In today's news roundup, new leaders around the world are taking control, teenagers are snapping up gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, and one man's dream of raising money by running on the ocean in a "hamster wheel" is cut short.
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In today's news roundup, wildfires grow larger and more serious in North America and Siberia, typhoons, monsoons, and other storms cause serious problems in Asia, and cockatoos in Australia learn how to open trash bins by watching each other.
In today's news roundup, record-setting rains cause deadly flooding in China's Henan province, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open tomorrow in spite of coronavirus challenges, and the Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title in 50 years.
In today's news roundup, fire fighters struggle to control over 70 wildfires in the western United States, Germany and other European countries are starting to recover after massive flooding, and crowds rush to see a tiny cow in Bangladesh.
In today's news roundup, South Africa is shaken by violence and rioting after the jailing of an ex-president, Italy says huge cruise ships can no longer visit Venice, and a Minnesota town warns about massive goldfish in its lakes.
In today's news roundup, thousands protest against Cuba's government, Italy beats England to win the Euro 2020, Argentina beats Brazil to win the Copa America, and Zaila Avant-garde is the first Black American to win the Scripps Spelling Bee.
In today's news roundup, Ethiopia declares a ceasefire in its war in Tigray, Sweden is looking for a new leader after a no-confidence vote removes the prime minister, and a Flintstone house is allowed to keep its dinosaurs.
Western Canada and the northwestern United States have been facing record-breaking high temperatures for days. An unusual weather system has created a "heat dome" of trapped hot air in the area. The heat is expected to last for several more days.
Last Thursday, a large part of a building near Miami, Florida collapsed. The building was home to hundreds of people. At least nine people have died and roughly 150 are still missing. Rescue workers are trying to find and help survivors.
The United States government acted quickly last week to create a new national holiday, Juneteenth. The name combines the words "June" and "nineteenth". It marks the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas were told that they were free.
In today's news roundup, the Keystone XL pipeline has been permanently cancelled, McDonald's BTS Meal is so popular in Indonesia that several restaurants had to be closed, and cicadas prevent a plane for White House reporters from taking off.