Among the more unusual news stories recently…the father of Japan's Princess Mako approves her wedding, but problems remain, South Korea passes a "BTS Law" just in time, and US President-elect Biden breaks his foot while playing with his dog.
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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.
In today's news roundup, Representative John Lewis, a civil rights hero, dies, New Zealand's National Party gets a new leader just two months before the country's election, and Queen Elizabeth II knights 100-year-old fund-raiser Captain Tom.
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.
On May 1, Japan's king, Emperor Akihito, will step down. His era - his time as emperor - will end, and the era of the next emperor, his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will begin.
An army general, a princess, and ten people who have changed their name to Thaksin - these are just a few of the 6,000 people who hope to run in Thailand's coming elections.
Thieves in Sweden have stolen royal crowns from a display case in a church. In a daring robbery, thieves smashed the case and took the treasures away in a motorboat.