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Ex-cop charged with George Floyd's death released on $1mn bail; 'far from getting justice,' says victim's family
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Ex-cop charged with George Floyd's death released on $1mn bail; 'far from getting justice,' says victim's family

The other three police officers charged in Floyd's death had previously posted bond amounts of $750,000 and have been free pending trial

US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka fights back from set down against Victoria Azarenka to claim third Grand Slam title
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US Open 2020: Naomi Osaka fights back from set down against Victoria Azarenka to claim third Grand Slam title

The win brought 22-year-old Osaka's haul of tennis major trophies to three after her victories at the 2018 US Open and 2019 Australian Open.

Donald Trump ordered to end anti-racism training for federal employees, says White House
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Donald Trump ordered to end anti-racism training for federal employees, says White House

The order comes as the US president works to appeal to his white, blue-collar base while fighting an uphill battle for re-election amid a divisive national reckoning over how non-whites are treated in America

Seven cops in NY's Rochester suspended as Black man’s suffocation video roils city
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Seven cops in NY's Rochester suspended as Black man’s suffocation video roils city

The police body camera footage showed the man, Daniel Prude, handcuffed and sitting in a street, wearing nothing but a white hood

Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton's battle against racism motivating him on the track, says Mercedes' Toto Wolff
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Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton's battle against racism motivating him on the track, says Mercedes' Toto Wolff

Wolff also saw in Hamilton, who leads this year's title race by 37 points after winning four of this year's six races, a racer motivated by history as he aims to draw level with Schumacher on seven championships.

Revisiting Dombivali Fast, Nishikant Kamat's critically acclaimed film on battling a crooked system
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Revisiting Dombivali Fast, Nishikant Kamat's critically acclaimed film on battling a crooked system

In Nishikant Kamat’s Dombivali Fast, middle-class bank employee Madhav Apte slowly erupts from a complacent existence filled with peripheral examples of injustice in nearly every corner of society.

Portland Police declares demonstration outside law enforcement building 'riot', uses smoke to clear crowd
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Portland Police declares demonstration outside law enforcement building 'riot', uses smoke to clear crowd

Demonstrations, often violent, have been taking place nightly in Portland for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd

Jerome Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse as a young player to Bayern Munich teammates
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Jerome Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse as a young player to Bayern Munich teammates

The 31-year-old Boateng, who was born in Berlin to a German mother, and father from Ghana, has faced monkey chants in the past at games.

Formula E: Mercedes' cars to be painted black for remainder of season as statement against racism
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Formula E: Mercedes' cars to be painted black for remainder of season as statement against racism

Mercedes earlier changed its Formula One livery from silver to black for the 2020 season.

US charges 18 Portland protesters with arson, trespassing as it sends tactical police to Seattle
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US charges 18 Portland protesters with arson, trespassing as it sends tactical police to Seattle

The arrests came this week during clashes with specially equipped federal police agents sent to Portland, where 56 straight days of anti-racism demonstrations have captured national attention

US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby
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US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office will investigate allegations federal agents used excessive force against peaceful protesters in Portland

One London police officer suspended after video goes viral of him kneeling on Black man's neck during arrest
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One London police officer suspended after video goes viral of him kneeling on Black man's neck during arrest

Police said the man was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of an offensive weapon, and has been seen by a doctor.

Major League Soccer returns to action after poignant 8 minutes 46 seconds of silence to protest racial injustice
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Major League Soccer returns to action after poignant 8 minutes 46 seconds of silence to protest racial injustice

Players wore black T-shirts, black gloves and black facemasks emblazoned with Black Lives Matter in Major League Soccer return. The shirts had varying slogans that included Black And Proud, Silence Is Violence and Black All The Time.

Donald Trump retweets racist video of Florida supporter yelling 'white power', deletes it after widespread outrage
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Donald Trump retweets racist video of Florida supporter yelling 'white power', deletes it after widespread outrage

The edited racist video shows a white man riding in a golf cart bearing “Trump 2020” and “America First” signs during what appears to be an angry clash over the president and race between elderly white residents of a Florida retirement community. Trump deleted the tweet more than three hours after posting it.

Donald Trump signs executive order authorising up to 10 years in prison for damaging federal property after Washington protesters try to tear down statue
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Donald Trump signs executive order authorising up to 10 years in prison for damaging federal property after Washington protesters try to tear down statue

The order calls on the attorney general to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law any person or group that destroys or vandalises a monument, memorial or statue, authorising a penalty of up to 10 years in prison

Gone with the Wind resumes streaming on HBO Max with introduction on race in US Civil War era
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Gone with the Wind resumes streaming on HBO Max with introduction on race in US Civil War era

Gone with the Wind was pulled two weeks ago as the United States began a mass reckoning with systemic racism triggered by nationwide protests over police brutality

Jimmy Kimmel apologises for blackface in '90s sketches: 'Looking back, many of these were embarrassing'
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Jimmy Kimmel apologises for blackface in '90s sketches: 'Looking back, many of these were embarrassing'

Jimmy Kimmel issued an apology for his 90s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities but said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his foes.

Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world
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Tejaswin Shankar interview: Racism is not a black and white issue; Indians need to re-examine their view of the world

Despite the fact that the majority of these events are unfolding several thousand kilometres away from India, Tejaswin Shankar stressed in an interview with Firstpost that Indians also stand to learn something from the current situation

TikTok users, K-pop fans claim they sabotaged attendance at Donald Trump’s comeback rally in Tulsa with false online registrations
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TikTok users, K-pop fans claim they sabotaged attendance at Donald Trump’s comeback rally in Tulsa with false online registrations

TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music took partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a less-than-full arena at President Donald Trump’s first political rally in months, held in Tulsa

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy says educating cricketers on racism as important as doping, corruption
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Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy says educating cricketers on racism as important as doping, corruption

Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy on Sunday said just like awareness around anti-doping or anti-corruption it is important to educate young cricketers on anti-racism at a systematic level to reduce discrimination and promote the value of diversity.