In today's news roundup, Hurricane Ian brings flooding and power losses to Cuba and Florida, huge leaks in natural gas pipelines between Russia and Europe seem to have been caused on purpose, and Eliud Kipchoge breaks his marathon record by 30 seconds.
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In an effort to help out important insects like bees and butterflies, bus stops across the United Kingdom and Europe are getting living roofs. Small gardens on bus shelter roofs are being planted with flowers chosen to help support the struggling insects.
Italy's election for parliament on Sunday resulted in a coalition of far right political parties coming to power. The result was expected, but it has caused concern in Europe. The changes could make it more difficult for Europe to remain united.
This summer has brought extreme heat and droughts to places around the world. The droughts are leading to serious problems, including shortages of food and energy, problems with transportation, and price increases. The effects of the droughts are likely to be felt for years.
Airlines Fly Empty “Ghost Flights” to Keep Airport Spots
Flying airplanes costs a lot of money. So you might expect airlines to make sure their flights are as full as possible. But airlines have been making tens of thousands of "ghost flights" in and out of European airports with few passengers, or none at all.
Over the last two days, much of Spain has been coated with dust, and the skies have turned bright orange. A huge cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is causing the strange weather. The dust cloud is expected to spread to other parts of Europe.
News Roundup: Protecting Civilians, Baseball Delay, and Rocket to the Moon
In today's news roundup, failed peace talks between Russia and Ukraine may help protect civilians, Major League Baseball delays the start of the baseball season, and a huge piece of an old rocket slams into the far side of the moon.
As Russia continues its brutal attack on Ukraine, much of the rest of the world is doing what it can - without actually fighting - to condemn Russia and support Ukraine.
Fighting Continues In Ukraine, Despite Peace Talks
Six days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the war continues, despite peace talks. Russia has increased its attacks and seems to be using harsher methods. Western countries have greatly increased sanctions, which are having a strong effect inside Russia.
Russia has continued the attack on Ukraine that it began on Thursday. Russian forces are trying to take the capital, Kyiv, but Ukraine's soldiers are fighting hard. Western countries are increasing sanctions, but there's no sign that they're working.
Russia Invades Ukraine, World Leaders Condemn Attack
Russia has launched a full invasion of Ukraine. The attack began early on Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation". The US and NATO countries have condemned the attack and promised to increase sanctions on Russia.