· George Floyd protests: One dead in shooting amid riots and looting as Minneapolis mayor appeals for calm →
At a press conference around midnight, a spokesman confirmed the police are investigating the theory that he was killed by a pawn shop owner who suspected him of looting his store, but said they were “in the infancy of this investigation”.
· Clive Palmer launches high court challenge to Queensland coronavirus border closure →
“The actions of a person within another state in relation to Covid-19 are subject to that state’s chief health officer and enforcement agency,” a police spokesman said.
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· Executive Order Is Expected to Curtail Protections for Social Media Companies →
A spokesman for Twitter declined to comment.
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· What Hong Kong losing its ‘special status’ would mean →
“Hong Kong is purely China’s internal affair,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said in Beijing on May 27, promising to take “necessary countermeasures” against any “interference” by “external forces.” After the U.S. law was passed last year, China said it would sanction some U.S.-based activist groups including the National Endowment for Democracy, Human Rights Watch and Freedom House, and suspend port visits by U.S. Navy ships to Hong Kong.
· Antonio Guterres urges avoiding action that would increase tensions on India-China border: UN spokesperson →
We’re, obviously, looking at the situation, and we would urge all the parties involved to avoid any action that would make the situation even more tense,” Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said at the daily press briefing on Wednesday.
· 11 new Covid-19 cases, all returnees →
Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, said one new case was a Thai woman, 32, who returned from India last Friday.
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· SoftBank’s Vision Fund plans to cut 10% of staff as startups sour →
A spokesman for the Vision Fund declined to comment.
· Investigators scour Pakistan air crash site for clues and cockpit voice recorder →
Investigators were also hunting for the Airbus A320 jet's cockpit voice recorder, said a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).
· Thailand reports 11 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths →
The cases were Thai nationals in quarantine who recently returned from overseas, including four from Kuwait, six from Qatar, and one from India, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government's coronavirus task force.
· Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds →
Before Pompeo’s statement, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said his government will adopt “necessary countermeasures” to deal with “mistaken” attempts at foreign interference by other countries.