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Fri 5 Jun 2020

‘Get your knee off our necks!’: Mourners farewell George

premium_icon ‘Get your knee off our necks!’: Mourners farewell George

Celebrities and police turned out to pay tribute to George Floyd as a judge set bail for three police officers accused of aiding and abetting his death.

‘We have brought this on ourselves’

‘We have brought this on ourselves’

A leading anthropologist has said what she thinks contributed to the coronavirus pandemic, and how we can avoid another.

Country admits it got COVID-19 wrong

Country admits it got COVID-19 wrong

Sweden steered a different coronavirus course, refusing to lock down. But its death toll is now one of the worst in Europe.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Emirates and Etihad to resume transit flights

Emirates and Etihad to resume transit flights

The United Arab Emirates has lifted a suspension on transit air services, allowing Emirates and Etihad Airways to resume some stop-off flights.

Madeline McCann abduction and murder suspect is named

Madeline McCann abduction and murder suspect is named

The suspect in the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeline McCann has been named by German media, as prosecutors say the child is “assumed dead”.

Spike Lee says the world's ‘in peril’ if Trump wins election

premium_icon Spike Lee says the world's ‘in peril’ if Trump wins election

His breakthrough film, Do The Right Thing, warned about racial prejudice and police brutality. Now Spike Lee says Donald Trump has to go or nothing will change.

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir

South Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir

An arrest warrant has been requested by South Korean prosecutors for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee over a 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud.

Former presidents condemn racial bias in America

Former presidents condemn racial bias in America

All living former presidents of the US have made statements condemning ongoing racial discrimination in the country

Mum ‘addicted’ to soft drink dies

Mum ‘addicted’ to soft drink dies

Before her death a mum-of-three would drink between two litres of Coke and 500ml to one litre of energy drinks every day.

Meghan’s powerful Black Lives Matter video message

Meghan’s powerful Black Lives Matter video message

Meghan Markle has addressed students from her former high school in a poignant video message on racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Anti-George Floyd rant sparks outrage

Anti-George Floyd rant sparks outrage

A conservative black author has dredged up George Floyd’s criminal past to declare he 'was not an amazing person' in a live video that has caused outrage.

Politician’s topless Zoom incident leaked

Politician’s topless Zoom incident leaked

A politician was in the middle of a government conference when she began to strip not realising the camera was still on.

Get paid $30K to hike and drink beer

Get paid $30K to hike and drink beer

It sounds like a job almost too good to be true. But if going for a 3500km hike while throwing back a few cold ones sounds like a dream, you may be in luck.

German prisoner suspect in Maddie’s disappearance

premium_icon German prisoner suspect in Maddie’s disappearance

Scotland Yard has identified a German man who travelled in a camper van as the prime suspect in the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann.

Donald Trump’s extraordinary claims

Donald Trump’s extraordinary claims

Donald Trump has made some extraordinary claims in a series of tweets overnight after days of violent riots and looting took hold in the US.

All four cops involved in Floyd’s death face charges

premium_icon All four cops involved in Floyd’s death face charges

The policeman who pinned George Floyd to the ground, will have charges against him escalated as three other officers involved will also face charges.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

Sick tactic white supremacist used to drum up fear and hate

Sick tactic white supremacist used to drum up fear and hate

A shadowy neo Nazi group has been busted posing as anti-fascist coalition Antifa in a bid to incite violence and racial tensions across the US.

Trump backs down on military use as protests support grows

premium_icon Trump backs down on military use as protests support grows

A day after threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be backing down.

NZ ends social distancing, paving way for trans-Tasman sport

premium_icon NZ ends social distancing, paving way for trans-Tasman sport

New Zealand is expected allow large crowds to gather at sporting events and concerts, allowing Australia to play international sporting games.

The last eight minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd’s life

premium_icon The last eight minutes and 46 seconds of George Floyd’s life

What started with a packet of cigarettes purchased with a suspected fake $20 note led to graphic footage of a death in custody and protest around the world.

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