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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen as China national anthem bill passed

4 June: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the national anthem bill had been passed. Reuters later issued a correction to say that while voting had started, the bill had not yet been passed.Hong Kong's legislature on Thursday bega...

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue vandalised outside Indian embassy in US, probe underway

Mahatma Gandhi's statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC was vandalised on Wednesday by a group of unidentified people involved in the protests against the murder of a black man George Floyd at the hands of a policeman at Minneapolis. The U...

Los Angeles to slash up to $150B from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color

LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color,  women and “people who have been left behind."The Los Angel...

Brazil, Mexico coronavirus deaths hit daily record: Live updates

The coronavirus death toll in Brazil and Mexico soared to new daily record, with 1,349 and 1,092 confirmed fatalities, even as the country begins to ease lockdown restrictions. Brazil now has more than 32,000 deaths, while Mexico has over 11,000....

Politics

Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization."Jeremiah Ellison, who is a m...

Biden ‘furious’ over Trump’s call for violence against Americans in Minneapolis protests of George Floyd death

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen at War Memorial Plaza during Memorial Day, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Castle, Delaware, U.S. May 25, 2020.Carlos Barria | ReutersFor...

‘I bow to 130 crore citizens of India’: Modi pens letter to countrymen on first anniversary of NDA 2.0 govt

As the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre completes one year of its second term, the premier himself has penned a letter to the citizens of India, addressing the pulse of the country. In his let...

Popeyes U.S. same-store sales soar more than 40%

A Popeyes fast food chain restaurant is seen on August 30, 2019 on a street of Washington D.C.Eric Baradat | AFP | Getty ImagesEven in the midst of a global pandemic, consumers still want Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen's chicken sandwich.The chain's parent ...

‘I am not a threat’: Black people react on social media

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Many take to Twitter to express sentiments of self-worth as the country faces mass protests over fatal police brutality against the minority group.

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‘Have a good body, will flaunt it’: Sushmita Sen’s sister-in-law Charu Asopa gives it back to troll

Television actress Charu Asopa, married to Sushmita Sen's brother Rajeev Sen, was target of trolls once again. Charu gave it back to the troll with sass as she ensured the anonymous user knows she would flaunt if she has a good body. “If I have a good...

Barack Obama says protests across the country aren’t like the 1968 riots, which some think helped elect Nixon

Former President Barack Obama told America on Wednesday he doesn't believe the protests that have erupted across the country are anything like those that reverberated in 1968, which many believed helped elect President Richard Nixon."I've heard some pe...

Tamil Nadu: COVID-19 cases surpass 25K, Chennai sees highest single-day hike

Tamil Nadu has crossed the grim milestone of 25,000 total coronavirus cases, the only second state in India to do so after Maharashtra. On Wednesday, the Southern Indian state recorded a new high of 1,286 cases, while the numbers in capital city Chenna...

Read the e-mail SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell sent to employees after Demo-2 success, police brutality protests

Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX COOGetty ImagesSpaceX launched humans into orbit on May 30 for the first time, sending NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.The company's milestone coincided with nationwide protests against racism and police ...

Amazon reopens warehouses that were closed to protect them from looting

Peter Endig | AFP | Getty ImagesAmazon is set to reopen two of its warehouses in the Midwest after it temporarily closed the facilities due to escalating civil unrest in the area. On Tuesday, Amazon temporarily shuttered two delivery stations&nbsp...

Texas Daily

Guidelines for Voting in Person Amid COVID-19 are Impractical

The state’s recommendations for voting in person amid COVID-19 reveal the depths officials are going to avoid expanding vote-by-mail as a safe alternative. It is an absolute treasure trove of co...

Texas Republicans and the never ending war on Planned Parenthood

In the war against Planned Parenthood, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn have always made their stance well known. In the wake of COVID-19 they are taking that fight even further, encouraging criminal an...

Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault.“A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

Ken Paxton is bluffing. Voting by mail in a pandemic is still on the table.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was in a cheerful mood Wednesday evening when the Republican-stacked Texas Supreme Court agreed that fear of contracting COVID-19 did not legally count as a “di...

