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Revolt of the generals: Trump faces heat from US military leaders

Current and former Pentagon officials break with embattled US president over crackdown on Floyd protesters. A rare public rift has opened between United States President Donald Trump and senior military leaders over Trump’s threats to use troops against protesters as the US braces for another day of unrest and mourning following the death of George […]

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Nigerian women speak out after wave of sexual violence

There is widespread outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old university student in a church where she was studying in the southern city of Benin. The family of Uwavera Omozuwa, known as Uwa, say she was brutally raped and bludgeoned to death. It is one of several shocking cases in the past week […]

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Sweden coronavirus U-turn: Chief scientist admits too many people died in shock strategy

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sweden’s chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell admitted the countries coronavirus strategy could have been improved to save more lives. During an interview on Swedish Radio on Wednesday, he said it was obvious their […]

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Ethiopian food delivery startup rides to restaurants' rescue

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Restaurants may still be officially open in Ethiopia, but diners are staying away due to the coronavirus pandemic. Connecting the two is an Ethiopian food delivery service, Deliver Addis, which has seen demand surge since the start of the health crisis. For many restaurant kitchens, take out has become an important […]

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George Floyd death: Policeman hugs crying black girl who asked ‘are you gonna shoot us?’ during protests

A white policeman hugged a five-year-old black girl during a George Floyd protest after she started crying and asked “are you gonna shoot us?” Simone Bartee was out protesting with her parents in Houston, Texas, on Saturday when she burst into tears. A passing officer noticed the schoolgirl was upset and put his arm around […]

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US pressing Saudi, UAE to end airspace ban against Qatar: Report

Report by WSJ says Washington is concerned airspace restrictions often force Qatari planes to fly over Iran, for a fee. The United States has been pushing to resolve a nearly three-year diplomatic dispute between Qatar and its neighbours by pressing Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to stop their ban on Qatari airlines using […]

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UK weather forecast: Unusual low pressure ‘attack’ brings downpours & thunder this weekend

May was a record-breaking month, with scorching temperatures, sunny skies and very little rainfall. However, the start of June and the start of meteorological summer has brought colder, wetter and windier weather – a trend which looks to continue across this weekend. Friday night, Saturday and Sunday will be dominated by a low-pressure system from […]

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Lethbridge police investigating sudden death at supervised consumption site

The Lethbridge Police Service is investigating a sudden death at the city’s supervised consumption site early Wednesday afternoon. According to an LPS release, police were called to the facility at around 12:30 p.m. to assist EMS with a medical emergency in the parking lot along the 1000 block of 1 Avenue South. When officers arrived […]

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World Briefs: Yemen funding far short of target: UN

Yemen funding far short of target: UN BEIRUT • International donors have pledged about US$1.35 billion (S$1.9 billion) in humanitarian aid for Yemen, far short of the US$2.4 billion the United Nations had said was needed to pull a country shredded by years of war, hunger and disease from the brink of disaster. Mr Mark […]

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Iran says coronavirus restrictions could return if second wave hits

(Reuters) – Iran’s president warned the public on Wednesday that restrictions may have to be reimposed to fight the coronavirus if the country is hit by a second wave of infections, after authorities announced the most new cases in a day since March. Iran has suffered the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, forcing […]