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25 years after Los Angeles riots, progress and distrust live side by side
By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dana Feldman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twenty-five years after the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King and the deadly riots that followed the verdict, an undercurrent of distrust pulses through a city that says it worked hard at police reform. Long before the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement, the name Rodney King became synonymous with the use of excessive force in policing minority groups. King, then 25, was battered by a squad of white officers after a traffic stop in March 1991, an incident caught in graphic detail on a bystander's video.
9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger
Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.
Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over 'terror' claims
Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users. Turkey's Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia.org, without making clear the reason for the move. Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups.
Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
Fox News accused of running 'misleading' graphic on Donald Trump's unemployment record
Fox News has attracted controversy after it posted a graphic on Twitter about unemployment rates which users have pointed out is "misleading". On the surface, it seems uncomplicated, comparing the rate of US unemployment under four presidents on the 100th day of their first administration: Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton. The graphic appears to present the Republicans - Mr Trump and Mr Bush - favourably, showing the jobless rate after the first three months of their presidencies stood at 4.5 per cent and 4.4 per cent respectively.
Berkeley Professor Robert Reich: First Amendment is 'absolutely critical'
First Lady dedicates 'healing' garden at children's hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) — Off in the distance, young patients can see the Washington Monument from the hospital's new rooftop "healing" garden, dedicated Friday by first lady Melania Trump as a place children and their families can breathe fresh air, "relax and enjoy in peace."
Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen
A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.
Apple Trying To Persuade California DMV To Change Self-Driving Rules
Thousands of Egypt Catholics gather for Pope mass
Thousands of Egyptian Catholics waving the colours of the Vatican flag gathered amid tight security Saturday in a Cairo stadium where Pope Francis was to lead mass. "I'm so happy to be seeing the pope in real life," said Siham Ghali shortly after daybreak. Nearby, Jihan John said she was delighted to be attending a mass led by a Catholic pope for the second time after seeing former pope John Paul II when he visited Egypt in 2000.
On the back of several successful product launches, Google’s Pichai drew nearly $200 million in 2016
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - On the back of several product launches and a big boost to the global tech giant, Google’s sales revenue - the company’s 44-year-old, India-born CEO Sundar Pichai is
Army expands Kashmir Super series to 50 to provide free coaching
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], April 30 (ANI): After achieving success with its Kashmir Super-40 initiative, which provides coaching for the youth for Engineering Entrance Exams, the Indian Arm
Flat buyers file complaint against Jayaprakash Infratech
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): An FIR has been filed by a home-buyer against Jayaprakash Infratechs Aman Township for failing to give possession of their flats despite depositing the required mon
UKPNP to Pak: No annexation of Gilgit-Baltistan
Leeds [U.K.], April 30 (ANI): The third convention of the United Kashmir Peoples National Party (UKPNP), United Kingdom was held on Sunday in Leeds, primarily aiming to set a blueprint in its crusade
Mumbai: BMC demolishes 100-year-old cross in Bandra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 30 (ANI): The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday removed a cross located here in Bandra following the Bombay High Courts order to demolish illegal
Trump calls ObamaCare 'dead', says new healthcare on its way
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Continuing his vociferous campaign for the GOP healthcare plan, United States President Donald Trump took another potshot at ObamaCare, calling it dead, while also
Maharashtra: Automated weather stations to be installed for farmers
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 30 (ANI): The Maharashtra Government on Sunday successfully installed first-of-its-kind automated weather stations for the farmers in the region. Being the first stat
Turkish President Erdogan arrives in New Delhi
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday arrived in New Delhi to kickstart his two-day visit. This will be his first visit to India as the Turkish President.
Democrats have become party of 'obstruction': Trump
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Democrats, saying that they were without a leader and had become the party of obstr
India Runway Week Day 2 begin with homage to handloom
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): The Day Two of the summer edition of India Runway Week (IRW) was dedicated to promote young textile designers with contemporary styles, western cuts in Indian textil
Finally, an end to 'Laal Batti' culture from tomorrow
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): The Union Cabinet earlier this month issued a notification to end the culture of flashing red beacons, more popularly known as Lal Batti with effect from May 1. Th
Sukma condolence meet was organised to remove anti-India tag: JNU Prof.
New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Assistant Professor Dr. Buddha Singh, whose car was vandalised for organising a condolence meet for the CRPF personnel who were kil
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