Top of The World: Weeks of mounting tensions between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City culminated in another violent clash on Monday. And, more than 1,000 migrants landed on Italy’s southern island of Lampedusa on Sunday in a span of a few hours. Also, a series of bombings at a girls’ school over the weekend in Afghanistan has left 85 people dead — many under the age of 15 — and more than 125 wounded.
Top of The World: Police in a Rio de Janeiro slum engaged in an hourslong gunbattle Thursday targeting drug traffickers and leading to the death of at least 25 people. And, for the third time in May, health officials in India reported more than 400,000 coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period. Also, a discarded section of a Chinese rocket is set to fall back to Earth as early as Saturday in an uncontrolled reentry.
Top of The World: The violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the Colombian city of Cali has prompted concern over the excessive use of police force. And, an unclassified US intelligence report released Tuesday warned that Afghan women’s rights will be at risk after the US troop and NATO allies withdrawal later this year. Also, security authorities in Myanmar have been arresting and disappearing thousands of people.
After an 11-month review process, the International Olympic Committee’s 17-person Athletes' Commission has reiterated their support for a ban on protests and demonstrations at official ceremonies, on the field of play and on podiums. But commission chair Kirsty Coventry says defining what the punishment for these protests looks like is not her responsibility. The World's Bianca Hillier reports on how this may play out in Tokyo this summer.
Leonid Volkov joins The World from Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, to give an update on Alexei Navalny's health status and the future of their political opposition movement in Russia, after being designated as "extremists."
A 188-page report on police brutality finds that the US has two systems of justice — one for white people and another for Black people.
“The entire Jewish community is traumatized," said Abraham Nahoum, one of 20,000 protesters demanding justice for Sarah Halimi, 65, a retired doctor who was killed in 2017.
Top of The World: India marked another bleak milestone on Wednesday after reporting more than 3,200 deaths from the coronavirus, pushing the country past 200,000 total deaths during the pandemic. And, protests turned deadly in Chad on Tuesday as thousands of people took to the streets demanding a return to civilian rule. Also, the US Justice Department has repealed certain grant funding restrictions for sanctuary cities.
Mayor Mike Elliott talks to Marco Werman about how his childhood in Liberia prepared him for this leadership moment — as his city grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright, and braces for the verdict in the case of George Floyd's death.
Closing arguments began with Minneapolis on edge against a repeat of the violence that erupted in the city and around the US last spring over George Floyd's death.
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