In today's news roundup, the US House of Representatives passes a bill meant to control guns, Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye, and a self-driving boat retraces the trip of the Mayflower - more or less.
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Last Thursday, New Zealand announced a plan to end smoking in the country. Under the plan, the country would make it illegal for people born after 2008 to buy cigarettes. The plan aims to stop young people from ever starting to smoke.
Last Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government would cancel three farming laws that have greatly upset India's farmers. Mr. Modi's promise was a huge win for the farmers, who have been protesting against the laws for over a year.
Tens of thousands of farmers blocked highways and railroad lines across India on Monday, continuing their protest against the government's new farming laws. The protesting farmers were supported by the country's opposition political parties.
China's government has made new rules limiting online gaming for children to three hours a week. The government says the move is meant to protect the health of children. It's just one of many recent steps China has taken to limit the effects of the internet.
Law enforcement groups around the world have arrested over 800 people they believe are criminals. The arrests come after a 3-year project by the FBI and Australian police to spy on criminals through a sneaky app on special cell phones.
There's currently a big struggle in the US over voting. Many Democrats are working to make it easier for people to vote. At the same time, many Republicans are working to put more limits on voting.
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.
Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law in the United States. The law has had a strong effect, forcing changes in almost every area of American life. But there's still room for improvement.
China has passed a new security law for Hong Kong, giving China great power over the territory - power that can't be challenged by Hong Kong's courts or lawmakers. For many, the law appears to be the end of Hong Kong as a separate and self-controlling part of China.