- NewsEvening Standard
Sajid Javid tells George Floyd protesters to 'show some goddamn respect' as they chant 'f*** the police' outside Downing Street
Sajid Javid has called on protesters to "show some goddamn respect" after video footage emerged of crowds chanting "f*** the police" outside Downing Street.The United States has been rocked by five days of protest across many cities after George Floyd, a black man, died in police custody in Minneapolis.
- ScienceThe Independent
Earth accelerating towards sixth mass extinction event that could see ‘disintegration of civilisation’, scientists warn
The scientists who were among the first to declare the world’s sixth mass extinction event was already underway in a 2015 study, have published new research revealing the rate at which wildlife is being destroyed is accelerating and is a direct threat to human civilisation.Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and colleagues at other institutions report in the new paper that the extinction rate is likely much higher than previously thought and is eroding nature’s ability to provide vital services to people.
- CelebrityThe Independent
Coronation Street star Colson Smith joked that he might have to wear a ‘fat suit’ when filming resumes after losing “almost 10 stone” in lockdown.The 21-year-old actor, who has played Craig Tinker on the long-running soap since 2011, said on his podcast Sofa Cinema Club that between his weight loss and dying his hair blonde, he would be virtually unrecognisable when the show returned.
- CelebrityEvening Standard
Who is Anastasia Karanikolaou? Kylie Jenner’s best friend stassiebaby before and after surgery, plus her parents, age and net worth
You might have noticed Kylie Jenner has a new Instagram sidekick: Anastasia Karanikolaou, who also goes by the name Stassie or Stassie Baby on social media.Jenner has revealed that she and the influencer are self-isolating together in Kris Jenner's second home in Palm Springs, along with Jenner's daughter Stormi Webster.
- NewsThe Telegraph
Independent autopsy reveals George Floyd died from 'asphyxiation' as lawyers call for first-degree murder charges
A medical examiner in Minnesota has classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, contradicting a preliminary report which found “nothing to support strangulation” as cause of death. Mr Floyd died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes, despite his cries that he could not breathe. The African-American’s death, captured on video, has sparked protests in Minneapolis that have spread to dozens of cities around America. The Hennepin County Attorney's Office’s report, released on Monday, said Mr Floyd’s heart stopped as police restrained him and suppressed his neck, preventing him from being able to breathe. "Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s)," the report read. Under "other significant conditions" it said Mr Floyd suffered from heart disease and hypertension, and listed fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use.
- HealthThe Independent
Oxford University and Imperial College London are both in the race to find a coronavirus vaccine. On 23 April the first European human trials began at a lab in Oxford; around 800 people were recruited to take part. Now a further 10,000 volunteers are wanted across England, Wales and Scotland. Jack Sommers was one of the first to have the jab on the Oxford trial three weeks ago.It’s been a month since I first signed up for the coronavirus vaccine trials. I was paid a grand total of £235 for five hospital visits, various needles to be stuck in my arm, and generally to be used as a human guinea pig, all in the hope I could help to develop the much-discussed Covid-19 vaccine.