In today's news roundup, a heat wave drives serious wildfires in Greece and Turkey, people protest as France and Italy begin to require coronavirus health passes, and a look at the youngest and oldest medal winners in the Tokyo Olympics.
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In today's news roundup, the struggle continues as the world reaches 200 million coronavirus cases, Olympic athletes are breaking records on a high-tech track, and a scientist spots a real life SpongeBob look-alike deep under the sea.
In today's news roundup, the Taliban increases attacks in Afghanistan as the US pulls out, the leader of February's coup in Myanmar says the country's state of emergency will last until 2023, and two Olympic athletes decide to share a gold medal.
In today's news roundup, new leaders around the world are taking control, teenagers are snapping up gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, and one man's dream of raising money by running on the ocean in a "hamster wheel" is cut short.
In today's news roundup, wildfires grow larger and more serious in North America and Siberia, typhoons, monsoons, and other storms cause serious problems in Asia, and cockatoos in Australia learn how to open trash bins by watching each other.
In today's news roundup, record-setting rains cause deadly flooding in China's Henan province, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open tomorrow in spite of coronavirus challenges, and the Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title in 50 years.
In today's news roundup, China and Russia team up on a moon research station, the world's oldest woman will help carry the Olympic torch, and as its prices keep going up, Venezuela creates its first 1 million bolivar bill.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…breakdancing becomes an Olympic event, a New Zealand company upsets people when it tries to give away money, and some cricket umpires in Australia will now have ads - in their armpits.
On Tuesday, Japan and the International Olympic Committee announced that the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were planned for this summer in Tokyo, have been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus.
Russia won't be able to take part in major sports events for four years. That's a punishment for Russia's system of giving its athletes drugs to help them win. The ruling could keep Russia out of the 2020 Olympics.