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China would make a coronavirus vaccine a 'global public good'

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang speaks during a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer. BEIJING (Reuters) - China will increase international cooperation if it succeeds in developing a novel coronavirus vaccine, the science and technology minister said on Sunday. China would make a vaccine a “global public good” when it is ... Full story

China reports six new COVID-19 cases, five asymptomatic cases

FILE PHOTO: People visit a military theme park following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song. BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, three more than the previous day. Five of the new cases, recorded by late Saturday, involved travellers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on its website. One locally ... Full story

Rana Ayyub: Indian celebrities embrace Black Lives Matter, exposing a deep hypocrisy

On June 3, India’s leading industrialist and philanthropist, Ratan N. Tata, poured his shock and anger on social media over the death of a pregnant elephant that had accidentally consumed a pineapple with firecrackers in it. He released a statement that said : “Such criminal acts against innocent animals are no different than acts of meditated murder against other humans.” Tata was not the only Indian celebrity to express outrage at the death ... Full story

Some protesters take issue with police kneeling, calling it 'PR stunt'

When a high-ranking Los Angeles Police Department commander kneeled with protesters outside of Mayor Eric Garcetti's house earlier this week, it appeared to be a moment of solidarity. However, many protesters and organizers say they don't want police officers to kneel, with some calling it a "PR stunt" that doesn't contribute to the movement. While ABC News was interviewing Cory Palka, the assistant commanding officer for LAPD's West Bureau, he ... Full story

Siberian zoo sees animal baby boom during lockdown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Siberian zoo that closed its doors to visitors for over two months due to the novel coronavirus says the lockdown has encouraged a baby boom among its animals. Among the zoo’s new arrivals are rare Egyptian goslings, reindeer calves, llama crias and a baby brown weeper capuchin monkey. “Judging by the baby boom, the lockdown has clearly been good for us because there are a lot of interesting and beautiful baby animals now,” ... Full story

'Enough is Enough': Jamaicans protest in support of George Floyd

KINGSTON (Reuters) - Wearing black and braving a blistering sun, Jamaicans gathered on Saturday to lend support to global protests against police abuses sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. People hold posters as they take part in a demonstration against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, outside the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Gilbert Bellamy. Several hundred people ... Full story

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 301 to 183,979 - RKI

FILE PHOTO: Workers transport parcels at the cargo terminal of Frankfurt International Airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Frankfurt, Germany, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 301 to 183,979, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday. The reported death toll rose by 22 to 8,668, the ... Full story

Minneapolis mayor booed out of protest after reportedly refusing to defund police

Minneapolis’ Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest on Saturday after reportedly refusing to back far-left calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department -- a week after riots and looting tore through the city in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody. “Go home Jacob, go home,” the demonstrators yelled at the mayor, as others booed and chanted “Shame, shame, shame.”. THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS GATHER IN DC FOR ... Full story

D-Day anniversary photos capture World War II Normandy landing

It’s a sunny day in northwestern France — June 8, 1944, two days after D-Day and the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy. On the cloth bag, the soldier has carefully written, “P.F.C. Frederick R. Smith.”. He probably doesn’t know Smith, doesn’t know that Smith had just turned 19, that he had been killed on Utah Beach two days before, and that his parents, Lawrence and Callie, back in Gate City, Va., were about to get terrible news. He ... Full story

Redskins name change topic for D.C. filmmakers amid Black Lives Matter protests

As issues of racial injustice dominate the news, several D.C. cultural figures are teaming for a new project they hope will put pressure on the Washington Redskins to finally change their name. The nonfiction filmmaker Aviva Kempner and Ben West, whose father, Richard West , is the founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian , are co-directing “Imagining the Indian,” a new documentary that casts a critical eye on ... Full story