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Charges against Minneapolis policemen who knelt on George Floyd’s neck upgraded as protests continue

Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis policemen implicated in the death of a black man pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest that sparked more than a week of nationwide protest and civil strife. The added murder charge filed against one officer already in custody and the arrest […]

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My administration has done more for blacks than any president since Abraham Lincoln: Trump

As the riots tore through America, US President Donald Trump said that his administration has done “more for the black community than any President since Abraham Lincoln”. My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with @SenatorTimScott, guaranteed funding for HBCU’s, School Choice, passed Criminal […]

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Snapchat stops promoting Donald Trump’s account

Snapchat says it has stopped promoting President Donald Trump’s account. As a result, it will no longer feature in the app’s Discover section. The firm said it would “not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice”. The decision follows Mr Trump saying that “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” would have been used on protesters […]

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“Daddy Changed the World”: George Floyd’s Daughter Heard In Viral Video

A video of George Floyd’s daughter Gianna Floyd is going viral. In the clip, Gianna, who is sitting on her dad’s close friend Stephen Jackson Sr’s shoulders, can be heard saying ‘Daddy changed the world’. The video was seemingly recorded after the press conference in Minneapolis. In the clip, a person behind the camera asks […]

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Donald Trump’s youngest daughter Tiffany joins Blackout Tuesday campaign

US President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter Tiffany Trump has backed people protesting against racial discrimination in the United States. Tiffany Trump posted a black image with a quote from author and activist Helen Keller: “Alone we can achieve so little; together we can achieve so much.” She also included the hashtags #blackoutTuesday and #justiceforgeorgefloyd. View […]

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‘Black Lives Matter’ protestors show up on horses in Texas

Protests in US cities over the killing of George Floyd are gaining momentum. In an interesting visual from a protest site in Texas, horses seem to be stealing the show. A photo shared on Twitter by a journalist from a protest site in Texas shows people mounted on horses as they protested African-American George Floyd’s […]

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United States to suspend all flights operated by Chinese airlines from June 16

United States on Tuesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the country after Beijing failed to allow American carriers to resume services to China. “US carriers have asked to resume passenger service, beginning June 1st. The Chinese government’s failure to approve their requests is a violation of our […]

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Play Store removes Indian App that identified and deletes Chinese Apps

Google has pulled down an app from its Google Play store that helped users identify and remove apps of Chinese origin. Before the application was removed the app clocked over 50 lakh downloads in just over two weeks of its launch. It is the second viral app from India to be pulled from Google Play […]

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Archbishop attacks President Trump for visiting shrines as US burns

Washington’s Catholic archbishop has strongly criticised President Donald Trump’s visit to a shrine as civil unrest continues in the US over the death of a black man in police custody. Tuesday’s visit “manipulated” the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Archbishop Wilton D Gregory said. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people joined largely peaceful demonstrations […]

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5 police officers shot after Donald Trump threatened military action

At least five US police officers were hit by gunfire during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, police and media said, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the military to halt the unrest. Trump deepened outrage on Monday (Jun 1) by posing at a church clutching a […]

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Twitter suspends hundreds of accounts for inciting violence in the US

Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts for spreading claims about a Washington DC “blackout” which never happened. Amid widespread civil unrest in the US, thousands to tweets using the #DCBlackout hashtag claimed that communications had been blocked in the capital to cripple protests. But there was no evidence of this. Twitter also said it had […]

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George Floyd died of lack of oxygen, private post-mortem finds

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said. The findings differ from an official preliminary examination carried out by […]