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    Israel police kill Palestinian

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 11:11pm on May 30, 2020

    Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a Palestinian with special needs they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, Israeli and Palestinian sources said...

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    Racism cannot be normal in US: Obama

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:08pm on May 30, 2020

    Former president Barack Obama said Friday he shared the ‘anguish’ of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be ‘normal’ in the...

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    NYC on track to begin reopening June 8

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 11:06pm on May 30, 2020

    New York, the US city worst-hit by the coronavirus, is ‘on track’ to start reopening the week of June 8, governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday. The financial capital of eight million people, where COVID-19 has...

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    SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

    Agence France-Presse . United States | Updated at 11:01pm on May 30, 2020

    SpaceX’s historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions...

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    Global toll rises to 364,362

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:35am on May 30, 2020

    US president Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organisation over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the death toll from the disease spiked again in the...

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    Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns midway

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:18am on May 31, 2020

    An Air India aircraft winging its way from Delhi to Moscow with no passengers on board on Saturday morning had to be called back to Delhi from over Uzbekistan after the airline realised that one...

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    Clashes as protests over killing of black American sweep US

    Agence France-Presse . Minneapolis | Updated at 01:14am on May 31, 2020

    A thousand more National Guard soldiers were mobilised Saturday as violent protests over the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest in Minneapolis erupted across the United States...

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    Journalist killed in Kabul bomb blast

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 01:12am on May 31, 2020

    A roadside bomb killed a journalist and driver after struck a minivan carrying employees of a private Afghan television channel in Kabul on Saturday, killing a journalist and the driver, the network’s news...

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    German chancellor refuses to attend in-person G7 summit

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:45pm on May 30, 2020

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that United States president Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, a German government spokesman said Saturday...

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    Sweden’s senior students allowed to return to classes

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 08:58pm on May 30, 2020

    After several months of distance learning, Swedish high school and university students will be able to return to classrooms and lecture halls as of June 15, officials said Friday...