WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS, June 3: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth consecutive night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, clashing with police and looting stores in New York City.

HOUSTON, June 3: George Floyd’s hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a “gentle giant” whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere in the United States.

MANILA, June 2: The Philippines has suspended its decision to scrap a two-decade-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 2: China completed its first high-precision airborne gravity survey for Mount Everest and its surrounding region as the aircraft of the mission safely returned to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, media reports said on Tuesday.

Five police officers shot, wounded in U.S. protests

Published On: June 2, 2020 08:50 PM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS, June 2: At least five U.S. police officers were shot and wounded during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, police and media said, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to deploy the military if unrest did not stop.

India steps up efforts to curb locust infestation

Published On: June 2, 2020 06:42 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEW DELHI, June 2: Battling its worst desert locust outbreak in decades, India is ordering new equipment to control the swarms before summer crop-sowing gathers pace in the middle of this month.

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS,June 2: Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed a massive show of force to end violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody.

ROME, June 1: The first day of June saw coronavirus restrictions ease from Asia to Europe on Monday, even as U.S. protests against police brutality sparked fears of new outbreaks. The Colosseum opened its ancient doors in Rome, ferries restarted in Bangladesh, golfers played in Greece, students returned in Britain and Dutch bars and restaurants were free to welcome hungry, thirsty patrons.

India climbs to 7th biggest outbreak in world

Published On: June 1, 2020 01:46 PM NPT By: Associated Press

NEW DELHI, June 1: India has registered 230 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its total to 5,394 as the country begins its three-stage reopening on Monday.

SEOUL, June 1: A self-driving robot equipped with cameras and an LED screen greets visitors at the lobby in the headquarters of South Korea’s largest mobile operator, checking their temperature, dispensing hand sanitiser and disinfecting the floor.