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Daunte Wright's family wants stiffer charge for Minnesota ex-cop
BROOKLYN CENTER: Daunte Wright's family members joined with community leaders Thursday in calling for more serious charges against the white former police officer who fatally shot him, comparing her case to the murder charge brought against a Black officer who killed a white woman in nearby Minneapolis. Former Brooklyn Center police Officer Kim Pot...
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Opponents of Myanmar coup form unity government, aim for 'federal democracy'
Opponents of Myanmar's junta announced a National Unity Government on Friday including ousted members of parliament and leaders of anti-coup protests and ethnic minorities, saying their aim was to root out military rule and restore democracy. Myanmar has been in violent turmoil since a Feb. 1 coup that ousted a civilian government led by democracy ...
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Beijing warns US, Japan against collusion vs China
BEIJING: China said Friday it has expressed "serious concerns" to the United States and Japan over what it calls negative moves and collusion between the two countries against China. The statement from foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian came just before President Joe Biden welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to the White House on...
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Democracy protests: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for 12 months
HONG KNOG: Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was jailed for 12 months on Friday over one of the city's biggest ever protests in 2019. It is the first time the 73-year-old -- who is currently in custody after his arrest under Beijing's sweeping national security law -- has received a sentence for his activism. Alongside Lai, four other defendants als...
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Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan blocked access to all social media on Friday, after days of anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposed to cartoons they consider blasphemous. Sites temporarily blocked on orders from the country's interior ministry included Twitter and Facebook, said Khurram Mehran, a spokesman for Pakistan's media regu...
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Chicago releases video of police shooting 13-year-old dead
CHICAGO: Authorities in Chicago released police body camera footage Thursday showing an officer shooting dead a 13-year-old Latino boy as the mayor of America's third-largest city appealed for calm over the "excruciating" video. The shocking footage shows teenager Adam Toledo running from officers in the small hours of March 29 and then being hit w...
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Covid variant first detected in India is found in the UK
NEW DELHI: A highly infectious new double mutant Covid-19 variant that was first detected in India has now been found in the UK sparking calls for Boris Johnson to cancel his trip to India. The B1617 variant was on Thursday designated a 'variant under investigation' by Public Health England meaning it has concerning epidemiological, immunological o...
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William and Harry won't be shoulder-to-shoulder at Prince Philip funeral
LONDON: British royals William and Harry will not walk side by side in the procession at this weekend's funeral of Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip, Buckingham Palace revealed Thursday. As young boys in 1997, the pair provided the most poignant image of their mother princess Diana's funeral as they walked, heads bowed, behind her coffin. ...
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Higher risk of brain clot from Covid compared with vaccine: UK scientists
LONDON: There is a much higher risk of brain blood clots from Covid-19 infection than there is from vaccines against the disease, British researchers said on Thursday, after the rollout of inoculations was disrupted by reports of rare clots. AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson have both seen very rare reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (...
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China-Backed Student Group Pressures Cornell on Educational Partnership
Ivy League school told to ignore faculty, student concerns about China's human-rights abuses Cornell University / Source: Robert Barker/University Photography Yuichiro Kakutani • April 15, 2021 5:59 pm A student group backed by the Chinese embassy is pressuring Cornell University to ignore faculty and student opposition and push forwar...
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