Saturday, May 15, 2021
Focus on the big picture
GUILTY of George Floyd murder: jury convicts Derek Chauvin on all charges
BBC, 21 Apr 2021
A jury in Minneapolis has found Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes while arresting him.
The jury reached its verdict and found Mr Chauvin guilty of all three charges - second degree murder, third degree murder and manslaughter.
Mr Floyd, an African American, was being arrested in connection with a minor offence. The video of his death led to worldwide protests against racism and demanding change.
Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Nick Bryan, Lebo Diseko at the court in Minneapolis and north America editor Jon Sopel.
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China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars
BBC, 15 May 2021
China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday.
Israeli military demolish Media building in Gaza
Al Jazeera, 15 May 2021
A building that has housed international media offices including Al Jazeera’s in the Gaza Strip was hit by an Israeli air strike that totally demolished the structure.
London protest against Isreali attacks on Gaza
AP, 15 May 2021
Protesters took to the streets in London on Saturday to demonstrate against the ongoing violence in the Middle East.
Hamas fires rockets as Israel renews air strikes
AFP, 15 May 2021
Israeli forces and Palestinian militants face a widening conflict, as deadly violence erupts across the West Bank amid a massive aerial bombardment in Gaza.
Gutfeld: Leaders don't play it safe, they take risks
FOX, 15 May 2021
'Gutfeld!' panel discuss why some on the left are scared to remove
Colombia protesters undeterred as COVID deaths top 80,000
DW, 15 May 2021
Colombian authorities are warning that anti-government protests threaten to prolong a devastating third wave of the pandemic.
Wanda Sykes’ show debuts on Netflix
Reuters, 15 May 2021
Wanda Sykes’ new sitcom on Netflix ‘The Upshaws’ celebrates working class Black families.
Keiser Report | Worker Shortages | E1697
RT, 15 May 2021
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the
Restive Pacaya volcano delights tourists but menaces residents
NBC, 15 May 2021
Pacaya has proven a popular tourist attraction for visitors to a rural part of Guatemala, but local residents are fearful for their lives and property.
Israeli fighter jets hit targets in central Gaza as fight with Hamas escalates
Guardian, 15 May 2021
Israeli fighter jets have hit targets in central Gaza, the military said on Saturday, and Palestinian militants fired rockets in retaliation after a day of deadly violence rocke...
Prince Charles congratulates Royal British Legion on its centenary
Telegraph, 15 May 2021
The Prince of Wales has sent a message of thanks to the Royal British Legion, which is marking its centenary this weekend.
Port workers rescue rare stranded porpoise calf in central China
CGTN, 15 May 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-15/Port-workers-rescue-rare-stranded-porpoise-calf-in-central-China-10hNan8h1pm/index.html A rare baby finless porpoise was recently...
Chileans elect gender-equal assembly to draft new constitution
FRANCE24, 15 May 2021
The face of a new Chile begins taking shape this weekend as the South American country elects 155 people tasked with drafting a new constitution to replace the one imposed durin...
China Mars rover Zhu Rong successfully lands on red planet
SCMP, 15 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube China's Mars rover Zhu Rong successfully landed on the red planet on May 15, 2021 after “nine min...
Sky News Breakfast: The Prime Minister pushes on with lifting England's lockdown
Sky, 15 May 2021
On Sky News Breakfast: - The Prime Minister pushes on with lifting England's lockdown, despite a warning from SAGE that the Indian variant could cause more hospital admissions t...
Canada's top doctors plan for more a social fall, dashing hopes for summer
CA, 15 May 2021
As the U.S. starts edging back to normalcy by ditching face mask usage for fully vaccinated people indoors, Canada hasn't reached that point yet.
U.S. seeks to de-escalate violence in the Middle East
CBS, 15 May 2021
The U.S. is hoping to aid in creating a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas amid growing violence.
Covid: Second vaccine dose accelerated for over-50s and clinically vulnerable
ITV, 15 May 2021
The Indian Covid variant could "pose serious disruption" to lockdown easing in England on June 21, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Ransomware Attack Causes Gas Shortages
Bloomberg, 15 May 2021
May.14 -- The largest pipeline in the U.S. was disrupted after
‘Hollywood forgot me’: McConaughey reveals career turning point
CNN, 15 May 2021
Actor Matthew McConaughey reflects his Hollywood career, including how he transitioned from romantic comedies and how an iconic unscripted moment from "The Wolf of Wall Street" ...