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What U.S. police are shooting at protesters - Reuters

(Reuters) - Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters during demonstrations against the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. FILE PHOTO: The rubber bullet shells from a 40mm less-lethal gun lie on the ground after being launched at protesters rioting near the Target store on University Avenue after the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. May 28, 2020. ... Full story

'Am I going to get shot?' kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the length of time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police - cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon’s screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling and exhaling, as white text flashed “I can’t breathe.”. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Muppets from Sesame Street, including Big Bird, arrive for the 42nd Annual Kennedy Awards Honors in Washington, U.S., ... Full story

George Floyd protests: What do 'white privilege' and 'ally' mean?

Ally. All lives matter. White privilege. These are just a few of the words and phrases you may have seen or heard in discussions about racial inequality after the death of George Floyd. Many of these terms about race and activism are controversial - and people often have different ideas about what certain phrases mean. Their life experiences will also affect how they define them. So Radio 1 Newsbeat's been chatting with a couple of people for ... Full story

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff wearing protective suits take a rest at an emergency room amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, Indonesia, June 5, 2020, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/FB Anggoro/ via REUTERS. JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections, with 993 new cases, taking its total number to 30,514, a health ministry official said. ... Full story

OPEC and allies to agree one-month extension to output cuts

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed Opec logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - OPEC and its allies led by Russia are “most likely” to agree on a one-month extension to an oil production cuts deal on Saturday, an OPEC delegate said. The delegate, who spoke on condition that he not be identified, said: “It is most likely that the meeting ... Full story

How Bill Gates became the voodoo doll of Covid conspiracies

In 2015, an unassuming-looking Bill Gates came on stage at the TED conference in Vancouver to issue a dire warning. "If anything kills over 10 million people over the next few decades, it is likely to be a highly infectious virus rather than war," he told the audience. His prescient words picked up some coverage at the time, including from the BBC - but largely went unheeded. But now, the video of this talk has now been viewed more than 64 ... Full story

Trump 'approves plan' to withdraw US troops from Germany

Image caption Mr Trump has previously complained about a lack of burden-sharing at Nato. US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to withdraw 9,500 American troops from bases in Germany by September, US media say. Mr Trump, who has long complained that European members of Nato should spend more on their own defence, reportedly wants US troop levels capped at 25,000. Troops would either be redeployed elsewhere or return home, US media ... Full story

Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus - Reuters

(Reuters) - Some countries have seen COVID-19 cases rising as lockdowns ease, and populations must protect themselves from the coronavirus while authorities continue testing, the World Health Organization said on Friday. People follow social distance rules as they queue for a fish and chip stall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Steven Watt. DEATHS AND INFECTIONS. * More than ... Full story

Iranian wedding party fuelled new COVID-19 surge, President Rouhani says

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during the opening ceremony of Iran's 11th parliament, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Tehran, Iran, May 27, 2020. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS. DUBAI (Reuters)- - A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday but insisted the country had no option but to keep its ... Full story

Mass rallies in Australia for Black Lives Matter

Image caption Thousands protest in Sydney. Organisers urged attendees to try to observe social distancing. Tens of thousands of people have been protesting across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The marches were inspired by the death of African American George Floyd in police custody. However, protesters were also highlighting the mistreatment and marginalisation of Australia's Aboriginal people. Protesters were ready ... Full story

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