Evening top 5: Mayor of Cologne urges code of conduct for women; tennis player concedes point at Hopman Cup

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Mayor of Cologne urges code of conduct for women, in wake of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults

The Mayor of Cologne has suggested that young women should adopt a “code of conduct”, after women in the city centre were subjected to sexual assaults by hundreds of men on New Year's Eve.

Henriette Reker attended an emergency meeting with police on Tuesday to discuss how best to deal with the incidents that occurred when 1,000 men, “of Arab or North African appearance”, took over the area around the main station.

Dozens of women reported being touched and groped. There was also one case of alleged rape.

Attorney believes actions of Molly Martens and her father were justified

An attorney involved in the case of Molly Martens-Corbett and her father Thomas Martens says he believes their actions were justified.

The two have been released on bail after appearing in court in North Carolina.

32-year-old Molly and 65-year-old father Thomas have been charged with the murder of Limerick man Jason Corbett.

Ms Martens-Corbett has also been ordered not to contact her step-children as part of her bail conditions.

"That was in if you want to challenge it" - American tennis player concedes point at the Hopman Cup

Screenshot: Jack Sock

Jack Sock is an early contender for 2016's most sporting act. 

The American tennis player was facing Lleyton Hewitt in the Hopman Cup when he told his opponent to challenge an incorrect call by the umpire. 

National school ordered to compensate teacher who was harassed because her son is gay

St Paul’s National School in Collooney, Co. Sligo has been ordered to compensate a resource teacher after the Equality Tribunal found that the woman had been harassed on religious grounds and discriminated against because her son was gay.

The principal of the school denies these allegations and the chair of the board of management told the tribunal it responded to the allegations “as best they could”.

Thousands of people watched a live stream of a puddle in England today

One can never quite predict what videos will become a viral hit - and unexpectedly the latest effort to draw thousands and thousands of viewers was... a live stream of a puddle.

Yes, a puddle. A modestly-sized, everyday puddle in the middle of a footpath in Newcastle, England.