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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

Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president's first term as Republicans are working ...

‘I know how it feels’: Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation helps toddler who tried to wake his dead mother in viral video

A few days ago, a video of a toddler trying to wake up his mom who passed away went instantly viral on the Internet. The heartbreaking incident took place at Muzaffarpur railway station in Bihar. Now, Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation came forward and p...

Secret Service agents wounded outside White House, car bombs feared; official says Trump was taken to bunker

A senior official in the direct chain of command for defending Washington D.C. told Fox News that more than 50 Secret Service officers have been injured Sunday night so far, and that some rioters are throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails.As ...

Coronavirus-hit Yemen facing ‘race against time’: Live updates

India's government has approved antiviral drug remdesivir for emergency use in treating COVID-19 patients. Remdesivir is the first drug to show improvement in COVID-19 patients in formal clinical trials. Africa's coronavirus cases have sur...

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...

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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

Crenshaw should do ‘town halls, not podcasts’ says Navy vet challenging him

Elisa Cardnell, the Navy veteran and teacher running to replace Rep. Dan Crenshaw, says the Houston-area Republican should spend less time podcasting and more time speaking to his constituents.&...

Weekend wrapup: Police crackdown on Dallas protests, George Floyd’s body to be returned to Houston

Dallas curfew continues following two days of demonstrations against the killing of Black people by police. The unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, an African...

Footage shows Houston police crackdown on peaceful evening protests

Hours after a march against police brutality brought out tens of thousands of protesters to downtown Houston, hundreds of demonstrators who continued to peacefully protest into the evening were ...

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...

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...

Law and Order

De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City

New York CIty Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised an “independent review” after anti-cop riots in Brooklyn saw hundreds arrested and an NYPD van set on fire -- part of protests and riots across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd.“We ne...

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...

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...

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Mark Zuckerberg says Trump’s posts do not violate Facebook policy

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 23, 2019.Erin Scott | ReutersFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said a post by President Donald Trump in which he says "...

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...

Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, urging them to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for violating sanctions on Iran.Twitter’s platform enables Ayatollah Ali Khamene...

Ex-defence chief Mattis rips Trump for response to Floyd protests

All four fired Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd's death have now been charged. Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd's neck, has been charged with second-degree murder, upgraded from the previous charge of third-degree...

CDC issues travel guidelines for Hong Kong after second coronavirus-related death in the city

A customer has his temperature taken during a screening outside a Cafe de Jargor restaurant during its first day of operations in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020.Chan Long Hei | Bloomberg Getty ImagesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prev...

Hong Kong officials say Trump ‘wrong’ to end special status

Hong Kong officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by US President Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security laws on the global financial hub.Speaking hours after Trump said the city n...

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...

Finland’s foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations

Finland's constitutional committee said on Wednesday it had asked the country's prosecutor general to investigate the legality of Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto's push to repatriate Finnish children from a camp in Syria and his handling of ...

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...

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...

Germany shisha lounge shootings: All the latest updates

At least nine people were killed late on Wednesday as 43-year-old German man went on a shooting rampage in the western town of Hanau, targeting customers at two separate shisha lounges.The suspect and his mother were found dead in his apartment ov...

Video 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...

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...

‘Harry Potter’ at Home: Alia Bhatt reads out a chapter from first book with special appearance from Alec Baldwin

Wizarding World decided a beautiful initiative of roping in celebrities around the world to read out chapters from the first Harry Potter Book - Harry Potter and the Sorceror's stone/Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The first chapter was read ...

Finland’s foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations

Finland's constitutional committee said on Wednesday it had asked the country's prosecutor general to investigate the legality of Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto's push to repatriate Finnish children from a camp in Syria and his handling of ...

‘I like the people at Marvel Studios, but they want full control over movies’: Patty Jenkins on dropping out of ‘Thor 2’

Patty Jenkins, director of Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 was once supposed to direct Thor: The Dark World but had dropped out because of reasons unexplained, at the time. Now, in a recent interview, Patty explained why she prefers DC over Marvel a...

Fed officials feel rates are likely to stay where they are, minutes show

Federal Reserve officials expressed confidence at their most recent meeting about the state of the U.S. economy and figured interest rates likely would remain unchanged for a while, according to minutes released Wednesday.That comes even as financial m...

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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...

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...

Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests.During a morning pr...

ICC defers decision on T20 World Cup till June 10

Talking about the future of T20 World Cup, the ICC on Thursday has decided to defer its decision till June 10. The meeting, which was held in Dubai was supposed to address the future of the event and other pressing concerns. As for the tournament, it ...

Sport News

Trump admin to suspend Chinese carriers from flying into US from June 16

The US government on Wednesday said it will block Chinese airlines from flying into the US as the tension between the two countries rises over the response to coronavirus.  The action, the government said is in response to a Chinese policy that h...

George Floyd protesters: No justice unless all four cops charged

Protesters in the United States city of Minneapolis welcomed Friday's murder charge against the white officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, but demanded the three other officers involved be arrested as well."It's an absol...

Thousands of protesters in Houston, George Floyd’s home, demand action

Thousands of protestors joined local leaders and activists in downtown Houston on Tuesday as part of ongoing demonstrations against police brutality.Sporting masks and doing their best to so...

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...

Amazon’s TV package about warehouse safety puts an old practice back in the spotlight

Courier Newsroom's YouTube video on TV stations running an Amazon video news release.YouTubeFor A&W's 100th anniversary last summer, the burger chain disseminated a B-roll video of old commercials and footage of black and white signs, along with a ...

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...

CIC pulls up official for denying RTI data on stranded migrants, urges labour ministry to put information online

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has chastised an official for his irresponsible response in denying data regarding stranded migrant labourers during lockdown in different states under the RT1 act. It further urged the labour ministry to upload...

TV

George Floyd protesters undeterred by US curfews: Live updates

Protests continue to spread as more cities impose curfews and states call in the National Guard.  Cities brace for another night of unrest as protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody and other acts of police violence intensi...

Famed DC monuments defaced after night of protests

As protests swept the nation following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, some of the most iconic monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized Saturday night.The affected monuments, photos of ...

George Floyd: Protests erupt across US over deadly arrest

Protests erupted across the United States on Thursday night as anger over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, intensified.Floyd died on Monday after a white police officer used his knee to pin Floyd's neck to the ground for several minutes...

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. ...