Protesters in US continue to defy curfews as Minneapolis investigates police department | ABC News

Demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd continue in the United States, with protesters rallying for the eighth straight night. After Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military to quell unrest, the Pentagon moved about 1600 hundred troops on standby outside Washington. Demonstrations are now largely peaceful, with George Floyd’s family joining protests in Houston … Read more Protesters in US continue to defy curfews as Minneapolis investigates police department | ABC News

President Trump widely condemned over handling of US protests – BBC News

President Trump is facing widespread condemnation for his handling of the unrestin dozens of American cities. It follows the killing of George Floyd an African-American who died last week in Minneapolis while being detained by police. His death has now been declared a homicide following an official post-mortem. There’s been more violence and looting in … Read more President Trump widely condemned over handling of US protests – BBC News

Floyd’s brother pleads for peace as Trump sends in troops to ‘dominate the streets’ | ABC News

Protests have erupted for a seventh day across the United States which were initially sparked by the death of George Floyd. His family has called for protesters to abstain from violence. Here are the latest developments: 0:14 – Donald Trump says attacks on police by protesters are acts of domestic terrorism. The US President briefly … Read more Floyd’s brother pleads for peace as Trump sends in troops to ‘dominate the streets’ | ABC News

President Trump demands tougher response as protests escalate across America – BBC News

A week after the killing of George Floyd — an African-American who died while being detained by police in Minneapolis — there have been more protests and violence in cities across the US. It has become America’s worst episode of racial and social unrest since the 1960s. President Trump has been criticised for telling state … Read more President Trump demands tougher response as protests escalate across America – BBC News

Mass protests and arrests across US over George Floyd death – BBC News

Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have spread to at least 30 US cities. The black American man died after being pinned to the ground by a white police officer, who kept his knee on the suspect’s throat for more than eight minutes. George Floyd is the latest in a string of … Read more Mass protests and arrests across US over George Floyd death – BBC News

US police officer charged with murder of black man which sparked days of unrest – BBC News

A sacked police officer has been charged with murder, for his role in the death of an unarmed black man in the American city of Minneapolis, that’s sparked days of unrest. A police station was set on fire overnight, and officers have been firing tear gas and rubber bullets. Donald Trump tweeted that “thugs” were … Read more US police officer charged with murder of black man which sparked days of unrest – BBC News

US police officers fired after death of black man placed in chokehold | ABC News

Four US police officers have been fired after footage emerged showing a black man pleading as a white policeman knelt on his neck. Video shows one of the officers kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, who is seen struggling to breathe and pleading for help. He later died in hospital. North America correspondent David … Read more US police officers fired after death of black man placed in chokehold | ABC News

Middle-class Americans queue at food banks as US unemployment hits 38 million – BBC News

In the United States another 2.4 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in the past week. More than 38 million Americans have lost their jobs since the coronavirus pandemic struck in March. Previously affluent middle-class Americans are now queuing for handouts at food banks, as America experiences the worst downturn since the 1930s and … Read more Middle-class Americans queue at food banks as US unemployment hits 38 million – BBC News

Record fall in greenhouse gas emissions due to coronavirus lockdown – BBC News

One positive effect of the coronavirus pandemic has been on the environment. It’s led to the biggest ever reduction in the volume of carbon dioxide released into the world’s atmosphere. At the height of the lockdown scientists say that daily emissions around the world dropped by almost a fifth. The biggest fall was in China, … Read more Record fall in greenhouse gas emissions due to coronavirus lockdown – BBC News

Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs, Closes Offices in Pandemic Revamp

Uber Technologies Inc. is slashing another 3,000 jobs and closing dozens of offices, the company said Monday, part of a series of dramatic moves intended to shore up a business that has been gutted by the coronavirus. The latest round of job cuts come on top of the dismissal of 3,700 employees in customer support … Read more Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs, Closes Offices in Pandemic Revamp

Phantasy Star Online 2 Review

Phantasy Star Online 2 reviewed by David Jagneaux on Xbox One. “Eight years is a long time to wait for a game to finally get ported from Japan to America. We’ve seen games get remastered for a whole new generation of console hardware in less time. But Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 is now officially … Read more Phantasy Star Online 2 Review

Women are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus economic downturn | ABC News

The damage to the US economy is being dubbed by some as the ‘she-cession’, due to the economic downturn swallowing more jobs held by women than men. The phenomenon is happening across the world, and economists are warning it’s unlikely all the jobs will return. North America correspondent Kathryn Diss reports. For more from ABC … Read more Women are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus economic downturn | ABC News

Empty streets in lockdown are giving skateboarders and riders free rein | ABC News

While many parts of the United States have opened back up, some places, including Washington and New York, remain locked down to contain the virus. Empty streets have given freestyle skateboarders and riders free rein with sites being taken over in the name of thrills and spills. North America correspondent David Lipson reports. For more … Read more Empty streets in lockdown are giving skateboarders and riders free rein | ABC News

Airline industry workers warn restarting flights could spread COVID-19 | ABC News

Workers in the travel industry are warning that restarting flights could pose new risks for the spread of COVID-19. While some airlines are proposing social distancing, analysts say it won’t be enough to keep passengers and flight attendants safe in the cramped confines of a plane. North America correspondent David Lipson reports from Washington. For … Read more Airline industry workers warn restarting flights could spread COVID-19 | ABC News