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06/04/2020 - 23:40

'You changed the world George,' rights leader tells Floyd memorial

Hundreds of mourners joined in an emotional memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the African-American man killed by police last week, as civil rights leader Al Sharpton vowed the mass protests ignited by his death would continue until "we change the whole system of justice" in the United States.

Hundreds of mourners joined in an emotional memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the African-American man killed by police last week, as civil rights leader Al Sharpton vowed the mass protests ignited by his death would continue until "we change the whole system of justice" in the United States.

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06/04/2020 - 23:40

'You changed the world George,' rights leader tells Floyd memorial

Hundreds of mourners joined in an emotional memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the African-American man killed by police last week, as civil rights leader Al Sharpton vowed the mass protests ignited by his death would continue until "we change the whole system of justice" in the United States.

Hundreds of mourners joined in an emotional memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the African-American man killed by police last week, as civil rights leader Al Sharpton vowed the mass protests ignited by his death would continue until "we change the whole system of justice" in the United States.


06/04/2020 - 23:07

US faces unemployment crisis amid record trade drop

In further signs of the crisis facing the world's largest economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, new data Thursday showed a record plunge in US exports as layoffs exceeded 42 million.

In further signs of the crisis facing the world's largest economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, new data Thursday showed a record plunge in US exports as layoffs exceeded 42 million.


06/04/2020 - 20:00

US Navy veteran leaves Iran day after scientist returns to Tehran

A US Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years flew out of the country on Thursday following US authorities' release of an Iranian scientist, although the arch-rival nations both denied it was a swap.

A US Navy veteran detained in Iran for nearly two years flew out of the country on Thursday following US authorities' release of an Iranian scientist, although the arch-rival nations both denied it was a swap.


06/04/2020 - 17:59

Europe boosts aid to virus-hit economies as UN seeks 'people's vaccine'

Europe ramped up efforts to help its coronavirus-hit economies on Thursday as the UN's chief called for a "people's vaccine" to battle the pandemic.

Europe ramped up efforts to help its coronavirus-hit economies on Thursday as the UN's chief called for a "people's vaccine" to battle the pandemic.


06/04/2020 - 17:57

Germany suspects sex predator killed missing British girl Madeleine McCann

German prosecutors appealed Thursday for information about a sex offender they suspect killed missing British girl Madeleine McCann, in what her parents called a potentially significant development in solving a mystery that has captured public attention for over a decade.

German prosecutors appealed Thursday for information about a sex offender they suspect killed missing British girl Madeleine McCann, in what her parents called a potentially significant development in solving a mystery that has captured public attention for over a decade.

06/04/2020 - 23:13

Hopeful travellers face hurdles as Austria's borders reopen

Long lines of cars snaked along Austria's frontier with Slovakia Thursday after it lifted coronavirus-related border controls but motorists found they still faced lengthy checks on the Slovakian side.

Long lines of cars snaked along Austria's frontier with Slovakia Thursday after it lifted coronavirus-related border controls but motorists found they still faced lengthy checks on the Slovakian side.


06/04/2020 - 23:00

Las Vegas casinos reopen after months of virus lockdown

Las Vegas casinos threw open their doors Thursday after 11 weeks closed due to coronavirus, with downtown roulette wheels and slot machines whirring to life minutes after midnight.

Las Vegas casinos threw open their doors Thursday after 11 weeks closed due to coronavirus, with downtown roulette wheels and slot machines whirring to life minutes after midnight.


06/04/2020 - 22:07

Authors pull study flagging hydroxychloroquine risks

Three of the four authors behind a large-scale study in The Lancet that raised safety fears over the use of common anti-malarial drugs to treat COVID-19 retracted their paper on Thursday, blaming a health care company that supplied the dataset.

Three of the four authors behind a large-scale study in The Lancet that raised safety fears over the use of common anti-malarial drugs to treat COVID-19 retracted their paper on Thursday, blaming a health care company that supplied the dataset.


06/04/2020 - 20:55

Greece 'more than sea and sun', says PM in tourism launch

Greece is "more than just sea and sun," the country's PM said Thursday as a campaign was launched to resurrect its tourism-dependent economy from the coronavirus lockdown.

Greece is "more than just sea and sun," the country's PM said Thursday as a campaign was launched to resurrect its tourism-dependent economy from the coronavirus lockdown.


06/04/2020 - 20:04

Navajo face loss of elders and traditions to COVID-19

Emerson Gorman knows what it's like to face the destruction of his culture: when he was five-years-old he was among thousands of Navajo children taken from their families and sent to Christian schools that tried to erase their belief systems.

Emerson Gorman knows what it's like to face the destruction of his culture: when he was five-years-old he was among thousands of Navajo children taken from their families and sent to Christian schools that tried to erase their belief systems.


06/04/2020 - 19:26

Coffin-makers booming as Peru virus deaths soar

As the coronavirus-hit economy of Peru stagnated over the past three months, Lima coffin-maker Genaro Cabrera has seen his sales quadruple.

