Top 10 world news today: US citizenship for Hong Kongers, George Floyd protests and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 02, 2020, 07:43 PM(IST)

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

US protests highlight inequalities and endemic racial discrimination: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet

US presidential candidate Joe Biden hit at Trump for 'using the American military against the American people'.

With rallies halted and tweets fact-checked, Trump campaign turns to smartphone app

Tensions between Trump and the messaging platform escalated last week after Twitter began to label some of his tweets with a fact-check.

'Step back': United Kingdom hits out at China's attempts to assume control of Hong Kong

Britain urged China to rethink its plans and the strategy therein to assert more control over Hong Kong, which was earlier British territory, and was handed back to China under special terms

'I can't be silent': Hong Kong people aim to mark Tiananmen despite ban

Fears have intensified over what many residents of Hong Kong see as Beijing's encroachment on its freedoms, and the impact of that on the city's status as a global financial hub. 

Mining giant Rio Tinto apologises for blowing up 46,000-year-old indigenous site

This mining company is one of the largest with vast operations in Australia. The iron ore mines contribute more than half of its total revenue. 

China's giant telescope to officially begin looking for 'alien' signals starting September

The huge telescope started functioning in January, but has been undergoing renovation and upgrades to minimise the risk of signal interference.

UK says virus-related deaths rise to 48,000

Its figure is significantly higher than the government's latest daily figure of 39,045. 

'Walk with us!': Sheriff in Michigan shows solidarity to protestors

These protests have led to violence and looting over the weekend in the United States, but the demonstration in Flint remained peaceful. 

EU 'shocked and appalled' by George Floyd's murder, calls it 'abuse of power'

The European Union recently expressed “shock” over the incident. 

United States 'considering' offering citizenship to Hong Kongers amid crisis with China

China’s approval of security laws in the city make disapproval of the Chinese government a crime.

 

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