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Washington prepares for major protest as US officials move to rein in police

Washington prepares for major protest as US officials move to rein in police

Protesters are expected to gather in Washington for a huge demonstration on Saturday, its police chief said, as US street marches over the killing of a black man in custody enter a 12th day

Sri Lanka to reopen for tourism in August, with multiple coronavirus tests

Sri Lanka to reopen for tourism in August, with multiple coronavirus tests

Sri Lanka's virus-battered tourism industry can reopen for foreign guests from August but under strict guidelines, including multiple coronavirus tests during their stay, officials said Saturday.

Australia, Asia protests embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

Australia, Asia protests embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

Thousands took to the streets across Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul to support US protests against police brutality

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day on Saturday and overtook Italy as the world's sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown

Four soldiers killed in clash with militants in Philippines

Four soldiers killed in clash with militants in Philippines

Four soldiers were killed and 17 wounded in a clash with militants in the southern Philippines, the military said Saturday.

Open all hours, New Delhi crematorium struggles with virus dead

Open all hours, New Delhi crematorium struggles with virus dead

Traditional funeral pyres have been drafted in to burn the bodies of coronavirus victims in the Indian capital as crematorium furnaces struggle to keep up with the mounting death toll.

Democratic US politicians urge police reform as protesters march for 11th day

Democratic US politicians urge police reform as protesters march for 11th day

Prominent Democratic politicians on Friday embraced the cause of US protesters angered by the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, adopting their slogans and announcing reforms as tensions remained high in major cities.

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Covid-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Covid-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the UN agency warned Latin American governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns

Hundreds of stores sealed in twin cities

Hundreds of stores sealed in twin cities

The capital administration of Islamabad has sealed two commercial centres, 22 industrial units, and more than 100 stores for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

We can beat pandemic if people follow rules: PM

We can beat pandemic if people follow rules: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan stands at a juncture where we can defeat the coronavirus if people strictly follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Addressing volunteers of the Corona Relief Tiger Force in Islamabad yesterday, he said that 1mn people have registered under the force

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in the world

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in the world

Brazil’s death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed Italy’s to become the third-highest in the world.

Ukraine protesters slam police scandals, demand minister’s resignation

Ukraine protesters slam police scandals, demand minister’s resignation

Hundreds of Ukrainians rallied outside parliament yesterday to demand the interior minister be fired in the wake of police scandals including an alleged rape.

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