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The prosecution is expected to call more witnesses to testify in court on Thursday in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged in the death of unarmed Black man George Floyd.
Several senior members of the Minneapolis police force have testified against Mr Chauvin this week in a damning indictment of the former officer’s actions, with police chief Medaria Arradondo telling the court on Monday that officer Chauvin should not have put his knee into Mr Floyd’s neck.
Few tears likely to be shed as plan for No 10 TV press briefings droppedAnalysis: Insiders say plan had been ‘kicked down the road for so long’ it was inevitable it would be dropped Allegra Stratton has been handed a new role as spokeswoman for this autumn’s Cop26 – the global climate change conference. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA
Rodolfo Napoleon Carpio Gonzalez, 46, is believed to have converted his loft space into an illegal forgery den a decade ago, with space to produce hundreds of bogus documents. Officers from the National Crime Agency raided his home in a quiet Battersea cul-de-sac in April 2019, discovering printers and boxes of fake passports for French, Belgian, and Portuguese nationals. Carpio Gonzalez’s fingerprints were on a fake passport of a man suspected of illegally smuggling migrants into the UK, the NCA said.
A helipad at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has been left unusable after it was damaged by a US military aircraft during a training exercise.Air ambulances have instead been forced to divert to the nearby Cambridge City airport after the incident on Wednesday.Dr Victor Inyang, Medical Director of East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “Addenbrooke’s is the major trauma centre for the region, therefore quick and efficient transfer of critically ill or injured patients to the hospital is vital.”
Pete Bennett has accused his former Big Brother co-star Imogen Thomas of trying to “publicly shame” him over his tribute to Nikki Grahame. The star - who appeared on Big Brother 7 in 2006 with Thomas and Bennett and briefly dated Bennett - had battled anorexia for three decades. Thomas, 38, took to Instagram to suggest Bennett, 39, “betrayed” Nikki by sharing a final image of her and him together suggesting the move went “against everyone’s wishes”.
The European Union needs to engage with China despite many differences instead of opting for a more isolationist approach, Germany said on Wednesday. "In the EU, we have been describing China as a partner, competitor and systemic rival at the same time," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said ahead of a virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
India has reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period - the biggest one-day total seen anywhere in the world since the pandemic began. The country's health ministry said there had been 314,835 new cases on Thursday, a number that passes the previous record - 297,430 in the US in January. The previous day, India had reported 295,041 new COVID-19 cases.
‘World’s worst outbreak’: what India’s papers say as coronavirus crisis toll mounts. Newspapers warn that the situation shows no sign of improving, and calls on warring politicians to cooperate to beat the virus