In today's news roundup, Muslim protests continue over comments made by members of India's ruling political party, the superstar K-pop group BTS announces that it is taking a break, and a beaver takes out the internet for hundreds of people.
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Elections and other events have brought some big changes in leadership to several countries around the world. Today, NFK looks at leadership changes in Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Northern Ireland.
Since early April, climate protesters have blocked roads, buildings, and oil storage areas. The protests are meant to bring attention to the climate crisis. The protests have made the news, but it's not clear if they're changing people's minds.
Prices are rising around the world. In some places, like Sri Lanka and Peru, the difficult challenges of everyday life have led to strong protests. Today, NFK looks at the situation in these two countries.
Weeks of protests against Covid-19 rules have shut down parts of Canada. The government is working hard to end the protests. At the same time, similar protests have begun in other countries, copying the methods of the truckers who began the protests.
Truck drivers in Canada are using their trucks to protest the country's Covid-19 rules by blocking the main streets in several cities. The largest protest is in the capital, Ottawa, where the mayor has declared a state of emergency.
Yesterday marked one year from the day that Myanmar's military took control of the country in a coup. In spite of threats from the military, many people in Myanmar protested yesterday by holding a "silent strike", leaving shops and businesses closed, and streets empty.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who was removed as Myanmar's leader and arrested following a coup last year, has been given a prison term of four years for having walkie-talkies and for breaking Covid-19 rules.
After a week of protests and a violent crackdown, Kazakhstan appears to have become calm. But the events of the last week have changed Kazakhstan's image as a stable country, and raised many questions about its future.
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok stepped down on Sunday, as the country's military continued its harsh crackdown on protesters. Large numbers of protesters have been gathering in the streets since the military took control of the country in a coup in late October.
In today's news roundup, Australia and New Zealand send help to keep the peace in the Solomon Islands, Josephine Baker becomes the first Black woman to enter France's famous Pantheon, and Julie Anne Genter rides her bike to the hospital to have her baby - again.