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Suspect in fatal Portland shooting killed by police during attempted arrest

A man was killed while authorities attempted to arrest him for fatally shooting a right-wing activist during protests in Oregon, Portland. Michael Reinoehl, 48 was filmed shooting a man during last weekend’s tension, and admitted to it before his death. Reinoehl had earlier said he acted in self-defence when he shot Aaron Danielson because he […]

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United Nations Human Rights sets up inquiry into the death of George Floyd

U.N. Human Rights Council condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on “systemic racism” against people of African descent. The 47-member-state forum unanimously adopted a resolution brought by African countries. The mandate also asks U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to examine […]

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Atlanta police officer could face death penalty if convicted of murdering Rayshard Brooks

An Atlanta police officer was charged on Wednesday with murder for the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks in a fast-food parking lot, while a fellow officer facing lesser charges has agreed to testify against his colleague. The death of Brooks – the latest in a long line of unarmed African Americans whose fatal […]

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George Floyd’s brother asks United Nations to investigate killing of black people at the hands of US police

The brother of George Floyd, whose death last month triggered mass anti-racism protests, has asked the UN to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of US police. Philonise Floyd told the UN Human Rights Council the whole world saw how his brother was tortured and killed. He said this proved that black […]

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White House forces US embassy in South Korea to take down Black Lives Matter banner

The US embassy in South Korea has taken down a Black Lives Matter banner, reportedly after pressure from US leaders. The large banner went up on Saturday but was removed on Monday. US media said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump were unhappy with the display. People have marched around the world […]

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Rayshard Brooks death a homicide: Medical examiner finds

A medical examiner in Atlanta, Georgia, has declared the death of an African-American man to be homicide after he was shot in an encounter with police. Rayshard Brooks died while fleeing from two white police officers in a restaurant car park late on Friday. According to the Fulton County medical examiner, the manner of death […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of urinating on London memorial

Police in London have arrested a 28-year-old man after an individual was photographed on Saturday apparently urinating on a memorial to a police officer killed while defending Parliament from a terrorist attack in 2017. The man was arrested north of London “on suspicion of outraging public decency” — even as over 100 others were arrested […]

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Crowd funding sourced bail money for cop charged with murder of George Floyd

Thomas Lane, one of the four police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, has been released from jail after an online campaign crowdfunded his bail. The Star Tribune reported the fundraiser website managed to raise $750,000. The portal termed the amount disproportionately high and said Lane did best to save the […]

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Right-wing and anti-racism protesters clash in London rally

Anti-racism protesters rallied again around Britain on Saturday, with scuffles breaking out in London as counter-demonstrators also came out to protect monuments targeted for their links to colonial history. Statues of historical figures including Winston Churchill – Britain’s World War Two leader whom protesters call a xenophobe – were boarded up to try and minimize […]

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Top general apologizes for appearing in photo-op with Trump after forceful removal of protesters

The top US military officer says he was wrong to have joined President Donald Trump during his controversial walk to a damaged church near the White House. The 1 June event created “a perception of the military involved in domestic politics”, Gen Mark Milley said. Mr Trump walked to the church and held up a […]

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Catalyst for change: Funeral for George Floyd held

George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighbourhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice. More than 500 mourners wearing masks against the coronavirus packed […]

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CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman quits after brands cut ties

The chief executive of CrossFit has quit after causing offence with remarks about the death of George Floyd and the resulting protests. Greg Glassman stepped down after athletes, gyms and sportswear firms cut ties with his $4 billion. Mr Glassman acknowledged having caused a “rift” in the CrossFit community. His exit came on the day […]