In today's news roundup, the US marks over 500,000 coronavirus deaths, Europe's Mount Etna volcano erupts, putting on a show, and a massive fatberg is cleared from London's sewers.
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In today's news roundup, Captain Tom, who inspired Britain, has passed away at the age of 100, a company called bluShift has launched a rocket powered by biofuel, and a woman is caught trying to sneak cactuses into New Zealand - by wearing them.
Yesterday, Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine. It was the first step in a massive project to vaccinate tens of millions of people in the United Kingdom in just a few months.
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.
Carrie Symonds, the partner of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, gave birth to a baby boy on April 29. The baby was born only a few weeks after both parents recovered from COVID-19.
A 99-year-old English army captain has raised an incredible amount of money for the United Kingdom's National Health Service by walking laps in his garden. He's also raised a lot of excitement and good feeling.