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Atlanta police chief resigns over Rayshard Brooks shooting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Atlanta's police chief has resigned after the fatal shooting of an African-American man during an arrest.Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot by an officer during a

Juneteenth: Trump changes Tulsa Oklahoma rally date ‘out of respect’

US President Donald Trump is postponing his first post-coronavirus lockdown election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma so it does not fall on a holiday commemorating the end of US slavery.He tweeted

George Floyd: Trump told to back off Seattle’s Chaz police-free zone

Media playback is unsupported on your device State authorities in the north-western US state of Washington have hit back after President Donald Trump threatened to "take back" a police-free district cont

George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

The top US military officer has said he was wrong to have joined President Donald Trump during his controversial walk to a church near the White House.The 1 June event created "a perception

Mumbai overtakes Wuhan peak as India Covid cases spike

India's financial capital, Mumbai, has recorded 51,000 cases of Covid, taking it past the peak in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged.The news comes amid a surge of infections in India, wh

Joe Biden: I think George Floyd will change the world

Media playback is unsupported on your device Democratic US presidential candidate Joe Biden has said the late George Floyd will "change the world." Following a private meeting with Mr Floyd's family in Houston, Texas

George Floyd memorial: Public viewing to be held in Houston, Texas

Media playback is unsupported on your device Thousands are set to gather in Houston, Texas, to remember George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death in police custody sparked global protests.Mr Floyd l

George Floyd: Huge protests against racism held across US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Huge peaceful rallies have taken place across the US against racism and police brutality on the 12th day of protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.Tens

Coronavirus: WHO advises to wear masks in public areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public where social distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus

George Floyd: Videos of police brutality during protests shock US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Several videos of police brutality have emerged during protests over the death of African American George Floyd.In Buffalo, New York State, two officers were

Hong Kong: Thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen 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

George Floyd death: More large protests in US but violence falls

Media playback is unsupported on your device Tens of thousands of people have demonstrated, mainly peacefully, across the United States for an eighth night following the death of African-American George Floyd in poli

George Floyd death: Trump threatens to send in army to end unrest

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest in the US over the death of a black man in police custody.He said if cities and

George Floyd death: Violence erupts on sixth day of protests

Violence has erupted in cities across the US on the sixth night of protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd.Curfews have been imposed in nearly 40 ci

George Floyd death: Widespread unrest as curfews defied across US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US to try to stem unrest sparked by the death of a black man in police custody.But they have been defied in many areas, with

George Floyd death: Clashes as protests spread across US

Media playback is unsupported on your device Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis.Minnesota's governo

George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

Media playback is unsupported on your device 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 off

Hong Kong security legislation backed by China’s parliament

China's parliament has backed security legislation for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory.The resolution - which now passes to China's s

Twitter tags Trump tweet with fact-checking warning

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.Mr Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballo

Zara Abid: Model presumed dead in Pakistan plane crash abused online

A top model, presumed dead in a plane crash in Pakistan last week, has been attacked by online trolls, accusing her of having led an immoral life.Zara Abid's social media accounts were deac

Hong Kong security law ‘needed to tackle terrorism’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle "growing terrorism", the territory's security chief has said.John Lee said the city had become "shr

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters decry China security law plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying against China's plans to impose a new security law on the territory.Thousands of demonstrat

Pakistan plane crash survivor: ‘All I could see was fire’

Media playback is unsupported on your device One of the survivors of Friday's plane crash in the Pakistani city of Karachi has described his ordeal, saying all he could see "was fire".Passenger Muhammad

NPC: China moves to impose controversial Hong Kong security law

China's ruling Communist Party has set in motion a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, a move seen as a major blow to the city's freedoms.The law to ban "treason, secession,

Amphan: Kolkata devastated as cyclone leaves scores dead

The eastern Indian city of Kolkata has been devastated by a powerful cyclone which has killed at least 84 people across India and Bangladesh. Storm Amphan struck land on Wednesday, lashing