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Boris Johnson says U.K. ready to open door to Hong Kong citizens if needed
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom stands ready to open the door to almost three million Hong Kong citizens, as the city's leader arrived in Beijing on Wednesday for meetings on a planned national security law that has many worried about their future.

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Cyclone lashes India's business capital, 100,000 evacuated
ASIA-STORM/INDIA

A cyclone has made landfall south of India's financial capital of Mumbai, with storm surge threatening to flood beaches and low-lying slums as city authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope Francis calls for U.S. reconciliation, end to racism and street violence
MINNEAPOLIS-POLICE/POPE

Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is "self-destructive and self-defeating."

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U.S. streets calmest in days as protests largely peaceful
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Protests in the U.S. were largely peaceful and the nation's streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought violence and destruction along with pleas to stop police brutality and injustice against black people.

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Myanmar court denies bail to Canadian preacher who defied virus ban
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/MYANMAR-PREACHER

A Myanmar court has denied bail to a Canadian Christian preacher who held church services in defiance of a ban on gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus that led to infections in dozens of people including himself.

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Iowa voters oust Rep. Steve King, known for incendiary comments about immigrants, white supremacy
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Republicans in the U.S. state of Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's primary, deciding they've had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making incendiary comments about immigrants and white supremacy throughout his nearly two decades in Congress.

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Trump or no Trump, Canada's relationship with the U.S. isn't going back to 'normal' soon
America Protests Photo Gallery

It took Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 21 seconds this morning to come up with something to say about the latest outrage in U.S. politics. It's going to take much, much longer for Canadian leaders to come up with a way to coexist with a superpower and trading partner in deep trouble.

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Solidarity with U.S. protesters: People around the world march and speak out against racism
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As protests escalate worldwide, solidarity with U.S. demonstrators is increasingly mixed with local worries.

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Minneapolis Police Department faces civil rights investigation over George Floyd death
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The U.S. state of Minnesota on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department in hopes of forcing widespread changes following the death of George Floyd.

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Coronavirus: Here's what's happening around the world on June 2
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The novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.3 million people worldwide, and there have been more than 376,000 recorded deaths, according to a case tracking tool maintained by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.

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#BlackOutTuesday spreads across social media in protest against George Floyd killing
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Major broadcasters, music streaming companies and more are joining with celebrities and music labels in halting or altering their regular operations Tuesday to mark their solidarity with widespread U.S. and international protests against the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

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Canada pledges $40M to 'avert catastrophe' in Yemen
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Canada is pledging $40 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen as the war-ravaged country copes with a resurgence of cholera, dengue fever, malaria and diphtheria in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic, International Development Minister Karina Gould announced Tuesday.

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Mumbai braces for its 1st cyclone in over a century
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A cyclone in the Arabian Sea was barrelling toward India's business capital Mumbai on Tuesday, threatening to deliver high winds and flooding to an area already struggling with the nation's highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths.

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Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from COVID-19, public health report says
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50 per cent more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday, reinforcing previous reports which indicated ethnic minority groups were more at risk from the virus.

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Trump threatens military force against protesters across the U.S.
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U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened the nation's governors that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests. His announcement came as police forced back peaceful demonstrators with tear gas so he could walk to a nearby church and pose with a Bible.

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Bipartisan U.S. blame directed at Beijing over China-India border dispute
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior Democratic congressional leader have reprimanded China for bullying behaviour toward India during a military standoff on their disputed border.

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1 dead, at least 3 injured in suicide bomb attack at mosque compound in Kabul
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A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a large mosque compound near a high-security diplomatic district in Kabul on Tuesday, government officials said. At least three people were injured in the blast.

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Medical examiner classifies George Floyd's death a homicide
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A Minnesota medical examiner on Monday classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and suppressed his neck, in a widely seen video that has sparked protests across the nation.

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'Mark is wrong': Facebook employees stage walkout in protest of site policy on political speech
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Some Facebook employees critical of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to act on President Donald Trump's inflammatory comments about U.S. protests went public on Twitter, praising the rival social media firm for acting, and rebuking their own employer.

