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Curfew extended through Sunday; officer struck in apparent hit-and-run; more

Curfew extended through Sunday; officer struck in apparent hit-and-run; more The move by prosecutors punctuated an unprecedented week in modern American history, in which largely peaceful protests took place in communities of all sizes but were rocked by bouts of violence , including deadly attacks on officers, rampant thefts and arson in some places. [Full Article...]

George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna speaks to media

George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter Gianna speaks to media The three other officers involved in George Floyd's arrest were also fired but were not immediately charged. Second degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 40 years in Minnesota, while manslaughter has a 15-year maximum sentence. President Donald Trump has pushed the nation's governors to take a hard line against the violence. 'We will charge anything that the facts and the law allow... [Full Article...]

New York City mayor considers potential curfew to curb violent protests

New York City mayor considers potential curfew to curb violent protests They also urged protesters to cover their faces as the city remains the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday morning that the curfew would remain in place for the rest of the week, through at least Sunday. [Full Article...]

Tiger King: Joe Exotic's former zoo handed to rival Carole Baskin

Tiger King: Joe Exotic's former zoo handed to rival Carole Baskin The judge ruled that the zoo must pass to the control of Baskin , who owns and operates Big Cat Rescue , within 120 days, the report said. Mr Lowe now has 120 days to vacate the zoo's premises and take all of the animals with him. Greater Wynnewood Development Group must also remove all animals now on the property, though the ruling did not provide any guidelines for doing so. Tiger Kin... [Full Article...]

Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis — George Floyd death

Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis — George Floyd death A Minneapolis prosecutor has charged the fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd . "As members of the Martha's Vineyard Chiefs of Police Association (MVCOPA), we wanted to collectively express our shock and dismay at the senseless murder of Mr. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation reports record toll of new virus deaths

Russian Federation reports record toll of new virus deaths Initially, authorities claimed that 639 individuals died as a result of contracting the virus, but this number has been revised to 1,561 deaths. The officials said in many cases here the virus was a significant factor, playing the role of a "catalyst". [Full Article...]

Trump to terminate USA relationship with World Health Organization over coronavirus

Trump to terminate USA relationship with World Health Organization over coronavirus The US president on Friday (local time) announced the unprecedented action he would be taking in retaliation for a slew of misdeeds he believed had been committed by China . "This hegemonic act of attempting to interfere in Hong Kong affairs and grossly interfere in China's internal affairs will not frighten the Chinese people and is doomed to fail", it said. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Tweets About Mail-In Ballots Get Warning Labels on Twitter

Donald Trump's Tweets About Mail-In Ballots Get Warning Labels on Twitter However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud. After the labels were added, Trump criticized the company for meddling in the 2020 presidential election, adding that he "will not allow it to happen!" "If you're president of the United States and if you vote in Florida , and you can't be there, you should be able to send in a ballot", Trump ... [Full Article...]

Locusts attack Jaipur, FAO warns of higher risks along India-Pakistan border

Locusts attack Jaipur, FAO warns of higher risks along India-Pakistan border There is an existing institutionalised mechanism for cooperation on such matters between India and Pakistan , including regular border meetings between Pakistani and Indian officers tasked with controlling the locust attack, the official noted. [Full Article...]

China warns US pushing relations to 'brink of new Cold War'

China warns US pushing relations to 'brink of new Cold War' Tensions between the United States and China reached a new peak over the weekend as the fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic and the coinciding economic crisis, with a top official from the Communist government accusing the U.S. [Full Article...]

Explained: Migrants' 'ghar wapsi' behind COVID-19 spike in India?

Explained: Migrants' 'ghar wapsi' behind COVID-19 spike in India? The JHU data further stated that India is the tenth most-affected nation by the pandemic after US, Russia , UK, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Turkey and France. Next is Tamil Nadu with 14,753 cases and 98 deaths while Gujarat is at the third spot with 13,268 cases and 802 deaths. Al Jazeera's India correspondent Elizabeth Puranam reports from the capital New Delhi . [Full Article...]

Trump Calls for Investigation Into Unfounded Joe Scarborough Murder Conspiracy

Trump Calls for Investigation Into Unfounded Joe Scarborough Murder Conspiracy Klausutis was found dead in Scarborough's district office in 2001. Her dying lengthy since was dominated unintentional, with a health worker that figuring out a coronary heart situation brought on her to move out and hit her head on a desk. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom to Stop Using Huawei Equipment in 5G Networks

United Kingdom to Stop Using Huawei Equipment in 5G Networks Chinese technology giant Huawei is one of the leading companies in this new generation connection technology. Critics argue it is a security risk to allow the Chinese company to play any role at all in the UK's 5G network, due to of fears it could be used by Beijing to spy on or even sabotage communications. [Full Article...]

Brazil records highest number of virus deaths in a day

Brazil records highest number of virus deaths in a day China warned Friday that its huge economy faces an enormous challenge from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns caused massive job losses in the United States and Latin America. But some studies have cast doubt on the drugs' safety and effectiveness against coronavirus. Cemeteries are using backhoes to dig hundreds of graves at a time, and Manaus in the heart of the Am... [Full Article...]

United States chides China on Hong Kong

United States chides China on Hong Kong China's rubber-stamp parliament will vote next week on the proposal, following massive democracy protests that rocked the city a year ago and infuriated Beijing . People are concerned this affect free speech their right to protest - which is now legal in Hong Kong. We're going to crack down. Although details remain secret, a similar security bill withdrawn in 2003 carried life sentences and drew... [Full Article...]

Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution

Khashoggi's sons forgive Saudi killers, sparing 5 execution Mr Khashoggi was last seen at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018, where he had gone to obtain documents for his impending wedding. " We affirm our confidence in the Saudi judiciary at all levels ", Salah Khashoggi said at the time, describing the trial as a " fair " one. [Full Article...]

Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump tours Michigan Ford plant

Pandemic politics: Maskless Trump tours Michigan Ford plant Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging officials to be on alert. "I had goggles and a mask right back there". Trump won in MI in the 2016 election, the first Republican to do so since 1988. Trump also touted economic projections and said that though the economy experienced a downturn due to the virus, "now, I'm going to do it again". Trump narrowly won MI in 2016. [Full Article...]

Here's Where You Can Vote in This Year's Primary

Here's Where You Can Vote in This Year's Primary All eligible voters in MI, which is in the middle of a flooding emergency, will be sent an absentee ballot application for the 2020 election. Trump, a Republican seeking re-election on Nov 3, has urged states to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions so the battered U.S. [Full Article...]

Clash in Hong Kong legislature underscroes deepening rift with Beijing

Clash in Hong Kong legislature underscroes deepening rift with Beijing This time over another controversial bill that seeks to criminalise any insults to the Chinese national anthem . Pro-democracy observers denounced the maneuvers as illegal and tantamount to a coup, since lawmakers who objected to the proceedings were physically removed from the chamber and prevented from voting. [Full Article...]

Trump threatens permanent freeze of WHO funding, review of U.S. membership

Trump threatens permanent freeze of WHO funding, review of U.S. membership On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping dispelled the criticism of secrecy and cover-up, saying "all along, we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility". Such an investigation "needs a scientific and professional attitude, and needs to be led by the WHO". President Xi also defended his country's own handling of the pandemic and pledged $2 billion over two years to help with ... [Full Article...]


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