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Donald Trump ‘Terminates’ US Relationship With World Health Organisation

Sky News:- Donald Trump has announced that the US will be "terminating its relationship" with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, the US president said he wanted to redirect funds to other organisations...

Death of Belly Mujinga ‘Not Linked To Spit Attack’

BBC News:- The death of a railway worker who was spat at by a man claiming to have coronavirus was not linked to the attack, police have concluded. Belly Mujinga, 47, who died with Covid-19 on 5 April, was working at...

US: Ex-Officer Who Knelt On George Floyd’s Neck Charged With Murder

CNN: The fired Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. "The investigation is ongoing," Freeman said,...

Trump Tweets Threat That ‘Looting’ Will Lead To ‘Shooting’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to stop looters in Minneapolis with deadly military force, after that city weathered a third night of arson and rioting over the police killing of an unarmed black man. Some...

COVID-19 growing as countries move to reopen

New York Times: The coronavirus pandemic’s pace is quickening worldwide, with nearly 700,000 new known infections reported in the last week after the pathogen found greater footholds in Latin America and the Gulf states. The virus has infected almost 5.7...

Minnesota Sees Second Night Of Clashes Over Death In Custody

BBC News:- Police and protesters have clashed for a second night in the US city of Minneapolis after an unarmed black man died in police custody. Tear gas was fired by police, while protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti. Businesses were...

Protesters Set Minneapolis Police Station Ablaze

BBC News:- A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody on Monday. A police officer was filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd,...

PAHO Urges Youth To Help Expose Tobacco Industry Deception

Press Release:- On this year’s World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is calling on young people in the Americas to recognize, expose and resist the deceptive tactics used by the tobacco industry and its...

China Approves Controversial National Security Law For Hong Kong

CNN:- China's legislature has approved a proposal to impose a highly contentious national security law in Hong Kong, in an unprecedented move that critics say threatens fundamental political freedoms and civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory. The country's rubber-stamp parliament,...

Judge In US Rape Case Removed After Asking Accuser If She ‘Closed Her Legs’

CNN:-  A New Jersey Superior Court judge was removed from his position after several misconduct claims, including because he asked an alleged rape victim how she tried to stop an assault. Judge John F. Russo Jr. was ordered removed from...

Trump to ‘Sign Executive Order About Social Media’

BBC News:- US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order targeting social media firms, the White House has said. It comes after he threatened to shut down social media platforms he accused of stifling conservative voices. The latest dispute emerged after...

INTERPOL Launches COVID-19 Cyberthreats Awareness Campaign

INTERPOL:- In response to the rapidly changing cybercrime landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic, the global law enforcement and cybersecurity communities have formed an alliance to protect the public. Harnessing the expertise of this alliance, INTERPOL has launched a global awareness campaign...

United States Targets Venezuela’s First Lady For Drug Trafficking

Reuters:- Four years ago, a bit player in the Venezuelan leadership was arrested in Colombia and extradited to the United States to face drug charges. He proved to be an important catch. The man, Yazenky Lamas, worked as a bodyguard for...

Clashes In US Over Death Of Black Man In Police Custody

BBC News:- There have been violent clashes between police and protesters in the US city of Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police...

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

CNN: The young man admitted to the Newton-Wellesley hospital in Massachusetts was clearly very ill -- so ill that he needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The doctors treating him were certain he was infected with the new...

USA: White Woman Called Police On Black Man In Dog Row

BBC News:- A white American woman who called the police after a black man asked her to put her dog on a leash in New York City has been suspended from her job with an investment firm. The man, described as...

One Year Old ‘Chef’ Takes Instagram By Storm

CNN:- A 1-year-old chef is cooking up a storm on social media, with more than a million followers on Instagram tuning in to "Kobe Eats" to enjoy his baby-faced tutorials. "Chef Kobe" likes "to cook, eat & explore in the...

Biden: Black Voters Considering Trump ‘Ain’t Black’

BBC News:- Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden has said in an interview African Americans "ain't black" if they vote for President Donald Trump over him. The controversial exchange happened as radio host Charlamagne Tha God pressed the former vice-president...

UN Launches New Initiative Against COVID-19 Misinformation

UN News:-  A new UN initiative aims to push back against the tide of lies and hate that has risen in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, by empowering people worldwide to share accurate information to help save lives and...

WHO Adopts ‘Landmark’ COVID-19 Resolution

UN News:-  With “unprecedented solidarity”, the World Health Assembly adopted a “landmark resolution” on Tuesday, which sets out a “clear roadmap” of the actions needed to sustain and accelerate the COVID-19 response at both national and international levels, the...

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