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Chaos in Washington as Trump supporters storm Capitol and force lockdown of Congress – BBC News



Thousands of supporters of President Trump have stormed the US Capitol building, venting their anger at the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election.

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WHAT TO EXPECT | UNITED STATES NATIONAL GUARD | BREAKING NEWS TODAY



Latest breaking news update today January 23, 2021. The United States National Guard, Washington DC. #Breaking #News #Now US Military News 2021.

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Cosmoska YFZ450 Case Saver Billet Aluminum Engine Chain Case Saver Protection For Yamaha YFZ450 2004-2013(Blue)


Price: $15.59
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Item Details

1.Model Name:ATV Parts Chain Saver Guard
2.Condition: 100% Brand New,Never Mounted,Prominent Features
3.Material: 7075 aluminum alloy
4.Color : Black/Blue/Red
5.Item Weight:103g
6.Package including:
1 Piece Chain Saver Guard and 2 screws (as the picture shown)
7.Package Weight:158g
Description

1.Cosmoska Case Saver Are CNC-machined from solid billet, offering the highest level of crash protection
2.Anodized Black/Blue/Red for corrosion resistance and an attractive appearance
3.Milled from high grade, 7075 aluminum alloy and designed to protect your case should an accident happen. Protector is very light weight and of superb finish.
4.The design of the cover evenly distributes the force of impact, improving engine survivability and also adds a nice sporty touch to the appearance.

Fitment:

For Yamaha YFZ450 2004-2009 2012-2013
For Yamaha YFZ450W Custom Graphics 2012-2013
For Yamaha YFZ450V Bill Balance Edition 2006-2007
For Yamaha YFZ450SP2 Special Edition II 2008
For Yamaha YFZ450SP Special Edition 2008
For Yamaha YFZ450SE2 Special Edition II 2007
For Yamaha YFZ450SE Special Edition 2005-2007
For Yamaha YFZ450LE Limited Edition 2004

√Fitment: Fits for Yamaha YFZ450, years 2004-2009/2012-2013; Also fit SE models 2007-2008, and Bill Balance 2006-2007(Please check the item details for more information)
√Material: Made of high quality and durable solid billet, offering the highest level of crash protection
√Surface Anodization: Anodized Black for corrosion resistance and an attractive appearance
√Special Design: The design of the cover evenly distributes the force of impact, improving engine survivability and also adds a nice sporty touch to the appearance
√Function: Helps guard engine cases in the event of chain problems or breakage

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21 Ultra-Marathon Runners Die In Extreme Weather In China


BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one people running a mountain ultramarathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and gale-force winds hit the high-altitude race, state media reported Sunday.

After an all-night rescue operation in freezing temperatures involving more than 700 personnel, rescuers were able to confirm that 151 people were safe, out of a total of 172 participants. Twenty-one had died, according to the official Xinhua News Agency, which said the runners suffered from physical discomfort and the sudden drop in temperature.

The runners were racing on an extremely narrow mountain path at an altitude reaching 6,500-9,800 feet. The 60-mile race was held Saturday in the Yellow River Stone Forest tourist site in Baiyin city in Gansu province.

Participants were not rookies. One of the deceased was a well-known runner Liang Jing, who had won a 62-mile race in Ningbo, reported the Paper, a state-backed newspaper based in Shanghai.

A woman who worked for the race organizer, Gansu Shengjing Sports Culture Development Co., said there were no predictions of extreme weather for the day of the race, according to Beijing News, a paper owned by the Beijing city government.

However, Baiyin city’s local branch of the National Early Warning Information Center had warned for the past three days of hail and strong winds.

The race also followed a relatively established course, having been held four times, according to an account posted online by a participant in the race who quit and managed to make his way to safety.

But the weather caught them off guard, and on the morning of the race Saturday, he already sensed things were not normal. The runners were not dressed for winter-like conditions, many wearing short-sleeved tops.

“I ran 2 kilometers before the starting gun fired to warm up … but the troublesome thing was, after running these 2 kilometers, my body still had not heated up,” the competitor said in a first-person account that has been viewed more than 100,000 times on his WeChat account “Wandering about the South.”

He later told the Paper that the forecast the day prior to the race did not predict the extreme weather they encountered.

