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Indian PM Narendra Modi has said his government plans to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir soon. He told regional leaders in Delhi on Thursday that polls could be held after an exercise to redraw the boundaries of assembly seats was carried out. This was the first such meeting since a controversial decision revoked the region's special status in 2019.
Derek Chauvin faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday for the killing of George Floyd, the African American man whose death sparked a global protest movement. Chauvin, a white former officer, was convicted of murder and manslaughter in April after he was filmed last year kneeling on the neck of Mr Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes as he gasped "I can't breathe". The vital footage of the killing led to intense scrutiny of racism in policing in the US, and across the globe, and Chauvin's case has come to be seen as a watershed moment for police accountability.
Republican senators are already voicing their reasons for opposing the bipartisan infrastructure proposal unveiled on Thursday, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) revealing what would be the "ultimate deal-breaker" for him. A bipartisan group of senators — 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans — spent weeks negotiating with top White House aides, and on Thursday afternoon the White House released details on the proposal: it calls for $973 billion in spending over five years, including $579 billion in new funds not already allocated through other projects. There would be $312 billion going to transportation, $65 billion for broadband, and $55 billion for water infrastructure.
An overworked 911 call-taker didn't send a Fort Worth police officer on a June 1 domestic call that ended in a double-murder and suicide, according to a news report. Ex-911 operator Kate Colley told KXAS-TV that the stressed 911 dispatcher received a call from Holly Beverly, who reported that her estranged husband was on his way to her apartment in west Fort Worth to harm her. The operator didn't send an officer because the suspect wasn't actually on the scene yet, Colley told the TV station.
A dissident Belarusian journalist who was grabbed off a Ryanair flight forced to land in Minsk has been released under house arrest. The forced landing of the Athens-Vilinius flight has triggered harsh Western sanctions against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko who was re-elected president last year amid unprecedented anti-government protests. Roman Protasevich, former editor-in-chief of the opposition mouthpiece Nexta, was arrested alongside his girlfriend last month after Belarusian authorities forced the plane to land, citing a bomb threat.
The US plans to evacuate thousands of Afghans who worked for the American military ahead of September's troop withdrawal, senior officials have said. Afghan interpreters who have worked for the US for years fear reprisals from the Taliban after the withdrawal. As many as 18,000 Afghans have applied for US visas, but the lengthy process has been hindered by delays.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will soon have the chance to tell D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone face-to-face why he opposed the creation of a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Fanone, who was injured while on duty during the riot, and McCarthy are set to meet on Friday. Fanone supports the creation of an investigation into the Jan. 6 attack, which began when supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to try to interrupt the certification of President Biden's victory, and has been asking to sit down with McCarthy.
Matt Hancock was clinging to his job on Friday morning after being photographed apparently breaking government social distancing rules by embracing a paid adviser in his office. The Health Secretary declined to comment on reports he has been having an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, in the Department of Health and Social Care. Mr Hancock's position is made even more difficult to defend after he said last year that Prof Neil Ferguson was right to quit as a government adviser after The Telegraph revealed that he had breached lockdown rules to see his lover.
At around midday on 11 May, Dario Kopenawa, an indigenous leader, received a desperate phone call from a remote village in the Brazilian Amazon. Palimiú has a population of about 1,000, who live in large communal houses on the banks of a river called Uraricoera. Kopenawa, a member of the Yanomami tribe, is used to hearing pleas for help from communities in the rainforest, but this one was different.
Delivering remarks after announcing a deal with a group of Republican senators on infrastructure, President Biden responded to a question about trusting Republicans on the agreement. Biden said, “I've worked with a lot of these people who are in the room. I know them.
Last summer, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci was reportedly sent mail containing white powder that "literally blew up in his face," Politico writes, per a preview of the new book Nightmare Scenario by Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta. Luckily, chemical testing came back negative for both anthrax and ricin, but not before Fauci was hosed "down to his skivvies in a chemical lab," standing "naked in what looked like a kiddy pool" while his team awaited results, per Politico. Previously reported excerpts of Nightmare Scenario revealed Trump once joked he hoped COVID-19 would "take out" former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and had even proposed the U.S. house COVID-19 patients at Guantanamo Bay.
Going into 2022, Tarrant Democrats see an opportunity to gain a majority on the Commissioners Court and continue to make inroads in a Republican county. While wins from Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke give them hope, the question remains whether the county is turning purple. After all, Democrats failed to flip five state House seats they targeted in 2020, and political experts say Biden's and O'Rourke's victories were likely the result of votes against unpopular candidates.
The virus that causes Covid-19 could have started spreading in China as early as October 2019, two months before the first case was identified in the central city of Wuhan, a new study showed on Friday. Researchers from Britain's University of Kent used methods from conservation science to estimate that SARS-CoV-2 first appeared from October to mid-November 2019, according to a paper published in the PLOS Pathogens journal. The most likely date for the virus's emergence was November 17, 2019, and it had probably already spread globally by January 2020, they estimated.
Parents who showed support for the task force gave presentations, while the members did not hear from Idahoans opposed to the panel's work or to the notion that indoctrination is taking place in classrooms. There also was no public testimony, but McGeachin said that won't always be the case. At the start, Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings, the panel's co-chair, presented a series of documents, which were also published online, that included lessons she said were from K-12 schools in the state, with references to ideas of equity and social justice.
