Among the more unusual news stories recently…gangs of monkeys have taken over the streets in Lopburi, Thailand, a Barcelona opera house offers a concert for thousands of plants, and a smelly fruit causes big problems in a German post office.
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In today's news roundup, a strike by French workers has become France's longest strike in 50 years, Germany cuts long-distance train travel prices, and drivers in Washington state find themselves covered in tumbleweeds.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters battle horrible bushfires in Australia, Berlin celebrates 30 years since the city's dividing wall began to come down, and a student is given permission to keep selling doughnuts.
After winning five out of six possible gold medals in the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship last week, US gymnast Simone Biles has set a new record - the gymnast who's won the most medals ever.
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.
Scientists from 19 countries are part of a huge science experiment that will freeze a research ship into the Arctic ice for a year to study the effects of global heating on the polar ice.
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.
The climate crisis is quite serious - scientists believe that humans have around 11 years to get global heating under control. Still, there is some good news that suggests that progress is being made.
Germany has opened a special electric highway for trucks. The system allows trucks which run on both diesel fuel and electricity to recharge their batteries while driving.
When Felix Finkbeiner was nine years old, he told his classmates, "Let's plant a million trees in every country of the world!" Now, 12 years later, his "Plant-for-the-Planet" project has planted over 1 billion trees.