Rescuers walk into the accident site to search for survivors in Jingtai County of Baiyin City, northwest China's Gansu Provin



Rescuers walk into the accident site to search for survivors in Jingtai County of Baiyin City, northwest China’s Gansu Province, May 23, 2021. (Photo by Fan Peishen/Xinhua via Getty Images)

The most difficult section, from mile 15 to mile 22, climbed 3,280 feet. There, he said the path was just a mix of stones and sand, and his fingers grew numb from the cold.

When he finally decided to turn back, he already felt dazed. He said he was able to make it to safety and met a rescue crew. He did not respond to a request for comment left on his social media account.

Some runners farther along the course had fallen off the trail into deep mountain crevices, according to a reporter for state broadcaster CCTV. It was not clear how many of them survived.

Video footage showed rescuers in winter jackets in the pitch-dark night searching with flashlights along steep hills and narrow paths. Search operations ended by noon Sunday, rescuers told Xinhua.

Online, some wondered what, if any preparations organizers had made in the event of an emergency. The race organizer did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment Sunday.

Baiyin city Mayor Zhang Xuchen held a news conference later Sunday and profoundly apologized as the organizer of the event. The government promised a full investigation.

“We express deep condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and the injured,” the mayor said.

Associated Press writer Huizhong Wu in Taipei, Taiwan and news researcher Henry Hou in Beijing contributed to this report.





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Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Launches Hunger Strike


MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he has started a hunger strike to protest authorities’ failure to provide proper treatment for his back and leg pains.

In a statement posted on Instagram, Navalny complained about prison officials’ refusal to give him the right medicines and to allow his doctor to visit him behind bars.

He also protested the hourly checks a guard makes on him at night, saying they amount to sleep deprivation torture.

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has started a hunger strike to protest a lack of medical care and gu



Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has started a hunger strike to protest a lack of medical care and guard-enforced sleep deprivation.

The 44-year-old Navalny, who is President Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken domestic opponent, was arrested in January upon his return from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have rejected the accusation.

Navalny’s poisoning and conviction have further strained Russia’s ties with the United States and the European Union, which sank to post-Cold War lows after Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, its meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, hacking attacks and other actions.

His arrest fueled a series of protests that drew tens of thousands across Russia. Authorities detained about 11,000 people, many of whom were fined or given jail terms of up to two weeks.

Navalny said the August poisoning made him wonder about the cause of his current ailments. He said he had no choice but to start a hunger strike because his physical condition has worsened, with back pains having spread to his right leg and numbness in his left leg.

“What else could I do?” he wrote. “I have declared a hunger strike demanding that they allow a visit by an invited doctor in compliance with the law. So I’m lying here, hungry, but still with two legs.”

Last month, Navalny was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for violating the terms of his probation during convalescence in Germany. The sentence stems from a 2014 embezzlement conviction that Navalny has rejected as fabricated — and which the European Сourt of Human Rights has ruled to be unlawful.

Navalny was moved this month from a Moscow jail to a penal colony in Pokrov in the Vladimir region, 85 kilometers (53 miles) east of the Russian capital. The facility called IK-2 stands out among Russian penitentiaries for its particularly strict inmate routines, which include standing to attention for hours.

Navalny’s Instagram also had a picture of a letter to the prison chief, dated Wednesday, in which he announced the hunger strike.

“Every convict has the right to invite a specialist for a check and consultation,” he wrote. “So I demand to let a doctor see me and declare a hunger strike until it happens.”

In a sarcastic reference to the nerve agent poisoning that he blamed on Russia’s top security agency, the FSB, Navalny wrote to the prison chief that “given a recent attempt by the FSB operatives to kill me with chemical weapons, which state-controlled medics cast as a ‘metaboliс problem,’ I’m haunted by vague doubts about the cause of my illness and recovery prospects.”

Convicted opposition activist Alexei Navalny is serving his sentence at Penal Colony No 2, near the town of Pokrov.



Convicted opposition activist Alexei Navalny is serving his sentence at Penal Colony No 2, near the town of Pokrov.

Russia’s prison service said last week that Navalny had undergone medical check-ups and described his condition as “stable and satisfactory.” In a statement that followed his declaration of a hunger strike, it claimed that Navalny is being given “all the necessary medical assistance in accordance with his current health indicators.”

