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NYC mayor’s daughter among those arrested in protests, report says

A fourth day of protests against police brutality kept New York City on edge Sunday, as thousands of people marched and many protesters and officers tried to keep the peace. Most agreed it was a less tumultuous night than Saturday. People run out of a smoke shop with smoking instruments after breaking in as police arrive on Monday in New York. Protests were held throughout the city during the weekend over the death of George Floyd. (Wong Maye-E/The Associated Press) A fourth day of protests against police brutality kept New York City on edge Sunday, as thousands of people marched and many protesters and officers tried to keep the peace after days of unrest that left police cars burned and hundreds of people under arrest. Demonstrators paraded through multiple neighbourhoods, chanting, knee...

Scientists find oldest fossil of a land animal

A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 million years ago that helped pave the way for the throngs that would eventually inhabit Earth’s dry parts. Kampecaris obanensis was about 2.5 centimetres long with a segmented body. It resembled modern millipedes, but was a member of an extinct group and is not ancestral to millipedes alive today. (British Geological Survey/Reuters) A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 million years ago that helped pave the way for the throngs that would eventually inhabit Earth’s dry parts. Researchers said the fossil of the Silurian Period...

Coronavirus: What’s happening around the world on Monday

Britain has begun cautiously easing lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is still too great. In South Korea, meanwhile, the top infectious disease expert has pleaded with people over 65, pregnant women and other medically vulnerable individuals to stay at home as officials struggle to trace and stem the spread of the coronavirus amid increased public activity. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch addresses concerns that the large protests across the U.S. could cause outbreaks of COVID-19. 1:33 Several hard-hit countries are beginning to ease restrictions put in place to tackle the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 6.1 million people worldwide.  According to a tally of coronavirus cases and deaths maint...

Hong Kong police block vigil to mark Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom. A pro-democracy demonstrator wearing a face mask waves the British colonial Hong Kong flag as another one holds a sign during a protest against new national security legislation in Hong Kong today. (Tyrone Siu/Reuters) Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom. It would be the first time in 30 years that the candlelight vigil, which draws a ...

Artist Christo dies at age 84

Christo was known for his public art projects that often involved wrapping large objects and buildings in fabric. The projects would usually disappear soon after they were installed. Artist Christo, pictured in this file photo from Jan. 23, 2013, poses in front of his proposed Over the River project at the Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Art in Denver. He died on Sunday at age 84. (Brennan Linsley/Associated Press) Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York at age 84.  The artist’s death was announced on Twitter and on his web page. No cause of death was given. Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude defined their careers with ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erected. Their art ins...

Jets’ player and Minnesota native Blake Wheeler says ‘America is not OK’ amid protests

Winnipeg Jets forward and Minnesota native Blake Wheeler joined a growing list of athletes speaking out following the death of George Floyd in the U.S., writing “we need to stand with the black community and fundamentally change how the leadership in this country has dealt with racism.” Blake Wheeler is one of many professional athletes to speak out following the death of George Floyd. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Winnipeg Jets forward and Minnesota native Blake Wheeler joined a growing list of athletes speaking out following the death of George Floyd.  Wheeler took to Twitter Saturday night amid another day of tense protests, which began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minu...

Minibus in Somalia hits roadside bomb, 6 killed

At least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. A paramedic and civilians at Madina hospital assist an injured woman after a minibus struck a roadside bomb at Hawa Abdi village, northwest of Mogadishu, on Sunday. (Feisal Omar/Reuters) At least six people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. The vehicle was carrying passengers, mostly from the same extended family, from the city to a funeral in a nearby town, when it hit the explosive at Hawa Abdi village, 19 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu. “So far we know the blast killed six people and injured others. The death toll may rise,” said police officer F...

Pleas for calm as protests sweep U.S. over police killing of George Floyd

Another night of unrest in every corner of the United States left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police boiled over in expressions of rage met with tear gas and rubber bullets. CBC senior correspondent Susan Ormiston reports from Minneapolis, where police fire tear gas on protesters 5:01 Another night of unrest in every corner of the United States left charred and shattered landscapes in dozens of cities Sunday as years of festering frustrations over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police boiled over in expressions of rage met with tear gas and rubber bullets. Cars and businesses were torched, the words “I can’t breathe” were spr...

Trump says postponing G7, calls for expanding membership

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group’s membership because he considers it an outdated group that doesn’t properly represent what’s taking place in the world. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday. (Alex Brandon/The Associated Press) U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group’s membership because he considers it an outdated group that doesn’t properly represent what’s taking place in the world. The G7 members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S. Trump singled out Russia, Austr...

One dead and a police officer injured as violent clashes unfold on the streets of Detroit

One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone in an SUV fired shots into a crowd of people protesting George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis custody, a Detroit police spokeswoman said Saturday. Protesters kneel in prayer in front of Detroit police as hundreds gather to protest over the death of George Floyd Friday, May 29, 2020, in Detroit. Floyd died in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP) (The Associated Press) One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone in an SUV fired shots into a crowd of people protesting George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis custody, a Detroit police spokeswoman said Saturday. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Friday near Detroit’s Greektown entertainment district as officers were confronted wi...

‘Vicious dogs’ and ‘ominous weapons’: The politics behind Trump’s latest protest threats

U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling, tripling, quadrupling down on a bet rooted in history: that when civil-rights protests turn riotous, Americans will favour the iron fist. His Twitter feed is now filled with martial language. After a demonstration outside the White House Friday, Trump unleashed warnings on Twitter for protesters to stay away. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling, tripling and quadrupling down on a bet rooted in history: that when civil-rights protests turn riotous, Americans will favour the iron fist. His Twitter feed on Saturday again filled with martial language — about using vicious dogs and ominous weapons if protesters storm the White House; the need for strength and old-style generals; and protesters being screaming ranters whom he tac...

Trump warns protesters would meet ‘vicious dogs’ if White House fence breached

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been “greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen.” U.S. President Donald Trump denies his social media posts about people protesting George Floyd’s death are stoking racial tensions and violence. 0:44 U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been “greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen.” Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, responded to the Republican president on Twitter, saying there “are no v...

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