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.
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In today's news roundup, a strong and deadly earthquake strikes Pakistan, the WHO approves the first-ever vaccine against malaria, and a Russian actor and movie maker are now on the International Space Station to make the first film shot in space.
In today's news roundup, Yumio Kishida is the new leader of Japan's ruling party and probably Japan's next prime minister, lava from the volcano on La Palma has reached the ocean, and Justin Tucker sets an NFL record with a 66-yard field goal.
A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
It's been over a week since Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana, and the area is still struggling to recover. So are many states much farther north which were surprised by the extreme damage the hurricane brought with it.
Hurricane Ida pounded Louisiana yesterday with extremely strong winds and heavy rains. Ida is the second strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana, and it's still moving slowly, leaving a path of destruction behind it.
On Saturday morning, Haiti was hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The quake destroyed thousands of buildings, injured over 5,700 people, and left at least 1,297 others dead. The country's prime minister has declared a state of emergency.
In today's news roundup, a long, terrible drought in southern Madagascar leaves over a million people in danger of starving, Bhutan vaccinates 90% of its adults in just a week, and scientists discover that a common North American flower eats bugs.
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.
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.