US: A giant message "Black Lives Matter" painted on street leading to White House

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The mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, had a giant message "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she sparred with US President Donald Trump. Streets around the White House have been a focus of demonstrations that have swept t

US sues Chinese firm over half-million 'fake' N95 masks

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The US Justice Department sued a Chinese company for selling nearly a half-million fake and substandard N95 respirators to US buyers in April as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the country. In a complaint filed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, the department said Guangdong-ba

WHO recommends guidelines on wearing masks in public

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The World Health Organization on Friday updated guidance on wearing facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic, encouraging their use in crowded situations in places where the new coronavirus is widespread. As the deadly v

US: Police hugs crying 5-year-old girl, after she asks if she's going to be shot

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Viral video shows a 5-year-old black girl in Texas being comforted by a white police officer during a George Floyd protest after she started crying and asked, “Are you gonna shoot us?” Simone Bartee was protesting

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Facebook bans use of 'Boogaloo' that hints towards potential US civil war

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The social media giant, Facebook, is actively working towards ending Facebook accounts that are using the term "Boogaloo," which refers to a potential US civil war or the collapse of civilization. Facebook will no longer recommend such group

Zoom is planning to roll out stronger encryption for paying customers

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Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday. The company, whose business ha

Microsoft sacks journalists to replace them with robots

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Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. The curating of stories from news organizations and the selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently d

WHO launches COVID-19 IP pool with 30 countries

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World Health Organisation (WHO) with thirty countries launched an initiative on Friday aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. While the developing nations' push, called the COVID-19 Tec

Trump criticised protestors and NFL players who resorted to kneeling down during the national anthem

US President Donald Trump on Friday criticized protestors who resorted to kneeling down during the national anthem after NFL quarterback Drew Brees apologized for remarks he made about the practice. George Floyd's death on May 25 -- at the hands of a white police officer who knelt on his neck for almost

BTS raised their statement in support of Black Lives Matter

K-pop superstars BTS shared a statement of solidarity with the Black community on June 4. In a tweet shared with their 26.2 million followers, written in both Korean and English, they said, "We stand against racial discrimination. We condemn violence. You, I and we al

Cannes Film Festival announced the full list of official movie selection of 56 films

Cannes Film Festival that was slated for May this year like before, was postponed because of the pandemic and is expected to collaborate with other festivals, whenever they take place.  Cannes has released its Official Selection list for the yea

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NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

US weekly jobless claims drop, but economic recovery still elusive

The number of Americans seeking jobless benefits fell for an eighth straight week last week, likely as some people returned to work, but claims remained at astonishingly high levels, suggesting it could take the economy a while to rebound as businesses reopen.

Hertz files for U.S. bankruptcy protection as car rentals evaporate amid COVID-19

The more than a century old car rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much-needed relief. Hertz&rsq

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Trump criticised protestors and NFL players who resorted to kneeling down during the national anthem

US President Donald Trump on Friday criticized protestors who resorted to kneeling down during the national anthem after NFL quarterback Drew Brees apologized for remarks he made about the practice. George Floyd's death on May 25 -- at the hands of a white police officer who knelt on his neck for almost

Joe Biden officially clinches US Democratic nomination

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election. A candidate needs at least 1,991 deleg

US: A giant message "Black Lives Matter" painted on street leading to White House

The mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser, had a giant message "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she sparred with US President Donald Trump.

US government suspends flights by Chinese airlines from June 16

The US government has announced the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the country from June 16, news agency AFP quoted the US Transportation Department as saying on Wednesday.  The US action, which takes effect June 16

Queen Elizabeth rides on a 14-year-old Fell Pony enjoying weekend since the coronavirus lockdown started in the UK

Queen Elizabeth has been pictured riding on a 14-year-old Fell Pony in the grounds of Windsor Castle, her first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began. Windsor is said to be the Queen's favorite royal residence and she has bee

NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from US soil for the first time in nearly a decade.