Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder for killing George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes, a crime that prompted waves of protests in support of racial justice in the US and across the world. The jury swiftly and unanimously convicted Chauvin of all the charges he faced – second- and third-degree […]

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Biden’s $1.9tn Covid relief bill passes US Congress

President Joe Biden’s $1.9tn (£1.4tn) relief bill to help Americans deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has cleared its final hurdle in Congress. The House of Representatives approved the massive economic aid plan 220-211 on Wednesday along partisan lines, with no Republicans voting in favour. Having already passed through the Senate, the relief […]

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U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus

The number of dead rivals the population of Atlanta or Sacramento, California. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 500,000 on Sunday,according to an NBC News tally — a milestone that underscores the grave threat the virus still poses nationwide even as more Americans get vaccinated. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of more […]

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: Cardinal, seeking an impartial investigation into a consignment of swords.

The writ application filed by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith seeking an impartial investigation into a consignment of swords allegedly imported to the country following the Easter Sunday terror attacks has been fixed for support. The order was issued by Appeals Court President, Justice Arjuna Obeysekara and Justice Mayadunne Corea. Accordingly, the Cardinal’s writ application […]

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