Protests erupt after grand jury does not charge Louisville officers in killing of Breonna Taylor

The shooting of Breonna Taylor by Louisville police in March could easily have slipped into obscurity — one more deadly encounter between law enforcement and a Black American. Instead, her name and image became nationally known during a summer of protests against racial injustice and excessive use of force, triggered by the May 25 killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. In the streets and on social media, demonstrators, celebrities and politicians demanded … Read more

Heartbreaking tribute to father, 27, stabbed to death in Gold Coast

‘My little girl will never get to see her daddy again’: Mum’s heartbreak after her young daughter’s father, 27, is stabbed to death in front of terrified families in Gold Coast brawl – as two men are charged with his murder Raymond Harris, 27, was stabbed to death in a Gold Coast brawl on Wednesday The mother of his child is upset her daughter will not see her father ever again Two men, 21, and … Read more

Qantas is selling old drink trolleys from iconic Boeing 747 aircraft

Qantas is selling old drink trolleys from its iconic Boeing 747 aircraft – and they come fully stocked with wine and bar snacks Qantas is now selling its old drink trolleys stocked to the brim mini wine bottles  The vintage bar carts were removed from the airline’s iconic Boeing 747 aircraft  On Wednesday, the airline listed 1,000 bar carts for sale from $947.70 each Within hours of sale going live, all the drink trolleys were … Read more

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

1 / 26 Fruits Of Labor Shamshu, a member of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Rohingya minority, changes clothes upon returning home in peninsular Malaysia, Monday, March 4, 2019. Shamshu is part of an invisible workforce made up of millions of poor laborers, including many who face exploitation and abuse, within Malaysia and neighboring Indonesia. Together, the two countries produce an estimated 85 percent of the world’s $65 billion palm oil supply. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe) PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) … Read more

Man who drove into protesters used vineyard as ‘tactical training camp,’ officials say

An armed California man who allegedly drove his truck into a crowd of peaceful racial justice protesters earlier this year was using his family’s vineyard as a “training camp” to prepare for “civil disorders,” federal authorities said Wednesday. Benjamin Hung, 28, was charged with one count of conspiracy to transport firearms and making a false statement in acquisition of firearms, according to a criminal complaint filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court in California. … Read more

World on track to overshoot warming limit without massive investments – Woodmac

FILE PHOTO: Windmills tower over a field in near the city of Waremme More By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) – The world must combine COVID-19 recovery packages with massive investments in renewable energy and low-carbon infrastructure or it will fail to meet a global warming limit target, a report by leading energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Wednesday. Currently, the world is on track for a 2.8 degrees Celsius to 3C rise in the global … Read more

Times Square New Year’s Eve organizers say event will go virtual, no crowd on scene

New York City’s Times Square will look very different on New Year’s Eve this year. On any given year, the so-called “Crossroads of the World” is packed to the gills with people excited to ring in the new year as broadcasts play host to musical entertainment and the like. But with 2020 unlike any given year due to the coronavirus — among other things — this year’s event will reflect that. In a statement provided to Fox News … Read more

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of coronavirus continues to recede By The Associated Press September 24, 2020, 4:15 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of coronavirus continues to … Read more

JobSeeker benefits to be slashed by $300 as new assets test debuts

Unemployment benefits to be slashed by $300 from TOMORROW as a new bank balance test is introduced Unemployment coronavirus supplement gets cut from $550 to $250 a fortnight This ends the temporary, six-month doubling of JobSeeker jobless benefits  A new liquid assets test also comes into effect on September 25 as dole reduced  By Stephen Johnson, Economics Reporter For Daily Mail Australia Published: 00:39 EDT, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 01:01 EDT, 24 September 2020 … Read more

Audio of ATO scam fleecing Aussies thousands of dollars is revealed

‘Your account has been marked’: The chilling audio of a sophisticated ATO scam fleecing hardworking Aussies out of thousands of dollars is revealed The ATO have warned about many sophisticated scams going around at tax time  Robo calls aimed at preying cash from insecure Australians have been released  ACMA’s Fiona Cameron said public must beware of odd activity with their affairs If you are unsure who is contacting you, best thing to do is hang … Read more

