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George Floyd protests: 2 dead, 5 police shot, hundreds arrested - Insider

  • At least two people were killed and at least five police officers were shot on Monday night, violent episodes that came as angry protests continued across the US in the wake of the death of George Floyd.
  • The official said that 60 people in the town had been arrested, according to the Associated Press.
  • Two officers received shots to the leg, one in the foot and another in the arm, Police Chief John Hayden said.
  • A Las Vegas police officer was also shot during protests there.
  • CBS affiliate KLAS-TV reported that the officer was shot in the head at the Circus Circus Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas strip.
  • Another officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas was being investigated, KLAS-TV reported.
  • According to the outlet, police fired on a man who had shot at the courthouse, hitting the person several times.

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Mining industry accused of spreading COVID-19 in remote communities by new report

  • The report, titled ‘Voices on the Ground’ and published on Tuesday, accuses mining companies from all over the world of prioritizing profit over worker safety by continuing to operate during the pandemic, and failing to take adequate safety precautions after outbreaks were discovered, sometimes with fatal results.
  • Yet, the report accuses many mining companies of continuing to operate after a worker tested positive leading to an outbreak, and in some cases deaths or community transmission.
  • At Impala Canada’s Lac des Illes palladium mine, about 90 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay, Ont., a worker tested positive in early April and the mine continued to operate for a period, according to the report, and the company’s Facebook page.
  • Eventually, 25 workers tested positive and one died, according to the report, which also alleges that a nearby Indigenous community has since discovered eight cases linked to the mine outbreak.

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India is using drones and fire trucks to fight its worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

  • New Delhi (CNN) - As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation -- the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.
  • Waves of desert locusts -- millions strong and stretching up to 7 kilometers (4 miles) long -- crossed into India's western state of Rajasthan from neighboring Pakistan in early May and swarms have since pushed into five different states in search of food.
  • From Rajasthan, the swarm entered Uttar Pradesh -- which borders the capital New Delhi -- in the north, Madhya Pradesh in central India and Maharashtra and Gujarat in the west on Thursday, according to India's agriculture minister.
  • While locust invasions can be devastating for communities because they pose a threat to food security, India has so far appeared to have escaped from the worst as farmers have not yet begun to sow the new season's crops.

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Historic curfews in Los Angeles and New York are the harshest in decades

  • In Los Angeles, the curfew is the harshest since the riots in 1992 following the acquittal of the officer who beat Rodney King.
  • The curfew is the harshest since the riots of 1992 when people took the streets following the acquittal of officers accused of using excessive force in the beating of Rodney King, according to Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore.
  • The last time such a curfew was enacted was during the race riots in Harlem, New York, in 1943 after a white police officer shot a black soldier in Manhattan, according to an archived report from The New York Times.
  • Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio issued similar statements Monday saying that they needed to protect the people of the city from further violence.

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BMW is reportedly working on an insanely powerful all-electric M5 for 2024, Tesla won't be worried though

  • According to a report from CAR magazine, BMW’s 2024 M5 will have a spec sheet to rival the Tesla Model S, or any other high-performance sedan for that matter.
  • That said, there are Supercharger locations all over the world, there are just nine 350 kW chargers across the UK and Ireland, according to Zap-Map. Those are all figures that should have Tesla quaking in its boots.
  • Not only is the M5 an iconic vehicle in BMW’s lineup, but a well-executed all-electric version will surely get a whole new crowd of environmentally conscious drivers interested.
  • Tesla is still pretty cagey, but it is known to be working on a high-performance drivetrain known as “Plaid.” According to  reports, it’s expected that Plaid will be a three motor setup, with a 130 kW battery, outputting around 800 hp.

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What Is The Insurrection Act?

  • Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases of insurrection, or obstruction to the laws, either of the United States, or of any individual state or territory, where it is lawful for the President of the United States to call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing such insurrection, or of causing the laws to be duly executed, it shall be lawful for him to employ, for the same purposes, such part of the land or naval force of the United States, as shall be judged necessary, having first observed all the pre-requisites of the law in that respect.
  • If the situation does not resolve itself, the President may issue an executive order to send in troops," according to a 2006 report by the Congressional Research Service.

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Restaurant owner dies in police killing, body left for 12 hours: report - Business Insider

  • David McAtee, the owner of a barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, died in a police killing at a protest over the death of George Floyd.
  • McAtee died early Monday morning after police and the Kentucky National Guard were sent to disperse a crowd in the city, where protests have continued over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • Police said they were shot at, and returned the fire, resulting in McAtee's death, according to a statement from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
  • But, later on Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said that the police did not have their body cameras turned on.
  • Protests have erupted across the country, and in some nations around the world, over the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer in Minneapolis pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes.

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Restaurant owner dies in police killing, body left for 12 hours: report - Business Insider

  • David McAtee, the owner of a barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, died in a police killing at a protest over the death of George Floyd.
  • McAtee died early Monday morning after police and the Kentucky National Guard were sent to disperse a crowd in the city, where protests have continued over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • Police said they were shot at, and returned the fire, resulting in McAtee's death, according to a statement from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
  • But, later on Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said that the police did not have their body cameras turned on.
  • Protests have erupted across the country, and in some nations around the world, over the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer in Minneapolis pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes.

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George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests erupt around the world - Insider

  • People were seen carrying signs that read, "Justice for George Floyd," "Racism has no place," "Enough is enough," and "Black lives matter." They chanted, "I can't breathe" and "No justice, no peace," and marched to Grenfell Tower, which was felled by a fire in 2017, causing 72 deaths.
  • The 24-year-old black man was tackled and subdued by police officers and gasped "I can't breathe" before he died, according to The New York Times.
  • Closer to home, in Canada, protests were also sparked by the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black woman, who fell from her balcony and died on Wednesday as police were investigating a domestic incident at her building, CBC News reported.
  • The Times reported that Floyd's death and the resulting riots were featured prominently on state-run news outlets and the social media platform Weibo.

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Africa's tourism industry is preparing for a post-coronavirus era

  • The United World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, estimated a 3 to 5% increase in international arrivals to the continent as a result of demand for air travel and easier visa processes.
  • The tourism industry -- consisting of entertainment, accommodation, food and beverage and operating tours -- employs more than 1 million people each in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, according to the United Nations.
  • Canceling and rescheduling trips could potentially translate into a loss of $30 billion to $50 billion in revenue for the continent's tourism industry this year, according to the United Nations.
  • The fund, according to Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, the country's minister of tourism, is to ensure the survival of hotels, resorts, restaurants, tour operators, and travel agents.
  • Kotze, owner of Africa Direct says the government has a significant role to play with financial inducements to keep the tourism industry on track.

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