In today's news roundup, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte steps down, hoping to form a new government, a farmers' protest in India turns violent, and a band gives concerts to audiences sealed in bubbles.
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In today's news roundup, India's Supreme Court temporarily suspends three new laws that have angered farmers, Sweden's postal service puts out a Greta Thunberg stamp, and scientists discover extremely short giraffes in Africa.
Tens of thousands of farmers have been protesting across India for two weeks, hoping to force the government to drop new laws that will affect how farmers sell their crops. The protests have been supported by many other groups in India.
In today's news roundup, police in India fight off farmers protesting over new laws, people around the world mourn soccer great Diego Maradona, and two valuable historic notebooks that belonged to Charles Darwin may have been stolen.
A research project called Mineral has created robots that move around in farm fields, collecting information about how plants are growing. The project aims to use computers to help farmers grow more food in ways that are healthy for the environment.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a humpback whale swims up a river in Australia, away from the ocean, orcas off the coast of Spain are ramming boats, and 10,000 ducks race to clean rice paddies in Thailand.
An unusual experiment in Botswana suggests that painting eyes on the rear ends of cows may help protect them from large predators like lions. Protecting cows could also wind up protecting the lions - from angry farmers.
In today's news roundup, scientists use poop stains to locate new penguin colonies from space, Russia has approved a coronavirus vaccine before testing is complete, and Australia struggles to find workers to shear its sheep.
Scientists are warning that the world's supply of hazelnuts is being threatened by huge numbers of stink bugs invading Turkey. Scientists and farmers want to control the insects, but they may not be able to do so in time.
Asia is struggling to deal with a deadly pig disease. African Swine Fever has already killed millions of pigs in Asia and the disease is spreading rapidly.
In today's news roundup, Saudi Arabia decides to allow tourists, not everyone likes Singapore's new "fake news" law, and a protest by farmers in the Netherlands causes a huge tractor traffic jam.