Trump’s marginalization of face masks could jeopardize economic recovery

Partisanship over social distancing guidelines could set back economic recovery as states continue to open and the COVID-19 death toll eclipses 100,000. President Trump’s administration says tha...

Law and Order

Zaira Wasim returns to Twitter amidst new controversy, states ‘I’m just a human’

Zaira Wasim received flak online after her controversial posts. She had then temporarily deactivated her Twitter and Instagram accounts, leaving people wondering. However, Zaira is back on both the platforms and the reason she left them, as Zaira state...

COVID-19 pandemic: 55 players to resume training as ECB plans return of cricket

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) revealed the list names of the men's national players on Friday (May 29) who resumed training as a part of the back-to-training group. The cricketing body announced fifty-five players have been picked to...

De Blasio downplays ‘anarchist, criminal’ elements of protests, says majority of NYC wasn’t looted

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the city's response to the rioting that took place in Manhattan, saying that the "anarchist" and "criminal" elements of the George Floyd protests were very small in comparison to the peaceful demonstrators.De...

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DOJ files formal appeal with Supreme Court over House access to Mueller grand jury material

The Justice Department has formally asked the Supreme Court to block a lower court order to turn over secret grand jury material from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to a House committee.A lower federal court in March had ruled th...

DNA Exclusive: ‘Want to do charity show to help raise funds for COVID-19’, says Tochi Raina

'Gulabo Sitabo's song 'Madari ka Bandar' was unveiled earlier in the day. Bollywood singer Tochi Raina caught up with DNA in order to talk more about the movie, the song and how is he spending time during the lockdown. Tochi Raina was also curiou...

Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput clicked at Dera Radha Soami Satsang Beas in viral video

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have been spending lockdown together with their kids Misha Kapoor and Zain Kapoor. The couple has been sharing updates via ask me anything session and also by posting updates every time on their Instagram pages. Now, we ca...

Trump offered WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange a pardon if he covered up Russian hacking of Democrats, lawyer tells court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation.Daniel Leal-Olivas | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump offered a pardon through an intermediary to Julian Assange if the WikiLeaks chie...

Afghanistan war: Families say homes destroyed by US bombs

New statistics show the US dropped more than 7,400 bombs on Afghanistan last year, more than any year since 2013.And while there are signs of hope of a deal with the Taliban, it is too late for families already caught up in the crossfire.Al Jazeera's Z...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

Dallas Morning News

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Half of India’s population will have COVID-19 by end of year: NIMHANS

Medical practitioners at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS) have now posited that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case count in India will keep on increasing even after the fourth phase of the nationwide lockd...

More than a dozen killed in northern Burkina Faso attack

At least 15 people have been killed following an attack on a convoy transporting traders in a town in northern Burkina Faso on Friday, the government has said.The attack, carried out by an unidentified group of assailants, left several others wounded. ...

An Update on the Texas Senate Race

If the Democrats want to achieve anything after taking back the White House they’ll need to take back the Senate as well. A Democratic presidency facing a GOP-controlled Senate would lead to a r...

It has encroached my bed: Sakshi Dhoni reveals MS Dhoni is sleep talking about PUBG these days

Team India cricketer MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni has revealed that 'Mahi' is currently addicted to playing the uber-popular game 'PUBG' and now he even mumbles about it during his sleep. Sakshi's remarks came during an Instagram ...

Video News

‘Double-edged sword’: Hong Kong gov’t warns US on special status

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tried to rally people behind China's new national security on Friday, as the government warned the United States to stop interfering in its internal affairs, saying that the withdrawal of the territory's special status could...

White House press secretary pushes back on calls for Trump to address nation amid riots, protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday pushed back on calls for President Trump to address the nation amid the riots and protests that broke out across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custo...

Unrest erupts again after death of George Floyd, Minnesota governor activates National Guard

Protesters are shot with pepper spray as they confront police outside the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Stephen Maturen | Getty ImagesA second day of protests, unrest and looting Thursday in the wake of the death of Ge...

