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George Floyd: Huge protests against racism held across US

Major US cities see peaceful rallies on the 12th day of protests sparked by George Floyd's death.

Published on 7 June 2020 | 4:49 am

Coronavirus: Hard-hit Brazil removes data amid rising death toll

The country will now only report numbers for the past 24 hours, no longer giving the cumulative data.

Published on 7 June 2020 | 3:51 am

'Billions of people' to feel virus economic impact

World Bank President David Malpass says billions of people will have their livelihoods affected.

Published on 7 June 2020 | 12:58 am

Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

An expedition of top UK botanists into previously unexplored rainforest in Colombia found rare species.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:29 pm

Meet the street artist making us smile during the pandemic

A chalk artist, David Zinn is on a mission to show that you do not need fancy equipment to draw.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:20 pm

Coronavirus: The misinformation circulating in Africa about Covid-19

We examine claims of bribes and poison, a positive virus test that was not and anti-virus "badges".

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:19 pm

Lessons from Asia's new virus spikes

Asia was the first to experience the virus, the first to exit lockdown, and now has new spikes.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:15 pm

Coronavirus: Brazil's domestic workers cut adrift in pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak has left millions of poorer workers out of work and unable to earn a living.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:12 pm

Coronavirus: How map hacks and buttocks helped Taiwan fight Covid-19

Taiwan credits civic hackers and memes with helping keep down the coronavirus death toll.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:10 pm

Why firms are speaking out about racism

The outpouring of support for protesters from corporate America is a marked shift.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:07 pm

Coronavirus: Paris returns to cafe life with new normal

Unrecognisable by its emptiness during lockdown, Paris rediscovers its raison d'être.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:06 pm

Why I decided not to watch the video

For many black people, videos featuring the killing of other black people can be deeply traumatic.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:04 pm

Two Buffalo policemen charged for shoving 75-year-old protester

The officers filmed pushing a man, 75, to the ground have been charged with second degree-assault.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 10:27 pm

In pictures: Global protests against racism and police brutality

Sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, thousands gather globally to say black lives matter.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 9:56 pm

Coronavirus: Far-right Rome protest turns briefly violent

A rally by extremists and football fans over the government's response ended in clashes with police.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 7:34 pm

Afghans condemn Iran police after refugees die in car fire

Three Afghan refugees died when Iranian police shot at a car, causing it to crash and catch alight.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 5:49 pm

Bundesliga teams show support for Black Lives Matter movement

Bundesliga teams show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement with numerous displays of protest.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 5:31 pm

The stylist helping Kaepernick in his fight against injustice

Colin Kaepernick's stylist, Rachel Johnson, explains how she supports the American Football player's fight against racial injustice through fashion.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 4:20 pm

Trump 'approves plan' to cut US troops in Germany

The US president reportedly wants to reduce the number by 9,500, or more than a quarter.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 2:35 pm

How the NFL made its U-turn on kneeling

Four years after Colin Kaepernick first kneeled during the US national anthem, the NFL says it was "wrong" for not allowing players to protest.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 2:17 pm

Vatican arrest man over luxury property deal

The Vatican's £160m ($200m) purchase of a London apartment block is under investigation.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 1:41 pm

This is not the last pandemic

Pandemic hunting scientists warn of a 'perfect storm' for new diseases to emerge from wildlife.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 12:27 pm

Coronavirus: Hunting for future killer viruses

Scientists are gathering data on how new diseases emerge in the hope of identifying future pandemics.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:14 am

George Floyd death: Australians defy virus in mass anti-racism rallies

Protesters march in support of George Floyd and indigenous Australians despite coronavirus warnings.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 11:10 am

George Floyd death: Australians rally against mistreatment of Aboriginal people

Tens of thousands have been protesting across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 9:57 am

NFL says players' protests during national anthem should be allowed

The National Football League previously banned its players from dropping to one knee before games.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 8:38 am

Week in pictures: 30 May - 5 June 2020

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

Published on 6 June 2020 | 12:01 am

The influencers trampling nature - and the man who's trying to stop them

Fed up with eco-oblivious influencers, some people have started naming and shaming.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 11:22 pm

George Floyd: Fake White House image and protest videos debunked

Debunking some of the most widely shared misleading posts and videos about the George Floyd protests.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 11:19 pm

Yearning for sound of tourists in Alps again

The hills come alive again with the noise of mountain railways and cable cars.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 11:17 pm

Coronavirus: Is China bolder in the wake of the pandemic?

As the rest of the world reels from the pandemic, China is pushing ahead with the pursuit of its national interest.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 11:16 pm

How Bill Gates became the voodoo doll of Covid conspiracies

The ex-Microsoft head is currently the target of all kinds of outlandish theories and false claims.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 11:12 pm

Safaris go virtual as coronavirus hits tourism

The people can't go to the animals, but some companies are finding ways to bring them into homes.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 11:11 pm

George Floyd: 'Years later, we're still dealing with the same thing'

As widespread protests sweep the country, people describe what they hope will make them more significant.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 10:52 pm

George Floyd: US children explain why they are protesting

People of all ages are demonstrating, including kids who say "you can't judge a book by its colour".

Published on 5 June 2020 | 10:12 pm

Washington Monument struck by lightning

Lighting storms struck Washington DC as the city was under a flash flood warning.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 9:35 pm

Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'

The movement's name has also been painted onto the thoroughfare leading to the White House.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 8:36 pm

NY Governor Cuomo: 'How did we get to this place?'

Mr Cuomo shared a video from Buffalo in which Martin Gugino, 75, is pushed to the ground by police.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 7:04 pm

President Trump: 'This is a great thing' for George Floyd

Donald Trump was talking about the latest unemployment figures when he made the comment.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 6:48 pm

Indigenous deaths in custody: Why Australians are seizing on US protests

The US riots have focused Australian attention on alarming numbers of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 3:15 pm

Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home

While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.

Published on 5 June 2020 | 4:07 am

George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests

All the background that helps explain why these protests are happening, and why now.

Published on 4 June 2020 | 11:24 pm

Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

Doctors face stretched resources and tensions raised by conspiracy theories as the lockdown is eased.

Published on 4 June 2020 | 11:05 pm

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