Over the weekend, people around the world turned out in huge numbers to protest the burning of fossil fuels. The protests - the largest since before the coronavirus pandemic - were meant to send a strong message to political leaders: "Take climate action now."
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The world's most famous "school striker", Greta Thunberg, has held her last school strike for the climate. Ms. Thunberg, who's 20, graduated from high school last Friday. She says she'll continue to fight for climate action, she just won't be skipping school anymore.
On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people protested in Poland against the country's right-wing government. The protest was the largest in Poland since the protests that led the country to become a democracy in 1989.
On Monday, people across France turned out to protest against the government of President Emmanuel Macron. The protests were part of a larger May Day celebration, but the focus was on the government's decision to raise the country's retirement age.
Strong protests have rocked France, Israel, and Mexico in recent weeks. In each country, the protests have different causes, but all of the protests have been triggered by unpopular government plans.
In today's news roundup, Peru gets its first female president after its previous president is arrested, people in Iran continue their protests against the government with a nation-wide strike, and eight teams remain in the 2022 World Cup contest.
Large protests have broken out in China over the country's "zero-Covid" program. The protests are the country's largest since 1989. The government has tried to shut the protests down quickly, but many people are still finding clever ways to speak out.
In today's news roundup, after struggling for decades, Anwar Ibrahim is named prime minister of Malaysia, Iran faces increased pressure over its harsh treatment of protesters, and the European Space Agency names its first astronaut with a disability.
In today's news roundup, protests continue across Iran despite a harsh crackdown from the government, NASA reports that its effort to change the path of an asteroid was successful, and a Minnesota man grows a pumpkin that weighs as much as a small car.
Large protests are being held across Iran. The protests follow the death of a young woman who was arrested because of the way she was dressed. The protests have continued despite dozens of people dying, and the government promising to crack down harder.
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.