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Capitol Riots: Police officer directed all units to look for only anti-Trump crowds on January 6

The US Capitol police officer directed “all outside units” on the morning of Capitol riots – January 6 to only monitor for anti-Trump agitators “who want to start a fight,” not any “pro-Trump in the crowd,” according to the findings of a newly revealed internal investigation. Representative from California Zoe Lofgren described the radio broadcast, […]

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United States: Federal investigation launched to look into Minneapolis policing practices

A federal investigation was launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The justice department will look at whether there has been a pattern “of unconstitutional or unlawful policing”, Attorney General Merrick Garland said. The attorney general added […]

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‘I don’t understand any economic logic,’ India says after United States puts it on monitoring list

India does not see logic in the United States putting it on a monitoring list of currency manipulators “I don’t understand any economic logic,” Anup Wadhawan, India’s commerce secretary told reporters. The Reserve Bank of India is following a policy that allows currency movements based on market forces, he added. Last week, the US Treasury […]

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Netflix shares plunge after subscriber growth slows

Netflix reported a slowdown in subscriber growth sending its stock on a downward spiral. The company got 3.98 million subscriptions between January and March, well short of the projected 6 million. The company said a lack of new shows may have contributed to the fall, adding that it expected this to recover as sequels to […]

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Ohio, United States: Columbus police fatally shoot black teenage girl

Ohio police shoot dead a black teenage girl while responding to an attempted stabbing call. The shooting happened in the state capital Columbus at about 4:45pm local time on Tuesday. The 911 caller reported a female was trying to stab them before hanging up, according to the Dispatch. Columbus police later produced bodycam footage of […]

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United States advises citizens to avoid travelling to 80% of countries worldwide

The United States advised its citizens to avoid travelling to 80% of countries worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic. The updated travel guidance, it said the pandemic continued to “pose unprecedented risks to travellers”. The current US “Do Not Travel” advisory covers 34 out of 200 countries. Covid-19 has now claimed more than three million […]

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Migrant children arriving near US-Mexico border sees nine-fold increase: UNICEF

Mexico is seeing a nine-fold increase in the number of migrant children arriving since the beginning of the year, the United Nations child rights agency said, warning that many children are being held in overcrowded shelters near the country’s border with the United States. In a statement on Monday, UNICEF said the number of children […]

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Police officer who died after Capitol riots died of natural causes: Chief medical examiner rules

The US police officer who died after January’s Capitol riot had two strokes and died from natural causes, the chief medical examiner for Washington DC has ruled. Two men are accused of using a type of pepper spray on Officer Brian Sicknick. However, the ruling means they are now unlikely to be charged with homicide. […]

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Minnesota, United States: Police fatally shoot carjacking suspect near Minneapolis

A man suspected of carjacking was shot by police in Burnsville, Minnesota, on Sunday afternoon, according to the Burnsville Police Department. The suspect, described as a White man in his 20s, initially crashed a vehicle with stolen plates before carjacking a second vehicle at gunpoint, according to police in Burnsville, which is about 16 miles […]

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Texas, United States: 3 killed in ‘domestic’ shooting in Austin; manhunt underway

Three people were killed at the scene of a shooting in Austin, Texas, on Sunday. The shooting appears to be “a domestic situation that is isolated,” a tweet from Austin police said. Police identified the suspect, still at large, as Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41. It is unknown if Broderick fled on foot or in a […]

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Ohio, United States: 1 killed, 5 injured in shooting at Columbus vigil

A woman driving by a vigil for a shooting victim was fatally shot in the head, and five others were wounded, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio. The incident happened on Saturday in Columbus after a small group gathered for a vigil in the parking lot of a Dollar General store. The […]

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Russia sends warships to the Black Sea amid rising tensions

Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine. The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine, something […]