks in Afghanistan as the US pulls out, the leader of February's coup in Myanmar says the country's state of emergency will last until 2023, and two Olympic athletes decide to share a gold medal.
In today's news roundup, Belarus forces a plane to land in order to arrest a reporter, soldiers in Mali remove government leaders for the second time in nine months, and an airplane pilot in Australia falls asleep for 40 minutes while flying.
In today's news roundup, protests and violence continue in Myanmar two months after a military coup, early elections in Greenland bring the opposition party to power, and endangered right whales are having a good year, with the most calves since 2015.
In today's news roundup, protests against Myanmar's military coup continue despite violence, new results show that India's Covid-19 vaccine is safe and works well, and scientists discover the world's largest glow-in-the-dark shark.
For the last three weeks since the military took control of Myanmar in a coup, people have been protesting across the country. Thousands of protesters take to the streets daily, in spite of the military's harsh crackdown.
On Monday, the army took control of Myanmar, removing the country's elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her government from power. Ms. Suu Kyi and several people who work with her are being held by the military.
On Tuesday, soldiers in Mali marched on Bamako, the country's capital. They captured the country's leaders. Mali's president later appeared on TV, announcing that he was stepping down. The soldiers in charge say they plan to hold new elections.