A displaced Yemeni girl in Sanaa earlier this year. Photo: Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images

Dozens of people, including children, have reportedly been killed or injured after an airstrike on a bus from the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, per The Guardian.

The details: The International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted on Thursday that "[s]cores of dead and wounded are being treated by our medical teams in Sa'ada. ... The majority of our patients are under 10 years old." The war in Yemen has been catastrophic for civilians as the Saudi coalition, which is supported by the U.S., continues its fight against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich told Axios: "U.S. Central Command was not involved in the airstrike in Saada."

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What the 2020 election means for science

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The 2020 presidential election presents two stark paths for the direction of future-focused scientific research.

Why it matters: Science is a long game, with today's breakthroughs often stemming from research carried out decades ago, often with government help. That means the person who occupies the White House over the next four years will help shape the state of technology for decades into the future.

Zeta, now a Category 2 Hurricane, makes landfall on Louisiana coast

The probable path of Zeta, per the National Hurricane Center. Photo: NHC/NOAA

Zeta, classified as a "significant" Category 2 hurricane, made landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana on Wednesday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) requested a pre-landfall Emergency Declaration in a letter to President Trump on Tuesday. The hurricane is producing 110-mph maximum sustained winds and stronger gusts. The core of Zeta — including its destructive eyewall — moved ashore near Cocodrie.