Doe gives birth outside Lethbridge couple’s living room window

It was a normal Sunday morning for Braylon Gorham until he looked out his living room window. “Literally, if the window wasn’t there, we could have touched her, we could have grabbed her,” said Gorham. He called over his wife, Meaghan Lautischer, and couldn’t believe what happened next. A doe…

Floyd died of asphyxia – private post-mortem

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said. The findings differ from an official…

Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd

PARIS (Reuters) – A few dozen protesters knelt in silence and held signs in front of the U.S. embassy in Paris on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, an African-American whose death in police custody last week has sparked unrest in the United States. Most dressed in black and wearing…

The show may go on as Portugal's theatres, cinemas reopen warily

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues got the go-ahead to reopen on Monday as the country entered the third phase of its exit from lockdown – but many stayed shut, fearing audiences would not show up. The coronavirus pandemic was a bitter blow to the already…

Wall St. rises as recovery hopes offset U.S. protests, China tensions

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday on prospects of a post-pandemic economic recovery, but the sentiment remained fragile amid protests across the country over race and an ongoing standoff between Washington and Beijing. U.S. manufacturing activity eased off an 11-year low in May, an Institute for Supply Management…

In pictures: Washington DC hit by violent protests

Washington DC has seen some of the worst violence overnight, as protests continued in the US capital and cities around the country over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police in the state on Minnesota. George Floyd, 46, died in police custody shortly after a…

South Africans cheer as alcohol goes back on sale

Long queues have formed outside shops selling alcohol in South Africa after restrictions on its sale, imposed two months ago as part of measures to fight Covid-19 were lifted. Social media posts showed people, who had braved the morning chill, cheering as buyers emerged with their bottles. The alcohol ban…

UPDATE 2-South Africa agrees to new airline bailouts, document shows

* SAA entered bankruptcy protection in December * Administrators to publish rescue plan soon * Main opposition party makes public draft plan * Shows government agrees to more bailouts (Adds detail, context throughout) By Alexander Winning JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (Reuters) – The South African government has agreed to more bailouts…