Giant pink pen sculpture will be put up in Oxford

A SCULPTURE of a giant pink pen will be put up outside an Oxford University institution. Plans by the Blavatnik School of Government to install the sculpture outside its Walton Street building have been approved. Erecting a new piece of public art was part of the agreement the Blavatnik School signed in exchange for planning permission for its base in the University’s Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. A spokeswoman for the school said: ““When the Blavatnik School … Read more

All the areas across Oxford which could become Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

EVERY area outside of Oxford’s city centre could potentially become a so-called Low Traffic Neighbourhood, where through roads are cut off to stop rat running. Plans for LTNs, as they are also known, have been touted for three areas of Cowley, and for Jericho. LTNs have divided communities not only in Oxford, but across the UK, with many saying they cut down air pollution and risk on residential roads, while others think they are bad … Read more

Early closing of pubs just ‘big mess’

BORIS Johnson’s 10pm curfew on the hospitality industry has been loudly criticised across southern Oxfordshire, with one pub landlord describing measures as a ‘big mess’. Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will have to shut early from tomorrow, as part of new restrictions to halt the rise in coronavirus cases. As well as forcing venues to close at 10pm, the Prime Minister also announced a legal restriction on the hospitality sector to be table service … Read more

Autistic boy found dead in bushland could not be rescued

Father remembers autistic son, 14, as a ‘beautiful and caring’ boy who dreamt of becoming a policeman before his shock disappearance on an evening jog – as the tragic cause of his death is revealed William Wall, 14, went missing at 6.45am on Tuesday after going for a run He was last seen heading out for jog along the Yarra Ranges’ Warburton Trail  Desperate search was launched for the teen but volunteers told to stay … Read more

Nick Kyrgios reignites feud with ‘little groupie’ Boris Becker

Nick Kyrgios reignites feud with Boris Becker as he calls the former tennis champion a ‘little groupie’ who ‘lingers around like a bad smell’ Nick Kyrgios has called Boris Becker ‘desperate’ in their latest social media tirade The 52-year-old poked Kyrgios after he posted a throwback to the Laver Cup  The Australian said the former German champion was ‘hating like a little groupie’ The pair have endured a long-lasting feud through 2020 stretching back to … Read more

Trump declines to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses

President Trump on Wednesday declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the November 3 election to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The comment comes days ahead of his announcement of a Supreme Court nominee Saturday. “Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Mr. Trump said, asked by a reporter in a White House news conference whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power. Noting that he’s been … Read more

NZ drops mask rule as life returns to ‘normal’

Face masks are no longer mandatory on public transport in most of New Zealand as Covid-19 cases continue to drop. From midnight on Wednesday, they are required only in Auckland, the heart of a recent outbreak, and on planes. The rest of New Zealand lifted all pandemic restrictions on Monday. New Zealand was widely praised for its swift response to Covid-19 and everyday life largely went back to normal in June, but the virus reappeared … Read more

Backlash over Scott Morrison’s message to hearing impaired community

Scott Morrison’s touching message to Australia’s deaf and hearing impaired community sparks an unexpected backlash Scott Morrison posted a video sharing how he had been learning sign language  Video was for International Day of Sign Languages, which was on Wednesday Australians flooded comments section, criticising prime minister’s leadership  By Kelsey Wilkie For Daily Mail Australia Published: 23:13 EDT, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 23:43 EDT, 23 September 2020 Scott Morrison‘s touching social media post for the … Read more

Daniel Andrews denies turning down ADF support

Daniel Andrews denies rejecting ADF support even though bombshell letters prove Scott Morrison urged him to accept troops THREE times as Victoria faced second lockdown Prime Minister urged Daniel Andrews to accept ADF troops in three letters  They were written in early July when the state’s second wave was taking off  Premier Andrews on Thursday denied he was reluctant to accept the troops  By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia Published: 23:07 EDT, … Read more

Sir Trevor McDonald, 81, separates from his wife of 34 years

Sir Trevor McDonald, 81, separates from his wife of 34 years and moves out of their family home Trevor McDonald has reportedly split from wife Jo after 34 years of marriage The separation was ‘amicable’ and the pair ‘are still speaking’ with each other Couple tied he knot in 1986 and together share a son, Jack, who is aged 31 By Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline Published: 20:43 EDT, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 22:23 EDT, … Read more

