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    George Floyd death case: DC prepares ahead of expected large protest

    Washington: Military vehicles and officers in fatigues are closing off much of downtown Washington, DC to traffic ahead of what are expected to be the largest protests in the city yet over the killing of George Floyd. The blocks inside the perimeter surrounding the White House were calm on Saturday morning, with joggers and cyclists taking advantage of the open streets before...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    China accords highest level of protection to pangolins post COVID-19 pandemic

    Beijing: China has upgraded the protection of the pangolin, believed to be the intermediate host of the coronavirus, to that of the first-class protected animals on par with the endangered species like giant pandas. Pangolin meat is viewed as a delicacy in China and its scales are commonly used in traditional Chinese medicines to promote lactation and cure impotence...

    • 11 hrs ago
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    Prosecutors seek right mix of charges in George Floyd death case

    Chicago (US): As damning as video evidence in the George Floyd case appears to be, prosecutors know they must bring the right charges underpinned by sound legal logic if they hope to convict a Minnesota officer in Floyd's May 25 death. Exhibit No. 1 at trial is likely to be bystander video showing Officer Derek Chauvin pressing his knee into the back of Floyd's neck as the...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    'Black Lives Matter' protests in Australia, Asia, Europe to honour George Floyd

    Berlin: Thousands of people rallied across Australia to honour George Floyd and voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, part of a worldwide wave of solidarity that has also sought to highlight racial discrimination outside the United States. Further protests were planned over the weekend in European cities, some defying restrictions imposed...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Decoding of crashed Pakistan International Airlines plane's black box completed; Read more

    Karachi: French investigators probing the May 22 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash have announced that downloading and decoding of the black box of the aircraft has been completed. The French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) on Friday said in a tweet that downloading and decoding of the flight data recorder...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Pakistan-based American blogger accuses three senior Opposition leaders of rape and assault

    Islamabad: A Pakistan-based American blogger has accused three senior leaders of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of raping and assaulting her in 2011. Cynthia D Ritchie made the allegation through a video clip posted on her Facebook page Friday and soon it went viral on social media. 'In 2011, I was raped by the former interior minister...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    Disabling your campaign video is not illegal, Twitter CEO Dorsey tells Trump

    San Francisco: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Saturday defended the decision to disable a Donald Trump campaign video over copyright violations, telling the US President that the move is not illegal. Trump tweeted after the video, posted from @TeamTrump and @TrumpWarRoom accounts which was a four-minute tribute to African American George Floyd, was disabled on the...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    Pakistan Army claims to have shot down 'Indian spying quadcopter' along LoC

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army Saturday claimed to have shot down an 'Indian spying quadcopter' allegedly intruding across the Line of Control (LoC). Military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar said that the mini copter violated the country's airspace in Khanjar sector of the LoC. 'The quadcopter had intruded 500 metres on Pakistan's side of the LoC,' he said in a...

    • 21 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 pandemic opportunity for India to speed up Ayushman Bharat: WHO

    United Nations: The COVID-19 pandemic, which has presented challenges for several nations, could be an 'opportunity' for India to speed up the health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, especially with a focus on primary healthcare, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus was responding to a question on the COVID-19 situation in India,...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Washington DC mayor names street in front of White House 'Black Lives Matter Plaza'

    Washington: Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has changed the name of a street in front of the White House to 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' in support of the protests against alleged police brutalities targeting the black community in the country. Bowser, a Democrat, announced the significant by largely symbolic move Friday as she also unveiled a mural painted...

    • 23 hrs ago

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