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Japan will host Olympics in 2021 ‘as proof that humanity has DEFEATED the pandemic,’ PM Suga vows at UN - rt

Japan will host Olympics in 2021 ‘as proof that humanity has DEFEATED the pandemic,’ PM Suga vows at UN

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has vowed to prove the world’s triumph over Covid-19 with next summer’s Olympics in Tokyo, telling the United Nations the games will be held safely after a year-long postponement.
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‘This is not a colony!’ Ankara snaps at Washington over threat that US pharma may exit Turkey if it fails to repay $2.3bn debt - rt

‘This is not a colony!’ Ankara snaps at Washington over threat that US pharma may exit Turkey if it fails to repay $2.3bn debt

US Ambassador David Satterfield is treating Turkey like a colony, Ankara’s health minister Fahrettin Koca said, commenting on the escalating row over the skyrocketing debt Turkey owes to American drug companies.
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Trump Has Reportedly Picked Amy Coney Barrett to Replace RBG on the Supreme Court - vice

Trump Has Reportedly Picked Amy Coney Barrett to Replace RBG on the Supreme Court

If Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed, as expected, the 48-year-old will give conservatives a majority on the high court that could endure for a generation.
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“He was a very happy, extroverted, normal boy.” Parents of gambling addict who took his own life say state failed him. - channel 4

“He was a very happy, extroverted, normal boy.” Parents of gambling addict who took his own life say state failed him.

Jack Ritchie was just 24 when he took his own life after years of battling a gambling addiction.
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Fire at Lesbos refugee camp – the families left homeless again - channel 4

Fire at Lesbos refugee camp – the families left homeless again

Earlier this month the largest refugee camp in Europe on the island of Lesbos burnt to the ground - leaving more than 12,000 people homeless.
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‘The ground is shifting and it is shifting rather fast’ – Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price on support for Welsh independence - channel 4

‘The ground is shifting and it is shifting rather fast’ – Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price on support for Welsh independence

The Welsh public think their government has handled the pandemic "much better", than the UK government in London, according to the latest research by the Welsh Political Barometer poll for Cardiff University.
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Welsh hospital faces new Covid challenge as Cardiff and Swansea face local lockdowns - channel 4

Welsh hospital faces new Covid challenge as Cardiff and Swansea face local lockdowns

Cardiff and Swansea will be under local lockdown restrictions from 6pm on Sunday.
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Covid cases rising at universities across Britain - channel 4

Covid cases rising at universities across Britain

The number of coronavirus cases has jumped at universities across the country.
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Students at Scottish universities told to stay away from pubs and restaurants at weekend - channel 4

Students at Scottish universities told to stay away from pubs and restaurants at weekend

In Scotland, 120 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at Edinburgh Napier University.
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Britain could be heading for second lockdown as covid cases keep rising - channel 4

Britain could be heading for second lockdown as covid cases keep rising

The latest 24-hour figures for the UK show that there have been 34 Covid-19 related deaths There has been another record daily rise in people testing positive of 6,874. 
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‘There are dangerous people out there… officers don’t know when they’re going to encounter those individuals’ – former Met detective Peter Kirkham - channel 4

‘There are dangerous people out there… officers don’t know when they’re going to encounter those individuals’ – former Met detective Peter Kirkham

We were joined by Sarah Jones, Labour's spokesperson on Policing and a Croydon MP, and Peter Kirkham - a former Detective Chief Inspector in the Metropolitan Police speak to the programme.
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‘Talented’ police officer shot dead in station named as Sgt Matt Ratana, 54 - metro

‘Talented’ police officer shot dead in station named as Sgt Matt Ratana, 54

'Big in stature, big in heart, friendly, capable, a lovely man and highly respected by his colleagues.'
metro - 6 hours ago
Manchester Metropolitan University halls locked down after 127 coronavirus cases - metro

Manchester Metropolitan University halls locked down after 127 coronavirus cases

The decision will affect 1,700 students.
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‘The Army just killed my wife!’: Soul-crushing video provokes online outrage towards Colombian military - rt

‘The Army just killed my wife!’: Soul-crushing video provokes online outrage towards Colombian military

A young Colombian man filmed himself crying over his dead wife, who was shot in her car by soldiers. The emotional video led online users to denounce both the country’s government and US foreign policy.
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Death toll from Covid-19 could ‘very likely’ reach 2 MILLION before vaccine widely available, WHO says - rt

Death toll from Covid-19 could ‘very likely’ reach 2 MILLION before vaccine widely available, WHO says

The coronavirus death toll could double to reach the two million mark before a vaccine comes into wide use, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) head of emergencies Mike Ryan has warned.
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Orban says mix of Muslim & Catholic cultures in Hungary would ‘not be peaceful or secure’ - rt

