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3:09AM A brother of George Floyd has urged a US congressional panel to not to let his death in Minneapolis police custody be in vain.
3:09AM The White House says US President Donald Trump may issue an executive order to take action on policing.
3:09AM Russia's FSB intelligence agency says five people have been arrested over an apparent terrorist plot in Crimea.
8:38PM Swedish authorities have ended a probe into the 1986 murder of prime minister Olof Palme because the chief suspect is dead.
8:35PM A Dutch prosecutor says four men accused of murder over the downing of MH17 can't claim combatant immunity because they weren't fighting for a state.
7:44PM Indonesia has reported its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases for a second successive day, with 1241 new infections.
7:32PM British research suggests mask wearing can dramatically reduce coronavirus transmission rates if enough people wear them in public.
7:28PM Malaysians can travel for domestic holidays, get haircuts and shop at street markets as the country reopens after three months in lockdown due to COVID-19.
7:24PM It's important the United Kingdom reviews Huawei's role in its 5G network because the West can't ignore the rise of China, NATO's secretary-general says.
7:00PM France with lift emergency health measures on July 10, the prime minister's office says, as data shows signs the coronavirus may be fading away in the country.
6:50PM The royals have congratulated the Duke of Edinburgh on his 99th birthday but won't be able to deliver their wishes in person due to coronavirus lockdowns.
6:20PM US President Donald Trump has questioned whether a 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised after being shoved by police was part of a far-left conspiracy.
6:20PM Experts from the World Health Organization say people with COVID-19 are probably most infectious right at the point when they start feeling unwell.
6:20PM Brazil's government has resumed publication of full COVID-19 data, including the cumulative death toll, following a directive from the country's Supreme Court.
6:20PM Prince Philip is preparing to celebrate his 99th birthday after spending the past three months in lockdown at Windsor Castle with the Queen.
6:20PM Stories from around the world overnight.
6:20PM A Chinese billionaire property developer allegedly bribed LA City Council aide George Esparza with $US32,000 in casino chips and a trip to Australia.
6:20PM Little Britain has been removed from iPlayer after coming under fire over the use of blackface in some comedy sketches.
6:20PM The Trump administration has allowed hunters in Alaskan reserves to bait bear traps and kill denning bear cubs and wolf pups, overturning an Obama-era rule.
6:20PM The Duke of Edinburgh is celebrating his 99th birthday.
6:20PM US Senate Republicans are working on legislation to address police reform and racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
6:19PM As states in the US reopen their economies the number of coronavirus cases continue to increase, raising the prospect of lockdowns being put back in place.
6:19PM A Swedish charity has called to task Caterpillar, Komatsu and Volvo AB for supplying machinery to Myanmar's jade mines despie rampant abuses in the industry.
1:04AM Online voting, dictated votes, voting in supermarkets and plenty of polling places will all feature in New Zealand's election on September 19.
6:18PM Thailand has reported no local coronavirus transmissions for the past 16 days, prompting authorities to consider the next phase of reopening businesses.
6:18PM Reality TV show Cops has been dropped after 33 seasons as protests over police brutality following the death of George Floyd spread across the globe.
1:04AM South Korea is charging two activist groups with illegally floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets and bottles filled with rice into North Korea.
6:17PM A raging fire at a natural gas field in northeastern India has killed two firefighters and forced nearly 8000 people to leave their homes.
6:17PM At least a dozen people are dead and hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes as floods wreak havoc in south and central China.
6:17PM The World Health Organisation is urging a lockdown in Pakistan as the country's coronavirus cases soar past 5000.
11:54AM Hong Kong protesters have defied bans on gatherings and taken to the streets, with police making 53 arrests and using pepper spray to disperse crowds.
11:54AM Papua New Guinea has received an emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund to help it cover costs of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:27AM George Floyd, a black man who died under a white police officer's knee, has been memorialised at a funeral in Texas as "the cornerstone of a movement".
10:18AM Protesters at Oxford University have demanded the removal of a statue of 19th century British colonialist Cecil Rhodes from Oriel College.
