Protests erupt following fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl in Ohio

Police in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday fatally shot a Black teenage girl they confronted as she lunged at two people with a knife, as seen in police video footage of the encounter, authorities said. The incident, sparking street protests in Ohio’s largest city, came as the nation was focused on the guilty verdict a Minneapolis… Read More Protests erupt following fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl in Ohio

Japanese journalists call for release of colleague Yuki Kitazumi detained in Myanmar

A group of journalists in Japan called on Myanmar’s junta on Tuesday to free a colleague, Yuki Kitazumi, detained in Yangon following a crackdown on media amid ongoing protests against the military overthrow of an elected government. “We want the junta to stop oppressing the citizens of Myanmar, and we seek the swift release of… Read More Japanese journalists call for release of colleague Yuki Kitazumi detained in Myanmar

Messaging platform Discord ends sale talks with Microsoft

Messaging platform Discord Inc has ended deal talks with Microsoft Inc and plans to focus on expanding the business as a standalone company, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The company will focus on building the chat platform and making money from its user base that has grown quickly during the pandemic. A… Read More Messaging platform Discord ends sale talks with Microsoft

One dead, suspect arrested following shooting at supermarket in New York

Police arrested a suspected gunman on Tuesday about four hours after a shooting that left one man dead and two other people wounded at a crowded supermarket in a New York City suburb. Police cordoned off streets around a Long Island apartment complex before arresting Gabriel DeWitt Wilson, 31. “The subject has been apprehended and… Read More One dead, suspect arrested following shooting at supermarket in New York

Jury convicts former policeman Derek Chauvin for murder of George Floyd

Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder on Tuesday in the arrest of George Floyd, a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement’s treatment of Black Americans. The 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty of all charges including second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter… Read More Jury convicts former policeman Derek Chauvin for murder of George Floyd

Russia expels two Bulgarian diplomats over espionage dispute

Russia declared two Bulgarian diplomats ‘persona non grata’ on Tuesday and ordered them to leave the country in response to Sofia’s expulsion of two Russian diplomats last month for suspected espionage. The action followed Russia’s decision to kick out diplomats from the United States, Czech Republic and Poland in a flurry of expulsions within the… Read More Russia expels two Bulgarian diplomats over espionage dispute

Chad’s President Idriss Deby dies from injuries at frontline

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a sixth term in office. Army spokesman Azem Bermendao Agouna announced his death in a broadcast on state television, surrounded by… Read More Chad’s President Idriss Deby dies from injuries at frontline