Evening Update: Today's headlines from The Straits Times on Jan 7

Good evening! Catch up on some of the main headlines on Thursday, Jan 7.

US Congress clears way for Biden to become President; Trump promises orderly transition

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election… there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said.

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How chaos unfolded as pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol

A ceremonial session of Congress to formally declare Biden’s victory devolved into a scene of violence and mayhem.

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Can Trump be removed from office before his term ends on Jan 20?

A source said there have been some preliminary discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment.

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Japan declares Covid-19 state of emergency for Tokyo area

The government is proposing a state of emergency for the four prefectures from Jan 8 to Feb 7.

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Felicia Teo murder case: Accused to be remanded for psychiatric evaluation

Ahmad Danial Mohamed Rafa’ee will undergo the evaluation at the Changi Prison Complex Medical Centre.

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82 HDB resale flats sold for at least $1m each in 2020 as overall prices, sales rise: SRX

Total resale volume last year was 23,427 units, which is 4.3 per cent higher than in 2019.

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33 new Covid-19 cases in S’pore, with 31 imported and 2 in community

Seven Singaporeans or permanent residents are among the imported cases.

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China reports biggest rise in daily Covid-19 cases in 5 months as Hebei infections rise

Hebei province accounted for 51 of the 52 local cases.

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Migrant workers who saved boy on ledge in Hougang commended by SCDF

Landscape maintenance workers Das Dipto and Biswas Jibom received the SCDF award.

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Umno leader’s call for snap polls in Malaysia stirs new infighting

At least two ministers have pushed back against calls from Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

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