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Protests Rock Minneapolis For Second Night After Officer Kills Black Man

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Protests Rock Minneapolis For Second Night After Officer Kills Black Man

Protesters have clashed with police for the second night in the suburb of the US city of Minneapolis after police killed a twenty-year-old black man during a traffic stop.

Police have called the shooting to death of Daunte Wright “an accidental discharge,” and that the officer was going for a taser, not a handgun.

This shooting has caused unrest in an area already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged over last year’s killing of another black man, George Floyd.

Hundreds of protesters faced off against police in Brooklyn center after nightfall on Monday, hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the governor.  When the protesters refused to disperse, police began firing tear gas canisters.

Brooklyn centre mayor Mike Elliot says he understands the anger but calls for calm.

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Israel Continues Gaza Air Raids As Calls For Ceasefire Grow

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Israel has launched another barrage of air raids on the Gaza Strip on Monday after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the attacks on the Palestinian enclave would continue.

The Israeli military confirmed it killed a top commander of the Islamic jihad armed group, Hussam Abu Harbeed.

Explosions rocked Gaza city from north to south as Israeli fighter jets hit homes, clinics and government buildings.

212 persons, including 61 children, have been killed in Gaza since the latest violence began more than a week ago. Some fifteen hundred Palestinians were also wounded.

Gaza’s ministry of health has launched an appeal for help as it struggles to respond to the large numbers of injured persons seeking hospital treatment across the territory.

US army general, Mark Milley warned on Monday of potential destabilization beyond the Gaza Strip if the violence continued.

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French President Hosts Africa Summit On Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

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African leaders are in Paris at the Africa Finance Summit. Part of the agenda is to address post-pandemic recovery on the continent.

Presidents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Nigeria, the Republic of the Congo, South Africa and others landed in Paris on Monday for the Africa finance Summit set for today and tomorrow.

The meeting has been touted by some observers as attempting to create a “new deal” for African economies.

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Ariana Grande Marries Dalton Gomez In ‘Intimate’ Ceremony

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American pop star Ariana Grande has married her fiance Dalton Gomez in a “tiny and intimate” wedding.

Grande’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “It was tiny and intimate — less than 20 people. The room was so happy and full of love. The couple and both families couldn’t be happier.”

Last year December, 27-year-old Grande announced her engagement to Gomez, a 25-year-old real estate agent by posting a photo of her ring along with the caption, “Forever n then some.”

The TMZ website said the ceremony took place at Grande’s property in Montecito, a celebrity hotspot in southern California where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also live.

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