Over the last two days, much of Spain has been coated with dust, and the skies have turned bright orange. A huge cloud of dust from the Sahara Desert is causing the strange weather. The dust cloud is expected to spread to other parts of Europe.
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In 1992, five villages in Galicia, Spain were flooded on purpose when a river was dammed up to create a large reservoir. Now, because of a drought, low levels of water have revealed much of one of those villages, rising out of the water like a ghost village.
In today's news roundup, Super Typhoon Rai smashes into the Philippines, a volcano in the Canary Islands may be calming down after three months, and Magnus Carlsen wins the World Chess Championship for the fifth time.
In Spain, children and their families are riding bikes to school together in large groups. The program is called "bicibús" or bike bus. In Barcelona, the program started recently with only five children and grew quickly to hundreds of riders.
A volcano began erupting on Sunday in the Canary Islands, sending lava, smoke and ash into the surrounding area. The eruption has forced thousands of people from their homes. Scientists say the eruption could continue for weeks.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…gangs of monkeys have taken over the streets in Lopburi, Thailand, a Barcelona opera house offers a concert for thousands of plants, and a smelly fruit causes big problems in a German post office.
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.
Over the last two weeks, leaders from around 200 countries took part in a United Nations meeting in Madrid, Spain on the climate crisis. The meeting ended Sunday with several important problems not solved.
In recent months, protests around the world have been in the news almost constantly. There are protests in Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East. Though each protest is different, there are similarities.
Catalonia, Spain has been rocked by protests and violence over the last week. The protests started after a court announced jail terms for Catalan leaders who led an independence vote two years ago.