Orban says mix of Muslim & Catholic cultures in Hungary would ‘not be peaceful or secure’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday rejected the European Union’s new migration plan, and reiterated his opposition to his country having a multicultural society.
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Initial Police Report Didn’t Conclude Breonna Taylor

Initial Police Report Didn’t Conclude Breonna Taylor's Boyfriend Shot a Cop in the Leg

That means it’s entirely possible that while Walker admitted to firing a bullet, it wasn’t necessarily the one that hit Sgt. Mattingly.
vice - 8 hours ago
Israel restricts outgoing flights as Netanyahu govt bolsters 2nd coronavirus lockdown - rt

Israel restricts outgoing flights as Netanyahu govt bolsters 2nd coronavirus lockdown

The Israeli government slapped restrictions on outgoing flights on Friday as part of its measures to bolster a second Covid-19 lockdown, imposed last week amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases.
rt - 9 hours ago
Stop forgetting to turn off camera: Argentinian MP resigns after sucking on woman

Stop forgetting to turn off camera: Argentinian MP resigns after sucking on woman's breasts during online congressional session

In perhaps one of the most high-stakes Zoom mishaps of the pandemic, Argentinian MP Juan Emilio Ameri decided to suck on a woman's breast amid a virtual parliamentary session, which resulted in his suspension and resignation.
rt - 9 hours ago
Firm tried to profit from pandemic by sending 17,000 spam texts about hand gel - metro

Firm tried to profit from pandemic by sending 17,000 spam texts about hand gel

Digital Growth Experts Ltd has been hit with a £60,000 fine after 'playing upon people's concerns at a time of great public uncertainty'.
metro - 10 hours ago
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Driving Through Crowds and Firing on Porches: Cops Across the Country Were Out of Control This Weekend

Driving Through Crowds and Firing on Porches: Cops Across the Country Were Out of Control This Weekend

vice - 3 months ago

Weekend protests following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis brought out some of the worst in the nation’s cops.

Social media and television were flooded this weekend with video and reports of police aggression against protesters, journalists, and even politicians. Video footage showed cops tear gassing peaceful protesters, pepper spraying people, beating and shoving people, and even driving vehicles into them.

Rep. Joyce Beatty, a Democrat from Ohio, was pepper sprayed after trying to de-escalate tensions between protesters and police and warning a Columbus police officer, “Don’t excite them.”

“Too much force is not the answer to this,” Beatty said in a video posted on Twitter.

Driving police vehicles through crowds

In Brooklyn, video captured on Saturday showed a police SUV pushed up against a barrier of people. As another police SUV went around it, both accelerated forward and knocked over protesters. After the video went viral, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio refused to condemn the cops, saying they were in an “impossible situation.”

In Los Angeles, a similar incident was captured on video, where a police SUV accelerated into a small group of protesters, then reversed and sped away.

Rampant use of force

Videos of cops shoving and attacking non-threatening protesters flooded social media this weekend. One of the most egregious was an incident where two black college students were tased and yanked out of their car in Atlanta. Two of the officers involved were fired and three others were placed on desk duty.

A video in Detroit showed officers shoving a man to the ground and yelling at unarmed, nonviolent protesters.

A video purportedly taken on Saturday night in Denver showed a police officer firing pepper bullets at someone who’s filming, apparently causing the phone to explode in his face.

In Seattle, an officer was filmed kneeling on a protester’s neck while arresting him, the same tactic which led to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

And in New York on Saturday, a cop was filmed ripping a mask off of a protester who had his hands up, and then pepper spraying him in the face.

The New York Police Department said on Sunday that its internal affairs department was reviewing about six incidents from the past four days.

Police firing at people on their property

As curfews were instituted around the country, police officers were caught on video firing at people peacefully standing outside their homes or businesses. One video in particular showed police in Minneapolis firing paint canisters at people who were on their porches with no warning other than orders to get inside and one officer announcing, “Light ‘em up!”

In Raleigh, North Carolina, cops fired nonlethal rounds at the owner of a queer bar who was standing outside his business, even after he shouted several times that it was his business. “The game is over,” one officer screamed.

Attacking and arresting journalists

In Minneapolis, VICE News reporter Michael Anthony Adams was thrown to the ground and pepper sprayed in the face, even after shouting repeatedly that he was a member of the press.

On Friday, cops shot pepper bullets at a Louisville TV news crew with no apparent warning.

At least a dozen journalists were injured during protests this weekend, according to the Washington Post. Photographer Linda Tirado was blinded in one eye when she was shot with a rubber bullet by a Minneapolis police officer.

Cover: Smoke rises near a row of police in riot gear near the 5th police precinct during a demonstration to call for justice for George Floyd, a black man who died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 30, 2020.. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

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