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WATCH: Maori Party co-leader kicked out of New Zealand parliament after performing HAKA in protest over ‘racist propaganda’ - rt

WATCH: Maori Party co-leader kicked out of New Zealand parliament after performing HAKA in protest over ‘racist propaganda’

Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi was ejected from New Zealand’s parliamentary chambers after accusing a fellow MP of engaging in racist rhetoric, and then performing a ceremonial dance to express his displeasure.
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Remains of Grenfell Tower may be pulled down after fire that killed 72 - metro

Remains of Grenfell Tower may be pulled down after fire that killed 72

Survivors, bereaved relatives and the community will be consulted.
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‘Our intel was better’: IDF brags about killing top Hamas spies, as retaliatory strikes blamed for deaths of Arab woman & 7yo girl - rt

‘Our intel was better’: IDF brags about killing top Hamas spies, as retaliatory strikes blamed for deaths of Arab woman & 7yo girl

The Israeli military has claimed to have “neutralized” two high-level Hamas intelligence officials during air raids on the Gaza Strip, as local officials claim Palestinian rocket fire killed two Arab-Israelis, a woman and a child.
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The Domestic Abuse Act, a bittersweet victory for women? - channel 4

The Domestic Abuse Act, a bittersweet victory for women?

At the end of April, the Domestic Abuse Act was signed into law closing loopholes around rough sex claims that favoured defendants in court and strengthening the laws on revenge porn.
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ANOTHER Gaza tower reportedly goes down, Israeli Iron Dome intercepts dozens of missiles in night of tit-for-tat strikes (VIDEOS) - rt

ANOTHER Gaza tower reportedly goes down, Israeli Iron Dome intercepts dozens of missiles in night of tit-for-tat strikes (VIDEOS)

An Israeli air strike has reportedly leveled another major high-rise in the Gaza Strip – the second in the span of 24 hours – as a barrage of Palestinian rocket fire continues to rain down on Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities.
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Canada's Ontario province halts use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine after risk of blood clots proves higher than expected

Health officials in Canada's Ontario province have suspended use of AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria Covid-19 vaccine, saying that escalating concerns over risks of blood clots merited a review amid increasing supplies of competing jabs.
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UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘full scale war’ in Gaza as diplomats claim US is holding up Security Council statement - rt

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘full scale war’ in Gaza as diplomats claim US is holding up Security Council statement

An eruption of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip is headed for “full scale war,” a top UN envoy warned, even as Washington reportedly resists efforts to issue a similar call for deescalation in the UN Security Council.
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Greta Thunberg tries to walk fine line of neutrality on Israeli-Palestinian clash, but Twitter mob demands that she take a side - rt

Greta Thunberg tries to walk fine line of neutrality on Israeli-Palestinian clash, but Twitter mob demands that she take a side

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, normally a figure revered by her protective left-wing allies, has learned the hard way that rocket attacks over Israel are a touchier subject than solar panels and carbon-trading schemes.
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Teenager in court accused of murdering man, 21, in Brent Cross shopping centre - metro

Teenager in court accused of murdering man, 21, in Brent Cross shopping centre

Gedeon Ngwendema (pictured), who was described as a 'wonderful boy', was stabbed to death in front of shoppers.
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Rare ‘footballfish’ washes up whole on beach from deep sea - metro

Rare ‘footballfish’ washes up whole on beach from deep sea

It uses bioluminescent lures on the tips of a fishing pole-looking projection from its head to draw in prey
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UK records another 20 Covid deaths and 2,474 new cases - metro

UK records another 20 Covid deaths and 2,474 new cases

The latest government data shows that 53,675,733 vaccinations have now been administered.
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‘Civil war’: Lod mayor laments ‘Kristallnacht’ in Israeli city as Netanyahu sends troops to stop rioting & clashes - rt

‘Civil war’: Lod mayor laments ‘Kristallnacht’ in Israeli city as Netanyahu sends troops to stop rioting & clashes

As IDF jets bomb Gaza and Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel, the city of Lod has erupted in violence its mayor compared to a Nazi pogrom. PM Benjamin Netanyahu is pulling troops from the West Bank to restore order.
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Turkey & Saudi Arabia agree to keep mending relations during Turkish FM

Turkey & Saudi Arabia agree to keep mending relations during Turkish FM's first visit to Kingdom since Khashoggi's murder

The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey met in Mecca on Tuesday, expressing readiness to keep working on improving ties between the states which deteriorated after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
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Cameron’s Greensill lobbying texts published - channel 4

Cameron’s Greensill lobbying texts published

The scale of David Cameron's lobbying efforts on behalf of the finance company Greensill were laid bare today, revealing the former prime minister sent 62 texts and 11 emails to ministers and officials including Michael Gove and the chancellor. 
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Israel and Hamas attacks escalate with airstrikes and rockets fired - channel 4

