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The day’s top stories from BBC News. Delivered twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends

    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
    US: Protestors set fire to police station in Minneapolis

    US: Protestors set fire to police station in Minneapolis

    Station attacked on third night of protests over death of black man in police custody. President Trump described demonstrators as 'thugs' and called on National Guard to restore order. Also, Philippines reports rise in online child abuse during lockdown, and how two men in Australia broke into wrong house during 'fantasy role play'.

    • 31 min
    Trump signs order targeting social media giants

    Trump signs order targeting social media giants

    The US president's move follows a decision by Twitter to add a "fact-check" notice to his tweets. Also: Moscow more than doubles Covid-19 death tolls, and scientists in Peru discover a population of Chinchilla rats -- thought to have been extinct.

    • 31 min
    China passes controversial Hong Kong law

    China passes controversial Hong Kong law

    The law allows China's intelligence agencies to be present in the territory. Also: Workers protest at plans to close Nissan factory in Spain, and the spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea.

    • 29 min

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