Top 10 world news today: SpaceX's Dragon docks at ISS, George Floyd protests spread and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 31, 2020, 08.26 PM(IST)

SpaceX's Dragon arrives Photograph:( AFP )

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Here are the top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

SpaceX's astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years.

Trump administration will not invoke control of National Guard amid protests: Advisor

National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien on Sunday said that Trump administration will not request federal authority over the National Guard for now as the protests against George Floyd's death in many American cities have turned violent.

Spanish Prime Minister to seek final two-week lockdown extension in parliament

This will be the sixth time if the lockdown gets extended and will be ratified on Wednesday after being presented to the 350-seat parliament. 

George Floyd protests spread far and wide; at least 25 US cities impose curfew

Protests have erupted in at least 30 US cities over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

'Trampoline is working': Musk taunts Russian space agency chief

After the launch of Falcon 9, Rogozin remained conspicuously silent but his spokesman was forced to react.

Five-month-old baby survives coronavirus after 32 days in coma

A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with COVID-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

Only 190,000 tonnes of rice left in the country for food programme: Iraq's trade ministry

To support the programme, Iraq's trade ministry needs around 1-1.25 million tonnes of rice per year. 

Neurological symptoms of coronavirus infection decoded

This review of studies, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, may lead to improved clinical outcomes and better treatment protocol for coronavirus infection.

Scientists develop method to reduce coronavirus count in plasma, blood products

The scientists from Colorado State University (CSU) in the US, said it is still unknown if the novel coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2, behind the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Canada to promote holidays at home because of COVID-19 border closures

Canada, which has had more than 7,000 deaths due to COVID-19, has closed its borders to non-essential travel since March, and it is unclear when they will be opened again. Many provinces have also shut down domestic non-essential travel.

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