In today's news roundup, wildfires grow larger and more serious in North America and Siberia, typhoons, monsoons, and other storms cause serious problems in Asia, and cockatoos in Australia learn how to open trash bins by watching each other.
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In today's news roundup, record-setting rains cause deadly flooding in China's Henan province, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open tomorrow in spite of coronavirus challenges, and the Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title in 50 years.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters struggle to control over 70 wildfires in the western United States, Germany and other European countries are starting to recover after massive flooding, and crowds rush to see a tiny cow in Bangladesh.
Last Thursday, a large part of a building near Miami, Florida collapsed. The building was home to hundreds of people. At least nine people have died and roughly 150 are still missing. Rescue workers are trying to find and help survivors.
A fire at a chemical factory in Rockton, Illinois has been burning since early Monday morning. Fire fighters have decided to let the fire burn itself out, which could take days. For safety, people living near the factory have been moved away.
Huge amounts of plastic waste have spilled from a burning ship off the coast of Sri Lanka. The waste is covering the country's best known beaches with plastic. A cleanup effort has begun, but there are worries that the pollution could grow worse.
Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo erupted on Saturday night, forcing tens of thousands of people in the city of Goma to leave their homes. The lava reached the edge of the city, but did less damage than some people had feared.
On Monday, Gujarat, India was hit by the strongest storm ever to strike India's west coast. Cyclone Tauktae has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and made India's Covid-19 emergency even more difficult to deal with.
In today's news roundup, Mexico City is still in shock after a deadly train accident on Monday, a woman from Mali who expected seven babies gives birth to nine, and a Belgian farmer moves a stone and changes the border between two countries.
The coronavirus is spreading rapidly in India, with over 300,000 new cases every day. The outbreak is so bad that India's health care system is having trouble keeping up. In response, countries from around the world are sending supplies to help out.