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Face coverings to be mandatory on public transport

Wearing face coverings on public transport to be compulsory in England from 15 June. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Why you can trust BBC News Full story

Man 'used racial slur' after shooting black jogger

One of the men accused of murdering unarmed black man Ahmaud Arbery in the US state of Georgia used a racial slur after shooting him, a court has heard. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent said Travis McMichael used the slur while Mr Arbery was on the ground. The agent said co-defendant William Bryan heard him use the slur. Mr Arbery was jogging when he was chased down by Travis McMichael and his father Gregory in Brunswick on 23 February. ... Full story

K-pop fans drown out #WhiteLivesMatter hashtag

Image caption Images of boyband BTS are among those flooding the hashtag. Fans of Korean pop music (K-pop) have taken over the ... Full story

Four poultry executives charged in chicken price fixing plot

Image caption For some poultry executives, the price-fixed chickens have come home to roost. A federal grand jury in Colorado has charged four executives from two US poultry companies with conspiracy for chicken price-fixing. The leaders of the Pilgrim's Pride and Claxton Poultry companies were indicted on Wednesday for a years-long plot to rig bids and elevate costs. Prosecutors say they worked to raise prices for chicken sold to restaurants ... Full story

US veteran on way home from Iran after detention

A US Navy veteran is returning home after being freed from detention in Iran, his family says. Michael White was handed a prison sentence in 2019 but was released temporarily on medical grounds to the Swiss embassy in March. He was arrested in 2018 after travelling to meet his girlfriend in the city of Mashhad. The news comes days after an Iranian scientist detained in the US was deported. This breaking news story is being updated and more ... Full story

Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil - BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Crowds gather for candlelit Tiananmen Square vigil. Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong have defied a ban to stage a mass vigil in memory of the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. Officers erected barricades around the city's Victoria Park, but some pro-democracy protesters knocked them down and held candlelit gatherings. Police banned the vigil this year, ... Full story

Retired China soccer star calls for ouster of Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) - A retired Chinese soccer star called for the ouster of China’s ruling Communist Party in a video released on Thursday on the YouTube channel of fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui, who is close with former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon. FILE PHOTO: Head shot of Hao Haidong, taken in April 2002. REUTERS/Andrew Wong/File Photo. Hao Haidong, 50, who was a major star in China during the 1990s and 2000s, and is known to have ... Full story

Opinion | The Supreme Court, Too, Is on the Brink

The Supreme Court made the indisputably right call last week when it refused to block California from limiting attendance at religious services in an effort to control the spread of Covid-19. A Southern California church, represented by a Chicago-based organization, the Thomas More Society, which most often defends anti-abortion activists, had sought the justices’ intervention with the argument that by limiting worshipers to the lesser of 25 ... Full story

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray to disperse Tiananmen protesters

A person wearing a protective face mask waves a Hong Kong independence flag as protesters take part in a candlelight vigil to mark the 31st anniversary of the crackdown of pro-democracy protests at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, after police rejects a mass annual vigil on public health grounds, at Victoria Park, in Hong Kong, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu. HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police fired pepper spray to disperse protesters who ... Full story

George Floyd was infected with COVID-19, autopsy reveals

(Reuters) - George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection was not listed as a factor in his death. FILE PHOTO: A portrait of George Floyd is shown after residents painted the boarded-up windows of shops following riots and looting May 30th in their small town of La Mesa, California, U.S., ... Full story

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