As the coronavirus-hit economy of Peru stagnated over the past three months, Lima coffin-maker Genaro Cabrera has seen his sales quadruple.


06/04/2020 - 19:17

Trudeau says Canada winning virus fight, advises caution

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared on Thursday that Canada is winning the fight against the new coronavirus, with the latest data showing new cases in decline.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared on Thursday that Canada is winning the fight against the new coronavirus, with the latest data showing new cases in decline.


06/04/2020 - 17:59

Europe boosts aid to virus-hit economies as UN seeks 'people's vaccine'

Europe ramped up efforts to help its coronavirus-hit economies on Thursday as the UN's chief called for a "people's vaccine" to battle the pandemic.

Europe ramped up efforts to help its coronavirus-hit economies on Thursday as the UN's chief called for a "people's vaccine" to battle the pandemic.


06/04/2020 - 17:30

Lawsuit says Amazon failed to protect warehouse staff from virus

Three Amazon warehouse employees announced a lawsuit Thursday claiming the US retail and tech giant failed to protect its workers from coronavirus infections at a New York facility.

Three Amazon warehouse employees announced a lawsuit Thursday claiming the US retail and tech giant failed to protect its workers from coronavirus infections at a New York facility.


06/04/2020 - 16:47

France to transform surplus wine into hand sanitiser

French winemakers will transform wine that went unsold during the country's two-month coronavirus lockdown into hand sanitiser and ethanol to make room for the next harvest, a farming agency said on Thursday.

French winemakers will transform wine that went unsold during the country's two-month coronavirus lockdown into hand sanitiser and ethanol to make room for the next harvest, a farming agency said on Thursday.


06/04/2020 - 15:51

Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, the most in one day since the pandemic started, as authorities increase health warnings following a resurgence in recorded cases.

Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, the most in one day since the pandemic started, as authorities increase health warnings following a resurgence in recorded cases.


06/04/2020 - 14:01

Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests

Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.

Rohingya refugees infected with coronavirus are fleeing quarantine in their Bangladesh camps because they fear being transferred to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, community leaders said Thursday.


06/04/2020 - 13:29

Slovenia border town navigates lockdown exit -- through a fence

As Slovenia emerges from the novel coronavirus lockdown, residents in the border town of Nova Gorica are still contending with a very visible symbol of the pandemic -- a fence that cuts their town in two.

As Slovenia emerges from the novel coronavirus lockdown, residents in the border town of Nova Gorica are still contending with a very visible symbol of the pandemic -- a fence that cuts their town in two.


06/04/2020 - 13:00

France cancels 2020 Bastille Day parade over coronavirus

France said Thursday it will not hold the Bastille Day military parade due to social distancing norms, replacing it with a ceremony to pay tribute to health workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

France said Thursday it will not hold the Bastille Day military parade due to social distancing norms, replacing it with a ceremony to pay tribute to health workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.


06/04/2020 - 12:53

Iran reports 3,574 new virus infections, its highest yet

Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, its highest daily count since the outbreak began in February.

Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, its highest daily count since the outbreak began in February.


06/04/2020 - 10:37

UK's Johnson urges global effort at vaccine summit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a "new era of global health co-operation" as he prepared to host a vaccine fundraising summit on Thursday under the shadow of coronavirus.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for a "new era of global health co-operation" as he prepared to host a vaccine fundraising summit on Thursday under the shadow of coronavirus.


06/04/2020 - 08:54

Uphill task for Taliban as virus spreads in militant bastions

The Taliban boasted of their readiness to fight the deadly coronavirus when it first reached Afghanistan, but now the insurgents are struggling to curb its spread in their strongholds.

The Taliban boasted of their readiness to fight the deadly coronavirus when it first reached Afghanistan, but now the insurgents are struggling to curb its spread in their strongholds.


06/04/2020 - 07:22

'Recycles' help shield Mexico health workers from COVID-19 stigma

Daniela Chavez, a doctor, took up cycling to work after she felt discriminated against by a taxi driver.

Daniela Chavez, a doctor, took up cycling to work after she felt discriminated against by a taxi driver.


06/04/2020 - 05:14

Women in Egypt's restive Sinai bring Bedouin embroidery to virus fight

In El-Arish, the provincial capital of Egypt's North Sinai, a group of women sew colourful Bedouin designs on masks to combat coronavirus, as an insurgency simmers in their restive region.

In El-Arish, the provincial capital of Egypt's North Sinai, a group of women sew colourful Bedouin designs on masks to combat coronavirus, as an insurgency simmers in their restive region.


06/04/2020 - 05:04

On a caravan, with one of the Sahara's last European explorers

Climbing into the saddle, he adjusts the scarf protecting his head from the sun and, with a tap on the camel's back, the caravan sets off.

Climbing into the saddle, he adjusts the scarf protecting his head from the sun and, with a tap on the camel's back, the caravan sets off.