Lunar New Year, China's most important holiday, began last Friday. Normally, hundreds of millions of people would be traveling around this time. But this year, because of the coronavirus, many Chinese people are simply staying home.
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On Sunday, a company called Virgin Hyperloop held the first human test of a hyperloop system - a technology which some people believe will change transportation. In the test, a car carrying two people traveled at high speed through a special tube.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a sculpture of a whale's tail keeps a train from crashing to the ground, an AI camera system tracks a bald referee instead of the soccer ball, and a doctor in India buys "Aladdin's Lamp".
The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on most businesses, but airlines have been hit harder than most. Many airlines have been forced to shut down. Those that remain in business are having to get creative.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a famous Dutch painting gets stolen for the third time, Sydney's new ferries are too tall, London's Tower Bridge gets stuck open, and a new law could require exercise for German dogs.
In today's news roundup, more huge protests are held in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, Somalia's prime minister has been removed by parliament, and Qantas Airlines's last 747 draws a kangaroo in the sky as it leaves the country.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Prague holds an outdoor dinner at a 550 yard (500 meter) table, a contest app keeps players' fingers glued to their screens for days, and a Berlin transportation company wants smelly riders.
Starting March 1, people in Luxembourg no longer have to pay to ride public transportation. The country has made all of its trains, buses, and trams free to ride in an effort to cut down on traffic and pollution.