10:18AM A decades-old law that has kept law enforcement officers' disciplinary records secret in New York state has been repealed.
10:00AM General Charles Brown Junior has been confirmed as chief of staff of the US Air Force, making him the first black officer to lead one of the military services.
10:00AM At least 69 people have been killed and a village razed by Boko Haram gunmen in northern Nigeria, reports say. .
10:00AM Twitter has declared a company holiday on June 19 to honour the Emancipation Proclamation which freed millions of enslaved African-Americans in the 1860s.
10:00AM Images of the Confederate battle flag are to be banned from US Navy ships, aircraft and installations.
8:23AM The closure in the US of thousands of offices, restaurants and stores during the COVID-19 pandemic led to employers laying off 7.7 million workers in April.
8:23AM The IMF has approved a $US5 billion loan deal for Ukraine to help stabilise the country's economy as it struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
4:22AM Burundi's outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza has died from a heart attack, the government of the central African nation has announced.
3:49AM German exports and imports in April had their biggest falls since records began in 1990 as coronavirus restrictions savaged demand.
3:49AM Protesters have defied a coronavirus ban and a heavy police presence to gather in central Hong Kong to mark a year since the beginning of pro-democracy rallies.
3:49AM A year on from the start of Hong Kong's large and often violent anti-government movement, residents' feelings range from slim hope to acute fear of oppression.
3:49AM Polish authorities have seized more than three tonnes of cocaine hidden in barrels of frozen pineapple pulp, with a street value of around $A126 million.
3:49AM In June 2019, as many as a million people marched through Hong Kong over an extradition bill, setting off a year of protests about the city's freedoms.
3:49AM London's statues and street names will be reviewed, Mayor Sadiq Khan says, after protesters toppled a statue of an English slave trader.
3:49AM US authorities have told Dutch prosecutors they can't provide more information about their detection of the missile that downed MH17 because it's confidential.
3:49AM At least 13 people are dead after a building collapsed in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
3:49AM Moscow has lifted its coronavirus lockdown after two months despite Russia's capital still recording more than 1000 cases a day.
3:49AM Authorities are trying to contain the diesel from a major spill that has reached a Russian lake that's linked to a river that flows into the Arctic Ocean.
9:42PM More than 400 personnel have been arrested over suspected links to the network the Turkish government claims was behind the failed 2016 coup.
9:29PM Iran will execute an Iranian who spied on slain Qassem Soleimani, although the judiciary says the case is not linked to the top commander's assassination.
7:20PM China has dismissed US research that suggests the coronavirus might have been spreading in China as early as August 2019.
7:17PM Charges have been dropped against the ex-chief minister of Sabah state in the second high-profile corruption case to be dismissed by Malaysia's new government.
7:17PM Indonesia has reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infections to 33,076.
5:13PM BP plans to cut 10,000 jobs from its global workforce after being hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
5:13PM A holidaymaker has been rescued after being stuck down a well in Bali for nearly a week.
5:13PM Coronavirus restrictions have eased in Jakarta, with restaurants, shops and transport services returning even though infections have spiked in the country.
5:13PM Storm Cristobal has weakened to a tropical depression after making landfall in the US and will continue to inundate the northern Gulf Coast.
5:13PM Berlin hasn't yet received confirmation from Washington about reports the US plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Germany, the defence minister says.
5:13PM Terri, Bindi and Robert Irwin are nominated for two Critics Choice awards for their TV series, Crikey! It's the Irwins.
5:13PM The global economy is set for its largest contraction since the end of World War II and up to 100 million could fall into extreme poverty, the World Bank says.
5:13PM Berlin hasn't yet received confirmation from Washington about reports the US plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Germany.
5:13PM For the first time, archaeologists have used ground-penetrating radar to map an entire ancient Roman city, allowing them to explore the site without excavation.
5:13PM Democrats have proposed a sweeping overhaul of US police forces and their powers but President Donald Trump has declared: "We won't be dismantling our police."
