Large crowds march across California for George Floyd

Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in San Francisco, Sacramento, Simi Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles and elsewhere across California on Saturday, continuing more than a week of protest marches expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. Roderick Sweeney, 49, who is black, said he was overwhelmed to see the large turnout of white … Read more Large crowds march across California for George Floyd

Tear gas, rubber bullets: What US police are using against Black Lives Matter protesters

Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters during demonstrations against the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. George Floyd died as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes, and his death has triggered a wave of protests across the … Read more Tear gas, rubber bullets: What US police are using against Black Lives Matter protesters

Black Lives Matter: Demonstrations against George Floyd killing spread to 3 continents

Thousands of people rallied in Australia and Europe to honour George Floyd and to voice support Saturday for what is becoming an international Black Lives Matter movement, as a worldwide wave of solidarity with protests over the death of a black man in Minneapolis highlights racial discrimination outside the United States. Demonstrators in Paris tried … Read more Black Lives Matter: Demonstrations against George Floyd killing spread to 3 continents

Mahatma Gandhi statue outside Indian Embassy in Washington desecrated – Times of India

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Mahatma Gandhi‘s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. desecrated by unruly elements involved in the ongoing protests in the United States. Sources told ANI that United States Park Police have launched an investigation into the matter. So sorry to see the desecration of the Gandhi statue in Washington, DC. Please … Read more Mahatma Gandhi statue outside Indian Embassy in Washington desecrated – Times of India

Trump hits back at Jim Mattis, calls him world’s ‘most overrated General’ – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at former Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis after he rebuked the former for his leadership as the president of the United States. Trump also went on to call Mattis world’s ‘most overrated General’. “Probably the only thing Barack Obama and I have in common is that … Read more Trump hits back at Jim Mattis, calls him world’s ‘most overrated General’ – Times of India

Barack Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election. In doing so, Obama is signaling a willingness to sharply critique his successor, President Donald Trump, and fill what … Read more Barack Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises – Times of India

America’s curfews: controversial, but are they effective? – Times of India

NEW YORK: Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody led several US cities to impose curfews, but do they help maintain order or merely further antagonize demonstrators? The demonstrations were sparked by the killing of George Floyd, who suffocated on Monday last week when Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt … Read more America’s curfews: controversial, but are they effective? – Times of India

Covid-19: Japan to Allow re-entry of foreign nationals on humanitarian grounds

Japan will allow some resident foreigners to re-enter the country on humanitarian grounds after facing criticism its policies made their return uncertain and left the group in a Covid-19 travel limbo. A notice on the Justice Ministry’s website says permission to land may be granted “depending on the individual situation if there are special exceptional … Read more Covid-19: Japan to Allow re-entry of foreign nationals on humanitarian grounds

‘Hunger or murder’: Lockdown poverty exposes African sex workers to more violence

Peninah Wanjiru wasn’t really one to take chances. Her friends said the 35-year-old Kenyan sex worker was careful how she conducted business at her home in Majengo, an informal settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, where she only allowed clients in for a “quickie”. But on the night of May 7, a curfew imposed to … Read more ‘Hunger or murder’: Lockdown poverty exposes African sex workers to more violence

Security guard stabs 39 including children inside primary school in south China

At least 39 people, including dozens of children, were injured after a security guard went on a stabbing spree inside a primary school in a southern Chinese city on Thursday morning. The attack occurred at the Wangfu country centre primary school in the town of Wangfu in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region at about … Read more Security guard stabs 39 including children inside primary school in south China