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Federal arraignment in July for 3 ex-cops in George Floyd’s death

From left, former Minneapolis police officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. AP Photo MINNEAPOLIS: Three former Minneapolis police officers who are charged with violating George Floyd‘ s civil rights are scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in July, with a trial date to be determined. Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou […]

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Israel-Palestinian Conflict Escalates as Rockets Fly, Riots Flare; Death Toll Rises in Gaza

Israel faced an escalating conflict on two fronts Thursday, scrambling to quell riots between Arabs and Jews on its own streets after days of exchanging deadly fire with Islamist militants in Gaza. Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered a “massive reinforcement” of security forces to quell mob violence across the country, where police stations have been […]

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Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin. AP Photo MINNEAPOLIS: A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday. In his ruling, Judge Peter Cahill found that Chauvin abused his authority as a police officer when […]

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Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma

William Lewis Reece faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping. AP Photo OKLAHOMA CITY: Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago. William Lewis Reece, 61, faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 1997 […]


Queen to carry out first major royal duty since Philip’s death

Fewer politicians and peers will attend, with only 74 people in the chamber, including the Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, representatives from the House of Lords and House of Commons and those involved in the ceremonial procession. Source link

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Man licks deadly slimy creature mistaking it as jellyfish, escapes death

A man escaped death after he licked a ‘slimy’ creature which he found on a beach, unaware that it is deadly and could have killed him. Posting a video of himself, the man, who goes by the name of Alexa_reed2, shows the sea animal which washed ashore, on camera. The creature, which is called floating […]

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Death toll soars to 50 in school bombing in Afghan capital

Afghans go through belongings left behind after deadly bombings on Saturday near a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, May 9, 2021 (AP) KABUL: Grieving families buried their dead Sunday following a horrific bombing at a girls’ school in the Afghan capital that killed 50 people, many of them pupils between 11 and 15 years old. […]

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4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in George Floyd death

This combination of photos shows from left, Minneapolis Police Officers J Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao (AP) MINNEAPOLIS: A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd‘s arrest and death, accusing them of violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the […]

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Covid death toll in US projected to drop sharply by the end of July

Teams of experts are projecting the Covid-19 toll on the US will fall sharply by the end of July, according to research released by the government Wednesday. But they also warn that a “substantial increase” in hospitalizations and deaths is possible if unvaccinated people do not follow basic precautions such as wearing a mask and […]

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Canada permits Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children 12-15, reports third death linked to AstraZeneca

Canada is authorizing the use of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15, the first doses to be allowed for people that young, the federal health ministry said on Wednesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to take a similar step “very soon,” U.S. health officials said. Supriya […]