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    Evening 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.

  • Science
    The 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.

  • Politics

    Police Guarding Trump Hotel in Washington Kneel in Front of Protesters

    Police officers stationed in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington knelt in front of protesters on June 1 amid a nationwide wave of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.A number of videos and images of the moment were shared to social media. In footage shot by local woman Lauren Malloy, the officers are seen kneeling in a line spanning the hotel’s entrance while protesters cheer and applaud them. One officer gives the crowd a thumbs up while another partakes in a fist bump with a protester.Malloy said the group she was a part of were “marching from the White House to the Capitol” when they stopped outside the Trump Hotel to kneel.“The cops took a knee in unison,” she said, “except for one who didn’t kneel.” She added that “at the end, one of the officers turned to a supervisor and asked “can I get up now” so it seems like it was an order.”Malloy said that, “after a few minutes people kept on marching.” Credit: Lauren Malloy via Storyful

  • Celebrity
    Evening 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.

  • Celebrity

    Strictly star Natalie Lowe's rare photo of baby son is too cute for words

    Natalie Lowe is certainly making the most of her time with her baby son. On Tuesday, the former Strictly Come Dancing star, who welcomed little Jack with husband James Knibbs in December, shared a rare snap of her boy during a low-key social distance walk with their adorable pet pooch. In the post, the new mum encouraged her followers to "think positive" amid these uncertain times. "Another AMAZING early morning walk," she wrote in the caption. "love early mornings with my boys."MORE: Natalie Lowe's son Jack has a very famous Strictly godfatherLoading the player...WATCH: Natalie Lowe and James Knibbs introduce their baby boyNatalie added: "Do something every day that makes you happy smile laugh staypositive thinkpositive bepositive bekind to yourself youmatter xx." Fans rushed to post comments, with many gushing over the cuteness of her tiny tot. "That's such a beautiful photo," remarked one follower, while another said: "Lovely photo bless your boys, looks really lovely where you are. Treasure every moment with Jack, take care and stay safe x."READ: Lisa Faulkner gushes about 'honeymoon phase' with husband John TorodeOther fans thanked Natalie for her positivity, with one commenting: "You are such an inspiration Natalie, thank you." Another added: "Morning ... that walk looks so lovely and peaceful - an ideal place for a walk with your babies! Treasure every moment with your gorgeous little boy Jack. You are such an inspiration to so many, such a lovely lady xx."The former Strictly star shared this snap of her son and their pet dogAfter a difficult journey to get pregnant, the professional dancer and her husband James announced Jack's arrival at the end of last year. A month later, the proud parents exclusively introduced their son to the world in HELLO!. Opening up about their joy, Natalie said: "My time now is to be a healthy mum and a great parent to Jack. Creating a human being for nine months is an incredible thing. You have to be kind to yourself, and not expect your body to go, snap, straight back to what it was before." James added: "I didn't believe I could ever think Natalie was any more amazing, but seeing her with Jack and how she is as a mum adds a whole new depth of love."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.

  • News
    The 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.