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2020
Coronavirus: Swiss Alps yearn for the sound of tourists https://t.co/SeXHv3qE4W"Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country" Pre… https://t.co/qKKgQPWj6pWorld Health Organization changes advice on face masks, saying they should be worn in public to help stop spread of… https://t.co/DL9M7IyaTN
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Buffalo police riot squad quit to back officers who shoved man https://t.co/seLUIHVwgWBrexit: Who will blink first in UK-EU stand-off? https://t.co/cmGjJJMh2B
Retweeted by BBC News (World)The Duke of Cambridge reveals he's been anonymously counselling people during lockdown https://t.co/xEwqWyq8wH
Retweeted by BBC News (World)France announces it has killed leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali https://t.co/H8aOttOgTA
Retweeted by BBC News (World) @awzurcher For more on the context behind the protests, the BBC’s Clive Myrie looks at the toxic mix of racism and… https://t.co/i8tJQOdBS0 @awzurcher #5: Militarisation of police The protests have drawn attention to officers’ use of military equipment &… https://t.co/Q7VaKxeJoI @awzurcher President Trump's decision to clear protesters and stand for photographs with a Bible at a nearby church… https://t.co/fDKnQgACm8#4: The Trump factor The root causes of the George Floyd protests predate the Trump presidency, but his words and a… https://t.co/ofnMhxSrqlSocio-economic divides attributed to structural racism have contributed to African Americans being disproportionate… https://t.co/AvkWs4eUPg#3 - Socio-economic divides Unemployment rates in the US are higher among African Americans, who are also almost t… https://t.co/fpOWMsRnC5In March, Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician (EMT), was shot eight times when officers ente… https://t.co/TX3CxTUTZNIn February this year Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, was killed while out jogging Police did not charge Gre… https://t.co/W3T6QxGmn9#2 - George Floyd’s death did not happen in isolation On the same day, a video went viral of a white woman in New… https://t.co/b2ugPuHGY4In 2014, African-American man Eric Garner was filmed being placed in a chokehold by white police officer Daniel Pan… https://t.co/oe2nkxCNe0#1 - There are numerous examples of African Americans being killed by US law enforcement officers Recent cases inc… https://t.co/hEOV26ov38The death of George Floyd in police custody has sparked protests across the US against racial discrimination and po… https://t.co/KyIW9Jrdkw"I'm hoping that change does come." American four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson says current protests foll… https://t.co/hWwil67go3
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigns from tech firm's board and urges company to replace him with a black candi… https://t.co/Pa64u22XeqDonald Trump invokes George Floyd's name during White House speech, prompting Joe Biden to call the president's rem… https://t.co/ah6wYXupBrArctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites https://t.co/Ym7DiMB8hyMadeleine McCann: What is known about the German suspect? https://t.co/CQTWL03EMf
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Finnish minister Katri Kulmuni quits over media training row https://t.co/y2sqBCMfYeMadagascar minister fired over $2m lollipop order https://t.co/MkznWwAG5jDefiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter' https://t.co/NQcJZEiPPLGreek Orthodox Church rules yoga is 'incompatible' with Christianity https://t.co/lTnv9QOJW5US riots focus Australian attention on Aboriginal deaths in custody https://t.co/ck6gy3u0GCCzechs expel two Russian diplomats over hoax poison plot against Prague politicians https://t.co/mB0c7UnJGBMalaria drug hydroxychloroquine 'does not save lives' from coronavirus, trial finds https://t.co/iuF2Hjx8kG
