Trump impeachment very unlikely
On Friday, (31st January) the Senate voted 51-49 to block testimony from new witnesses and the admission of new documentation in Trump’s trial, the first time the body has elected to block such evidence in history. Just two Republican senators, Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine, broke ranks with their colleagues in the vote, which paved the way for Trump’s acquittal. Although neither has publicly stated how they will vote next week, a super majority of 67 would be required
London stabbing incident described as terrorism
Police shot dead a man in south London on Sunday after two people were stabbed in what police described as a terrorism-related incident. Armed officers shot the man in Streatham, a busy residential district south of the River Thames. “The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related,” the police said on Twitter.Police said later the man they had shot had been pronounced dead, and two people had been wounded
Somalia declared a national emergency as large swarms of locusts spread
The country’s Ministry of Agriculture said the insects, which consume large amounts of vegetation, posed “a major threat to Somalia’s fragile food security situation”.There are fears that the situation may not be brought under control before the harvest begins in April.The UN says the swarms are the largest in Somalia and Ethiopia in 25 years.