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Yahoo! ArtsJun 06, 2020
Turks stream out for first lockdown-free weekend in nearly two months
Turks streamed outside on Saturday for their first weekend without a coronavirus lockdown in nearly two months, the day after President Tayyip Erdogan suddenly scrapped a stay-at-home order. Cafes, restaurants and other facilities had reopened on Monday as infection rates slowed and restrictions on intercity travel had been lifted as the infection rate slowed. On Saturday, people flooded beaches and shores in Istanbul, and hundreds queued to get into parks.

Yahoo! ArtsJun 06, 2020
Iranian wedding party fuelled new COVID-19 surge, President Rouhani says
DUBAI (Reuters)- - A wedding party contributed to a new surge in coronavirus infections in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday but insisted the country had no option but to keep its economy open despite warnings of a second wave of the epidemic. Iran, which has been gradually relaxing its lockdown since mid-April, has reported a sharp rise of new daily infections in recent days. "At one location, we witnessed a peak in this epidemic, the source of which was a wedding that caused problems for the people, health workers and losses to the economy and the country's health system," Rouhani said on state TV.

Yahoo! BooksJun 05, 2020
Black Lives Matter protests in Australia, Asia and Europe
Thousands of people rallied across Australia to honor George Floyd and voice their support for the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, part of a worldwide wave of solidarity that has also sought to highlight racial discrimination outside the United States. Further protests were planned over the weekend in European cities, some defying restrictions imposed by authorities because of the coronavirus pandemic. In Sydney, protesters won a last-minute appeal against a Friday ruling declaring their rally unauthorized.

Yahoo! ArtsJun 05, 2020
Brazil's Supreme Court halts police raids in Rio's favelas during pandemic
A Brazilian Supreme Court minister on Friday prohibited police raids in Rio de Janeiro's favelas during the novel coronavirus pandemic, as a groundswell of criticism of brutal police tactics grows in Latin America's largest nation. In the decision, Minister Edson Fachin forbid raids in favelas - as Brazil's informal shantytowns are known - "except in absolutely exceptional cases," which most be pre-approved by the state prosecutor's office. Rio's police forces are notoriously violent, having killed over 1,800 people in 2019.

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