Washington rally in support of 6 January rioters falls short of expectationsPolice prepared for trouble at event near Capitol but only a few hundred attended as politicians and pro-Trump groups did not A few hundred protesters gather near the Capitol building in Washington DC for the Justice for J6 rally. Photograph: Leigh Vogel/UPI/REX/Shutterstock
Fewer than 5,000 Hong Kong people from mostly pro-establishment circles vote on Sunday for candidates vetted as loyal to Beijing, who will pick the city's next China-backed leader. Pro-democracy candidates are almost absent from Hong Kong's first election since Beijing overhauled the city's electoral system to ensure that "only patriots" rule China's freest city. Changes to the political system are the latest in a string of moves - including a national security law that punishes anything Beijing deems as subversion, secession, terrorism or collusion with foreign forces - that have placed the international financial hub on an authoritarian path.
T20 Blast final: Kent 167-7; Somerset 142-9Cox smashes 58 off 28 balls before boundary controversy Kent's Jordan Cox (right) and Daniel Bell-Drummond collide after Cox had caught Will Smeed. The catch was deemed illegal, leaving Cox fuming. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters The smoke from the pre-game pyrotechnics clung to the Edgbaston turf. The low hanging mist clearing slowly, resembling dry ice at the start of a prog rock concert, to reveal a darkly clad, stooped figure – Daniel
There's never a shortage of confident-sounding predictions about what's coming up for Wall Street, but no one ever knows for sure when the next market crash will hit. Indexes have soared so far in 2021, mainly thanks to surging spending by consumers and businesses.
This year’s new crop of celebrity hopefuls have been paired up with their professional partners for Strictly Come Dancing. Among the pairings this year is former Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, who has been partnered with Johannes Radebe, making them the first all-male partnership on the BBC One series. Oti Mabuse will be hoping for a triple win alongside rugby player Ugo Monye.