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Tropical storm Amanda kills at least 17 in Central America
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Rains from tropical storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala, pushing thousands of people into shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO: AP Report
The AP has found rather than colluding with China, WHO was itself largely kept in the dark, as China gave it only the minimal information required. ... read more


Congo Faces 2nd Ebola Outbreak In Northern Province
The health crisis comes as the African country battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak. ... read more


Left Without Work In The Lockdown, This Car Cleaner Became A TikTok Dance Sensation
Arman’s dancing was limited to local competitions and weddings until social media turned him into a celebrity. ... read more


Lockdown Trapped Women In Violent Relationships. Their Abusers Might Kill Them When It Ends
Domestic abuse campaigners have warned women could die if abusive men lash out as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. ... read more


Europe’s Landmark Coronavirus Package Puts Divisions Aside
While America’s response to the pandemic has been mired in partisan squabbling, European leaders have rallied around an economic rescue plan. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Hong Kong Police Reject Application For Tiananmen Square Vigil
Police said the vigil would violate coronavirus social distancing rules. ... read more


Anti-Racism Protesters Around The World Demand Justice For George Floyd
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London, Berlin and Copenhagen over the weekend, chanting "Black lives matter" and "say his name." ... read more


11 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week
Scenes from Memorial Day, protests in Minneapolis and Hong Kong, and life during the coronavirus round out this week's best images. ... read more


Trump: U.S. Is Terminating Relationship With World Health Organization
Trump said the U.S. would be “redirecting” money to “other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” without providing specifics. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Rich Torontonians Eyeing An Exodus From City After Pandemic: Agency
The shift to working from home opens up possibilities, especially for wealthier people. ... read more


Europe’s Grand Reopening Begins With a Whimper
Hopes that reopening restaurants and bars would provide an economic boost have been dashed as customers stay away and businesses fight for survival. ... read more


Artist Hijacks London’s Eerily Empty Tourist Sites With Tribute To Frontline Workers
Paul Insect's brightly painted street benches honor the workers "who have kept England running" during the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Despite Global Censure, China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National Security Law
Activists have warned the law could quash civil liberties and pave the way for Beijing to strip the territory of its autonomy. ... read more


Pompeo Declares Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China
It now falls to Trump to decide to end some, all or none of the economic privileges Hong Kong currently enjoys. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: New York Sets Tentative Phased NYC Reopening Date
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Boris Johnson Won't Sack His Top Aide For Breaking Lockdown. Here's Why.
The relationship between the prime minister and Dominic Cummings has been forged in victory after improbable victory, but now Johnson is facing an open revolt from his party. ... read more


7 Big Little Lies Of The Modi Government’s Coronavirus Economic Relief
HuffPost India spoke to experts and read the fine print to find the Modi government has failed to put its money where its mouth is. ... read more


Coronavirus Has Renewed Our Addiction To Plastic
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life. ... read more


Coronavirus: Sweden's Tegnell admits too many died
Anders Tegnell says more should have been done early on to stem coronavirus in Sweden. ... read more


Adama Traoré: French anti-racism protests defy police ban
Echoing US protests, people call for justice for Adama Traoré, who died in 2016 in police custody. ... read more


Coronavirus: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe
As the UK alters its restrictions, how are other European countries reopening after lockdown? ... read more


UK holidaymakers 'welcome' in Portugal
Portugal's foreign minister tells the BBC that an "air bridge" agreement could be in place soon. ... read more


Adolf Hitler house to be 'neutralised', Austria says
The government unveils plans to turn Adolf Hitler's birthplace into a police station. ... read more


EasyJet hopes to reopen 75% of route network by August
The airline says it will cover 75% of route network by August, but the number of daily services will be low. ... read more


Coronavirus: Is Putin's relaxing of restrictions for political gain?
Russia's coronavirus infection rate is one of the highest but tight restrictions are beginning to be lifted. ... read more


Formula 1 season to start with eight races in Europe
The 2020 Formula 1 season will start in Austria on 5 July, the first of a run of eight races in Europe. ... read more


'It's a dark place' - Sweden's six-month pre-season
In Sweden, pre-season - that period hated by so many footballers - is into its sixth month. We find out how players are coping with the physical and mental challenges. ... read more


Coronavirus: Germany divided as states lift lockdown
Different states are easing lockdown at different rates, and some fear infections could rise again. ... read more


How Europe's art world is welcoming back visitors
Some of Europe's best known art museums are reopening but it will be far from business as usual. ... read more


