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The world’s biggest iceberg is about to enter the open ocean.

The iceberg broke free from the Antarctic in 2017 and has been floating towads the open ocean since then.

It is expected to dramatically reduce in size when it hits the Southern Ocean.

The iceberg is known as A68. It covers an area close to 6000 square kilometres.

When it broke off the berg had an area close to 6000 sqkm and it has lost very little of its bulk over the past two-and-a-half years.

But scientists say the colossus will struggle to maintain its integrity when it reaches the Southern Ocean’s rougher waters.

A section of Donald Trump’s border wall between the United States and Mexico has blown over in the wind.

The steel panels, more than 9 metres high, began to lean at a sharp angle on the border between the Californian town of Calexico and Mexicali in Mexico on Wednesday.

The section of wall was under construction at the time, with concrete anchors being put in place.

But the strong winds blew the panels over onto the Mexican side of the border before the concrete had set.

The section of the wall is part of an effort Trump to add a wall to the more than 3,000km-long border with Mexico.

A new batch of emojis for 2020 has been unveiled.

New emojis be released sometime in 2020 includes a number of new animals and a gender-neutral Santa.

The list, released by Unicode Consortium, contains 117 new symbols.

The new release was met with a mostly positive response on social media.

Unicode Consortium, a non-profit organisation based in California, is responsible for choosing the emojis for Apple and Android devices.

Other Emoji 13.0 additions include:

  • a set of pinched fingers to symbolise a common Italian hand gesture
  • anatomical heart and lungs
  • hugging people
  • a fondue pot
  • bubble tea
  • bottle-feeding parents

A video of the new additions was posted on Emojipedia on Wednesday.

No specific date was given for when the emojis would be available on devices.

Apple typically adds new emojis when it releases an updated operating system in the northern hemisphere’s autumn.

The United Kingdom has left the European Union.

The UK had been a member for 47 years.

The move official occurred on the 31st of January at 11 pm. This was three years after it voted to do so in a referendum.

The historic moment was marked by both celebrations and protests.

Candlelit vigils were held in Scotland, which voted to stay in the EU, while Brexiteers partied in London’s Parliament Square.

Boris Johnson has vowed to bring the country together and “take us forward”.

Brexit supporters wave Union flags as they gathered in Parliament Square.

Parts of East Africa have been hit by huge swarms of locusts.

The countries of Ethiopia and Somalia are dealing with the worst locust swarms they’ve seen in 25 years.

The United Nations (UN) has called for international help to tackle the locust invasions which are destroying millions of crops, threatening a food crisis. The crops are important sources of food for many in the countries affected.

Why are locusts such a threat?

The main concern is due to the rate at which the insects eat crops.

Locusts can travel up to 150 kilometres in 24 hours and an adult insect eats its own body weight in food each day.

Scientist say that a locust swarm the size of Paris can eat as much food as half the population of France in just one day.

It fears the numbers of the insects could multiply 500 times by June.

Pop sensation Billie Eilish was the big winner at this year’s Grammys.

The Ocean Eyes singer won awards in five different categories. These included Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her hit, Bad Guy.

The 18-year-old also won Album of the Year for her record, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

She’s the youngest person in history to have won the award.

Billie’s wins have also made her the youngest artist ever to secure awards in all four of the big categories – the last time someone managed that was almost 40 years ago back in 1981!

BTS made history once again by becoming the first K-Pop group ever to perform at the Grammys.

They were on stage with Rapper Lil Nas X who was another big winner at this year’s awards.

His international hit Old Town Road, which remained at the top of the US singles chart for an incredible 17 weeks, won him awards in the Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance categories.

Today marks 75 years since the end of the Holocaust.

The Holocaust was a period during World War Two when millions of Jewish people were murdered.

On 27 January every year people around the world come together for Holocaust Memorial Day. The day is set aside to remember all those who died or were affected in that time and as a result of other genocides.

It’s also the 75th anniversary of when the largest concentration camp, Auschwitz, was closed and its prisoners were set free.

What was the Holocaust?

During World War Two, the leader of the German Nazi party was Adolf Hitler. He ordered the murder of six million Jewish people from countries across Europe.

He did this because he wanted to try to wipe out the entire Jewish. They had done nothing wrong, they were attacked simply because of their faith.

How did the Holocaust end?

The Nazis tried to hide evidence of their crimes following World War II. Knowing they were under threat and likely to be defeated, the Nazis destroyed the camps.

The Nazis were not able to hide what they had done, though, and it wasn’t long before the world learned of the extent of the Holocaust.

A deadly virus called the Coronavirus has hit China.

The virus has never been seen in humans before and although the number of people affected is very small, it has started to spread more widely.

Governments around the world are starting to take action to contain it.

Because it’s new, there’s currently no vaccine or medicine to take to treat it. The only way to prevent stop it spreading is to stop close contact with other people who’ve got it.

What is this virus and where has it come from?

The virus is a well-known virus and was first spotted in a city called Wuhan in China. It’s called a coronavirus because, under the microscope, it looks like lots of little crowns.

So far, there have been over 500 confirmed cases and 17 people have died. There have been no cases in New Zealand.

The virus is a respiratory virus which means it can affect people’s breathing and lungs. It can be spread person to person by coughing and sneezing. However, it can lead to more serious illnesses like pneumonia which can lead to death in vulnerable people.

Prince Harry and Meghan have officially given up their royal titles.

Earlier this month the royal couple announced that they wanted to step down as senior members of the Royal Family.

From now it means that they will give up their official titles as ‘His/Her Royal Highness’.

They will also stop receiving money from the public.

The Queen has approved this decision: “It is my whole family’s hope that today’s agreement allows them to start building a happy and peaceful new life.”

The couple have also said they would like to repay the public money that was used to do up their house Frogmore Cottage.

A statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed that these changes would happen in spring this year.

Harry will still get to keep his title as “Prince” because he was born into the Royal Family.

The couple will also get to keep their titles as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry and Meghan have decided to split their time between the UK and Canada.

Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019.

Thunberg was the 16-year-old who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change.

She organised a campaign for school students to demonstrate outside the Swedish parliament, pushing for her government to meet its ambitious goals to curb carbon emissions.

Her actions were quickly followed by millions of others around the world.

In the 16 months since her first protest she has addressed heads of state at the UN, met with the Pope, tweeted about the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike.

She is the youngest individual to have won the accolade.