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Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas
The World Health Organization changes its guidance saying masks can help stop the spread of the virus.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:11:58 GMT)

Buffalo police riot squad quit to back officers who shoved man
The police union says the two officers who pushed over an elderly man "were simply doing their job".
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:30:03 GMT)

Biden: Trump 'despicable' for invoking George Floyd
Mr Trump said the slain African American man was "looking down" and "saying this is a great day".
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 21:42:38 GMT)

Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France
A veteran jihadist, Abdelmalek Droukdel was killed in an operation in Mali, the defence minister says.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:09:09 GMT)

Reddit co-founder quits board over Floyd
Alexis Ohanian says the move was inspired by protests over the death of George Floyd.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:14:34 GMT)

Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'
The movement's name has also been painted onto the thoroughfare leading to the White House.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 20:36:19 GMT)

Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites
Russian prosecutors order checks at sensitive installations built on permafrost after a huge oil spill.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:13:15 GMT)

US unemployment sees surprise improvement in May
The unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, despite the economic damage caused by the coronavirus.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:20:13 GMT)

Czechs expel two Russian diplomats over hoax poison plot
Relations have frayed over the recent removal of a statue but the fake plot has soured ties further.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:39:16 GMT)

Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order
Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given lollipops to mask the taste of a coronavirus "cure".
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:16:32 GMT)

Greek Orthodox Church rules yoga is 'incompatible' with Christianity
The Orthodox Synod made the ruling after Greeks were encouraged to practise yoga during quarantine.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:49:33 GMT)

Katri Kulmuni: Finnish minister quits over media training row
Katri Kulmuni resigns over revelations she spent more than €50,000 on media performance coaching.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:21:05 GMT)

Indigenous deaths in custody: Why Australians are seizing on US protests
The US riots have focused Australian attention on alarming numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:15:33 GMT)

The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them
Fed up with eco-oblivious influencers, some people have started naming and shaming.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:22:09 GMT)

George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests
China is hitting back at the US for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations last year.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:12:29 GMT)

#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence
Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:25:48 GMT)

Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship?
How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:36:28 GMT)

Africa's week in pictures: 29 May - 4 June 2020
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:21:16 GMT)

'My brothers on Europe's last death row'
Any day now two men may be executed in Europe's only country that still has the death penalty.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:40:34 GMT)

Coronavirus: Is China bolder in the wake of the pandemic?
As the rest of the world reels from the pandemic, China is pushing ahead with the pursuit of its national interest.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:16:50 GMT)

'It doesn't matter which skin colour you have'
People of all ages have been protesting, including children who say "you can't judge a book by its colour".
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 22:12:48 GMT)

President Trump: 'This is a great thing' for George Floyd
Donald Trump was talking about the latest unemployment figures when he made the comment.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:48:58 GMT)

Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism
The people can't go to the animals, but some companies are finding ways to bring them into homes.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:11:46 GMT)

NY Governor Cuomo: 'How did we get to this place?'
Mr Cuomo shared a video from Buffalo in which Martin Gugino, 75, is pushed to the ground by police.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 19:04:51 GMT)

George Floyd: Fake White House image and protest videos debunked
Debunking some of the most widely shared misleading posts and videos about the George Floyd protests.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:19:17 GMT)

George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests
All the background that helps explain why these protests are happening, and why now.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:24:18 GMT)

George Floyd: How the USA's history has shaped today's police brutality
The BBC's Clive Myrie looks at the toxic combination of racism and inadequate police training.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:00:25 GMT)

George Floyd: Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes films to his memory
The 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner has two movies in the festival's 2020 Official Selection.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:18:31 GMT)

Rev Al Sharpton delivers eulogy at Floyd memorial
George Floyd's story 'has been the story of black folks', Rev Sharpton tells the crowd at the memorial.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:07:46 GMT)

George Floyd protests timeline
Key events following the death of George Floyd in the US city of Minneapolis.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:32:59 GMT)

Viewpoint: US must confront its Original Sin to move forward
Neglect of the past and belief in progress has left many unaware of the scope of US racial tensions.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:07:43 GMT)

Curtis Hayes: Man behind the protest plea that moved America
In a viral speech, Curtis Hayes implored two generations of demonstrator to "find a better way".
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:44:02 GMT)

George Floyd death: The man who sheltered 80 US protesters
Hundreds of people found themselves trapped by police - until Rahul Dubey flung open his doors.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:46:39 GMT)

Coronavirus: Swiss Alps yearn for the sound of tourists
The hills come alive again with the noise of mountain railways and cable cars.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:17:25 GMT)

How Bill Gates became the voodoo doll of Covid conspiracies
The ex-Microsoft head is currently the target of all kinds of outlandish theories and false claims.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 23:12:58 GMT)

Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home
While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.
(Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:07:23 GMT)

Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan
Doctors face stretched resources and tensions raised by conspiracy theories as the lockdown is eased.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:05:55 GMT)

Can I start a new relationship? And other questions
Starting a new relationship is difficult during the current crisis, but not impossible.
(Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:38:31 GMT)

Enjoying lockdown: 'Not having anything in my diary was a blessing in disguise'
For people whose diaries are usually full, the quarantine period has made them reassess their priorities.
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:12:34 GMT)

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