In today's news roundup, protests force leaders to step down in Lebanon and Iraq, a US Air Force mystery plane lands after over two years in space, and a painting that was headed for the dump sells for $26.6 million.
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In recent months, protests around the world have been in the news almost constantly. There are protests in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. Though each protest is different, there are similarities.
On Monday and Tuesday, people took part in climate action protests in over 60 cities around the world. A group called Extinction Rebellion planned the protests to call attention to the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, another Global Climate Strike ends a week of climate action, Jacques Chirac, past president of France, dies, Mattel lets kids decide if their dolls are boys or girls, and a Pennsylvania truck leaves an omelet behind.
On Tuesday, 37-year-old American swimmer Sarah Thomas set a new record by swimming the English Channel four times. Ms. Thomas is the first person in the world ever to do this.
In today's news roundup, Paris is slowed to a crawl by a transportation strike, Hong Kong protesters continue, with a song, the FIBA Basketball World Cup Championship is today, and thieves in England steal a golden toilet.
Last week, a French court decided that a rooster named Maurice is allowed to crow when he wants. The case may seem silly, but it points out a growing conflict between groups of people in France.
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, India sends a mission to the moon, Hong Kong protesters take over part of the airport, an accidental joke is played on US President Trump, and an inventor falls into the English Channel.
In today's news roundup, France puts a new tax on internet companies, a Japanese spacecraft lands on an asteroid, protected birds in Australia may have been poisoned, and a security company drops $175,000 out of their truck.