Israel and Hamas attacks escalate with airstrikes and rockets fired

Israel has halted flights at Ben Gurion Airport, after a Palestinian rocket fired from Gaza hit a building in a suburb of Tel Aviv.
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WATCH: Huge BLAZE at Israeli oil pipeline reportedly hit by rocket strike from Gaza - rt

WATCH: Huge BLAZE at Israeli oil pipeline reportedly hit by rocket strike from Gaza

An energy pipeline between the Israeli cities of Eilat and Ashkelon has been hit by a rocket fired from Gaza, setting a large oil tank on fire for several hours, according to the Channel 12 TV broadcaster.
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‘All parties culpable on social care’ – Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham - channel 4

‘All parties culpable on social care’ – Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham

We spoke to Andy Burnham, who was re-elected Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester by a landslide last week.
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Boris Johnson says UK must turn ‘jabs into jobs’ after pandemic - channel 4

Boris Johnson says UK must turn ‘jabs into jobs’ after pandemic

A promise to "level up" and redistribute spending after the inequalities exposed by the pandemic might sound like an excerpt from a Labour manifesto.
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Boris Johnson ‘would be very wise’ to offer Ballymurphy apology says former head of British Army - channel 4

Boris Johnson ‘would be very wise’ to offer Ballymurphy apology says former head of British Army

We spoke to General Sir Richard Dannatt, who was head of the Army from 2006-2009 about the prospect of an amnesty for soldiers and civilians accused of historical crimes in Northern Ireland, and whether it’s time for the UK government to apologise for the Ballymurphy massacre, following today’s inquest findings.
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‘Today was a landmark, a day for truth and justice’ – Ballymurphy families’ campaign - channel 4

‘Today was a landmark, a day for truth and justice’ – Ballymurphy families’ campaign

We spoke to John Teggart, of the Ballymurphy families’ campaign for truth and justice, and Mickey McKinney, from the Bloody Sunday families’ campaign in Derry.
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Attacker With Hammer Caught on Video Hitting Asian Woman in New York City

Attacker With Hammer Caught on Video Hitting Asian Woman in New York City

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An Asian woman had to use a wine bottle she was carrying to fend off an attacker with a hammer while walking down the streets of New York City with a friend Sunday night. 

The attacker, who was caught on street cam video, started following the 31-year-old woman, who has not been publicly identified, and her friend, who’s also Asian, around 8:40 p.m. in West Manhattan. According to police, the assailant demanded the two take their masks off. Then, the attacker can be seen on the footage repeatedly coming at the two women with the hammer at least four times, with so much force that both of the attacker’s shoes fall off, before dropping the hammer and walking away. 

The two friend’s were able to walk away from the scene after the 30-second attack, but one of the strikes caused a “laceration” on the 31-year-old’s head, according to police.

“I’ve lived here for two years, and I never faced this kind of thing,” the victim told NBC New York. “This has never happened in my life."

In the street cam footage, a bystander can be seen sweeping the street with a broom as the attacker walks away in a slightly different direction. NYPD is still searching for the attacker, and the assault is being investigated as a hate crime, according to NYPD. 

The attack on the women comes just one day after two other assaults on Asian Americans in New York City—less than five minutes apart from each other.

First, a 15-year-old Asian American boy was sitting in a Flushing park Saturday around 3:00 p.m. when a group of three other teenagers approached him and yelled, “What the fuck you looking at, Ching Chong?” When the victim asked his attackers to leave, they began punching him in the head. The 15-year-old was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, according to the New York Post

His alleged attackers, aged 18, 15 and 14, have been charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment. The NYPD is considering adding hate crime charges as well, according to the New York Post. 

Then, a 52-year-old Chinese woman was nearly pushed into the subway tracks twice by an unknown female assailant in Bedford–Stuyvesant at 3:25 p.m. the same day. According to police, the woman said she would have fallen onto the train tracks had it not been for a bystander who caught her both times. 

Both attacks occurred while a “Rise Against Hate” rally was happening in Flushing, Queens, where hundreds gathered to condemn the sharp rise in anti-AAPI violence across the country over the past year during COVID. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, anti-Asian hate crimes rose 149% from 2019 to 2020, and the majority of the attacks have occurred in coastal cities, like New York, and are aimed primarily at the elderly

“We gather here today to talk about the hate that has been aimed at our Asian American community, and the racism and the bigotry,” said Rep. Grace Meng of New York at the event. “We as an Asian American community can not only come out when the racism is aimed at us. We have to come out when any other community is hurt.”

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