George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin asks for new trial

 The white former Minneapolis police officer convicted last month of the murder of the black man George Floyd has requested a new trial. Derek Chauvin’s legal team have filed court…

Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years together

Aljazeera – Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their decision to divorce after 27 years of marriage but will continue to work together at their namesake philanthropic foundation, a development…

US lifts pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

US health regulators have lifted an 11-day pause on the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 jab, but will add a warning label about the potential for extremely rare blood clots.…

Daunte Wright shooting: Police resignations fail to ease unrest over death

The resignation of a police chief and of an officer who shot dead a black motorist in Minnesota have failed to end unrest over Sunday’s killing. Chief Tim Gannon and…

DMX, American rapper and actor, dies aged 50

BBC – US rapper and actor DMX has died at the age of 50, five days after suffering a heart attack. The performer, whose real name was Earl Simmons, had…

AstraZeneca COVID vaccine 76% effective in new US trial analysis

ASTRAZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine was 76 percent effective at preventing symptomatic illness in a new analysis of its key trial in the United States – slightly lower than the…

‘Takes one to know one’: Putin mocks Biden over ‘killer’ remark

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday mocked his US counterpart Joe Biden, escalating a war of words between the two world leaders. Putin said “it takes one to know one”…

Atlanta shootings: Asian women among eight killed at 3 US spas

Aljazeera – At least eight people, most of them Asian women, were killed in shootings at three different spas in the US state of Georgia on Tuesday, with a 21-year-old…

US protesters demand justice a year after Breonna Taylor killing

Aljazeera – Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied in the US city of Louisville, demanding justice on the anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who was…

US, Israel hold talks on Iran nuclear diplomacy, security threats

Aljazeera – Officials from the United States and Israel met by video conference Thursday to discuss the two countries’ security challenges in the Middle East, as well as the Biden…