In today's news roundup, millions in Assam, India may be left without a country, Italy forms a surprising new government, Andrew Luck retires from football early, and Carli Lloyd shows she can kick football field goals.
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In today's news roundup, G7 leaders hold a tense meeting in France, a woman wins all the prizes in a 31-mile (50-kilometer) race, and a city in Germany offers a prize for proof it doesn't exist.
In today's news roundup, police violently attack protesters in Zimbabwe, Israel stops two American politicians from entering, President Trump may be interested in buying Greenland, and a German court tells a young girl she can't join a boys' choir.
Last week, US President Donald Trump made racist comments about four female lawmakers. The four are women of color. Many people believe Mr. Trump is using race to improve his chances of being re-elected president.
The United States won the 2019 Women's World Cup on Sunday, beating the Netherlands 2-0. It was a hard fought match that led to the US winning a record-setting four World Cup soccer contests.
On Friday, thousands of women across Switzerland went on strike for equality. In a country where strikes are rare, the women said they were protesting for money, time, and respect.
Should women be forced to wear high heels for their jobs? Yumi Ishikawa, a 32-year-old actress from Japan, says no. And she's collected the signatures of almost 30,000 people who agree with her.
The FIFA Women's World Cup begins today. Teams from 24 countries will meet in stadiums across France to decide which country has the best women's soccer team in the world.
Caster Semenya is a fast female runner who has won many world championships. She won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Now she's been told she can't compete unless she takes a medicine that could make her slower.
April 2 is Equal Pay Day in the United States this year. The day is meant to remind people that women are still not paid the same for doing the same work as men.
Last year, Riley Morrison wrote to basketball star Stephen Curry, pointing out that his shoes weren't sold in girls sizes. Mr. Curry fixed the problem and went further. Now he and Riley have created a new shoe together.