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Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who gained national recognition for her handling of turbulent anti-racism protests, tested positive Monday for coronavirus.

Atlanta mayor tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who gained national recognition for her handling of turbulent anti-racism protests, tested positive Monday for coronavirus.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton on the grid kneels wearing an anti-racism T-shirt before the race Mark Thompson-Pool via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton, other F1 drivers take a knee in Austria

Six times world champion Lewis Hamilton and a majority of Formula One’s 20 drivers took a knee on the starting grid before Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix.
A predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday.

Protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park.
A Simpsons-themed mural in Milan painted as a tribute following the death of George Floyd. The TV show will end white actors voicing characters of colour. Miguel Medina-AFP-Getty Images

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

Facebook ramps up efforts to curb ‘hateful content’ in ads

Facebook said Friday it would ban a “wider category of hateful content” in ads as the embattled social media giant moved to respond to growing protests over its handling of inflammatory posts.
Driver Bubba Wallace, left, is comforted by team owner Richard Petty, as he arrives at his car in the pits of the Talladega Superspeedway prior to the start of the NASCAR Cup Series in Talladega Ala., Monday June 22, 2020.

FBI: Noose found in track garage of black driver not a hate crime  

A joint statement issued Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special agent Johnnie Sharp said an extensive investigation revealed the noose had been hanging in the garage at Talladega Superspeedway since last October, and that it was a coincidence that Wallace’s team had been assigned that garage.
A group of protesters toppled down a statue of Confederate General Albert Pike in Washington, D.C. on Friday night.

Protesters topple down 120-year-old statue of Confederate general in Washington DC

The protesters gathered in Judiciary Square around the statue of Pike reportedly at around 11 p.m. (0400 GMT Saturday) and tore down the 120-year-old artwork 15 minutes later.
Angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement[Carlos Barria-Reuters]

Mass protests in US caused no new spike in coronavirus cases – reports

In Minnesota, which is the epicentre of the protests, 1.8 per cent of 3,200 protesters, who tested for COVID-19 at community sites, turned out to be infected with the coronavirus, The Wall Street Journal reported on late Thursday.
Delegates attend the resuming of a United Nations Human Rights Council session before an urgent debate on allegations of systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests. Fabrice Coffrini-Pool via REUTERS

African nations seek UN inquiry into US racism, ‘police brutality’

African countries are lobbying to set up a U.N. inquiry into “systemic racism” and “police brutality” in the United States and elsewhere, aiming to defend the rights of people of African descent, a draft resolution seen by Reuters shows.
Gary Neville has suggested the Premier League should consider playing games in European hotspots without coronavirus concerns, if the plan remains to finish the season.

Gary Neville: Football must take ‘giant leap’ to fight racism

Former England international Gary Neville says words are not enough to combat racism in football and that he is “ashamed” he did not fight harder against it when he was a player.

UN officials condemn systemic racism in US

Twenty-two senior United Nations officials have issued a joint statement condemning “pervasive and systemic racism” in the United States and beyond.
Donald Trump holds a Bible while visiting St. John’s Church across from the White House after the area was cleared of protesters on Monday. Brendan Smialowski-AFP-Getty Images

George Floyd: Donald Trump threatens military crackdown on protests

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control.
Floyd Mayweather appeared to have called out Anthony Joshua as he named the one aspect of boxing he really, really dislikes during a recent Q&A in England.

Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd’s funeral

Retired ring great Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral services for George Floyd, Mayweather Promotions chief executive Leonard Ellerbe told ESPN on Monday.
President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the WHO, accusing it of failing to do enough to combat the initial spread of the virus.

Donald Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

The United States President, Donald Trump, was guided by Secret Service agents to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.
A young boy holds a 'Justice' sign as he peers outside the window of a car passing protesters marching through downtown for a third night of unrest May 31, 2020, in Richmond, Va.

Man shot dead by police in Louisville amid George Floyd protests

A man has been shot dead by law enforcement officers in Louisville on the fourth night of unrest following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd, local media reports.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China threatens to ‘counter-attack’ US over Hong Kong curbs

Beijing warned Washington Monday of retaliation after the United States President, Donald Trump, announced restrictions on Chinese students in the US in protest against a new national security law in Hong Kong.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.

Lewis Hamilton slams ‘white-dominated’ F1 for silence over Floyd death

World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

US cities extend curfews, deploy soldiers as street anger mounts

Dozens of cities across the United States extended curfews through Sunday night and many deployed National Guard soldiers, amid continuing unrest on the streets.

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The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos coronavirus death toll tops 180

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