5:13PM Stories from around the world overnight.
5:13PM Meth and cocaine prices have skyrocketed in Australia as Mexican drug cartels struggle to overcome strict pandemic travel restrictions to smuggle the drugs in.
5:13PM Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport has resigned after backlash over claims regarding his treatment of people of colour and a photo of him in brown face.
5:13PM A spokesman for a German prosecutor's office say they have some evidence that Madeleine McCann is dead but not her body nor enough for a warrant or a trial.
5:12PM The WHO says the pandemic is far from over as daily cases hit a record high, with the bulk of them from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia.
5:12PM There's no escaping a brutal recession of up to 10 per cent this year according to one New Zealand economist, with a "tourism-sized hole in our economy".
5:12PM The calls to defund US police have put pressure on Joe Biden and other Democrats as Donald Trump and the Republican party frame it as bending to extremists.
5:11PM A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck south of Indonesia's Buru Island but authorities say there's no tsunami risk.
5:11PM A South Korean court has rejected a request for an arrest warrant for Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee as part of an investigation into alleged accounting fraud.
5:11PM The US father and son accused of helping ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn flee Japan have challenged their extradition, saying bail jumping is not a crime in Japan.
4:09PM Thousands of mourners have attended a final public viewing of George Floyd's casket in his native city of Houston as pressure mounts for US police reform.
1:13PM Community campaigners have claimed victory with New Zealand police abandoning plans to equip officers on general rounds with guns after a failed trial.
12:48PM US President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been defaced by Black Lives Matter supporters, with people uploading images to social media.
9:43AM Bonnie Pointer, the founding member who kicked off the Pointer Sisters by getting her sister to join her in club gigs, has died of cardiac arrest at age 69.
7:44AM The bail for Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer charged with George Flloyd's murder, has been raised by $US250,000 at a brief court appearance.
7:09AM France's interior minister has announced police chokeholds will be banned and no longer taught in training following protests over the death of George Floyd.
7:09AM British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has acknowledged that many anti-racism protesters' concerns are founded on a "cold reality" .
7:09AM After three gloomy months and more than 21,000 deaths, New York City has slowly begun reopening after it was forced to shut down due to the virus pandemic.
7:12PM An Iranian doctor based in Florida has returned to his homeland after being part of a swap that saw a US Navy veteran held by Iran return to America.
6:34PM Don Damond has broken his silence about the death of George Floyd, describing his reaction after watching the horrific police arrest video.
6:34PM Rolling global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
6:34PM Some 23,000 people have demonstrated across France to support the Black Lives Matter movement and protest against police brutality.
6:34PM Lebanese anti-government demonstrators gathered in Beirut in defiance of a coronavirus lockdown, to protest against worsening economic and social conditions.
6:34PM US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has made known his regret at having accompanied Donald Trump to a photo opportunity in front of a church near the White House.
6:34PM Four people out of nine on board an Indonesian army helicopter have been killed when it crashed in central Java, officials say.
6:34PM As Brazil's death toll from coronavirus soars towards 36,000, authorities removed months of data about the pandemic's impact on the country from the public.
6:34PM Police in Taiwan say a city council Speaker has been found dead a few hours after the mayor lost a vote against the backdrop of further tensions with China.
6:34PM A thief in Germany has ran off after stealing goods from a supermarket but inadvertently left behind a vital clue to his identity - his eight-year-old son.
6:34PM China has recorded six new cases of COVID-19 with five of the new cases involving travellers returning from abroad.
6:34PM Nearly 30,000 people have died from coronavirus in France, the fifth-highest toll in the world, but authorities say the epidemic is now under control.
6:34PM George Floyd's brother Philonise will testify to the US Congress during a hearing on police practices and accountability.
6:33PM Joe Biden has called on the US Congress to take immediate action to outlaw choke-holds after formally clinching the Democratic presidential nomination.
6:33PM The number of deaths around the world from the novel coronavirus is approaching 400,000 as nearly seven million people have been diagnosed with the disease.