From Jackie Weaver to Kim Kardashian: 12 stories you may have missed this week

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It's the weekend.

Another week has gone by - and there has been plenty of news going on.

Despite us still being in lockdown there's still a lot to get done.

So Sky News has put together a few of the stories - and they are not all related to the pandemic - for you to catch up on.

Learning the lessons of the COVID crisis.

Sky News has created an in-depth, interactive, timeline of the coronavirus pandemic, and asked key questions about how the last year's events panned out.

Find a link here to have a look for yourself

Donald Trump on trial. Again

In America, Donald Trump's second impeachment trial started, with never before seen footage of the 6 January riots being shown to senators who will decide if the 45th president is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanours.

Check out the footage below.

You may have read the standing orders, but did you understand them?

Chaos on a parish council video meeting saw the star of Jackie Weaver rise - to the point that Andrew Lloyd-Webber wrote a song for her.

Get clued in here

What caused a deadly Himalayan landslide

Dozens of people have died following a flood in northern India amid the world's highest peaks. Satellite imagery shows that a crack in a mountain may be to blame.

Sky News explained what happened here

Kim Kardashian defends North West's painting

After the internet decided a lakeside scene had not actually been created by 7-year-old North, Kim Kardashian West jumped onto social media to defend her daughter's artistic abilities.

See what you think here

Hacking Islamic State - Into the Grey Zone

The latest episode of Sky News's podcast series looking at the "grey zones" of modern warfare sees Sky News Foreign Affairs Editor Deborah Haynes talking to the head of GCHQ about how Britain used cyberwarfare against IS.

Listen to the podcast below

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Storm Darcy brings a chill

It may be far too late for a white Christmas, but there was still plenty of snow this week as Storm Darcy swept in from the east and dusted large parts of Britain.

Take a look at some of the best pictures here.

Dating in a pandemic

Finding love is certainly complicated when social distancing and lockdowns are in place. Sky News takes a look at some people's experience with dating over the past 12 months.

Read more here

Two layers give more protection than one?

Following research from the American Centres for Disease Control showing that wearing two masks could offer better shielding from the coronavirus than one, we looked into what was being said and how it all worked.

Find out more here

Riots and troubles in Haiti

Kidnapping, poverty and a constitutional crisis are all gripping the Caribbean nation of Haiti. Sky News Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay has been to see just what is going on in the country.

His report can be watched below

Long COVID - the battle that keeps going

Jason Kelk contracted COVID-19 in March 2020. He is still on a ventilator. The 49-year-old's story is one of the worst cases of long COVID in the UK.

Read more here

And finally…

Steve Irwin's son Robert has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award, for a stunning overhead drone shot of a bushfire in Australia.

See the picture, and more, here