Tamil Nadu: COVID-19 cases surpass 25K, Chennai sees highest single-day hike

Tamil Nadu has crossed the grim milestone of 25,000 total coronavirus cases, the only second state in India to do so after Maharashtra. On Wednesday, the Southern Indian state recorded a new high of 1,286 cases, while the numbers in capital city Chenna...

IMF team in Lebanon to help tackle economic crisis

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Lebanon to help tackle the country's deepening economic crisis.The government is yet to decide whether it will default on its loan payments - a move that could lead to unpopular austerity measures...

Gunshot fired into Republican field office during local Trump campaign event, RNC says

EXCLUSIVE: A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, GOP officials tell Fox News.An RNC official told Fox News that at around 7:0...

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Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: ‘I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA’

The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization."Jeremiah Ellison, who is a m...

‘Double-edged sword’: Hong Kong gov’t warns US on special status

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam tried to rally people behind China's new national security on Friday, as the government warned the United States to stop interfering in its internal affairs, saying that the withdrawal of the territory's special status could...

Trump warns White House protesters would have been met by ‘vicious dogs’, ‘ominous weapons’ if they breached fence

President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” -- and warned that any protesters who breached the fence&n...

Earthquake in Delhi, Noida, Gurugram; epicentre in Haryana’s Rohtak

Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR and nearby parts of north India on Friday evening. The earthquake was felt at 9:08 pm and netizens took to social media platforms to share their experience.  According to early reports, the intensity of the earthqu...

Sport News

As coronavirus spreads among inmates, advocates call for release

Some Texans spent Memorial Day weekend tanning at the beach; others, namely dozens of family members of Texas prisoners, spent it protesting outside of Gov. Greg Abbott’s mansion in Austin.&nbsp...

Fired State Department watchdog defends role, says he has acted ‘without regard to politics’

Fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick defended his work as “impartial” and “without regard to politics,” during closed-door testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.President Trump fired Linick from his post as State Department watch...

‘Stay alert, stay indoors’: Uddhav Thackeray’s appeal to people as ‘Nisarg’ inches closer

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday asked people to stay alert and stay indoors for two days as cyclonic storm `Nisarg' inched closer to the west coast. Mumbai on Tuesday received fresh rainfall as 'Nisarga' is likely to turn into a...

Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump’s walk to DC church

Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John's Church, which had caught on fire during last nig...

Floyd protesters continue to rally as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

The United States has been gripped by protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died last week in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and police brutality nationwide. US President Donald Trump has outraged faith leaders a...

St. Paul mayor walks back claim that all arrested in riot were from out of state: ‘I take full responsibility’

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Saturday walked back a prior claim that all those arrested in city riots a day earlier were from out of state, reportedly saying he was given inaccurate police data.“I take full responsibility for that,” he said, accordi...

Iran coronavirus cases hit two-month high: Live updates

Coronavirus cases in Iran have jumped by nearly 3,000, its highest daily count in two months, while China also saw its biggest daily rise in infections in three weeks.Residents of Moscow are now allowed to go out for a walk - for the first time in...

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Gun safety group to invest $8 million in ousting Texas Republicans

Fresh from a victory in Virginia where Republicans lost the statehouse for the first time in decades, Everytown for Gun Safety is planning on investing at least $8 million in Texas to flip the s...

New York City mayor condemns Minneapolis officers in George Floyd killing

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces new rules for restaurants, bars, cafes to serve only take-out & delivery, movie theaters, gyms to close because of COVID-19 epidemic at City Hall.Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket via Getty ImagesNew York Ci...

Twitter knocks down Bernie Sanders’ suggestion that Russian trolls are behind online attacks from his supporters

Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater i...

Joe Biden announced as latest Texas Dems convention guest

Former Vice President Joe Biden will be joining House Speaker Nancy Pelosi next week at the 2020 Texas Democratic Convention. Biden will be among those invited to speak at the conventio...