Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck. The video, taken by an onlooker to Monday night’s fatal… Read More Protests, looting break out over police killing of black man in Minneapolis

France bans use of hydroxylchloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients

The French government on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to administer hydroxychloroquine as a treatment to patients suffering severe forms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The move, which takes immediate effect, is the first by a country since the World Health Organization said on Monday it was pausing a… Read More France bans use of hydroxylchloroquine for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Employees fire white woman for falsely calling cops on black man in New York

Denouncing “racism of any kind,” a global investment firm has fired a white woman after a viral video showed her calling police to say she felt threatened by an African-American man who asked her politely to leash her dog in New York’s Central Park. The video drew outrage on social media where it was viewed… Read More Employees fire white woman for falsely calling cops on black man in New York

Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man

Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen on a bystander’s video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer kneels on his neck for several minutes. Mayor Jacob Frey announced the officers’ dismissal on Twitter,… Read More Four Minneapolis police officers fired following death of unarmed black man

Death toll from Pakistan passenger plane crash rises to 97

The flight data recorder from the Pakistani airliner that crashed into a residential neighbourhood of Karachi has been found, an official said on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 97. There were two survivors from onboard the aircraft, while no fatalities were reported in the densely populated area of the city where the aircraft… Read More Death toll from Pakistan passenger plane crash rises to 97

Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-earning female athlete

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world’s highest-paid female athlete, raking in $37.4 million in prize money and endorsements over the last year, according to Forbes. The 22-year-old twice Grand Slam champion’s total is the most ever earned by a female athlete in a 12-month period. She earned $1.4 million more than… Read More Japanese tennis champion Naomi Osaka becomes world’s highest-earning female athlete

Dozens dead as passenger plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people on board crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport. At least 56 people were confirmed to have died, hospital officials said, though other officials gave different figures and authorities did not release an estimate of… Read More Dozens dead as passenger plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan