The jury has found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all the counts he faced over the death of George Floyd. The trial has been one of the most closely watched cases in recent memory, setting off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism even before the trial commenced. Chauvin, 45, has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
The European Medicines Agency says it has found a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine and very rare cases of unusual blood clots. European regulators say that unusual blood clots with low blood platelets should now be listed as “very rare” side effects of the vaccine. But they stressed that the “overall benefits of the vaccine in preventing COVID-19 outweigh the risks of side effects”.
At least 22 patients have died in a hospital in western India after a disruption to their oxygen supply caused by a leaking tank, the health minister said, as a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases soaks up supplies of the crucial gas. The world’s second-most populous nation reported 295,041 new infections on Wednesday – the world’s highest daily rise – as its hospitals were stretched to breaking point.
Indonesia’s navy is searching for 53 people on board a missing submarine and is seeking help from Australia and Singapore, the country’s military chief told Reuters on Wednesday. The German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali on Wednesday but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said.
A 90-year old woman from Hong Kong has been scammed out of HK$250 million (£23m, $32m) by fraudsters pretending to be Chinese officials, police said. Hong Kong police said the criminals had posed as public security officials investigating a criminal case in China. She was then coerced into making 11 deposits to a bank account between August and January – to help the alleged investigation.