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Protests, Louisville police chief fired after fatal shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Net) — Riot police firing tear gas scattered a protest crowd from a downtown Louisville square Monday night, hours after the firing of the city's police chief in the uproar over the early morning shooting death of a popular restaurant owner by security forces.
David McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a...

Macy’s hit as New York imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

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NEW YORK (Net) — New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday that failed to prevent another night of destruction, including arrests at the iconic Macy's store on 34th Street, following protests over George Floyd's death.
With an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, New York joined other cities around...

Egypt’s ex-PM faces torture allegation in American's lawsuit

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CAIRO (Net) — After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt's modern history, Mohamed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months.
He never thought he'd get a chance to fight back, let alone make it out...

World's reaction to US weaves solidarity, calls to change

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BANGKOK (Net) — Several thousand people marched in New Zealand's largest city on Monday to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism in their own country.
Many people around the world have watched with growing unease at the civil...

Philippines sees traffic jams as lockdown eases

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BANGKOK (Net) — Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital on Monday, as the metropolis relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Commuter trains, taxis, ride-sharing cars, special...

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