Sir Patrick Vallance has £600,000 of shares in vaccine maker GSK

Conflict of interest row as it emerges Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance has £600,000 of shares in vaccine maker contracted to make UK’s coronavirus jabs Sir Patrick was president of multinationals drugs giant GSK from 2012 to 2018 Chief Scientific Adviser holds a deferred bonus of 43,111 shares worth £600,000 He has already cashed in more than £5m in shares he held on his resignation The 60-year-old medic chairs the Government’s special board on vaccines … Read more

Coronavirus: Students they should stay at university over Christmas

Students could be told to STAY at university over Christmas to avoid spreading coronavirus around the country Warnings published in minutes of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies Students could be told to stay on campus during Christmas holidays this year Comes as University of Liverpool this week confirmed total of 87 cases of Covid  By Emer Scully For Mailonline Published: 20:32 EDT, 23 September 2020 | Updated: 21:50 EDT, 23 September 2020 Students could … Read more

Will tracing app FINALLY help to stop coronavirus?

Government’s coronavirus tracing app FINALLY launches nationwide TODAY… four months later than planned Health officials hope it will play a crucial role in containing virus at critical point But it could create more demand for tests when labs are already under pressure Department of Health will launch a major TV advertising blitz to increase uptake Officials hope 15 to 50 per cent of population in England and Wales will use app By Sophie Borland Health … Read more

It’s time to raise curtain on our theatres again, ministers are told

The show MUST go on: It’s time to raise the curtain on our theatres again, ministers are told Many theatres unable to reopen because social distancing made it unviable Andrew Lloyd Webber said that the arts sector had reached ‘a point of no return’  Theatres that have been able to open have had to make adjustments Actress Denise van Outen, 46, has been performing her show Cabaret All Stars By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For … Read more

Sunak splashes the cash AGAIN: Chancellor to back ‘flexible furlough’

Rishi Sunak splashes the cash AGAIN: Chancellor is to unveil ‘winter plan’ TODAY with VAT cut and new ‘flexible furlough’ for staff returning part time after warning 540,000 hospitality jobs could be at risk Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak last night cancelled plans for a full-scale Budget in November Instead he will map out an emergency ‘Winter Economy Plan’ designed to help firms cope with restrictions Whitehall sources said Chancellor’s plans would include a new … Read more

Heartbreaking tribute to father, 27, stabbed to death in Gold Coast

‘My little girl will never get to see her daddy again’: Mum’s heartbreak after her young daughter’s father, 27, is stabbed to death in front of terrified families in Gold Coast brawl – as two men are charged with his murder Raymond Harris, 27, was stabbed to death in a Gold Coast brawl on Wednesday The mother of his child is upset her daughter will not see her father ever again Two men, 21, and … Read more

Nick Kyrgios reignites feud with ‘little groupie’ Boris Becker

Nick Kyrgios reignites feud with Boris Becker as he calls the former tennis champion a ‘little groupie’ who ‘lingers around like a bad smell’ Nick Kyrgios has called Boris Becker ‘desperate’ in their latest social media tirade The 52-year-old poked Kyrgios after he posted a throwback to the Laver Cup  The Australian said the former German champion was ‘hating like a little groupie’ The pair have endured a long-lasting feud through 2020 stretching back to … Read more

UN, Britain to co-host climate summit on December 12

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, see here, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will co-host a global climate summit on December 12, 2020 More The United Nations and Britain said Wednesday they would co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. The announcement came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping told the UN that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter would peak emissions in 2030 and attempt to … Read more

Louisville metro police confirm officer shot during Breonna Taylor protest – CNN Video

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Trump refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day

“Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said when asked whether he’d commit to a peaceful transition, one of the cornerstones of American democracy. Trump has previously refused to say whether he would accept the election results, echoing his sentiments from 2016. And he has joked — he says — about staying in office well past the constitutionally bound two terms. But his refusal to guarantee a violence-free transition went further and … Read more