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Today's news in pictures - January 16, 2020

By Vision Reporter, Ismael Kasooha

Added 16th January 2020 09:15 AM

Everyday we present to you major events happening around the world summarised in pictures

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Everyday we present to you major events happening around the world summarised in pictures

Makerere University holds third graduation session

The third session of  Makerere University’s 70th graduation ceremony is being held at the university's main campus. Photos by Alfred Ochwo





 


  





 
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers ejected for heckling leader

Multiple Hong Kong opposition lawmakers were ejected from the legislature on Thursday as they heckled the financial hub's pro-Beijing leader in angry scenes highlighting the stark political divides in the city after months of protests.

Security officials had to be called in multiple times to force out pro-democracy lawmakers who shouted slogans and held placards, including one that portrayed the city's chief executive Carrie Lam as a vampire with bat wings.

Lam was at the Legislative Council for a question and answer session.

Photos by AFP


 ong ongs hief xecutive arrie am speaks during a question and answer session in the legislative council in ong ong on anuary 16 2020 Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a question and answer session in the legislative council in Hong Kong on January 16, 2020.

 ong ongs hief xecutive arrie am  speaks during a question and answer session Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam (L) speaks during a question and answer session

  rodemocracy lawmaker ddie hu  yells while being removed from the legislative council hoto by     Pro-democracy lawmaker Eddie Chu (C) yells while being removed from the legislative council. Photo by ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP

 rodemocracy lawmaker oy wong heckles while ong ongs hief xecutive arrie am not pictured speaks Pro-democracy lawmaker Roy Kwong heckles while Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam (not pictured) speaks

 rodemocracy lawmaker wok aki  holds a sigh while ong ongs hief xecutive arrie am not pictured speaks Pro-democracy lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki (C) holds a sigh while Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam (not pictured) speaks 

 rodemocracy lawmaker laudia o  is removed from the legislative council Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo (L) is removed from the legislative council
  ong ongs heif xecutive arrie am  leaves the legislature after a question and answer session Hong Kong’s Cheif Executive Carrie Lam (C) leaves the legislature after a question and answer session

Uganda - DR Congo border closed 

Thursday is a market day at Zhapahande trading center in DR Congo but Ugandans have been stopped from crossing to DR Congo through Bundibugyo.

“We received intelligence information indicating that all Ugandan traders who would cross to DRC for business would be killed,” Bundibugyo Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Grace Asiimwe Kakwenza said. Photos by Ismael Kasooha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia fire: Rescuers  racing to save rare animals
 

On an island famed as Australia's "Galapagos" for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a bushfire-ravaged landscape. The charred forest floor on Kangaroo Island is littered with corpses of animals incinerated by the blazes that swept through two weeks ago. Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP
 

 dead koala is seen in a burnt out forest on angaroo sland A dead koala is seen in a burnt-out forest on Kangaroo Island

 

  dead marsupial is seen in a burntout forest on angaroo sland A dead marsupial is seen in a burnt-out forest on Kangaroo Island

 

 umane ociety nternational risis esponse pecialist elly onithan picks up an injured oala who was sitting beside another dead koala on angaroo sland on anuary 15 2020 Humane Society International Crisis Response Specialist, Kelly Donithan picks up an injured Koala who was sitting beside another dead koala on Kangaroo Island on January 15, 2020

 

 umane ociety nternational risis esponse pecialist elly onithan  checks an injured oala she just rescued Humane Society International Crisis Response Specialist, Kelly Donithan (R) checks an injured Koala she just rescued

 

 umane ociety nternational risis esponse pecialist elly onithan holds a baby oala she just rescued Humane Society International Crisis Response Specialist, Kelly Donithan holds a baby Koala she just rescued

 

  dead kangaroo is seen in a burnt out forest on angaroo sland A dead kangaroo is seen in a burnt-out forest on Kangaroo Island

 

  goanna looking for food among the charred trees after a bushfire in udgong area of ew outh ales  he confirmed death toll rose to 28 on anuary 15 as the fires have already destroyed more than 2000 homes and burnt 10 million hectares 100000 square A goanna looking for food among the charred trees after a bushfire in Budgong area of New South Wales - The confirmed death toll rose to 28 on January 15, as the fires have already destroyed more than 2,000 homes and burnt 10 million hectares (100,000 square kilometres) of land -- an area larger than South Korea or Portugal. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)

 burnt vehicle seen after a bushfire in udgong area of ew outh aleshoto by    A burnt vehicle seen after a bushfire in Budgong area of New South Wales.Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP

 

 umane ociety nternational risis esponse pecialist elly onithan  looks for injured wildlife in a burnt out forest on angaroo sland Humane Society International Crisis Response Specialist, Kelly Donithan (C) looks for injured wildlife in a burnt out forest on Kangaroo Island

  

Ssekikubo granted bail

Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikubo spent a night at Masaka Central Police Station. He was arrested shortly after being granted bail yesterday. Photos by Dismus Buregyeya

 

 

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