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June 1, 2020 | Via BBC

Violence Erupts on Sixth Day of Protests

Violence has erupted in cities across the US on the sixth night of protests sparked by the death in police custody of African-American George Floyd. Curfews have been imposed in nearly 40 cities, but people have largely ignored them, leading to tense stand-offs. Riot police clashed with protesters in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, firing tear gas and pepper bullets to try to disperse the crowds.

June 1, 2020 | Via The Guardian

SpaceX Capsule Docks at International Space Station

A mere 19 hours after blasting off from Florida, and with a short break for a burst of Black Sabbath in between, two Nasa astronauts docked the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday in another milestone moment for their historic mission. SpaceX confirmed docking was made at 10.16am ET above the China-Mongolia border.

June 1, 2020 | Via Reuters

U.S. Sends Brazil 2 Million Doses of Hydroxychloroquine

The United States has supplied Brazil with 2 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for use against the coronavirus, the two governments said on Sunday, despite medical warnings about risks associated with the anti-malaria drug. The White House released a joint announcement on the drug, whose use has been touted both by U.S. President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

June 1, 2020 | Via Sky News

Belgian Prince Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Belgian prince has tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party in Spain, which local media have reported as breaking lockdown rules. The prince, who is the nephew of Belgium’s King Phillipe and tenth in line to the throne, is now in quarantine with reportedly mild symptoms. Spanish police have launched an investigation and those who breached restrictions could be fined between €600 (£540) and €10,000 (£8,997).

June 1, 2020 | Via SF Gate

Christo, Artist Known for Massive, Fleeting Displays, Dies

Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists’ careers were defined by their ambitious art projects that quickly disappeared soon after they were erected and often involved wrapping large structures in fabric. In 2005, he installed more than 7,500 saffron-colored vinyl gates in New York’s Central Park.

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