Remote working: How cities might change if we worked from home more
Our homes, transport and city-centre spaces would change if we worked from home for good. ... read more


Obituary: Christo Javacheff, the artist who wrapped the world
The artist known as Christo was famous for wrapping huge buildings and entire coastlines in fabric. ... read more


SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts welcomed to the space station
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have floated into the International Space Station. ... read more


Letter from Dunkirk soldier arrives 80 years later
The family of Pte Cole who died in World War Two says receiving his final letter was "unbelievable". ... read more


Denmark embraces live music drive-ins
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nature bounces back in Turkey under lockdown
The air quality in Turkish cities has improved since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed. ... read more


Boy, 12, followed down mountain by brown bear
Alessandro was hiking with his family in northern Italy when they realised he was being followed. ... read more


Coronavirus travel: Airport tests and hotel quarantine for Greece arrivals
Greece's tourist season begins in June - but how easy will it be for travellers to get into the country? ... read more


Protests show no sign of fading more than a week after George Floyd's death
"We want change," demonstrators in Washington, D.C., chanted. ... read more


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'Here to offer you grace': Protesters in Minneapolis bringing peace met with police force
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Tear gas used to disperse protesters at Washington's Lafayette Park
A crowd of demonstrators defying a curfew on Tuesday night shouted "We're not leaving" after police used tear gas to try to disperse them. ... read more


Actress Keke Palmer pleads: National Guardsmen ‘March beside us..make history with us’
Actress Keke Palmer urged a group of National Guardsmen patrolling the streets in Los Angeles, Calif., to leave their post and march with demonstrators. The men said they could not leave their assigned post but agreed to kneel in solidarity. While some praise law enforcement for kneeling others say it is not enough. ... read more


'He will never see her grow up': Mother of George Floyd’s daughter speaks out
The mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna, Roxie Washington, spoke to reporters about Floyd’s death, lamenting that he will miss out on the milestones in his daughter’s life. ... read more


NYC demonstrators on why they protest: We need to be heard
Ali Velshi reports from New York City as two young protesters tell him why they have been protesting following the death of George Floyd. ... read more


‘America, I love you. Do you see me?’: Booker gives emotional speech on racism
Sen. Cory Booker gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor, weaving in his personal experiences with the sentiments of protesters around the U.S. demanding racial equality and justice for George Floyd. ... read more


Racism and coronavirus could kill us. I can fight racism, first-time protester says
Jailah Jones joins protests in her hometown of Minneapolis to seek justice for George Floyd and hoping that it’ll be one step closer to ending racism. ... read more


NBC News' Jo Ling Kent hit by flashbang grenade as Seattle protest gets chaotic
What was a peaceful protest in Seattle turned violent as police moved in on demonstrators rallying in the wake of George Floyd's fatal arrest. ... read more


Protesters forced up highway embankment by tear gas in Philadelphia
Demonstrators in Philadelphia protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd were confronted with police firing tear gas and projectiles. ... read more


TV cameraman struck by officer while covering White House protests
A news cameraman for an Australian TV network was struck during a live report while covering protests near the White House on June 1. ... read more


Watch: Helicopters hover low over protesters in Washington, D.C
Helicopters were seen hovering low over protesters as they marched through Washington, D.C., after curfew on Monday night. ... read more


Trump stands in front of St. John's Church holding Bible after threatening military action against protesters
President Trump walked from the White House, crossed Lafayette Square, and stood in front of St. John's Church holding a Bible moments after telling reporters he would deploy the military if state officials could not contain protests across the nation. ... read more


Esper on Trump church photo-op: I thought we were going to 'talk to the troops'
In an exclusive interview, Esper also said he had "no idea" about the plan to use force to disperse protesters ahead of Trump's staged visit to St. John's Episcopal Church. ... read more


Pompeo invited dozens of GOP donors and partisan activists to taxpayer-funded dinners
Of 360 invitees, at least 150 were from groups that are overtly conservative, formally affiliated with the Republican Party or from right-wing media. ... read more


Rep. Steve King ousted in Iowa GOP primary, NBC News projects
House Republicans stripped the longtime lawmaker of his committee assignments after outlandish statements. ... read more


False antifa rumors about a suburban invasion take over neighborhood social media apps
Some of the posts feature a screenshot of a tweet by a fake antifa Twitter account that Twitter said was created by the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. ... read more