More than one million people in Sydney's central and eastern suburbs, including Bondi Beach, will be locked down after a jump in Covid cases. The Australian city is battling to contain an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant. Officials reported 17 new cases on Friday, taking the cluster to 65 cases.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham went after Gen. Mark Milley, the Pentagon's top military commander, on her show Wednesday night after he waved off Republican complaints about a West Point seminar that taught critical race theory and, more generally, defended the practice of studying and trying to understand things you don't necessarily agree with. Carlson suggested he was particularly upset Milley said he wanted to understand "white rage," but Carlson's proclivity for defending white people isn't what really prompted Thursday night's rant, David Frum argued. The "best way to understand Tucker Carlson's abuse of Gen. Mark Milley tonight is as confirmation of the accuracy of the stories Gen. Milley told about rebuffing ex-President Trump's order for a massacre in Portland, Oregon," he tweeted.
Mr Donahoe was speaking during a call with Wall Street analysts about Nike's latest earnings report. The comments come after the sportswear giant was recently hit by a backlash over statements about Xinjiang. Cotton ban is self-defeating, China tells H&M Nike, H&M face China fury over Xinjiang cotton Western states sanction China for Uighur 'abuses' Mr Donahoe made the comments during a discussion on Nike's fourth quarter earnings, which showed revenues had doubled to a better-than-expected $12.3bn (£8.8bn) for the three months to the end of March.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison Friday after being found guilty of murdering George Floyd. Chauvin has been in a maximum-security prison since a jury convicted him in April of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, nearly a year after Floyd died in police custody. Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes last May as Floyd said he couldn't breathe.
After a barrage of criticism from Republicans for not visiting the southern U.S. border, Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to El Paso, Texas, on Friday to meet with migrants. Harris will take a walking tour of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing center and will then meet with advocates from faith-based organizations and shelter and legal service providers. The announced border visit has done little to silence the vice president's immigration critics, and Sanders pushed back on suggestions that the trip was in response to Republican criticism following Harris' trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier this month or to get ahead of former President Donald Trump's scheduled border visit next week.
At least 18 were killed and 16 injured after a fire tore through a martial arts school in China - many of them young children, local media said. Most of the victims were reportedly pupils aged between seven and 16 who lived and studied at the Zhenxing Martial Arts Centre in Henan province. The blaze broke out early on Friday and has been put out, local authorities said, but it is unclear how it started.
Tennessee police said Thursday that they are “frustrated” by the lack of clarity in the disappearance of 5-year-old Summer Wells—who was last seen planting flowers in her garden before she vanished. While every case is different, this one is definitely outside of the norm,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Leslie Earhart said at a briefing on the progress, or lack of it, in the case. Typically in an investigation like this one, we have some idea of where the case is headed and what might have happened within a few days.
A father and son pastor duo are the most recent accused Capitol rioters to be arrested and charged over their participation in the January 6 insurrection. James "Jim" Varnell Cusick, 72, and his son Casey Cusick, 35, who both serve as pastors at Global Outreach Church of Melbourne in Melbourne, Florida, as well as a member of their congregation, were arrested on Thursday, according to charging documents. In January, the FBI received an anonymous tip that James was inside the Capitol rotunda during the Capitol attack, prosecutors said.
Former President Donald Trump's megaphone, once the loudest in politics, will be put to the test in the coming weeks as he prepares to hold his first rallies since leaving office. While Trump has maintained his firm grip on the Republican Party even after his election defeat, he has struggled to get his message out and dominate headlines as he once did without the power of the bully pulpit or access to his social media accounts. Trump's upcoming rallies in Ohio and Florida and visit to the border with Mexico on Tuesday will represent his biggest uptick in public appearances over the last five months.
Champlain Towers in Surfside partially collapsed on Thursday, killing at least one. A resident of the Florida condominium that partially collapsed early Thursday filed a lawsuit in 2015 alleging that one of the building's outer walls was not being maintained properly, court records seen by Insider showed. As of Friday morning, rescue workers were still searching for 99 people who remain unaccounted for in the massive collapse of a section of Champlain Towers, at 8777 Collins Avenue in Surfside.
Using the email address posted on the ad, the BBC managed to track down the "opinionated feminist" - Sakshi - and her brother Srijan and her best friend Damyanti, who came up with the idea. All the names are pseudonyms - they don't want their identities revealed since, as Sakshi said, "we are all professionals with steady careers, and (hopefully) promising lives ahead of us" and don't want to attract "bloodthirsty" social media trolls. The ad, Srijan said, was "a small prank we played for Sakshi's 30th birthday".
“The pandemic has unequivocally proven the public health value of masks. And they should stick around in certain situations.”
“With the steady thrum of anti-mask sentiment in the U.S., it’s highly unlikely that they will continue to be a ubiquitous sight.”
“Wearing masks on airplanes or other modes of transit ... can help keep everyone safe.”
“Just because masks are common in many other nations ... is hardly a reason to emulate the practice.”
“The fact that the flu all but vanished ... is not evidence alone that masks were responsible.”