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Mexico and parts of Brazil reopen after lockdown -- despite surging coronavirus cases Mexico and parts of Brazil reopen after lockdown -- despite surging coronavirus cases
- June 04, 2020

Marcos Espinal, director of the Pan American Health Organization , said it was hard to see how the virus would be contained in Brazil unless restrictive measures and more testing were used. In South Africa, scores of people queued outside liquor stores in the Johannesburg township of Soweto, waiting to stock up after a nine-week ban on alcohol sales ended. (more...)
Iran releases US navy veteran detained for nearly two years Iran releases US navy veteran detained for nearly two years
- June 04, 2020

On Tuesday the United States returned to Iran scientist Sirous Asgari , who was charged but acquitted with stealing trade secrets in violation of U.S. "In time, Michael will tell it himself, his way", Joanne White said, asking for privacy. The California native had served for 13 years in the US Navy. (more...)
Kim's sister threatens to scrap military agreement Kim's sister threatens to scrap military agreement
- June 04, 2020

Calling the defectors "human scum" and "rubbish-like mongrel dogs" who betrayed their homeland, she said it was " time to bring their owners to account" in a reference to the South Korean government. In a separate statement , the worldwide affairs department of the North's ruling Workers' Party accused U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of spewing "rubbish" over his critical comments toward Beijing, which is Pyongyang's biggest ally. (more...)
Hong Kong passes bill criminalising disrespect of Chinese national anthem Hong Kong passes bill criminalising disrespect of Chinese national anthem
- June 04, 2020

HSBC branches in Hong Kong were vandalised by pro-democracy campaigners past year after it closed an account linked to the protest movement. Further inflaming tensions, Beijing wants another law that would punish insults towards China's national anthem with up to three years in jail. (more...)
Knife attack in Chinese primary school wounds 37 children, 2 adults Knife attack in Chinese primary school wounds 37 children, 2 adults
- June 04, 2020

The incident at the Wangfu Central Primary School happened at 8:30 am when children would normally arrive for class. Chinese state media identified the attacker as a security guard at the school surnamed Li. "Around 8.30am, I heard loud screams and cries from the school as I live nearby". I rushed in to get my boy out. The suspect, who is in his 50s, has been detained by the police . (more...)
Two NYPD cops shot in confrontation with suspect in Brooklyn Two NYPD cops shot in confrontation with suspect in Brooklyn
- June 04, 2020

The shooting incident comes amid nationwide protests against police brutality following the untimely death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Police say they found the suspect hiding behind trees in a nearby playground and holding a gun. 'I just heard gunshots, at least 16 if I was being conservative'. (more...)
US Los Angeles County extends curfew amid civil unrest US Los Angeles County extends curfew amid civil unrest
- June 04, 2020

Some 40 cities across the United States have imposed curfews to curb acts of violence in extensive demonstrations against police brutality and racism. Ventura and Santa Barbara County officials say at this point, there are no plans for curfews. As of 1:15 p.m., a peaceful protest is underway along Ocean Avenue between Montana and Colorado. (more...)
Italy Records 55 New Coronavirus Deaths on Tuesday, 318 Fresh Cases Italy Records 55 New Coronavirus Deaths on Tuesday, 318 Fresh Cases
- June 04, 2020

Martin Hibberd, a professor of emerging infectious disease at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said major studies looking at genetic changes in the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 did not support the idea that it was becoming less potent, or weakening in any way. (more...)
Tropical storm kills 15, damages homes in El Salvador Tropical storm kills 15, damages homes in El Salvador
- June 04, 2020

Writes the filmer: "The Tropical Storm Amanda that hit the Central American territory has left serious damage and death due to the floods and overflows of rivers in different points of El Salvador". The BBC reports that the storm destroyed many homes and displaced around 4,000 people, forcing them to seek refuge at shelters. The environment ministry said the rains had left up to 500 millimeters of water, nearly a third of the yearly average of 1,800 mm. (more...)
Rio Tinto makes statement on Juukan Gorge Rio Tinto makes statement on Juukan Gorge
- June 04, 2020

On May 24, the devastation continued despite seven years of fighting by the local guards of the land, Putu Kunti Kurram and Pinikura, to protect the site. CNN Business reached out to Rio Tinto to comment on Hayes' comments and returned to the agency's statement. He said the group did not find out about Rio Tinto's intentions until May 15. (more...)
New Charges Filed in Death of George Floyd New Charges Filed in Death of George Floyd
- June 04, 2020

