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Four police officers have been shot during protests in St Louis and a fifth was hit in Las Vegas.
Four police officers have been shot during protests in St Louis and a fifth was hit in Las Vegas.

US police shot as Trump pushes crackdown

US President Donald Trump says troops should take to the streets of New York City, while elsewhere five officers were shot and wounded as police clashed with protesters nationwide.

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Tensions mar Paris protest as rage spreads

Riot police in Paris have used tear gas as they faced off with protesters setting fires amid growing global outrage after the death of an African-American man in police custody in the US.

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Biden vows to heal US wounds, slams Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has vowed to try to heal the racial divide in the US and blasted President Donald Trump's response to protests over racism and police misconduct.

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Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump post

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is standing by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by US President Donald Trump after staff members staged a rare public protest.

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Trump, Morrison discuss Hong Kong, G7

US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison discussed Hong Kong, the World Health Organisation's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and September's G7 summit during their latest call.

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Kabul mosque bombed, two dead: official

A bomb has exploded inside a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing two people including the mosque's prayer leader, and wounding two others, an official says.

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Australian Associated Press