Retweeted by BBC News (World)"You have to dominate the streets" US President Donald Trump tells governors dealing with protests: "Don't be prou… https://t.co/SO9y9anpWU“Nobody’s ever done for the black community what President Trump is doing” Donald Trump speaks after the US labou… https://t.co/eNHxFFRqtRHow has US history shaped today's police brutality? @CliveMyrieBBC, who's reported from the US for nearly 25 years… https://t.co/c0PRmdAOhIKanye West sets up university fund for George Floyd’s daughter https://t.co/YBKfuFrxWlUS Air Force to pit combat drone against a piloted plane in July 2021 challenge https://t.co/xJNNyJkBekDutch PM Mark Rutte says his attitude to Black Pete - a Christmas character traditionally played by a white person… https://t.co/oIpSvhwa4M"My first day I was a bit shaken because there were so many cases" Juracy works for a body collection services in… https://t.co/oLKLH434YxA former ambassador is on trial in Sweden, and faces a possible jail term, for the first time in modern Swedish his… https://t.co/TkKg1QpsoCBrazil becomes country with third-highest number of coronavirus deaths, surpassing Italy https://t.co/v0iQAjC1jx https://t.co/E3I0CATkl8Why poorer people are more likely to catch - and to die from - coronavirus https://t.co/Wcdip211QI https://t.co/3Nszn8wa57"You have to choose a side" Athletics legend Michael Johnson tells #5liveBreakfast that everyone should be outrage… https://t.co/iG27Kz7J5g
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Beijing uses US protests to hit back at Washington for supporting Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrations https://t.co/22Irhhmus2Death after 'facemask arrest' sparks protests in Mexico https://t.co/Zgcfhk4YlE https://t.co/BU4biDsGP8Egyptian father 'used coronavirus lie to trick daughters' into FGM procedure https://t.co/xCeIhFmrIP https://t.co/oN3iAYjq9bFiji says it's free of coronavirus https://t.co/LjEmCYJE6X https://t.co/74rF6A4qYmFor more than a week, protesters have taken to the streets in the US following the death of George Floyd But it di… https://t.co/FPLMOIwQ42Gap reports nearly $1bn loss due to store closures during coronavirus pandemic https://t.co/JZgL5Vlzfp"I did not go to the police. I didn't even know that rape cases were to be reported to the police." In the past we… https://t.co/yrAcA7UnKa
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Pakistan’s healthcare system could soon be overwhelmed by coronavirus patients, doctors warn https://t.co/O2UrQElIjdSeveral videos of police brutality emerge during protests over the death of George Floyd https://t.co/DkXCm9Q8SQInfluential study that found hydroxychloroquine increases risk of death in coronavirus patients retracted over data… https://t.co/1STIsRJPXO"The idea that the president would take charge of the situation using the military was troubling to me," Gen Dempse… https://t.co/OMhLfuKo67This Samoan rugby team set off for an away match on 23 February They're still not quite home... https://t.co/Axo4IADfR0“I remember George Floyd as me” Hundreds of people gather at a memorial for George Floyd, whose killing sparked a… https://t.co/FVUhR7J1LAEuropean Commission calls on all EU member countries to lift border restrictions by the end of June and allow passp… https://t.co/oQTukJAsXAIndia to reopen malls, restaurants and offices https://t.co/DgN7DGy63I#Americast returns to discuss a momentous week in US history 👉Listen on @bbcsounds https://t.co/XoBNFekj0WAustralian police seek ban on Black Lives Matter rally over coronavirus https://t.co/efo5iTmYr2Manuma Samoa: Rugby team that set off 104 days ago still not home https://t.co/QS35hHfLkgAnother ex-top general rebukes Trump troops threat https://t.co/wcWi8dynX8George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests https://t.co/E7TyuItrWm
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2020