Floyd, 46, died last week after Derek Chauvin, one of four officers involved in his arrest in Minneapolis, kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has issued arrest warrants for the three other officers involved in Floyd's death and has also requested that bail be set at $1 million for all four officers involved. (more...)
Philippines president does about-face on withdrawal from U.S. military alliance Philippines president does about-face on withdrawal from U.S. military alliance
- June 04, 2020

Mr Duterte warned Washington in January that he would repeal the Visiting Forces Agreement, which allows for USA troops in the country, after the United States denied entry to a Philippine senator. The U.S. Embassy welcomed the move: "Our long-standing alliance has benefited both countries, and we look forward to continued close security and defense cooperation with the Philippines". (more...)
Less pupils returned to Suffolk schools on Monday than was anticipated Less pupils returned to Suffolk schools on Monday than was anticipated
- June 04, 2020

All school districts have health and safety plans approved by the Ministry of Education that follow strict guidelines provided by the provincial health officer and WorkSafeBC, including limiting the number of students in school, avoiding groups or gatherings of students in hallways or other common areas and taking students outside more often; regular cleaning of high-contact surfaces like door knobs, toilet seats, keyboards and desks at least twice a day, and cleaning the school building at ... (more...)
Former President Obama talks about George Floyd's death in virtual town hall Former President Obama talks about George Floyd's death in virtual town hall
- June 04, 2020

Obama recently penned a moving essay that offers people everywhere a bit of hope in the wake of George Floyd's killing, and all of the subsequent rallies and protests the tragedy has inspired. "President Barack Obama's calm voice of reason has been missed and is very appreciated at this time of crisis", wrote one commenter. Floyd died on May 25 after a white police officer pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes during an arrest. (more...)
Joe Biden in Philadelphia on Election Day: Read his remarks Joe Biden in Philadelphia on Election Day: Read his remarks
- June 04, 2020

More interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care. "The bishop of the Episcopal Church where he went without their notice also said that she objected to this vehemently and if the President had wanted to come into the Church to pray or to speak about George Floyd , then he most certainly would have been welcomed, but no the way this was done". (more...)
United States suspends flights by Chinese airlines starting June 16 United States suspends flights by Chinese airlines starting June 16
- June 04, 2020

But because United States passenger airlines had stopped all flights by March 12, China "effectively precludes U.S. carriers from reinstating scheduled passenger flights to China", the Transportation Department said. The department accused China of unfairly blocking the carriers' attempts to resume service in that country. It's now seeking to restart flights on June 11 between Detroit and Shanghai and Seattle and Shanghai, both with stops in Seoul. (more...)
Trump faces intensifying pushback over domestic use of military Trump faces intensifying pushback over domestic use of military
- June 04, 2020

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday (June 3) he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now, despite President Donald Trump's threats to militarise America's response to mass protests. (more...)
German prisoner identified as suspect — Madeleine McCann German prisoner identified as suspect — Madeleine McCann
- June 04, 2020

A 43-year-old German prisoner who travelled around Portugal in a camper van has become the focus of Scotland Yard's investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann . "The Operation Grange team is also asking anyone if they recognise these numbers". - May 14: Detectives take Anglo-Portuguese property developer Robert Murat in for questioning and make him an "arguido", or formal suspect. (more...)
Pop Act Jedward Joins Black Lives Matter Protest in Hollywood Pop Act Jedward Joins Black Lives Matter Protest in Hollywood
- June 03, 2020

Police and members of the National Guard were reportedly guarding numerous California city's main streets on Tuesday after more than a week of civil unrest following the police-involved death of George Floyd . Organisers of a Black Lives Matter protest planned for Norwich this weekend are now asking people to stay at home and instead take part via livestream. (more...)
United Nations expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire talks United Nations expects movement soon on new Libya cease-fire talks
- June 03, 2020

Libya's main civilian airport, lying on the southern edge of the capital on a key highway leading into its centre, had been closed since being heavily damaged in 2014 clashes. The fatal incident indicates that despite being pushed back on a number of fighting fronts, Hafter's forces are still able to reach the deepest parts of Tripoli. (more...)

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