In today's news roundup, the Bahamas struggles to recover from Hurricane Dorian, Boris Johnson suffers several defeats, a school takes Harry Potter off its shelves because of its "actual" spells, and a man buys the "most expensive beer in history".
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Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to suspend Parliament, limiting its power to stop his plans for a "no-deal" Brexit. As a result, the future of the United Kingdom in the European Union is more uncertain than ever.
Pressure over Brexit increased on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government this weekend after a secret government report was released. The report paints a scary picture of the effects of a no-deal Brexit.
The climate crisis is quite serious - scientists believe that humans have around 11 years to get global heating under control. Still, there is some good news that suggests that progress is being made.
Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the British Conservative Party. Mr. Johnson is expected to be named prime minister on Wednesday, leaving him in charge of managing the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union.
Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand has long been thought to be the world's steepest street. But now, Guinness World Records says that a 1,000-year-old street in Wales has taken the title.
Theresa May announced last Friday that she is stepping down as prime minister of the United Kingdom (UK). The challenge of leading the UK out of the European Union has turned out to be too difficult.
The British royal family has a new member. Early Monday morning, Meghan Markle, the wife of Britain's Prince Harry, gave birth to a baby boy. The baby is seventh in line for the British throne.
Thousands of people protested in London this week, blocking traffic and delaying buses and trains. The protests were organized by the group Extinction Rebellion to demand government action on climate change.
On Wednesday, two days before its April 12 Brexit deadline, the United Kingdom got a six month extension to decide on its plan for leaving the European Union.