As unrest grips the U.S., Trump fuels a fire Biden pledges to extinguish
With a nation on edge as protests against police brutality turn chaotic, the two major presidential candidates offer radically different visions. ... read more


Seeing the scale: Visualizing the 100,000 American coronavirus deaths
The number of people who died of COVID-19 is immense. This is how it looks alongside other U.S. health crises, wars and catastrophes that have killed thousands. ... read more


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Protests show no sign of fading more than a week after George Floyd's death
"We want change," demonstrators in Washington, D.C., chanted. ... read more


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'No way I was staying home': Trump's response leads more protesters to White House
Protesters ignored Tuesday's 7 p.m. curfew and a large group took a knee a day after they were forcefully removed to clear a path for President Donald Trump. ... read more


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'Here to offer you grace': Protesters in Minneapolis bringing peace met with police force
“We cannot back down now. We have come way too far. We are literally in the midst of history.” ... read more


Tear gas used to disperse protesters at Washington's Lafayette Park
A crowd of demonstrators defying a curfew on Tuesday night shouted "We're not leaving" after police used tear gas to try to disperse them. ... read more


Actress Keke Palmer pleads: National Guardsmen ‘March beside us..make history with us’
Actress Keke Palmer urged a group of National Guardsmen patrolling the streets in Los Angeles, Calif., to leave their post and march with demonstrators. The men said they could not leave their assigned post but agreed to kneel in solidarity. While some praise law enforcement for kneeling others say it is not enough. ... read more


'He will never see her grow up': Mother of George Floyd’s daughter speaks out
The mother of George Floyd's daughter Gianna, Roxie Washington, spoke to reporters about Floyd’s death, lamenting that he will miss out on the milestones in his daughter’s life. ... read more


NYC demonstrators on why they protest: We need to be heard
Ali Velshi reports from New York City as two young protesters tell him why they have been protesting following the death of George Floyd. ... read more


‘America, I love you. Do you see me?’: Booker gives emotional speech on racism
Sen. Cory Booker gave an emotional speech on the Senate floor, weaving in his personal experiences with the sentiments of protesters around the U.S. demanding racial equality and justice for George Floyd. ... read more


Racism and coronavirus could kill us. I can fight racism, first-time protester says
Jailah Jones joins protests in her hometown of Minneapolis to seek justice for George Floyd and hoping that it’ll be one step closer to ending racism. ... read more


NBC News' Jo Ling Kent hit by flashbang grenade as Seattle protest gets chaotic
What was a peaceful protest in Seattle turned violent as police moved in on demonstrators rallying in the wake of George Floyd's fatal arrest. ... read more


Protesters forced up highway embankment by tear gas in Philadelphia
Demonstrators in Philadelphia protesting police brutality and the death of George Floyd were confronted with police firing tear gas and projectiles. ... read more


TV cameraman struck by officer while covering White House protests
A news cameraman for an Australian TV network was struck during a live report while covering protests near the White House on June 1. ... read more


Watch: Helicopters hover low over protesters in Washington, D.C
Helicopters were seen hovering low over protesters as they marched through Washington, D.C., after curfew on Monday night. ... read more


Trump stands in front of St. John's Church holding Bible after threatening military action against protesters
President Trump walked from the White House, crossed Lafayette Square, and stood in front of St. John's Church holding a Bible moments after telling reporters he would deploy the military if state officials could not contain protests across the nation. ... read more


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Esper on Trump church photo-op: I thought we were going to 'talk to the troops'
In an exclusive interview, Esper also said he had "no idea" about the plan to use force to disperse protesters ahead of Trump's staged visit to St. John's Episcopal Church. ... read more


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Pompeo invited dozens of GOP donors and partisan activists to taxpayer-funded dinners
Of 360 invitees, at least 150 were from groups that are overtly conservative, formally affiliated with the Republican Party or from right-wing media. ... read more


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Rep. Steve King ousted in Iowa GOP primary, NBC News projects
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False antifa rumors about a suburban invasion take over neighborhood social media apps
Some of the posts feature a screenshot of a tweet by a fake antifa Twitter account that Twitter said was created by the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. ... read more


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As unrest grips the U.S., Trump fuels a fire Biden pledges to extinguish
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