But Navalny has complained that authorities only gave him basic painkiller pills and ointment for his back and legs while refusing to accept medications prescribed earlier by his doctor or to share the diagnosis from his examination.

In a note earlier this month, Navalny described his prison as a “friendly concentration camp.” He said he hadn’t seen “even a hint of violence” there but lived under controls that he compared to those described in George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”

Earlier this week, he said he already had received six reprimands — warnings that could lead to solitary confinement — for offenses such as getting up 10 minutes before the wake-up call and refusing to watch a video lecture that he called “idiotic.”

Navalny, whom prison authorities had earlier marked as a flight risk, said he was subject to particularly close oversight, including a guard waking him up every hour at night and filming him to demonstrate he is in the required place.

“Instead of medical assistance, I’m subjected to sleep deprivation torture, being woken up eight times every night,” he said in Wednesday’s statement.

The prison service insisted that Navalny has been treated in strict conformity with the law and the night checks are part of a regular routine that “don’t disrupt convicts’ rest.”

During a video call with Putin on Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron emphasized the need for Russia to protect Navalny’s health and to respect his rights in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights, according to Macron’s office.

The Kremlin said in its readout of the call that Putin offered an “objective explanation” in response to questions Merkel and Macron asked about Navalny.

Russian officials have rejected U.S. and EU demands to free Navalny and to stop a police crackdown on his supporters. Moscow also has rebuffed a European Court of Human Rights ruling in favor of his release as “inadmissible” meddling in Russia’s home affairs.

Navalny’s associates have urged Russians to sign up for the next protest to demand his release, promising to set a date for the demonstration when the number of people willing to take part reaches at least 500,000 nationwide.

More than 360,000 have registered since a dedicated website opened on March 23.



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Suicide Bombers Attack Palm Sunday Mass In Indonesia, Wounding At Least 14


MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — Two attackers blew themselves up outside a packed Roman Catholic cathedral during a Palm Sunday Mass on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, wounding at least 14 people, police said.

A video obtained by The Associated Press showed body parts scattered near a burning motorbike at the gates of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi province.

Rev. Wilhelmus Tulak, a priest at the church, said he had just finished celebrating Palm Sunday Mass when a loud bang shocked his congregation. He said the blast went off at about 10:30 a.m. as a first batch of churchgoers was walking out of the church and another group was coming in.

He said security guards at the church were suspicious of two men on a motorcycle who wanted to enter the building and when they went to confront them, one of the men detonated his explosives.

Police later said both attackers were killed instantly and evidence collected at the scene indicated one of the two was a woman. The wounded included four guards and several churchgoers, police said.

The attack a week before Easter in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation came as the country was on high alert following December’s arrest of the leader of the Southeast Asian militant group, Jemaah Islamiyah, which has been designated a terror group by many nations.

Indonesia has been battling militants since bombings on the resort island of Bali in 2002 killed 202 people, mostly foreign tourists. Attacks aimed at foreigners have been largely replaced in recent years by smaller, less deadly strikes targeting the government, police and anti-terrorism forces and people militants consider as infidels.

President Joko Widodo condemned Sunday’s attack and said it has nothing to do with any religion as all religions would not tolerate any kind of terrorism.

“I call on people to remain calm while worshipping because the state guarantees you can worship without fear,” Widodo said in a televised address.

He offered his prayers to those injured and said the government would cover all costs of medical treatment. He said he had ordered the national police chief to investigate the attack and crack down on any militant network that may be involved. 

MAKASSAR, INDONESIA - MARCH 28: Police officers stand guard in the front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral after a suici



MAKASSAR, INDONESIA – MARCH 28: Police officers stand guard in the front of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral after a suicide bomb attack in Makassar, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia on March 28, 2021. (Photo by Zul Kifli/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

At the end of Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, which opened Holy Week ceremonies at the Vatican, Pope Francis invited prayers for the victims of violence. He cited in particular “those of the attack that took place this morning in Indonesia, in front of the Cathedral of Makassar.”

Indonesia’s National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono told a news conference in the capital, Jakarta, that police were still trying to identify the two attackers on the motorbike and whether they were linked to a local affiliate of the banned Jemaah Islamiyah network or were acting independently.

Indonesian forces in December arrested the group’s leader Aris Sumarsono, also known as Zulkarnaen. Over the past month the country’s counterterrorism squad has arrested about 64 suspects, including 19 in Makassar, following a tipoff about possible attacks against police and places of worship.

While Jemaah Islamiyah has been weakened over the past decade by a sustained crackdown, in recent years a new threat has emerged in militants who fought with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and returned to Indonesia or those inspired by the group’s attacks abroad.

Indonesia’s last major attack was in May 2018, when two families carried out a series of suicide bombings on churches in the second-largest city of Surabaya, killing a dozen people including two young girls whose parents had involved them in one of the attacks. Police said the father was the leader of a local affiliate of the Islamic State group known as Jemaah Anshorut Daulah.

Karmini reported from Jakarta, Indonesia.



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Sydney Says People Can Dance Again As Locally Acquired COVID-19 Cases Fall To 0


SYDNEY ― On Monday, for the first time in a year, Sydneysiders can dance.

The state of New South Wales said it would dramatically relax COVID-19 restrictions next week, a landmark move as officials said large swaths of quarantine and frontline workers had been vaccinated.

“With no community transmission and our quarantine and frontline workers now receiving their second vaccinations, the timing is right to further ease restrictions across the state,” State Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Wednesday, more than 12 months into the pandemic. “As we do this, it is important we don’t let our guard down and continue to check in at venues, keep our social distance and get tested if we have even the mildest of symptoms.”

The easing of pandemic restrictions includes a host of opportunities largely unheard of, except in New Zealand and some Republican-led U.S. states: No attendance caps for weddings or funerals, 200 people allowed at personal outdoor gatherings, 100% seating capacity at sports stadiums and theaters. Mask mandates on public transit are also no longer mandatory (although face coverings are still “strongly recommended”).

“We are pretty much back to normal, and that’s a great thing for the people of our state,” NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said during a news briefing. “This is an amazing achievement from where we were just last year. … So, to have the freedoms and the options we have is a testament to the people of our state.”

Sydney held its Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade earlier this month, but large-scale dance parties were off the table.



Sydney held its Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade earlier this month, but large-scale dance parties were off the table.

In many ways, Australia’s response to the pandemic could have only happened here.

The country is surrounded by miles of ocean, and since March 2020 every person has had to quarantine for two weeks inside a government-designated facility. Cases routinely pop up in those isolation hotels, but patients are treated before they can return home.

For members of the public, testing is free and widely available. Guests at weddings, patrons at every hospitality venue and many other businesses are required to check in via a government QR code system, so they can be alerted of any nearby COVID-19 cases. And in instances of localized outbreaks  ― even when there is just one case ― state governments have locked down entire suburbs or even cities to get infection under control.

The strict moves have paid off. Since the start of the pandemic, Australia has had just under 30,000 cases and only 909 deaths. (On Tuesday the U.S. had more than 58,000 new cases and 892 deaths in a 24-hour period.)

Still, outbreaks have happened. Melbourne was strictly locked down for nearly four months last year, and a portion of Sydney was cut off from the rest of the city over Christmas after a mysterious spate of cases. Other states have imposed snap three- or five-day lockdowns when clusters emerged, stamping them out.

New South Wales ended a 55-day run of no locally acquired cases earlier this month, after a hotel security worker and a guest at the facility were infected, but the state has been back on track after an aggressive spate of contact tracing.

The success defies a slow-moving vaccination program that only began late last month. Those efforts had focused solely on those working at quarantine hotels ― the main source of local outbreaks ― and frontline workers.

With 100% of quarantine workers are now inoculated with at least one shot, Berejiklian said she felt confident the dance floors could light up once more.

“Every day that we move forward the risk is reducing,” the state leader said.

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Queen Elizabeth’s New Great-Grandson Apparently Couldn’t Wait To Be Born



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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband, the former rugby player, Mike Tindall, are celebrating the birth of their third child, who was born at home on the bathroom floor after the couple were unable to get to a hospital in time.

