The Week in Stories Around the Globe

NASA Triumphantly Unveils Full Set of Webb’s First Images

“It’s like the difference between traveling three versus 300 miles per hour,” she says. “And now we’re going to actually take this thing out on the racetrack. So how deep, how far can we go when we crank it up and push it hard? I’m as excited as anyone else about these first images, but my heart is with the thousands and thousands hours of competitively selected, peer-reviewed science we are about to undertake in Webb’s first year of observations.”

#NASA #jameswebbspacetelescope #Space #science

UN projects world population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15

The report says more than half the projected increase in population up to 2050 will be concentrated in just eight countries: Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.

#birthrate #worldpopulation #India #nigeria

Sri Lanka: president agrees to resign amid unrest

“I have never experienced such a widespread people’s uprising,” said Fernando. “There was such a sense of achievement when people entered the president’s house, and his secretariat. These are all places maintained in luxury by people’s money at a time when the government claims that there isn’t enough money to give medicine, to give food, to give fuel. It’s very politically significant they have been reclaimed by the public.”

#UPrising #SriLanka #politics #poverty

At least 14 killed in mass shooting in South Africa

At least 14 people were killed early Sunday morning in a mass shooting at a tavern in Soweto, South Africa, that left nine others injured, South African police said in a statement.

#massshooting #SouthAfrica #GunViolence

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