TWITTER, FACEBOOK DISABLE TRUMP VIDEO TRIBUTE TO FLOYD OVER COPYRIGHT COMPLAINT

Sat 06 June 2020: (Reuters) – Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump’s campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints. The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police […]

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U.S. OFFICIALS BLOCK POLICE ‘EXTREME TACTICS’ AS PROTESTS ENTER 12TH DAY

Sat 06 June 2020: (Reuters) – Officials across the United States are moving to rein in police following accusations of excessive force being used against demonstrators, with protests over the killing of a black man in custody set to enter their 12th day on Saturday. George Floyd, 46, died on May 25 in Minneapolis after […]

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UN NUCLEAR WATCHDOG HAS SERIOUS CONCERN AT IRAN DENYING INSPECTIONS

Sat 06 June 2020: Iran has now accumulated enriched uranium at nearly eight times the limit of a 2015 deal and has for months blocked inspections at sites where historic nuclear activity may have occurred, the UN watchdog said Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) noted “with serious concern that, for over four months, […]

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BIDEN CLINCHES DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR 2020 RACE AGAINST TRUMP

Sat 06 June 2020: Joe Biden said Friday he had secured the delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in November’s US presidential election. “Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination,” the former vice president said on Twitter. “I’m going to spend every day fighting […]

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CORONAVIRUS IS ‘NOT OVER UNTIL THERE IS NO VIRUS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD’: WHO

Fri 05 June 2020: (Reuters) Some countries have seen “upticks” in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “On upticks, yes we have seen in countries around the world – I’m not talking specifically about Europe – when the […]

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WHO UPDATES GUIDELINES ON FACEMASKS, URGES USE WHERE DISTANCING TOUGH

Fri 05 June 2020: The World Health Organization on Friday updated guidance on wearing facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging their use in crowded situations in places where the new coronavirus is widespread. As the deadly virus continues to spread, the WHO changed its stance on who should wear a mask, when it should be […]

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UNDIAGNOSED COVID-19 COULD MEAN ENGLISH TOLL IS HIGHER THAN THOUGHT: ONS

Fri 05 June 2020: An increase in the number of deaths in England and Wales in recent months that have not been linked to COVID-19 could indicate that undiagnosed cases are killing more people than previously thought, data from the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. The United Kingdom has the second highest COVID-19 […]

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SA LAUNCHES ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ IN RESPONSE TO ‘HEINOUS MURDER’ OF FLOYD

Fri 05 June 2020: South Africa’s ruling party said it is launching a “Black Friday” campaign in response to the “heinous murder” of George Floyd and “institutionalised racism” in the US, at home, in China and “wherever it rears its ugly head.”  A statement by the African National Congress said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday […]

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