Last Friday, the first train took off on a new $6 billion railway in Laos. The government hopes the system will help improve the situation for the country's businesses and people. But many people question whether Laos can afford the railway.
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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.
The world is facing a "supply chain" crisis. There are shortages of all kinds of products. And the problem is growing because the materials needed to make new products are either in short supply, or can't be moved to the places that need them.
In today's news roundup, Belarus forces a plane to land in order to arrest a reporter, soldiers in Mali remove government leaders for the second time in nine months, and an airplane pilot in Australia falls asleep for 40 minutes while flying.
In today's news roundup, Mexico City is still in shock after a deadly train accident on Monday, a woman from Mali who expected seven babies gives birth to nine, and a Belgian farmer moves a stone and changes the border between two countries.
In today's news roundup, the massive container ship blocking the Suez Canal gets unstuck, inspectors in Galapagos find a suitcase with 185 rare tortoises, and this year, Japan's cherry trees are fully blooming earlier than ever before.
A massive container ship got stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal on Tuesday, blocking traffic in a very important shipping area. It's not known how long it will take to free the ship and open the canal again.
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.
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".