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Trump impeachment: Graphic video shown as ex-president called ‘inciter in chief’

Trump impeachment: Graphic video shown as ex-president called ‘inciter in chief’

World
Senators at Donald Trump's second impeachment trial have been shown new dramatic and graphic video of the day his supporters stormed the US Congress.The footage showed police engaging in hand-to-hand clashes with rioters and desperately pleading for support.Officers ushered politicians to safety, sometimes within metres of the mob breaking into the chambers.Using Mr Trump's own words and tweets, Democrats prosecuting the case argued he had acted as "inciter in chief".A two-thirds majority is required to convict Mr Trump in the evenly split 100-seat Senate, but an acquittal looks likely as the vast majority of Republican senators have remained loyal to him so far.However, if convicted, he could be barred from holding office again.Trump impeachment videos: What did we see?Fact-checking the S...
U.S.-Japan joint exercise, involving 46,000 troops, called a success

U.S.-Japan joint exercise, involving 46,000 troops, called a success

Business
Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Keen Sword 21, an 11-day military exercise involving 9,000 U.S. and 37,000 Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, was declared a success at its conclusion. "Keen Sword was a tremendous success with respect to operating and integrating with our allies," said Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, in a statement at the conclusion of the exercises on Thursday. Advertisement "By learning from and working alongside each other, not only did we improve our joint and bilateral capabilities, we once again demonstrated our unwavering resolve to the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which has been the foundation of peace, stability, and security in the Indo-Pacific region for the past 60 years," Schneider said. The field training event, in and around Japan, involved U.S. Army, Nav...
Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weather

Nasa SpaceX launch: Big day called off because of weather

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Poor weather has forced SpaceX to call off the launch of Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station (ISS).The two men were due to go up from the Kennedy Space Center in what would have been the first orbital mission from the US in nine years.But unfavourable atmospheric conditions prompted controllers to call a stop just 16 minutes before lift-off.The next opportunity for SpaceX and Nasa will come on Saturday.If that's no good, there would be a third opportunity on Sunday.The frustration was that conditions just an hour after the designated launch time of 16:33 EDT were probably acceptable. But this was a...
Nasa’s next Mars rover will be called Perseverance

Nasa’s next Mars rover will be called Perseverance

Science
The American space agency has a new name for the rover it will be sending to the Red Planet this summer.To date, the project has been known only by its code name - Mars 2020.From now on, it will be referred to as the Perseverance rover.The name came out of a schools competition that drew 28,000 entries.The Perseverance rover will begin the process of trying to bring rocks back to Earth for study.It will trundle through an equatorial crater, looking for the best samples it can cache for retrieval by a later mission.Scientists think this will be the best approach to establishing whether or not life has ever existed on Mars. Can we finally answer the big question about Mars? Europe's Mars rover to make 'pit stop' for repair Nasa's n...
Ambulance called to Caroline Flack’s house day before her death

Ambulance called to Caroline Flack’s house day before her death

Entertainment
An ambulance was called to Caroline Flack's home the day before she took her own life.It is understood paramedics attended Flack's flat in east London at 10.30pm on Valentine's Day. A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called shortly after 22:30 on 14 February to a residential property on Northwold Road, N16."Crews attended and, following a clinical assessment, the person was not taken to hospital. Due to patient confidentiality we cannot comment further." Image: Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack pictured in January last year The former Love Island presenter, 40, was found dead on Saturday, the day after the ambulance crew attended her flat. ...