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George Floyd’s brother says Trump ‘kept pushing me off’ during phone callPhilonise Floyd says president dismissed him during a phone conversation – he ‘didn’t give me a chance to even speak’
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Shopping malls in Singapore prepare for easing of COVID-19 measures with robots, masks, sanitisation checks
Singapore’s shopping centre developers Frasers Property Retail and City Developments Limited (CDL) are preparing to reopen malls for Phase 1 Reopening on Tuesday (2 June).
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China’s move to impose national security law in Hong Kong has drawn international outcry, including from the UK, over worries that the territory’s treasured liberties are coming to an end. Activists have welcomed greater international attention on the issue. But the UK’s window to pressure Beijing to change course in a meaningful way has largely closed. Hong Kong has experienced shrinking rights and freedoms for years. Elected lawmakers have been disqualified from their positions and outspoken professors have been removed from their posts. Booksellers publishing on sensitive topics have disappeared, later appearing in mainland China on state television “confessing” to various crimes. A British journalist was even expelled from Hong Kong, seemingly for having chaired a talk by a pro-democracy figure. Such instances are among many reasons why mass protests have erupted periodically since the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Each round of unrest has been more chaotic than the last, as people rushed to denounce Beijing’s encroaching influence. China has long made clear it’s position. Officials conveyed for the first time in 2014 that Beijing no longer considered valid the Sino-British Joint Declaration, an international treaty meant to guarantee rights and freedoms for those in Hong Kong. The Chinese government has continued to reiterate outright the document no longer carried any significance. “The time to say something was at latest about six years ago,” said Alvin Cheung, a legal scholar at New York University’s US-Asia Law Institute. “It’s a pretty grim indictment of the international community that all the warning signs have been around for this long and they have been consistently swept under the carpet until the very end.”
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The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Monday (1 June) 408 new coronavirus cases in Singapore, all of whom are foreign workers living in dormitories, and the city-state’s 24th COVID-19 related fatality.
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Pamela Anderson slips on the suit to surprise friends, she revealed in a new interview.
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George Floyd protests: Police officers filmed being dragged along street in Chicago as unrest escalates across America
Protests have erupted in more than two dozen cities across the US, as unrest continues to explode in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man who died after being pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officers and choked with a knee pressed against his throat.His death has galvanised furious protests as well as peaceful calls to action among Americans exhausted by police killings and disparate policing.