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World 5 things to know for September 24: Breonna Taylor, Covid-19, election, North Korea, Belarus

13:45  24 september  2020
13:45  24 september  2020 Source:   cnn.com

Louisville braces for fallout ahead of decision on charging police in Breonna Taylor case

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(CNN) As the US passes a sobering milestone, Covid - 19 survivors have a message for those who view the pandemic as politics: The virus is not a hoax. Six Louisville Metro Police Department officers are under internal investigation for their actions the night Breonna Taylor was shot and killed in her home.

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a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Members of Black Lives Matters (BLM) are joined by hundreds of others during an evening protest against the Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case outside of the Barclays Center. © Spencer Platt/Getty Images Members of Black Lives Matters (BLM) are joined by hundreds of others during an evening protest against the Kentucky grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case outside of the Barclays Center.

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" Breonna Taylor was a beloved daughter, member of her community, and an essential worker who served as an EMT as Covid - 19 began "I know for so many people today’s decision does not answer that call." Protesters gather, Wednesday, September 23, in Louisville, Kentucky. John Minchillo/AP.

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1. Breonna Taylor

Protests erupted around the nation after yesterday's news that none of the three officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death would be charged with her killing. In a long-awaited decision, a grand jury indicted a former police officer on wanton endangerment charges for his actions the night the 26-year-old was killed. The charge applies to the risk put on Taylor's neighbors during the police raid on her home but does not hold the officer responsible for her death. The decision drew swift criticism from demonstrators who wanted more serious charges and the three officers arrested. A community activist said there was "a lot of sadness and weeping" as Taylor's mother learned the news. Then shortly before curfew, two Louisville police officers were shot near a protest. Their wounds were not life-threatening, and a suspect is in custody.

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North Korea blows up liaison office with South Korea 03:28. 3. Protests. Several disturbing incidents have marred recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Meanwhile, the FDA has revoked its emergency use authorization for the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat Covid - 19 .

There are no confirmed cases of COVID - 19 in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( North Korea ), though some foreign analysts believe that the virus spread to the country by March 2020.

2. Coronavirus

Thousands of commercial flight passengers may have been exposed to Covid-19 since the year started, according to the CDC. And months into the pandemic, the agency's director said more than 90% of Americans remain susceptible to the virus. The nation is also no longer seeing the kind of decline in deaths as in August. Just days after the US passed 200,000 deaths, an infectious disease expert said it's not unfathomable that 100,000 more people could die by the end of the year. On a more encouraging note, Johnson & Johnson announced that its single dose vaccine has entered Phase 3 trials. Elsewhere in the world, the United Kingdom recorded it highest daily increase in virus cases since May. A day earlier, the country announced a series of new restrictions to curb the spread.

3. 2020 election

President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, once again suggesting falsely that mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud. His statement adds fuel to existing concerns that he might not accept the results if he loses to Joe Biden in November. It could also send a signal to the President's supporters about how to react to a Biden victory, CNN's Stephen Collinson writes. The President's comments come as a tense political battle is playing out over who will fill the Supreme Court seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Senate failed to agree on language for a resolution honoring the late justice, a sign of just how divided the chamber is.

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Breaking news headlines about Belarus linking to 1,000s of websites from around the world. All protesters detained in Minsk amid Belarus post- election chaos to be released by Friday morning Britain is at Covid - 19 tipping point, says health minister India Today13:17UK Coronavirus Outbreak

4. North and South Korea

A South Korean government worker has been shot dead after crossing a maritime border into North Korea, Seoul said. The man went missing Monday at sea near South Korean islands, an official said. A North Korean vessel first discovered the man, who was thought to be in the process of defecting to North Korea. Later, a North Korean patrol vessel opened fire and killed him. Tensions have been rising between North and South Korea since communication between the sides was cut off in June. Experts called that move a sign that North Korea was adopting a more confrontational stance toward its neighbor after more than two years of failed peace talks.

5. Belarus

The embattled leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has been inaugurated as President as protests continue over his hotly disputed election. Opposition politicians described the ceremony as a "thieves' meeting" and a "farce," and urged the international community to denounce his appointment. The US has rejected the legitimacy of his win. Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994, was declared the landslide winner of a vote last month. Critics, however, have publicly accused him of rigging the poll and have since disappeared from the country. Mass demonstrations have been going on since then.

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Breonna Taylor neighbor wants to know why cop wasn't charged for shooting into his unit .
"If that bullet went through my bed maybe I would have been dead too," Breonna Taylor's neighbor Stanley David said.One punched through the hallway. The other passed right in front of his bedroom door, roughly 5 feet from where he was sleeping.

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