Quiz of the Week: What did the crew name their spaceship? https://t.co/gJ4K1METOd#WeAreTired: Nigerian women speak out over wave of violence https://t.co/evBGRQuUC9George Floyd: Five pieces of context to understand the protests https://t.co/fBAhK7sGEyAfrica's week in pictures: 29 May - 4 June 2020 https://t.co/jj9oweFXhRPrague Catholic statue torn down by mob rises again https://t.co/Pqjt4zAkdXCoronavirus: Rumours, fear and rising Covid deaths in Pakistan https://t.co/7ja99jVP9i"It's time for us to stand up in George's name and say 'get your knee off our necks'" Reverend Al Sharpton deliver… https://t.co/PgbD7iYXeTGeorge Floyd: 'Pandemic of racism' led to his death, memorial told https://t.co/KmFsC87LVS*New video* on Trump and the Republicans - and how his leadership during this crisis means that Republicans, once a… https://t.co/MQanbI3HQa
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Read more about staying safe as restrictions are lifted: https://t.co/4Cl84qljcxSurfaces in public places When an infected person transmits the virus by shaking hands or infecting communal surf… https://t.co/351Rz1mx8bIndoor ventilation Some research suggested a cluster of outbreaks in Guangzhou was caused by infected droplets ci… https://t.co/4D8kAnRitTParticles are exhaled while speaking Dr Tang says that if you can smell your colleague’s breath, you’re too close… https://t.co/xO8WtoTiZ5Face-to-face interaction 🗣️ How long you spend face-to-face with someone can also be risky If social distancing… https://t.co/SZHC1AcnQzDistance 🧍‍♂️❌🧍‍♀️ When someone coughs, they expel droplets Research shows that most of those evaporate or fall… https://t.co/iQMV3qfcHHFrom returning to offices to restaurants reopening, we’ll be in closer proximity to each other than we have been fo… https://t.co/VGo1v4Kko8Lockdowns are starting to ease around the world, with elements of life returning to normal But what are the risks… https://t.co/OUndyszNhN"When I looked this time and saw marches where, in some cases, young whites outnumbered the blacks marching, I know… https://t.co/p5n7LvZAgtCoco Gauff gave an emotional speech at a Black Lives Matter protest saying she "demands change now". Read more:… https://t.co/bP7MzgkJzW
Retweeted by BBC News (World)"George Floyd's story has been the story of black folks" Reverend Al Sharpton delivers fiery eulogy addressing rac… https://t.co/aQWhS9xiUmThe rest of the NBA season is set to be played at Florida's Disney World Resort. Full story:… https://t.co/2AI49fmTWY
Retweeted by BBC News (World)The economic consequences of #Covid are being felt worldwide. We report from Vladimir Putin’s home city of St Peter… https://t.co/n39OZWpqn8
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Jake Paul: YouTuber charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly https://t.co/O7IUOXvhlMGaming 'hero' retires at 23 due to ill-health https://t.co/nZhhv3KrUuPeople “wanted to be around him... it's amazing that he touched so many people's hearts" Philonise Floyd pays trib… https://t.co/ZuYukU35PfA George Floyd memorial scholarship fund is announced by Scott Hagan, President of North Central University in Minn… https://t.co/1yWvoGXlbKVirginia governor announces removal of Robert E Lee statue https://t.co/hjjmWcOYREIran fears second wave after surge in coronavirus cases https://t.co/9jypJ6oW64Sudan's new government has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) What must be done to ensure the practice stops,… https://t.co/EHTVrbc5DWParis art gallery provides winged hats to keep people socially distant https://t.co/piCpOLiKT4 https://t.co/dFhelDcwbQWhite man charged with murder of unarmed US black man Ahmaud Arbery used racial slur after shooting him, court hears https://t.co/d8WiabgAi9
Retweeted by BBC News (World)Ahmaud Arbery: White man 'used racial slur' after shooting black jogger https://t.co/FPBTpLMqBU
Retweeted by BBC News (World)US poultry executives charged in chicken price-fixing plot https://t.co/Vd5bez3mVpThousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong defy ban to attend Tiananmen Square vigil https://t.co/mTlJ9aqTvhUS Navy veteran Michael White released by Iran, where he had been detained after visiting girlfriend in 2018 https://t.co/CVhXc0GWF8
Retweeted by BBC News (World)"Hey guys, I've just re-seeded that" Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is interrupted mid press-briefing a… https://t.co/n9Yc4YMTdX
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