Lucas Philip Tindall was born Sunday, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces, a representative for the couple said Wednesday. His middle name is in honor of both Mike Tindall’s father as well as Zara’s grandfather, Prince Philip. He is 22nd in line to the throne, but won’t take the His Royal Highness title.

Tindall, 42, revealed that the speed of the arrival of the latest royal baby — he is the queen’s and Philip’s 10th great-grandchild — caught the couple off guard and that he had to rush to get a mat for his 39-year-old wife, who like her mother, Princess Anne, enjoyed a successful equestrian career.

“So yeah, it was running to the gym, get a mat, get into the bathroom, get the mat on the floor, towels down, brace, brace, brace,” he said on The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast.

The newest addition to the Tindall family is a younger brother to 7-year-old Mia and 2-year-old Lena, who weren’t at home at the time of the birth. Tindall said his wife’s friend Dolly, who was also at the previous two births, was present.

“She was there and recognized that we wouldn’t have got to hospital in time,” he said. “Fortunately the midwife who was going to meet us at the hospital wasn’t that far away so she drove up just as we had assumed the posit (position) and the second midwife arrived just after the head had arrived.”

Tindall joked that now may be the right time for him to have a vasectomy.

“I literally was like ‘Yep, snip, snip, snip.’ I’ve got a boy. I’m out. I’m out of here,” he said. “The best thing about being at home, the best thing was, as soon he’s wrapped up, he’s skin on skin, straight downstairs. TV room. Golf on. This is what we’re doing.”



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Kimberly-Clark N95 Pouch Respirator (53358), Made in U.S.A., Universal Size, 50 Respirators/Bag


Price: $57.90
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The Kimtech N95 Pouch Respirator, by Kimberly-Clark, is NIOSH-Approved, demonstrating that it provides a minimum 95% filtration efficiency of 0.3 micron particles (though not oil resistant). This N95 particulate filter respirator is designed to help guard against the risks posed by airborne particles and contaminants. The pouch-style respirator offers the wearer a large breathing chamber to maximize comfort. Made in the U.S.A., the respirator comes with a comfort fit headband and a bendable nose-piece to customize fit and ensure a consistent seal. This product is not for Medical Use and has not been tested against COVID-19 so cannot be recommended for efficacy or use against COVID-19.

50 Kimtech N95 Pouch Respirators made by Kimberly-Clark, Universal Size (1 size fits most), White respirator with blue headband
Provides a minimum of 95% filtration efficiency of 0.3 micron particles; N95 NIOSH approved (TC# 84A-9042)
Up to 75% more breathable than the NIOSH requirement based on limited sample set
Pouch design with a large breathing chamber for added comfort
Comfort fit headband and bendable nose-piece to customize fit
Made in the U.S.A. by Kimberly-Clark
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Depend Incontinence Guards/Bladder Control Pads for Men, Maximum Absorbency, 104 Count (2 Packs of 52) (Packaging May Vary)


Price: $22.67
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Men deserve an incontinence pad designed specifically for their bodies with protection that fits their lifestyle. Depend Guards are made for bladder leaks and have maximum absorbency for larger surges of wetness and offer cup-shaped protection that fits in your briefs or boxer briefs. They should not be worn with boxers. Men’s Depend Guards securely stay in place, have Comfort-Flex leak barriers for protection when active and provide worry-free odor control. Each Guard comes individually wrapped in a discreet, pocket-sized pouch for easy carrying and disposal. To use, peel off the paper strip and make sure the arrow faces up before placing within your underwear. Depend Guards for Men are one-size-fits-all and are unscented. Depend adult incontinence products are FSA-eligible in the U.S. and always ship in a discreet box. Packaging may vary from images shown.

Men’s bladder control pad features a cup-like shape for close-to-body fit without bulk and strong adhesive to lock the guard in place in briefs or boxer briefs; not to be worn with boxers
Disposable incontinence pads provide comfortable, discreet protection with odor control and Comfort-Flex leak barriers for protection when active
Pads are individually wrapped in a pocket-sized, discreet-to-carry grey pouch; Always ships in a discreet box
Pack contains 104 (2 Packs of 52) masculine pads designed to fit a man’s body; FSA-eligible in the U.S.; Packaging may vary from images shown