Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
Indonesia has taken a very different COVID-19 vaccination path to most countries. After frontline workers, they are choosing to prioritize people aged 18 to 59. The first person to be vaccinated in the country was President Joko Widodo, who is, conveniently, 59. Indonesia said it was crucial to vaccinate the people most likely to spread the virus.
Young people first: Indonesia’s COVID vaccine strategy questioned https://t.co/P8hA8ONOCP— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 13, 2021
Bruce Willis – AKA John McClane – has apologized for making an "error of judgement" after being photographed without a mask at an LA pharmacy. He was reportedly asked to leave the establishment for his face-covering faux pas. The 65-year-old has since told People magazine it was a mistake, but that hasn't stopped the usual suspects working themselves into a tornado of rage on social media.
Bruce Willis Says Not Wearing a Mask in Public 'Was an Error in Judgment' https://t.co/oDGGKDVVim— People (@people) January 13, 2021
Lisa Montgomery, the only female inmate on federal death row in the US, has been killed in Indiana after a last-minute stay of execution was lifted by the Supreme Court. The 52-year-old strangled a pregnant woman (who later died) before cutting out and abducting her baby in 2004. Montgomery is the first woman executed by the US government in 67 years.
BREAKING: The U.S. government has carried out its first execution of a female inmate in 67 years. Lisa Montgomery, a Kansas woman, was put to death by lethal injection for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb. https://t.co/IZeX2lakw4— The Associated Press (@AP) January 13, 2021
Some senior figures in the Republican Party have said they will back Democrat efforts to impeach President Donald Trump. Trump's opponents claim he incited a mob of his supporters to raid the Capitol building in Washington, DC last week. Trump has called the impeachment proceedings a "hoax."
US House poised to impeach President Trump a second time, which will make him the first president to ever face this punishment twice. https://t.co/jHsysjO9V7— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 13, 2021
Syrian state media is blaming Israel for air strikes in the country said to have killed dozens of people. Sana said Israeli planes attacked the Deir-al-Zour and Albu Kamal regions. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 57 people died in the attacks. Israel is yet to comment on the allegations.
57 said killed in one of largest Syria strikes attributed to Israelhttps://t.co/YQao1etfhR— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) January 13, 2021