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Sufficient data worldwide now exists to conclude that, to date, the UK has the highest rate of excess deaths in the Coronavirus pandemic in the world Free to read article with @jburnmurdoch  1/

This all-female group of domestic workers are on a mission to deliver food to fellow domestic workers in need during the coronavirus pandemic in Lebanon.

Electric motorbikes in rural Zimbabwe are providing women a path to prosperity

It would take a typical worker 169 years to amass a CEO's salary

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An Obama-era plan to protect medical workers in a pandemic was thwarted under Trump

Trump confused his dad and grandfather, has trouble pronouncing words – but is going after Joe Biden’s mental state.

Rajasthan: A swarm of desert locusts, which is a type of a species of short-horned grasshoppers, flew across Sri Ganganagar district today.

A remote village in Madagascar has found an unlikely solution to overfishing

I asked @Barnaby_Joyce ⁩ for his thoughts on the shut down of scores of @newscorpaus ⁩ print newspaper titles. Here they are -

Speaking from his home in Wilmington, Delaware during a virtual event with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Biden said he appreciates the firing of the four officers involved in Floyd’s death, but he said, “I don’t think that’s enough.”


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Like I said last night: as soon as Trump could no longer do his two-hour campaign rallies from the White House, he got bored with the Coronavirus and just doesn't really care to deal with it anymore.

Hong Kong police have fired pepper pellets and made hundreds of arrests after protesters gathered to oppose a bill criminalising "insulting" China's national anthem.

‘I can’t get my brother back’ — George Floyd’s family is speaking out and calling for the officers involved to be charged with murder

I am so grateful for all the retweeting of this message to @jack  It shows there is a desire for decency. Thank you SO MUCH for helping make this right. @Twitter , do the right thing. #Pleasedeletethosetweets  #gratitude 

BREAKING: Vatican designates Barnard Castle a sacred site after thousands of blind pilgrims are miraculously cured over the past 24 hours.

The first big vote by mail controversy was FDR wanting to help the troops vote but the Dixiecrats freaking out that doing so could help enfranchise black people. Anyway just a random historical fact obviously unrelated to anything today

We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute: US President Donald Trump (file pic)

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Consider this man’s words before you call the cops on a Black person


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Watch: Hong Kong police fired volleys of tear gas as thousands took to the streets to march against China’s proposed tough national security legislation for the city

"I can't breathe." A Black man in Minneapolis died after pleading for his life as a white officer knelt on his neck. He was later identified as #GeorgeFloyd .

The proposed Hong Kong national security law is “more evil” than the extradition bill proposed last summer — which sparked months of chaotic protests in the city — pro-democracy activist @joshuawongcf  tells CNBC’s@cherykang . Time is running out for Hong Kong, he adds.

@jack  Read the letter and please do the right thing. If you agree, please retweet. #Pleasedeletethosetweets 

WHAT A PUTTS! Trump tees up on golf outing as coronavirus death toll creeps towards 100,000

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WATCH: President Trump golfs on Saturday at his Virginia golf club.

TIME connected with Suga of @BTS_twt  ahead of the release of “D-2” to discuss the complex themes and inspirations of his new work #Daechwita 

The front page of The New York Times for May 24, 2020

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‘It’s time to move on’ says government that’s worked harder to safeguard one man’s job in three days than it has to protect frontline workers and care home residents in three months.