While much of the world has been on lockdown, lawmakers around the world have struggled to decide whether to continue to meet or suspend their sessions. Lawmaking groups in several countries are now trying to meet virtually.
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After days of heavy rains, high waters have caused two dams to collapse in central Michigan. The waters released by the dams have flooded Midland, and forced around 11,000 people to leave their homes.
The storm season in the West Pacific and Atlantic oceans has begun with two strong storms. Late last week, the Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Vongfong. In the US, Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to hit North Carolina this morning.
In today's news roundup, Ex-President Barack Obama delivers two graduation speeches, several women over the age of 100 recover from the coronavirus, and the United Kingdom gets its first white stork chicks in 600 years.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the US Department of Defense releases videos of Unidentified Flying Objects, the US Supreme Court hears cases over the phone, and an actor reads "The Hobbit" in 12 hours straight.
Scientists report that Asian giant hornets have been found in Washington state. It's the first time they've been found in the US. The hornets can be dangerous for humans, but they are truly a threat to European honeybees.
On Friday, an attack ordered by US President Donald Trump killed Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani. The killing greatly raises tensions between the US and Iran at a time when tensions are already very high.
After clearing it with US President Donald Trump last week, Turkey attacked an army that worked with the US for years in Syria. Turkey's attack could have serious long-term effects on peace and safety in the world.
On Monday and Tuesday, people took part in climate action protests in over 60 cities around the world. A group called Extinction Rebellion planned the protests to call attention to the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, a group of US auto workers goes on strike, pictures come out of Canada's prime minister in blackface, and a plan to "storm" a US Air Force base looking for aliens ends without much action.