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Sri Lanka's 'Mrs World' quits amid criminal charges

Colombo - A Mrs World winner facing criminal charges after an on-stage fracas at a Sri Lankan beauty pageant has relinquished her title, organisers said Wednesday.

Black teenager shot dead by US police in Ohio

Washington - Police in the US state of Ohio fatally shot a Black teenager who appeared to be lunging at another person with a knife, less than an hour before former officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

George Floyd: 'Gentle giant' who became symbol of fight against racism

Minneapolis - His name has been chanted by demonstrators around the globe, his face displayed on murals across America. Since his brutal death George Floyd has embodied the Black victims of police violence and racism in the United States.

White ex-policeman Chauvin convicted of George Floyd's murder

Minneapolis - Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter Tuesday in the death of African-American George Floyd in a case that roiled the United States for almost a year, laying bare deep racial divisions.

Verdict reached in George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - The jury reached a verdict on Tuesday in the trial of the white former police officer charged with murder and manslaughter for the death of African-American George Floyd.

Prosecution and defense case in George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - As the jury deliberates in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murdering George Floyd, these are the main arguments used by the prosecution and defense during the three-week trial.

Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd's murder

Minneapolis - Derek Chauvin, a white former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted Tuesday of murdering African-American George Floyd after a racially charged trial seen as a pivotal test of police accountability in the United States.

Dissident republicans suspected for Northern Ireland police attack

Belfast - A dissident republican group is strongly suspected of being behind an attempted bomb attack against a part-time police officer in Northern Ireland, senior officers said on Tuesday.

France seeks conspiracy theorist over 8-year-old's kidnapping

Strasbourg - French prosecutors announced Tuesday an international arrest warrant for a leading figure in conspiracy circles who is suspected of helping to organise the kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl that gripped the country last week.

French police warn Macron about rising violence

Montpellier - French police warned President Emmanuel Macron about rising levels of street violence, as he toured crime hotspots on Monday following a string of shocking assaults.

Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Jurors on Monday began mulling the fate of the white ex-Minneapolis policeman accused of killing African-American man George Floyd, a death that sparked a nationwide reckoning on racism and that prosecutors called a "shocking abuse of authority.

George Floyd sought help with his 'very last breath': prosecutor

Minneapolis - George Floyd pleaded for help with his "very last breath" but was not shown any compassion by Derek Chauvin, prosecutor Steve Schleicher said Monday in closing arguments at the murder trial of the former police officer.

Jury in George Floyd murder trial to hear closing arguments

Minneapolis - A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd, a case that laid bare racial wounds in the United States and has come to be seen as a pivotal test of police a...

Kidnapped French girl, 8, rescued in Switzerland

Nancy - An eight-year-old girl was rescued in Switzerland on Sunday, five days after being kidnapped from her grandmother's French home in a "military" style operation with the alleged involvement of her mother.

Calls for US police reform at fresh protest over Daunte Wright killing

Minneapolis - High-ranking Congress member Maxine Waters called for an overhaul of policing in the United States as she joined the seventh consecutive night of protests in a Minneapolis suburb over the death of Daunte Wright, a young Black man shot dead by a white p...

Third week of George Floyd murder trial features defense witnesses

Minneapolis - Defense witnesses took the stand during the third week of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd.Closing arguments are to be held on Monday and the high-profile case will go to the jury.

Videos pile pressure on US police over racism, killings

Minneapolis - More shocking bodycam footage, more fatal shootings by officers, and a murder trial nearing its conclusion -- public trust in the US police has seldom been more strained.

Chauvin decides not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday that he would not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd, as a policewoman facing charges for the killing of another Black American made her first court appearance.

Chauvin chooses not to testify at George Floyd murder trial

Minneapolis - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin said Thursday he will not testify at his murder trial for the death of George Floyd.

Stolen ancient Roman statue found in Brussels antiques shop

Rome - An ancient Roman sculpture stolen more than a decade ago has been recovered after two off-duty officers spotted it in an antiques shop in Brussels, Italian police said Tuesday.

Minneapolis under curfew after officer shoots Black motorist dead

Minneapolis - Fresh protests broke out Monday night in Minneapolis despite a curfew implemented after a police officer fatally shot a young Black man when she appeared to confuse her handgun with her taser, fueling tensions in a US city already on edge because of th...

US police shooting of Black man sparks fresh protests

Minneapolis - A suburb of Minneapolis was under curfew early Monday after US police fatally shot a young Black man, sparking protests not far from where a former police officer was on trial for the murder of George Floyd.

Expert witnesses against Chauvin in trial for Floyd's death

Minneapolis - Police and medical experts delivered withering testimony against Derek Chauvin in the second week of trial for the white former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd by kneeling on the Black man's neck for more than nine minutes....

Heart disease, drugs not 'direct causes' of Floyd death: doctor

Minneapolis - George Floyd had heart disease and had consumed drugs but they were not the "direct causes" of his death, the doctor who conducted the autopsy said Friday at the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.

George Floyd died from 'low level of oxygen': doctor

Minneapolis - A respiratory doctor testified Thursday that George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen and that police officer Derek Chauvin's knee was on his neck almost all the time he was facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back.

Sri Lanka arrests 'Mrs World' over assault

Colombo - Colombo police on Thursday arrested the current "Mrs World" on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new "Mrs Sri Lanka".

Police used inappropriate 'deadly force' on Floyd: expert

Minneapolis - The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate "deadly force" when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Police used inappropriate 'deadly force' on Floyd: expert

Minneapolis - The police officer accused of murdering George Floyd used inappropriate "deadly force" when kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, an expert told the court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

Trial of alleged mastermind behind Honduran activist murder begins

- The trial of a businessman accused of being the "intellectual author" of the 2016 murder of high-profile Honduran environmentalist Berta Caceres has begun in the capital Tegucigalpa.

Key witness in Floyd murder trial seeks to avoid testifying

Minneapolis - A key witness in the trial of the Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd sought Tuesday to avoid giving evidence as his lawyers said he could incriminate himself on separate charges.
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