In today's news roundup, Peru gets its first female president after its previous president is arrested, people in Iran continue their protests against the government with a nation-wide strike, and eight teams remain in the 2022 World Cup contest.
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News Roundup: Malaysian Leader, Iran’s Protests, & a Parastronaut
In today's news roundup, after struggling for decades, Anwar Ibrahim is named prime minister of Malaysia, Iran faces increased pressure over its harsh treatment of protesters, and the European Space Agency names its first astronaut with a disability.
News Roundup: Iran Protests, Asteroid Smash, & a Giant Pumpkin
In today's news roundup, protests continue across Iran despite a harsh crackdown from the government, NASA reports that its effort to change the path of an asteroid was successful, and a Minnesota man grows a pumpkin that weighs as much as a small car.
Large protests are being held across Iran. The protests follow the death of a young woman who was arrested because of the way she was dressed. The protests have continued despite dozens of people dying, and the government promising to crack down harder.
The fighting has stopped in Yemen for the first time in nearly seven years as a two-month truce began on April 1. The United Nations, which helped organize the truce, hopes it will lead to a more long-term peace.
Last week, Iran's government cracked down suddenly on people protesting over a lack of water in the city of Isfahan. Farmers there have been protesting for over two weeks because the nearby Zayanderoud River has run completely dry, making farming impossible.
News Roundup: Barbados Leader, Iran’s Gas, & a Princess No More
In today's news roundup, Barbados elects its first president ever, a computer attack hits gas stations across Iran, and Japan's Princess Mako gives up being a princess to marry her college sweetheart.
In recent weeks, elections have been held in several countries around the world. Today, NFK looks at the recent election results from Peru, Iran, and Armenia.
News Roundup: Iran Attack, Golf Champion, & Ketchup Packets
In today's news roundup, an attack causes serious damage to Iran's largest nuclear factory, Hideki Matsuyama becomes the first Japanese man to win a major golf tournament, and the US runs low on ketchup packets.
Iran's top nuclear scientist has been shot and killed. Israel is believed to be behind the attack. The killing has quickly raised tensions, just as US President-elect Joe Biden was working to lower them.
In today's news roundup, a plane that crashed in Iran may have been shot down, Travelex's money exchange business has been hit by ransomware, and scientists put 3-D glasses on cuttlefish.