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31
MAY
7pm

Protests erupt in the US for a sixth day over the death of a black man in police custody

Almost a week after George Floyd died as a police officer knelt on his neck, there’ve been fresh demonstrations in dozens of American cities. One sacked officer is due in court today charged with third degree murder. Also: Brazil records the world's fourth highest coronavirus death toll; and a privately built rocket delivers two American astronauts to the International Space Station.
29
MAY
11am

US: Protestors set fire to police station in Minneapolis

Station attacked on third night of protests over death of black man in police custody. President Trump described demonstrators as 'thugs' and called on National Guard to restore order. Also, Philippines reports rise in online child abuse during lockdown, and how two men in Australia broke into wrong house during 'fantasy role play'.
28
MAY
11am

China passes controversial Hong Kong law

The law allows China's intelligence agencies to be present in the territory. Also: Workers protest at plans to close Nissan factory in Spain, and the spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea.
27
MAY
11am

Hong Kong: Police use force to disperse new wave of protests

Police arrest hundreds of demonstrators angry over new laws planned by Beijing. These include a bill penalising any insult against the Chinese national anthem, and new security measures. Also, a warning that Coronavirus crisis may affect young people throughout their working lives, and a Pakistani pigeon is held by India on charges of spying.
26
MAY
7pm

America the new epicentre?

Brazil is now second only to the US in the number of confirmed cases and the rate of infection is increasing. Also: how billions of years of evolution is under threat from humans, and JK Rowling reveals her first non-Harry Potter children's book.
26
MAY
10am

Hong Kong leader dismisses concerns over security law

Carrie Lam says the new law proposed by China will protect the law-abiding majority. Critics say it will curtail civil rights. Also: Egypt doctors accuse government over medics' deaths and Stanley Ho, Hong Kong's 'King of Gambling' dies aged 98.
25
MAY
7pm

WHO suspends testing of malaria drug for Covid-19 patients

Testing of hydroxychloroquine was put on hold due to safety concerns. Some public figures including President Trump had suggested it could work against Covid-19. Also: the British Prime Minister' chief advisor has said he has no regrets about travelling several hundred kilometres during the coronavirus lockdown, and security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir say they have a pigeon in custody on suspicion of spying for Pakistan.
23
MAY
7pm

Afghan Taliban announce Eid ceasefire

Three-day truce with government forces timed to coincide with Muslim festival marking the end of Ramadan. The move has been welcomed by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Also: Myanmar tries to convince the world it's turned its back on what's been dubbed a textbook case of ethnic cleansing; and the end of the road for the octogenarian reptile known as ‘Hitler’s alligator’.
22
MAY
8pm

Amid pandemic

President Trump has told US state governors they must immediately reopen places of worship. Also: quarantine plans for UK arrivals revealed, and the African music star Mory Kanté dies aged 70

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