In today's news roundup, Russian voters approved changes that could allow Vladimir Putin to lead the country until 2036, Mississippi finally drops a flag that many consider racist, and a man in Turkey goes paragliding - on his couch.
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In today's news roundup, the US Senate confirms the country's first African-American Air Force chief, the president of Burundi dies, and a historic game of chess takes place between players on the Earth and the International Space Station.
Russian president, Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in part of Siberia following a massive oil spill at a power plant last week. The slow response to the spill has created a serious environmental problem.
On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that makes several changes to Russia's constitution. One of the biggest changes will allow Mr. Putin to run for re-election, meaning he could continue to lead Russia until 2036.
In today's news roundup, Senator Bernie Sanders wins Nevada, Russia is reported to be trying to help Donald Trump and Mr. Sanders in the election, and thieves in Hong Kong steal an unusual item - toilet paper.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked Russia and the world last Wednesday with a plan to reshape the Russian government. Many people believe Mr. Putin hopes to continue to control Russia even after his term as president ends in 2024.
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.
Scientists are puzzled by the body of an 18,000-year-old puppy that was found frozen in the ground in Siberia. In spite of careful testing, scientists still can't tell if the animal is a dog or a wolf.
Countries that are fighting over land are using maps to prove their arguments. Map makers and other companies are often caught in the middle of these disputes.
In today's news roundup, tens of thousands of women march in Brazil, a Russian plane lands in a cornfield, Tunisia has 26 people running for president, and a 15-year-old girl makes social media posts from her refrigerator - maybe.