Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

Doctors embrace drug touted by Trump for COVID-19, without hard evidence it works

The decades-old drug that President Donald Trump has persistently promoted as a potential weapon against COVID-19 has within a matter of weeks become a standard of care in areas of the United States hit hard by the pandemic - though doctors prescribi
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Rosenstein defends Mueller as GOP blasts FBI Russia probe

Rosenstein defends Mueller as GOP blasts FBI Russia probe

Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBI's probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday but failed get to former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia
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All four ex-cops charged in George Floyd death

All four ex-cops charged in George Floyd death

A fired Minneapolis police officer will face a more serious murder charge and three other sacked officers will be charged with aiding and abetting in the death of an unarmed black man that triggered days of nationwide protest. This report produced by
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U.S. defense chief opposes troop deployment for protests

U.S. defense chief opposes troop deployment for protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Defense Secretary Mark Esper was still in his post on Wednesday despite his comments that he does not think it is appropriate to deploy U.S. troops to quell nationwide protests, something Trump has th
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Atlanta cops face charges after tasing college students

Atlanta cops face charges after tasing college students

Six Atlanta police officers will face charges for an incident in which they tased two college students and removed them from their car during protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American in police custody. Freddie Joyner has m
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Travel rule changes for Britain and Germany

Travel rule changes for Britain and Germany

Britain and Germany announced changes to travel rules on Wednesday. As Francis Maguire reports, the UK will introduce a 14 day quarantine for all travellers while Germany has eased travel restrictions.
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Global show of solidarity after George Floyd's death

Global show of solidarity after George Floyd's death

From Paris to Sydney, thousands have shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement across the world.
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Little evidence extremists drive U.S. protests: DHS report

Little evidence extremists drive U.S. protests: DHS report

Part of an internal review by the Department of Homeland Security said most of the recent violence and looting linked to civil rights protests in U.S. cities was being driven by opportunists, not organized activists. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
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Inside Brazil and Peru, as Latin America battles COVID-19

Inside Brazil and Peru, as Latin America battles COVID-19

Coronavirus infections may have subsided in Europe, but in Latin American countries like Brazil and Peru the struggle to contain the outbreak is as tough as it has ever been.
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UK won't turn its back on Hong Kong, says Johnson

UK won't turn its back on Hong Kong, says Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain won't turn its back on the people of Hong Kong -- a former British colony -- if China imposes a national security law on the territory.
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U.S. protesters, angry at Floyd's death, defy curfew but violence subsides

U.S. protesters, angry at Floyd's death, defy curfew but violence subsides

Tens of thousands of people defied curfews to take to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as National Guard troops lined the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
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Angry protests in Paris over death of black Frenchman

Angry protests in Paris over death of black Frenchman

Police fired tear gas at protesters in Paris demonstrating over the death of a black Frenchman in a police operation four years ago, as the death of George Floyd in the U.S. reignited memories of the past.
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Black-owned beauty shop faces double the punch

Black-owned beauty shop faces double the punch

A black-owned beauty shop in East Oakland is cleaning up, after looters ransacked the store on the sidelines of protests against the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer last week. Libby Hogan has more.
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After isolation Aussie dads learn survival skills

After isolation Aussie dads learn survival skills

Wade Ambrose strikes a ferro-rod with his knife in an effort to make enough sparks to light a fire, just one of many essential skills the 61-year-old will master on a Bushcraft Survival Australia course. Libby Hogan has more.
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Controversial lawmaker Steve King ousted in primary

Controversial lawmaker Steve King ousted in primary

Controversial U.S. lawmaker Steve King was voted out of office in Iowa's primary election on Tuesday (June 2).
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Trump: Republican National Convention will be moved

Trump: Republican National Convention will be moved

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that this year's Republican National Convention will not be held in North Carolina, citing Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's social distancing requirements.
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Most Americans disapprove of Trump protest response: poll

Most Americans disapprove of Trump protest response: poll

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows most Americans sympathize with nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd, and disapprove of President Trump's response.
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Protesters march to Lincoln Memorial

Protesters march to Lincoln Memorial

Crowds marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Tuesday (June 2) under the watchful eyes of the National Guard stationed on the steps leading up to the memorial.
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Trump pushes military response to civil unrest

Trump pushes military response to civil unrest

President Donald Trump has called for federal troops to crack down on what he has called "hoodlums," "thieves" and "thugs" responsible for violence during protests, blaming state governors or local officials for failing to intervene. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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Biden vows to heal racial wounds, rips Trump's response

Biden vows to heal racial wounds, rips Trump's response

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump's response to U.S. protests over racism and police misconduct, vowing to try to heal the country's racial divide and not "fan the flames of hate." Lisa Bernhard has more.
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Music industry lends its voice to Blackout Tuesday protest

Music industry lends its voice to Blackout Tuesday protest

Major broadcasters, celebrities and music streaming companies including Apple Music and Spotify turned off or made changes to their services on Tuesday to mark their solidarity with protests against the killing of George Floyd. Conway G. Gittens has more.
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With tweets fact-checked, Trump campaign turns to app

With tweets fact-checked, Trump campaign turns to app

U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign has been building an alternative channel for him for months, a smartphone app that aims to become a one-stop news, information and entertainment platform for his supporters, in part because of concerns that the
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California oyster farmer confident in industry's return

California oyster farmer confident in industry's return

Hog Island Oyster Co. in California has been forced to take drastic measures in order to survive this year's economic downturn, but co-founder Terry Sawyer is confident they can survive.
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Dead Sea Scrolls' DNA enlightens scholars

Dead Sea Scrolls' DNA enlightens scholars

Genetic sampling of the Dead Sea Scrolls has tested understandings that the 2,000-year-old artefacts were the work of a fringe Jewish sect, and shed light on the drafting of scripture around the time of Christianity's birth.
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Cuddle curtain reunites separated Brazilians

Cuddle curtain reunites separated Brazilians

Dirce Villas Boas, a 93-year-old resident of a nursing home in western Sao Paulo, had gone 70 days without seeing her daughter until Saturday when the pair hugged and danced together in an emotional reunion.
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