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George Floyd: What happened in the final moments of his life
A timeline of events leading up to George Floyd's death has been revealed by authorities.
Bayern Munich 5-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf: Robert Lewandowski scores twice in rout
Robert Lewandowski scores twice against Fortuna Dusseldorf to equal his most prolific season as Bayern Munich move 10 points clear at the Bundesliga summit.
Coronavirus: Famous mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem
Hundreds of worshippers entered mosques in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem, as restrictions were eased.


Mining firm Rio Tinto sorry for destroying Aboriginal caves
The caves in Western Australia sheltered prehistoric people in the Ice Age 46,000 years ago.
Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill 20 at cattle market' in Kompienga
The gunmen arrived on motorbikes, shooting into the crowded market, reports say.


SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronaut capsule closes in on space station
US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are under an hour away from docking with the ISS.
ICYMI: Making waves and signature scents
From social distancing dinner dates to candle scents inspired by pubs, here are some stories you may have missed this week.
George Floyd death: Violence breaks out amid US protests
Images from street protests across the US on Saturday following the death of black man George Floyd.
Coronavirus: Biden and Trump face off over China
The US president and his likely election rival have been sparring over China and the coronavirus.
Coronavirus in South Africa: Eight lessons for the rest of the continent
What South Africa can teach other African countries gearing up for a spike in infections.
Brothers' Home: South Korea's 1980s 'concentration camp'
In the 1980s, innocent children and adults were taken off South Korea's streets - and locked away.
My Money: 'Our alternative quarantine holiday'
Alyssa Hulme from Utah in the US takes us through her weekly spending during the coronavirus pandemic.
In mid-Pacific with nowhere to land
A group of performers were halfway across the ocean in a 75ft boat when the pandemic erupted - leaving them with nowhere to go.
Peru's most catastrophic natural disaster
On 31 May 1970 an earthquake struck in Peru, triggering a landslide and leading to the deaths of 70,000.
George Floyd death: Widespread unrest as curfews defied across US
Police struggle to stem arson, damage and looting following the death of a black man in custody.
Trump delays 'outdated' G7 leaders' summit
The US president says he is postponing this year's meeting and wants to invite other leaders as well.
George Floyd: ‘As a black American I am terrified’
After the death of George Floyd, young African-Americans in Minneapolis say they are scared for their safety.
Coronavirus: The self-isolation choir with worldwide members
This weekend thousands of people will gather as an online choir to perform Handel’s Messiah.
LGBT: Covid-19 forced me back home where I'm 'unwanted'
'Emma' lost her job and had to move back to the village where she feels 'misunderstood'.
SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts blast off to the International Space Station
Two astronauts launched into orbit for historic mission to the International Space Station.
George Floyd death: Unrest spreads across US
Images from protests and violence as anger over the death of black man George Floyd increases.
Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim tests positive after lockdown party
Spanish police are investigating whether a party attended by Prince Joachim breached lockdown rules.
George Floyd death: Minnesota governor decries violent protests
Minnesota fully mobilises the National Guard as it and other US cities prepare for more unrest.
George Floyd death: Rapper Killer Mike's plea to protesters in Atlanta
Rapper Killer Mike delivers an impassioned plea to protesters in Atlanta, after clashes over the killing of George Floyd.
Coronavirus: India to loosen lockdown despite record cases
A plan to ease the world's biggest lockdown begins on 8 June with restaurants and malls re-opening.
Coronavirus: Backlash after Trump signals US exit from WHO
The president is urged to reconsider, after accusing the health body of being a "puppet of China".
Austria set to host Formula 1 season openers in July
The Formula 1 season-openers in Austria have been approved by the country's government, according to reports.
Coronavirus: Italy's Tower of Pisa reopens after three months shut
Only 15 at a time will be allowed up the tourist attraction, and they will have to wear masks.
Roger Federer becomes world's highest paid athlete, says Forbes
Swiss tennis player Roger Federer overtakes footballer Lionel Messi as the world's highest paid athlete for 2020, according to Forbes.


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