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Police Station In Minneapolis Set Alight By George Floyd Protesters

A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody.

The unrest continued despite the governor of Minnesota ordering the deployment of hundreds of members of the National Guard to restore order.

President Donald Trump said “thugs” were “dishonouring the memory” of George Floyd, 46, who died on Monday. Video showed him gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck.

Mr Floyd’s family have demanded the four police officers implicated in his death face murder charges. But prosecutors have said they are still gathering evidence.

The incident has added to longstanding anger over the police killings of black Americans, including the recent case of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky.

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Ex Bomb-maker Turns His Life Around

“I am an expert bomb maker. I can make bombs in just five minutes.”

Ali Fauzi was a key member of Jemaah Islamiyah, a militant group with links to al-Qaeda, which was responsible for Indonesia’s worst attack – the 2002 Bali bombing that killed more than 200 people. “My brothers carried out the Bali bombing. It was huge bomb in the heart of the island’s tourist district.”

The group went on to carry out a string of bombings in Indonesia. They were deadly attacks on major hotels and Western embassies. The seemingly sleepy village of Tenggulun in Lamongan, East Java was the group’s base camp.

Now Ali Fauzi’s mission is very different. He works to help former jihadis leave a life of violence and to stop new recruits from joining the next wave of militant groups in South East Asia.

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Hundreds Arrested In Hong Kong As Protests Resume

Police in Hong Kong have arrested about 300 people and fired pepper pellets amid new anti-mainland unrest.

Protesters were rallying against a bill on China’s national anthem and Beijing’s planned introduction of a national security law.

Police said the arrests were on suspicion of unauthorised assembly. Protesters oppose the anthem bill, which would criminalise insulting it, and the security law, which they fear will strip Hong Kong of basic freedoms.

The initial call by demonstrators had been to gather at the Legislative Council (Legco) building in the Central district. But it had been surrounded by riot police and blocked off by water-filled barriers and large protests there failed to materialise.

MPs there have been debating the second reading of the national anthem bill.

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Victim Of Doorstep Shooting Was Man With Autism

A torched scooter may hold the key to finding the killers of a man with autism shot dead on his doorstep, police say.

Chad Gordon, 27, was shot in the head at close range after answering his door in Haringey, north London, on 18 May. Officers believe Mr Gordon’s killing was a case of mistaken identity.

Two suspects, wearing black clothing, fled on a scooter which was dumped and set on fire in nearby Tottenham Marshes, the Met said. Armed officers were called after reports that shots had been fired just after 20:20 BST.

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‘Missed Opportunity’ To Protect Groomed Teenager Who Was Murdered

A boy who was “butchered” in a drugs turf war after being groomed by drug dealers had been arrested in a crack den months earlier but police did not contact child exploitation staff, a report has found.

Jaden Moodie was 14 when he was knocked off his moped and stabbed to death in east London, in January 2019.

A serious case review found chances to protect him were missed by agencies. Ayoub Majdouline was jailed for his murder.

Three months before his death, Jaden was found with an older boy in a county lines flat in Bournemouth with 39 wraps of crack cocaine, two packets of cocaine, a mobile phone and £325 in cash. According to the review, the appropriate adult who sat in on his police interview said he appeared to be “a vulnerable young person frightened by what he was being groomed and coerced into by others”. He gave the impression that “he definitely wanted to find a way out of the mess he was getting into,” they said.

Following his release, two Dorset Police officers drove him home to London but did not involve specialist child exploitation workers.

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