The final BtN Newsbreak for 2020 wraps up this year's biggest trends and stories.
BtN recognises International Day of people with a disability, a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Australians with disabilities. Jack takes part in a workshop at the Tarnathi festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art.
China has successfully landed a probe on the moon bringing lunar rocks and dirt back to Earth. A wild storm has hit Sydney causing power blackouts and lightning strikes. A third mysterious metal monolith has popped up in Romania! Scientists have discovered a new species of comb jelly known as a ctenophore. The jelly was identified using a super high definition camera in the deep sea.
The Australian Government has launched the very first National Water Safety Day. Young Aussies tell their stories as part of the Takeover competition. France wins this year's Junior Eurovision contest and an 18 metre tall robot has been unveiled in Yokohama Japan.
BtN reports on the relocation of Pakistan's loneliest elephant Kaavan, who is finally moving to a sanctuary. The metal monolith that appeared in the Utah desert has disappeared! In sports news, there's a horror Formula 1 crash, a female college football player and one day cricket.
BtN explains what Black Friday sales are and what they have to do with Thanksgiving. Victoria has reached its Coronavirus elimination day. Take a look at some last minute sporting heroes, the world's deepest pool and a super creative stop motion skateboarding video.
Legendary soccer player Diego Maradona has died in Argentina. Australia is set to experience an extreme heatwave over the last weekend of Spring. The 2020 ARIAs took place under special conditions to allow for social distancing with Archie Roach inducted into the hall of fame and the music teacher of the year announced.
A helicopter pilot has spotted a large metal monolith in the middle of the desert in Utah, America, causing many to speculate as to where it came from. Beyonce has topped the list for year's Grammy nominations. The winners of 2020's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize National Film Competition for students have been announced. This year the entrants made films to demonstrate scientific concepts around the theme of water.
TikTok's most famous content producer reaches 100 million followers on the social media platform. Oxford languages has chosen the words of the year after analysing data using advanced software. The American Music Awards have gone ahead in the US with much smaller viewer numbers than in previous years.
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This year Ausmusic T-shirt Day has raised awareness for people who work in the music industry and need financial support due to the impact of the pandemic on live music. South Australia ends the lockdown earlier than expected. A meteor has been captured on camera south of Tasmania.
Find out what's going on in South Australia where there has been a very strict lock down while students in France have been protesting as they have not being protected from COVID-19.
South Australia is to go into the strictest lockdown Australia has seen due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases popping up in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. Researchers in Hungary are putting smart border collies to the test in the Genius Dog Challenge, which will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook.
As South Australia deals with an outbreak of COVID-19, BtN takes us on a world tour to see how countries around the world are dealing with the pandemic in different ways. The SpaceX Resilience capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Meet a therapy dog helping students at a primary school in Adelaide.
South Australia has recorded its worst COVID-19 cluster ever, leading to border lockdowns and stricter rules around social distancing. Four astronauts have blasted off to the ISS aboard the SpaceX rocket. Qantas is celebrating its 100th birthday. In sports news, we find out who were the winners of the Turkish Grand Prix and the US Masters. Marie Antoinette's shoe has been sold at auction for $71 000.
Gamers' demand for the new Playstation and XBox consoles have outweighed the supply, pushing resale prices through the roof. For around one hour yesterday, YouTube was down, with videos unable to load, causing fans to panic. In sports news there's the women's NRL State of Origin, WNBL season opening matches, a new coach for the Boomers and the US Golf Masters.
BtN tells us why we celebrate NAIDOC week and how it all started. The theme for this year's NAIDOC week is 'Always was always will be', BtN explains what that means. Plus, find out why some senators want the Aboriginal flag to be flown in the Senate chamber at Parliament House and why you can now put traditional Aboriginal place names on letters and packages. Leela catches up with Aboriginal rapper J Milla.
Gladys Berejiklian has called for a change to the lyrics of the National Anthem. The Sydney Opera House has been lit up with images of red poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. In sports news there's NRL, junior table tennis and an incredible hole in one hit during a warm up for this year's Masters golf tournament in Augusta. See images of orange bellied parrots as they flock to a breeding ground in Tasmania and a spectacular lightning show that took place in South Australia.
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