In today's news roundup, young people around the world take part in a global climate strike, a US plan sending thousands of migrants back to Haiti upsets many people, and a French athlete takes a walk off the Eiffel Tower, high above the River Seine.
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Last Wednesday, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom announced an agreement that will give Australia nuclear submarine technology. The move has annoyed China, which often opposes the US, and it has shocked and upset France - a strong US ally.
Last night, a group of four "ordinary" people blasted off into space in the first space mission with no professional astronauts. The four will remain in space, circling the Earth for three days before splashing down this weekend.
The United States is battling invasive insects on two coasts. In Washington state, government workers are trying hard to get rid of Asian giant hornets. In the eastern US, there's a huge effort to stamp out spotted lanternflies.
Last Thursday, US President Joe Biden announced new rules requiring nearly 100 million adults in the United States to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The move, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, has upset many Republican leaders.
It's been over a week since Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana, and the area is still struggling to recover. So are many states much farther north which were surprised by the extreme damage the hurricane brought with it.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters struggle to bring the Caldor wildfire under control, a 20-story apartment tower in Milan burns, soccer stars Ronaldo Cristiano and Lionel Messi change football clubs, and a mom saves her son by punching a mountain lion.
Hurricane Ida pounded Louisiana yesterday with extremely strong winds and heavy rains. Ida is the second strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana, and it's still moving slowly, leaving a path of destruction behind it.
School students in the US are being caught in a political battle over masks. Though wearing masks is an important way of preventing the spread of the coronavirus, some Republican leaders are trying to prevent school districts from requiring masks.
On Sunday, the Taliban took control of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. The Taliban now controls the entire country. Many people are shocked at how quickly the Taliban defeated the Afghan army, and are worried about the future of the country's people.
Last Thursday, a Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox was held near fields of corn in the middle of Iowa. The "Field of Dreams" game was based on a 30-year-old movie.