The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Death toll at 37 in Uganda unrest after Bobi Wine’s arrest

”This was a deliberate and pre-planned move to cause chaos, because we have evidence,” Tumwine asserted. “But I want to warn those inciting violence that they will reap what they sow.”

#Uganda #Politics #Election2020 #Africa

White House Orders Thousands Of U.S. Troops Withdrawn From Afghanistan And Iraq

In this Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 photo, A U.S. Soldier stands at the spot hit by Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad air base, in Anbar, Iraq. Ain al-Asad air base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday, in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed atop Iranian commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose killing raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Qassim Abdul-Zahra)

The withdrawal will likely have little effect on the ground, Bowman reported, since U.S. forces will still be training elements of the Afghan military. U.S. airstrikes against Taliban forces will also continue since forces fly out of Kuwait and other countries in the region.

#WarOnTerror #Iraq #Afghanistan #unitedstates

Coronavirus: fifth Chinese Covid-19 vaccine candidate ready to enter phase 3 trials

“I don’t care if the efficacy reaches such a high level, like 95 per cent,” Zhong said. “[Our] vaccine is effective and it can be produced on a large scale, and that’s the biggest guarantee.

#China #COVID19 #Vaccine #International

Evidence Found of Mars Rivers Active for 100,000 Years

The fact that these ancient, Martian riverbeds have such similar sedimentary succession patterns to long-standing ones on Earth also means that they likely flowed year-round. “This kind of evidence, of a long-lived watery landscape,” Salese says, “is crucial in our search for ancient life on the planet.”

#Mars #Science #solarsystem #planetaryscience

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