Capitol police officer who steered mob away from Senate chambers hailed a hero

Officer identified as Eugene Goodman induced the crowd to chase him toward officers and away from the Senate chambers

A police officer is being hailed for his role steering an angry mob away from the Senate chambers during Wednesday’s deadly storming of the US Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman, identified by CNN reporter Kristin Wilson, could be seen in video footage distracting rioters away from the chamber as police raced to secure the area.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:18pm
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Report to reveal scale of abuse at Ireland's mother and baby homes

Results of investigation expected to tell how 9,000 children died in 18 institutions between 1922 and 1998

The grim history of a network of religious institutions in Ireland that abused and shamed unmarried mothers and their children for much of the 20th century is to be laid bare.

A judicial commission of investigation into Ireland’s mother and baby homes has documented shocking death rates and callousness in institutions that doubled as orphanages and adoption agencies.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:00pm
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Facebook targets 'stop the steal' content and says Trump ban may be permanent

Company places limits on phrase behind false election claims as Sheryl Sandberg says she’s ‘glad’ president was blocked

Facebook is cracking down on content using the phrase “stop the steal”, the rallying cry of Donald Trump supporters who claim without evidence that there was voter fraud in the 2020 elections.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 9:52pm
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Israel is a non-democratic apartheid regime, says rights group

Embassy spokesperson rejects ‘false claims’ in report that alleges policies perpetuate supremacy of Jews over Palestinians

Israel is not a democracy but an “apartheid regime” that enforces Jewish supremacy over all the land it controls, a leading domestic rights group has alleged in a position paper bound to provoke fierce controversy.

“One organising principle lies at the base of a wide array of Israeli policies: advancing and perpetuating the supremacy of one group – Jews – over another – Palestinians,” said B’Tselem, an organisation that documents human rights violations.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 10:00pm
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Biden says he is not afraid to take oath of office outside following Capitol riots – video

President-elect Joe Biden said he was not afraid to take the oath of office outside on 20 January following the violent riots at the US Capitol. Speaking after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccination, the 78-year-old added the focus now was on holding those who engaged in the riot to account

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 7:33pm
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New Zealand records seventh-hottest year, with extreme weather more likely

It has been nearly four years since New Zealand experienced a month with below-average temperatures, researchers say

New Zealand recorded its seventh-hottest year on record in 2020, and marked nearly four years since it experienced a month with below-average temperatures.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) has been collecting New Zealand’s temperature records since the early 1900s, and said on Tuesday that above-average temperatures were becoming increasingly common.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 9:15pm
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Case of manatee with 'Trump' etched into back under investigation

  • Mutilated aquatic mammal spotted at spring in Florida
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service appeals for public’s help

Federal wildlife officials in Florida are reportedly seeking information on the perpetrators of an attack on a manatee, which apparently had the word “Trump” scraped into its back.

Related: Florida manatee deaths up 20% as Covid-19 threatens recovery

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 1:25pm
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Coronavirus live news: WHO warns no herd immunity in 2021; Moderna says vaccine immunity lasts a year

Portugal’s president tests positive; Lebanon tightens restrictions as infections skyrocket; ‘Reckless’ Christmas rule relaxation blamed for Ireland surge

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 9:25pm
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2 Capitol Police Officers Suspended For Actions During Rioters' Attack On Capitol

Members of the Capitol Police are under investigation for their actions as rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. Two officers have been suspended.

One suspended officer took a selfie with a rioter. The other donned a MAGA hat and "started directing people around," Rep. Tim Ryan said. Other officers are under investigation.

(Image credit: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:49pm
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After Violent Mobs In D.C., Michigan Bans Open Carry In State Capitol

Armed protesters congregate at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing on Oct. 17. On Monday, the Michigan State Capitol Commission voted to ban open carry in common areas of the building.

Democrats say it doesn't go far enough. Republicans say it goes too far. After armed protests in Lansing and a violent riot in D.C., Michigan's Capitol bans open carry, joining a majority of states.

(Image credit: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images)

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 7:18pm
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