Recently, people around the world have been experiencing some of the hottest weather ever recorded. In some places, the weather has been so hot that it's been dangerous. The extreme weather is being caused by climate change.
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In 1547, the King of Spain sent a coded letter to his ambassador in France. Now, after nearly 500 years, researchers have finally cracked the code and can read the letter. It turns out that the king was worried someone might be trying to kill him.
In today's news roundup, candy prices take a scary rise before Halloween, a teenager wins Florida's python-hunting contest, and over a thousand sheep cross through downtown Madrid.
Around the world, people are struggling to deal with dangerous heat waves. In many places, the temperatures are far above normal for this time of year, and governments are working hard to protect their people from the worst effects of the heat.
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.
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.