Four former Minneapolis police officers indicted on charges of willfully violating the Black man's constitutional rights and failing to provide him with medical care.
Protests began last week in opposition to a now-cancelled tax reform plan but demonstrators have expanded their demands to include government action to tackle poverty, police violence and inequality in the health and education systems.
Gun sales and a mental health crisis among young people, both of which spiked during virus-related lockdowns, are seen as risk factors in school shootings.
A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Brazilian favela left 25 people dead, turning a Rio de Janeiro neighbourhood into a battlefield and drawing condemnation from rights groups.
By joining calls to share technology behind Covid-19 jabs, the Biden administration will add heft to a growing group of leaders who believe there is an urgent, if temporary, need for wider access to treatments if the world wants to end the pandemic.
Figures from an NGO show that over 30 people have died since the start of the protests, while official figures show at least 18 of 24 dead were shot, and over 800 others injured.
Facebook’s independent oversight board keeps ban on former US president Donald Trump but demands social media giant determine a consistent response with rules that are applied to other users of the platform.
Bogota’s tax proposal has triggered anger as ordinary people feel the government has burdened them, and not the rich, with fixing the pandemic-hit economy.
At least 24 people died and dozens others were injured on Monday night in the accident, one of the worst ever to strike the Mexico City metro, raising questions about construction and maintenance standards on a network used by millions every day.
The United Nations, United States, European Union and rights bodies called for calm after 19 people were killed and 846 injured during protests against the administration of Colombian President Ivan Duque.
Defence attorney Eric Nelson said he is requesting a new trial in the interests of justice, arguing that there were abuses of discretion that deprived Derek Chauvin of a fair trial.
At least 23 people have been killed and 70 others injured in the accident, which is one of the worst to strike the Mexico City metro since it was inaugurated in 1969.
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