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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.

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    The Independent

    Coronavirus: Health minister suggests number of people being tested is not important, after failure to provide figures for nearly two weeks

    A health minister has suggested the number of people being tested for coronavirus is not important, as he came under fire for the failure to provide figures for nearly two weeks.Edward Argar also insisted he still did not know how many people are going through the test-and-trace programme – even after leaked data put the number at just 1,749 in its first four days.

  • 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.

  • Celebrity
    The Independent

    Coronation Street star says he may need to wear ‘fat suit’ on set following lockdown weight loss

    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.

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    Yahoo News UK

    11 pictures that show scale of George Floyd police brutality protests in the UK

    Police arrested 23 people after a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd.Thousands marched across London on Sunday to demonstrate against his death last Monday in the US city of Minneapolis.A white ex-police officer has been charged with murdering Mr Floyd, 46.Derek Chauvin, 44, who has since been dismissed from the police department, is accused of pressing his knee to Mr Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.In a video of the incident, Mr Floyd can be heard saying, “don’t kill me” and “I can’t breathe”.Read more: Use of force criticised in George Floyd police brutality protestsThe protest in London was organised by the Black Lives Matter movement and started in Trafalgar Square, where people chanted Mr Floyd's name and knelt on the floor en masse, before heading to the US embassy in Battersea.Hundreds of people also took part in protests in Cardiff and Manchester.The Metropolitan Police said 23 people had been arrested as a result of the protest in London.After Battersea, protesters – many wearing masks – crossed the River Thames again, and headed through affluent Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, before gathering at the base of Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in a fire in 2017.The Metropolitan Police said the arrests varied in suspected offences, from possession of an offensive weapon to assault on police, obstructing a public carriageway and breaches of COVID-19 legislation.In the US, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in another night of protests.Read more: World alarmed by violence in US after George Floyd deathCity and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down transport systems to slow protesters' movements, but that did little to stop parts of many cities from again erupting into violence.Protesters in Philadelphia threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, officials said, while thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry – boxes of trainers, armloads of clothes, and mobile phones, TVs and other electronics.Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters across the street from the White House in Washington DC.It emerged that US president Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker by Secret Service agents on Friday during a previous night’s demonstrations. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker.At least 4,400 people have been arrested over days of protests in the US.

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    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.