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US Election: More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count in closely contested states
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US Election: More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count in closely contested states

The protests came as US president Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election, insisted, without evidence, that there were major problems with voting and counting of ballots

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

'It’s pathetic what happened': American golfer Brooks Koepka condemns George Floyd's death
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'It’s pathetic what happened': American golfer Brooks Koepka condemns George Floyd's death

George Floyd’s death in May prompted widespread protests across the country and a reckoning over racism in the United States, as more professional sporting leagues embraced protests for racial justice.

George Floyd's family sues city of Minneapolis, four police officers accused of his murder
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George Floyd's family sues city of Minneapolis, four police officers accused of his murder

The family's lawyer said the lawsuit seeks to set a precedent "that makes it financially prohibitive for police to wrongfully kill marginalised people in the future"

One dead and 11 suffer non-life-threatening injuries in Minneapolis shooting, say police; more details awaited
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One dead and 11 suffer non-life-threatening injuries in Minneapolis shooting, say police; more details awaited

Calls and emails to Minneapolis police seeking more information weren't immediately returned. Further details weren't immediately available.

Donald Trump signs Executive Order on police reform even as he presses for 'law and order' after weeks of protests against racial injustice
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Donald Trump signs Executive Order on police reform even as he presses for 'law and order' after weeks of protests against racial injustice

President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices even as he pressed for 'law and order' nationwide.

USA president Donald Trump says he will stop watching NFL, soccer matches if players continue to kneel during national anthem
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USA president Donald Trump says he will stop watching NFL, soccer matches if players continue to kneel during national anthem

Trump has been a vocal critic of players kneeling during the anthem, previously tweeting that NFL players who did so were “disrespecting our Country & our Flag”.

Atlanta police chief resigns after cop fatally shoots 27-yr-old African-American man during attempted arrest, protests engulf city
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Atlanta police chief resigns after cop fatally shoots 27-yr-old African-American man during attempted arrest, protests engulf city

Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by an officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot.

After backlash, US chairman of joint chiefs Mark A Milley admits it was a 'mistake' to join Donald Trump's church walk during protests
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After backlash, US chairman of joint chiefs Mark A Milley admits it was a 'mistake' to join Donald Trump's church walk during protests

Mark Milley’s remarks followed a rare outpouring of condemnation from retired US generals and even former defense secretary Jim Mattis for taking part in the event, given that the US military is meant to be apolitical and is sworn to defend the US Constitution, which protects the right to peaceful protest.

George Floyd's brother, Philonise, pleads with Congress to 'stop the pain' as lawmakers consider law enforcement overhaul
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George Floyd's brother, Philonise, pleads with Congress to 'stop the pain' as lawmakers consider law enforcement overhaul

George Floyd's brother challenged Congress on Wednesday to “stop the pain" as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so the man he looked up to won't become just 'another name' on a growing list of black Americans killed during interactions with police.

‘He is going to change the world’: Over 500 mourners remember George Floyd at Houston funeral; some states mull policies on use of police force
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‘He is going to change the world’: Over 500 mourners remember George Floyd at Houston funeral; some states mull policies on use of police force

George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as “Big Floyd” — a father and brother, athlete and neighborhood mentor, and now a catalyst for change — at a funeral for the black man whose death has sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice

'Give equal chances to not just black coaches but also different ethnicities', Raheem Sterling calls for more diversity in British football
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'Give equal chances to not just black coaches but also different ethnicities', Raheem Sterling calls for more diversity in British football

Sterling has backed anti-racism protests in Britain after the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

As calls mount to defund or disband police departments across the US, here's what such a process would actually entail
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As calls mount to defund or disband police departments across the US, here's what such a process would actually entail

A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged on Sunday to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism

NYT opinion editor James Bennet, who cleared controversial column which called for US military to quell riots, resigns
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NYT opinion editor James Bennet, who cleared controversial column which called for US military to quell riots, resigns

James Bennet, The New York Times editorial page editor responsible for publishing a column that advocated using the military to quiet protests over US racial inequality, resigned on Sunday, the newspaper announced.

George Floyd death: At Minneapolis rally, majority of city council comes out in favour of disbanding police department
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George Floyd death: At Minneapolis rally, majority of city council comes out in favour of disbanding police department

Community activists have criticised the Minneapolis department for years for what they say is a racist and brutal culture that resists change.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling backs anti-racism protests in Britain, says 'only disease right now is racism'
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Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling backs anti-racism protests in Britain, says 'only disease right now is racism'

Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter protests held in London and other British cities following Floyd’s death on 25 May.

Taylor Townsend puts light on racism in tennis, says she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments
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Taylor Townsend puts light on racism in tennis, says she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments

Taylor Townsend said the tennis world is not a united place when it comes to racism and she gets extra-attention from security at tournaments while others breeze through.

'Hopefully, George is looking down right now': Trump evokes African-American killed in Minnesota to flaunt job gains in US
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'Hopefully, George is looking down right now': Trump evokes African-American killed in Minnesota to flaunt job gains in US

Trump, who had counted on a strong economy to bolster his chances of re-election in November, said the recovery could be hampered by higher taxes and implementation of a Green New Deal climate change plan if Democrats win the White House.

'Get your knee off our necks': Al Sharpton says George Floyd's death marks reckoning for US on race and justice
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'Get your knee off our necks': Al Sharpton says George Floyd's death marks reckoning for US on race and justice

Delivering the eulogy at a memorial service inside a university chapel in Minneapolis, Al Sharpton said George Floyd’s fate, dying at the hands of police, pinned to the ground under the knee of a white officer, symbolised a universal experience of African-Americans.

George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'
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George Floyd death: Nick Jonas joins Black Lives Matter movement, calls out 'systemic racism, bigotry'

Nick Jonas has extended his support to Black Lives Matter movement, writes the reality of the inequalities in this country, and around the world, are glaring in an Instagram post