10 major news events you missed in the last week because of the coronavirus pandemic
- The coronavirus pandemic has dominated headlines over the past two months, as countries scramble to contain their outbreaks and the death toll climbs higher each day.
- But news is happening outside of this crisis.
- From millions of pounds of fresh food destroyed in the US, to a ceasefire on the war in Yemen, here are 10 major events you may have missed in the news this past week.
But there is still news happening outside of the crisis.
Here are 10 major world events you may have missed in just the past week, as COVID-19 news continues to take center stage.Do you have a personal experience with the coronavirus you'd like to share? Or a tip on how your town or community is handling the pandemic? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your story.
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At least 30 people were killed by tornados and severe weather in the southeast US.
Millions of pounds of fresh food are being destroyed by US farmers as a result of business loss during closures and lockdowns.Advertisement
Saudi Arabia announced a two-week ceasefire in the war in Yemen, paving the way for peace talks and a possible end to the conflict.
A halt in vaccinations over COVID-19 has put millions of children at risk for measles.Advertisement
China limited the flow of the Mekong river, causing devastating droughts last year for countries including Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
The war in Libya has escalated despite pleas from the United Nations to put a "pause" on the conflict in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.Advertisement
The Trump administration designated a Russian white supremacist group as a terrorist organization.
A conspiracy theory linking the coronavirus to 5G technology has caused people to burn cell phone towers in the UK.Advertisement
Endangered species may face a greater threat as coronavirus lockdowns lead to a decline in wildlife conservation funding, and higher rates of poaching.
Two adorable Hong Kong Zoo pandas mated for the first time in over a decade, marking an important moment for their species.Advertisement
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- Karnataka is building a cycling map for Bengaluru by crowdsourcing inputs from city's cyclists
- Indian Medical Association says nearly 200 doctors have lost their lives to COVID-19