Last Sunday was the official birthday of the world's oldest land animal. Jonathan, a Seychelles giant tortoise living on the island of Saint Helena, turned 190 years old. The event was celebrated with a big party, which included a special "salad cake".
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Last Friday, Britain’s Prince William announced the winners of this year's Earthshot Prize. The prize is meant to encourage new ideas and rapid action to help protect the planet. Each prize-winner won $1.2 million for their efforts.
Rishi Sunak will be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. He replaces Prime Minister Liz Truss, who's resigning. Mr. Sunak was the only person left in the race after the other candidates dropped out. He'll be the first person of color to lead the UK.
In today's news roundup, Liz Truss resigns as the prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, California approves digital license plates, and a bakery in California recreates a life-size scene from Star Wars - out of bread dough.
In an effort to help out important insects like bees and butterflies, bus stops across the United Kingdom and Europe are getting living roofs. Small gardens on bus shelter roofs are being planted with flowers chosen to help support the struggling insects.
Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, people around the world have been saying goodbye to her in many ways. On Monday, the queen's funeral will be held while people in the United Kingdom and leaders from around the world look on.
In today's news roundup, England's Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96, voters in Chile reject a new constitution, and four challenging codes included on a new Australian coin were cracked by a 14-year-old boy in about an hour.
On Monday, Britain's Conservative Party announced that its members had elected Liz Truss as the party's new leader. That means Ms. Truss will become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. She'll replace Boris Johnson, who stepped down in July.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has survived a "no-confidence" vote that would have removed him as the leader of the United Kingdom. He still faces huge challenges in leading his country, and even his own party.
This weekend, England will celebrate the "Platinum Jubilee" of Queen Elizabeth II, an event marking the queen's 70 years on the throne. The country has planned a huge celebration that will run from Thursday to Sunday.
On Tuesday, US President Joe Biden banned oil and natural gas imported from Russia in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The UK plans a similar ban. For much of Europe, which depends heavily on fuel from Russia, a similar move isn't possible.