'Where are the cats?' Melbourne police seek armed man who stormed animal shelter

Man dressed in military-style clothes ties up worker at Lost Dogs Home in Cranbourne West and demands to know where cats are

A man armed with a gun is on the run after he stormed an animal shelter in Melbourne’s south-east and threatened a worker.

The worker was in the car park of the Lost Dogs Home in Cranbourne West about 11.30pm on Monday when the gunman approached, Victoria police said.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 4:19pm
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Capitol breach: House introduces article of impeachment against Trump – video

A group of House Democrats has formally introduced an article of impeachment against Donald Trump. They have charged the president with 'incitement to insurrection' in connection to the violent riot at the Capitol last week

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:43pm
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'Cummings effect': why are people bending lockdown rules?

Analysis: experts say erosion of trust in government contributes to liberal interpretation of guidance

Photographs of crowded beaches, parks and queues at food stalls outside popular walking spots, all at a time when the UK is on highest alert under tough coronavirus restrictions.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:17pm
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Morning mail: Trump faces impeachment, Kelly and Christensen rule Facebook, beach cabana frenzy

Tuesday: Democrats formally charge Trump with ‘incitement to insurrection’. Plus: Geoff Lemon on how the Australian cricket team let themselves down

Good morning, this is Tamara Howie bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Tuesday 12 January.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 2:52pm
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Authorities had four warnings about Reading attacker's mental health

Refugee support chief warned of Khairi Saadallah carrying out ‘London Bridge-type scenario’

Reading attacker Khairi Saadallah given whole-life prison sentence

Repeated warnings were given that Khairi Saadallah, who murdered three men in a Reading park last summer, could carry out a “London Bridge-type scenario” shortly before the killings took place, the Guardian has learned.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 1:31pm
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Indonesia plane crash relative: 'I said I would pray for her'

As divers search for black boxes in Java Sea, families recall last-minute messages

Rafik Yusuf Alaydrus’s wife, Panca Widia Nursanti, messaged him on WhatsApp as she sat on board the Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 flight. The weather in Jakarta was bad, she said. It was raining heavily and the flight, bound for Pontianak on Borneo island, had been delayed for an hour by the poor conditions.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 12:36pm
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Opinion divided over Trump's ban from social media

Actions spark debate on free speech and whether chief executives of tech firms are fit to act as judge and jury

As rioters were gathering around the US Capitol last Wednesday, a familiar question began to echo around the offices of the large social networks: what should they do about Donald Trump and his provocative posts?

The answer has been emphatic: ban him.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 1:17pm
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'Reckless' Christmas easing of rules blamed for Ireland Covid surge

Country has world’s highest rate of infection with critics blaming socialising over festive period

Ireland emerged from a six-week lockdown in early December with the European Union’s lowest coronavirus infection rate.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 2:01pm
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Trump administration puts Cuba back on 'sponsor of terrorism' blacklist

  • Mike Pompeo cites US fugitives and support for Venezuela
  • Move will heap sanctions on Havana before Biden inauguration

The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, in a move that hits the country with new sanctions shortly before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

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Monday, January 11, 2021 - 3:27pm
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