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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:35:38 GMT
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Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 17:28:01 GMT
The movement's name has also been painted onto the thoroughfare leading to the White House.
 Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'


US unemployment sees surprise improvement in May

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:20:13 GMT
The unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, despite the economic damage caused by the coronavirus.
 US unemployment sees surprise improvement in May


Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to begin making potential vaccine

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:12:07 GMT
AstraZeneca says it could provide two billion doses of a potential vaccine, helped by backing from Bill Gates.
 Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to begin making potential vaccine


Czechs expel two Russian diplomats over hoax poison plot

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 14:42:06 GMT
Relations have frayed over the recent removal of a statue but the fake plot has soured ties further.
 Czechs expel two Russian diplomats over hoax poison plot


Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 18:13:15 GMT
Russian prosecutors order checks at sensitive installations built on permafrost after a huge oil spill.
 Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites


Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:16:32 GMT
Rijasoa Andriamanana said pupils would be given lollipops to mask the taste of a coronavirus "cure".
 Coronavirus: Madagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order


FGM: Egyptian father 'used coronavirus lie to trick daughters' into procedure

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:51:36 GMT
The girls were cut after their father said they were receiving a coronavirus "vaccine", officials say.
 FGM: Egyptian father 'used coronavirus lie to trick daughters' into procedure


Greek Orthodox Church rules yoga is 'incompatible' with Christianity

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:49:33 GMT
The Orthodox Synod made the ruling after Greeks were encouraged to practise yoga during quarantine.
 Greek Orthodox Church rules yoga is 'incompatible' with Christianity


Katri Kulmuni: Finnish minister quits over media training row

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 15:21:05 GMT
Katri Kulmuni resigns over revelations she spent more than €50,000 on media performance coaching.
 Katri Kulmuni: Finnish minister quits over media training row


Kanye West donates for George Floyd’s daughter

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:31:42 GMT
The rapper and fashion designer has set up a fund to pay for six-year-old Gianna's college education.
 Kanye West donates for George Floyd’s daughter


Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:05:55 GMT
Doctors face stretched resources and tensions raised by conspiracy theories as the lockdown is eased.
 Coronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan


George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 00:12:29 GMT
China is hitting back at the US for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations last year.
 George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests


#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:25:48 GMT
Thousands sign a petition and use the hashtag #WeAreTired to protest against recent rapes and killings.
 #WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence


Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship?

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:36:28 GMT
How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?
 Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship?


Africa's week in pictures: 29 May - 4 June 2020

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:21:16 GMT
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
 Africa's week in pictures: 29 May - 4 June 2020


'My brothers on Europe's last death row'

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 23:40:34 GMT
Any day now two men may be executed in Europe's only country that still has the death penalty.
 'My brothers on Europe's last death row'


George Floyd: Mourners pay respects at his memorial

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:58:07 GMT
Crowds of people paid their respects to George Floyd at the spot where he was killed in Minneapolis.
 George Floyd: Mourners pay respects at his memorial


Coronavirus: The body collectors of Brazil

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:00:23 GMT
Brazil has seen high numbers of coronavirus deaths and ordinary people are trying to help cities cope.
 Coronavirus: The body collectors of Brazil


Australian man interrupts PM Morrison to say 'get off my lawn'

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 07:25:11 GMT
The resident stopped Scott Morrison's press briefing, complaining his lawn had "just been reseeded".
 Australian man interrupts PM Morrison to say 'get off my lawn'


Norway landslide: Buildings swept away in Alta disaster

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 16:51:23 GMT
Watch as land continues to collapse during the rescue effort.
 Norway landslide: Buildings swept away in Alta disaster


UK zoos at risk of closure

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 19:51:14 GMT
The Covid crisis is putting the survival of one of the UK's largest zoos at risk.
 UK zoos at risk of closure


George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:24:18 GMT
All the background that helps explain why these protests are happening, and why now.
 George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests


George Floyd: How the USA's history has shaped today's police brutality

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 23:00:25 GMT
The BBC's Clive Myrie looks at the toxic combination of racism and inadequate police training.
 George Floyd: How the USA's history has shaped today's police brutality


George Floyd: Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes films to his memory

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 15:18:31 GMT
The 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner has two movies in the festival's 2020 Official Selection.
 George Floyd: Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes films to his memory


Rev Al Sharpton delivers eulogy at Floyd memorial

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 21:07:46 GMT
George Floyd's story 'has been the story of black folks', Rev Sharpton tells the crowd at the memorial.
 Rev Al Sharpton delivers eulogy at Floyd memorial


George Floyd protests timeline

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:32:59 GMT
Key events following the death of George Floyd in the US city of Minneapolis.
 George Floyd protests timeline


Viewpoint: US must confront its Original Sin to move forward

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 20:07:43 GMT
Neglect of the past and belief in progress has left many unaware of the scope of US racial tensions.
 Viewpoint: US must confront its Original Sin to move forward


Curtis Hayes: Man behind the protest plea that moved America

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 00:44:02 GMT
In a viral speech, Curtis Hayes implored two generations of demonstrator to "find a better way".
 Curtis Hayes: Man behind the protest plea that moved America


George Floyd death: The man who sheltered 80 US protesters

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:46:39 GMT
Hundreds of people found themselves trapped by police - until Rahul Dubey flung open his doors.
 George Floyd death: The man who sheltered 80 US protesters


George Floyd's daughter, 6, is 'proof he was good'

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 01:08:02 GMT
Roxie Washington, mother of Gianna, six, broke down in tears at a press conference in Minneapolis.
 George Floyd's daughter, 6, is 'proof he was good'


Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 04:07:23 GMT
While waiting for flights to resume, 20 players shared a single room in Auckland for three months.
 Samoan rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home


Can I start a new relationship? And other questions

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 06:38:31 GMT
Starting a new relationship is difficult during the current crisis, but not impossible.
 Can I start a new relationship? And other questions


Enjoying lockdown: 'Not having anything in my diary was a blessing in disguise'

Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:12:34 GMT
For people whose diaries are usually full, the quarantine period has made them reassess their priorities.
 Enjoying lockdown: 'Not having anything in my diary was a blessing in disguise'


Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 07:38:53 GMT
Worries about coronavirus transmission spell an uncertain future for millions of sex workers globally.
 Coronavirus: Sex workers fear for their future






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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!