Minneapolis To Disband Police Department – The Minneapolis City Council on Sunday voted to disband its police department and invest in community-based public safety programs following calls from activists to ‘defund the police,’ in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. [forbes]
Coronavirus: Hard-hit Brazil Removes Data Amid Rising Death Toll – Brazil has removed months of data on Covid-19 from a government website amid criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the outbreak. [bbc]
Statue Of Slave Trader Edward Colston Pulled Down And Thrown Into Harbour By Bristol Protesters – Bronze memorial had stood in city centre since 1895. [tele]
Brazil Accused Of Hiding Data On Coronavirus Crisis – Bolsonaro government stops counting total cases and deaths as country becomes global pandemic hotspot. [ft]
Trump’s Evident Character Flaws Leave Him Unable To Meet The Historic Moment – “In a president, character is everything,” wrote the renowned speechwriter Peggy Noonan. And therein lies President Donald Trump’s inability to meet this American moment. [cnn]
Looney Tunes Ditches Guns For Its Modern Relaunch – But Dynamite And Scythes Are Still Allowed – Elmer Fudd used to regularly wield shotguns and firearms in his hapless pursuit of arch-nemesis Bugs Bunny. [sky]
George Floyd’s Brother Has A Message For Protesters Around The World – Philonise Floyd is one of several guests on a special, hour-long episode of ‘Shelter in Place.’ [vice]
New York Times Senior Editor Resigns Amid Backlash Over Controversial Op-Ed – James Bennet’s resignation comes after backlash on a comment piece written by a GOP senator called for using military force on protesters. [guardian]
Accomplice ‘Tipped Off Madeleine McCann Suspect Christian Brückner’ – An employee at the resort where Madeleine McCann was abducted may have watched her family and passed information to Christian Brückner so he could burgle their apartment, reports suggest. [times]
SANParks Closes Lion’s Head Trails Due To ‘Non-Compliance By Users’ – Hikers are banned again from popular Lion’s Head after Table Mountain National Park was re-opened under Level 3 lockdown. [captal]
The Other Side Of The VBS Puzzle – Matodzi’s WhatsApps reveal purpose and payments to Malema and Shivambu’s slush funds. [mav]
Great White Shark Kills Surfer Off Australia’s New South Wales – A 3m (10ft) great white shark has killed a surfer in northern New South Wales, police in the Australian state have said. [bbc]
Angelo Agrizzi’s Big Bosasa Corruption Bill: Liquidators Seek R91m – Former Bosasa boss Angelo Agrizzi has been slapped with letter of demand for R91 million by the team of liquidators managing the winding up of the corruption-accused Bosasa group. [n24]
A US Protester Shared Her Experience On TikTok After Being Shot In The Face With A Rubber Bullet – Zeelee Segura attended a peaceful protest in San Diego, California, where she marched and chanted along with other protesters – until police began teargassing participants and shot her in the face with a rubber bullet. [busins]
Philadelphia Man Walter Ogrod Wrongly Convicted Of Killing Girl, 4, Freed After 28 Years – A review found violations of Ogrod’s right to due process of law and that prosecutors withheld material that could’ve helped him. [sky]
UFC Superstar Conor McGregor Announces Retirement – The two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) World Champion said his fighting days were over in a Twitter message posted on his verified account, alongside a picture with his mother, Margaret. [s24]
Demand for Private Jets Rises As Wealthy Russians Look To Spend Lockdown In The West – The increase comes as the number of coronavirus cases in Russia spikes. [rr]
Ever Wondered Where Your Favourite Coffee Comes From? – Your daily cup of coffee will taste even better when you know where it was sourced from, and what went into the production process. [here]
Teenager’s Collection Of 37,000 Tadpoles Turns Her Into A TikTok Star – Hannah McSorley’s videos prove a big hit online and lead to deal with influencer agency. [guardian]
Kylie Jenner And The End Of The Instagram Influencer Business Model – Kylie Jenner, the youngest and most popular member of Instagram’s first family and the pioneer of the Instagram influencer business model, cannot keep up with it herself. [nyp]
Coleen Rooney ‘Sacks Her Lawyers’ – Amid ‘messy’ Rebekah Vardy court battle ‘after they claimed her case isn’t very strong’ leading her to ‘blow her top’ [dm]
Hip-Hop Lovers Will Dig This Tune – Run the Jewels 4 review – a remarkable hit rate. [guardian]
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