In today's news roundup, Typhoon Hagibis hits Japan, Eliud Kipchoge runs a marathon in less than two hours, and the man who speaks for the president of the Philippines takes 3.5 hours to get to work.
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In today's news roundup, Haiti is shaken by violent protests, Bernie Sanders gets treated for a heart problem, a freak snowstorm blankets Montana, and UPS gets permission to use drones for deliveries.
In today's news roundup, another Global Climate Strike ends a week of climate action, Jacques Chirac, past president of France, dies, Mattel lets kids decide if their dolls are boys or girls, and a Pennsylvania truck leaves an omelet behind.
Thomas Cook, a travel company that ran tours and had its own airline and hotels, has suddenly gone out of business, leaving around 600,000 tourists with no way to get home.
In today's news roundup, Paris is slowed to a crawl by a transportation strike, Hong Kong protesters continue, with a song, the FIBA Basketball World Cup Championship is today, and thieves in England steal a golden toilet.
A program in Myanmar called LessWalk has found a creative way to provide free bikes to students who travel a long way on foot every day to get to school.
On Monday, British Airways cancelled almost all of its flights for two days as the result of a strike by a large group of its pilots. The strike affected the travel plans of close to 200,000 people.
Electric scooter sharing, which once looked like it would completely change traffic in large cities around the world, is turning out to create just about as many problems as it solves.
Uber and Lyft offer people quick rides with a tap on a cell phone. In a short time, these companies have made huge changes to the way the world gets around. But are they making things better?
The LightSail 2 project has used a special "solar sail" to change the path of a small satellite going around the Earth. Bill Nye, the leader of the group behind the project, calls this "sailing on sunbeams."