In today's news roundup, a dust cloud from the Sahara Desert reaches all the way to the US, Pakistan reports that 30% of its pilots have fake licenses, and NASA renames its headquarters for Mary Jackson, its first black female engineer.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently, America's "#1 movie" has only been seen by two people, a weather reporter turns his back yard into a weather map, and a fisherman in Galicia, Spain turns up a 700-year-old statue.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a TV reporter goes on the air without his pants, a runner writes a message with her marathon path, but makes a spelling mistake, and a reporter catches a tumbleweed "tornado" on video.
A period of very warm temperatures in Antarctica has caused unusually heavy melting in the most northern areas of the continent. Eagle Island, off the Antarctic peninsula, lost 4 inches (106mm) of snow and ice in just nine days.
In today's news roundup, Typhoon Lekima hits China, Chase Bank gives a gift to Canadian credit card customers, Germany thinks about raising taxes on meat, and a man in Spain learns not to throw refrigerators off of cliffs.
A massive heat wave swept across Europe last week, breaking historical records. The heat wave has now moved north, cooling off much of Europe, but bringing unusual heat and melting to northern areas.
Heavy rains brought by monsoons are causing flooding and landslides across South Asia. Millions of people have been forced from their homes in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
In today's news roundup, California is struck by strong earthquakes, Alaska deals with record high temperatures, Guadalajara, Mexico is hit by a strange hail storm, and the US Air Force accidentally drops 3 fake bombs on Florida.
Last Tuesday night, people working at the National Weather Service in San Diego, California were puzzled by a strange shape on their radar screens. The unusual cloud turned out to be a massive swarm of ladybugs.
A powerful storm called Cyclone Idai has hit the African nations of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. The storm has affected over 1.5 million people and left over 200 people dead.