In today's news roundup, a strong and deadly earthquake strikes Pakistan, the WHO approves the first-ever vaccine against malaria, and a Russian actor and movie maker are now on the International Space Station to make the first film shot in space.
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Pakistan was thrown into darkness on Saturday as a major problem near its largest power plant triggered a collapse of the entire electrical grid. Most of the country's 210 million people were left without power.
Kaavan the elephant has been described as "the world's loneliest elephant". After spending years alone in a zoo in Pakistan, on Tuesday, Kaavan arrived in Cambodia, where he will have plenty of elephants for company.
In today's news roundup, a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert reaches all the way to the US, Pakistan reports that 30% of its pilots have fake licenses, and NASA renames its headquarters for Mary Jackson, its first black female engineer.
Like many places in Eastern Africa, Pakistan has been suffering from an invasion of locusts since last year. Recently, an unusual plan for helping Pakistan was considered, but dropped - sending in 100,000 ducks to eat the locusts.
Nirmal "Nims" Purja has just set several world records after completing a mountain climbing challenge he set for himself: climbing the world's 14 highest mountains in less than seven months.
India has decided to change its laws so that Kashmir, an area long-protected by special rules, is no longer special. The move is likely to cause problems in Kashmir and with India's neighbor, Pakistan.