This weekend, England will celebrate the "Platinum Jubilee" of Queen Elizabeth II, an event marking the queen's 70 years on the throne. The country has planned a huge celebration that will run from Thursday to Sunday.
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In today's news roundup, Australia and the Philippines re-open to tourists after nearly two years, Queen Elizabeth II of England celebrates 70 years on the throne, and a man in Indonesia rescues a crocodile that has had a tire stuck on its neck for six years.
Intense protests have continued in Thailand and Nigeria, even though the governments have tried to stop them. Thailand's protesters are demanding big government changes. In Nigeria, the protesters want changes in the country's police forces.
Last week, King Felipe VI of Spain said that he was giving up his inheritance - money he would get from his father, Juan Carlos. Juan Carlos is being investigated for possibly misusing his position to make money.
Queen Elizabeth II has approved a surprising plan by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "step back" from their positions as "senior royals" so the couple can be more independent.
The British royal family has a new member. Early Monday morning, Meghan Markle, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, gave birth to a baby boy. The baby is seventh in line for the British throne.
Two Asian countries officially get new royal leaders this week. Crown Prince Naruhito has taken over as Emperor of Japan, and King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned King of Thailand in a three day event beginning Saturday.
Britain's Prince Harry married the American actress Meghan Markle on Saturday. Tens of millions of people around the world watched on TV and over the Internet.
The King of Swaziland has changed the name of his country. The new name of the country is eSwatini, which means "land of the Swazi" in the country's own language.
In a monarchy, a king or queen is the leader of the country. Most monarchs today do not have much power, but there are some "absolute" monarchies, where the leaders can make the laws.