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    George Floyd violence continues after Trump's army threat

    George Floyd violence continues after Trump's army threat

    President Trump has been criticised for threatening to use military force to end the unrest. TV, radio and music industries mark 'Blackout Tuesday'. Germany divided as states lift coronavirus lockdown.

    • 23 min
    Trump calls on state governors to be tough over protests

    Trump calls on state governors to be tough over protests

    President's call comes as protests across the United States continue, also: new ebola cases in the DRC and what to do about smombies?

    • 28 min
    US George Floyd death: Violence continues on sixth day of protests

    US George Floyd death: Violence continues on sixth day of protests

    Unrest over the death in police custody of an unarmed black man has now spread to 75 cities across the United States. Police in Hong Kong ban a vigil for victims of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre. A glimmer of hope for the world's rarest primate.

    • 24 min
    Protests erupt in the US for a sixth day over the death of a black man in police custody

    Protests erupt in the US for a sixth day over the death of a black man in police custody

    Almost a week after George Floyd died as a police officer knelt on his neck, there’ve been fresh demonstrations in dozens of American cities. One sacked officer is due in court today charged with third degree murder. Also: Brazil records the world's fourth highest coronavirus death toll; and a privately built rocket delivers two American astronauts to the International Space Station.

    • 32 min
    Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death

    Minnesota governor says protests ‘no longer’ about Floyd death

    Minnesota fully mobilises the National Guard as it and other US cities prepare for more unrest. Also: private SpaceX rocket takes astronauts to space station, and 12-year-old Keedron Bryant’s song about Floyd death goes viral.

    • 30 min
    A police officer is charged with murder in Minneapolis

    A police officer is charged with murder in Minneapolis

    Derek Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd's neck for several minutes before he died. Also: President Trump says he is ending Washington's relationship with the World Health Organisation, and the Self-Isolation choir prepares to perform Handel's Messiah despite the lockdown.

    • 31 min

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