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Coronavirus: The lockdown delay “costs a lot of life,” says science advisor

Media playback is not supported on your device captionProfessor John Edmunds: “I wish we had gone into lockdown sooner.” A researcher advising the government on coronavirus says he wishes the United Kingdom had gone into lockdown until the delay had “cost a lot of life”. But Prof John Edmunds said the available data in March was “really pretty bad”, making …

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Almost half the world lives through this pandemic without internet

They told her that a deadly virus “like a whooping cough” had seized the land and had even hit the nearby town of Maicao. But she was skeptical that it was so close to home. “I don’t know if this is true,” said 38-year-old Montiel, who is part of the country’s largest origin group, Wayuu. When the Colombian government issued …

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London police chief says 14 officers were injured during protests against racism

Protesters hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Square, following George Floyd’s death, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, London, UK, June 6, 2020. REUTERS / Christian Radnedge LONDON (Reuters) – Fourteen police officers were injured in “shocking and totally unacceptable” attacks during anti-racism protests in central London on Saturday, London Police Chief Cressida Dick said …

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Exclusive: Russian hiring of Syrians to fight in Libya was accelerated in May

(Reuters) – A Russian effort to recruit Syrians to fight Libya for militia leader Khalifa Haftar was accelerated in May when hundreds of mercenaries were reported, five Syrian opposition sources and a regional source familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar meets Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (not pictured) at Parliament in Athens, Greece, January 17, 2020. …

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For Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis, a Walk of Shame

It was humiliation on a scale that could hardly be imagined beyond cinema or nightmare. But for Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis, a 38-year-old civil rights lawyer who swept to the 2018 job on promises to fix the broken relationship between society and the police, it was too real. There he was on Saturday, retreating through a sea of ​​protesters …

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Protests continue in cities across the country Saturday: NPR

Protesters and activists walk across the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday in New York. Cities saw some of their biggest meetings over the past two weeks on Saturday. Craig Ruttle / AP hide the caption switch the caption Craig Ruttle / AP Protesters and activists walk across the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday in New York. Cities saw some of their biggest meetings over …

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Latin America loses the fight against coronavirus.

Coronavirus-related cases and deaths in the region are increasing faster than anywhere else in the world. And in the countries most hard hit, they show no signs of slowing down. The region has registered nearly 1.2 million cases and more than 60,000 deaths. “We are particularly concerned about Central and South America, where many countries are witnessing accelerating epidemics,” General …

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Thousands protest the deaths of indigenous Australians in police custody News

Tens of thousands of people protested across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement at the same time deal with deaths of native Australians in detention or under police hands. In Melbourne, thousands gathered peacefully on Saturday to listen to speeches from native Australians who had killed family members. More: Gathered in front of the state Parliament Houseprotesters …

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The latest: Seattle sees protests for the ninth day

TOP OF THE TIME: – Seattle sees the ninth straight day of protests against racism and police brutality – Mayor of Portland, Oregon, orders police not to use CS gas except as the last resort – Thousands are demonstrating again in New York City. – Jesse Jackson urges Congress to adopt the law against lynching. – Floyd honored with memorial …

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