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Trump acquittedThe Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, voting that Trump was not guilty of inciting the deadly January 6 riot at the US Capitol. A majority of senators - 57 to 43, including seven Republicans - voted to convict Mr Trump, 10 votes short of the 67 required for conviction.From immigration to presidencyArgentine ex-President Carlos Menem has died at age 90 after battling long-term health problems. The son of Syrian immigrants, He won the Peronist Party nomination and surged to victory in 1989 presidential elections, capitalizing on economic and social chaos in Argentina. 10 years aftershockA powerful earthquake that hit Japan was an aftershock of the devastating 9.0 magnitude quake that struck the same area almost 10 years ago. The quake caused nearly one million homes to lose power while a smaller number lost water. Train services have been halted. Level 3 alertAuckland is today at Covid-19 alert level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at level 2 for at least three days after an Auckland family's three positive tests. New Zealand has won widespread praise for its handling of the pandemic, going months without community transmission.