**Indian elephant dies after eating fruit packed with firecracker, police investigating**
"A pregnant elephant died in India apparently after eating some fruit containing a firecracker that exploded in her mouth, prompting a criminal investigation into suspected cruelty toward…"
**Donald Trump Is No Longer President**
"Robert Reich: Since moving into the Oval Office in January 2017, Trump hasn’t shown an ounce of interest in governing. He obsesses only about himself. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images): "
**Thousands defy pandemic ban to join Stockholm protest over U.S. police violence**
"Thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Stockholm on Wednesday to protest against racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, defyi…"
**Social-distancing Greek style: shimmy and sing from your car**
"Hundreds of Greeks danced and sang from their cars at a drive-in music concert, the first such event since the country banned mass gatherings to contain the spread of the coronavirus. "
**Oldest and largest ancient Maya structure found in Mexico**
"Scientists using an aerial remote-sensing method have discovered the largest and oldest-known structure built by the ancient Maya civilization - a colossal rectangular elevated platform built between 1,000 and 800 BC in Mexico's Tabasco state. "
**Top U.N. rights official urges U.S. leadership to condemn racism, take action**
"The top United Nations human rights official called on U.S. leaders on Wednesday to "condemn racism unequivocally" and take actions that truly tackle inequalities in the country rocked by a …"
Alasbarricadas: **[Audio] Barrio Canino vol.265 - SmashTheCovid19: apoyo mutuo y ruido contra el bicho**
"Esta semana hablamos de SmashTheCovid19, disco recopilatorio de hardcore punk, cuya recaudación va a parar a la Red de Apoyo Mutuo de Leganés en su lucha contra la crisis sociosanitaria provocada por el bicho. Hablamos con Mariano y Miki, de la Chusma Crew y culpables de…"
**Greek demonstrators hurl firebombs towards U.S. embassy in Athens**
"Demonstrators hurled firebombs in a march towards the U.S. Embassy compound in Athens on Wednesday in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "
**Dutch protesters smash windows after anti-racism protest canceled**
"Dutch riot police intervened to scatter small groups of protesters who smashed windows and threw furniture after authorities broke up an anti-racism demonstration for violating coronavirus social distan…"
**France coronavirus death toll over 29,000, confirmed cases up**
"France's coronavirus death toll rose by 81 on Wednesday, or 0.3%, to reach 29,021, the fifth-highest death toll in the world, and the number of confirmed cases rose again after they went down Tuesday due to an adj…"
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Agency: **William C. Anderson: We defend ourselves so we can all breathe in peace**
"To move from uprising to liberation we each have a role to play. The conflict is at our doors, and we need to put..."
**Léon Deffontaines : « Avec la crise, l’ouverture du RSA aux jeunes est plus urgente que jamais »**
"Treize organisations de jeunesse, dont le Mouvement jeunes communistes de France, s’unissent pour exiger l’accès des moins de 25 ans au revenu de solidarité active dans les mêmes conditions que l…"
**DR Congo's relentless fight against Ebola**
"The Democratic Republic of Congo is battling a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the northwestern part of the country. It is the eighth outbreak since 2007, but this time the country seems prepared to handle it."
**UK's Johnson tells EU workers to come back but quarantine**
"Workers from the European Union who left Britain while the coronavirus lockdown shut much of the economy should come back, but must quarantine like other travellers, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday. "
**Brazil's Sao Paulo state suspends cuts in utilities services for poorest amid COVID-19**
"Sao Paulo will suspend water supply, electricity and gas cuts until July 31 for the Brazilian state's poorest residents who are unable to pay bills during the coro…"
**Germany bans digital doppelganger passport photos**
"Germany will outlaw the 'morphing' of passport photos, in which pictures of two people are digitally combined, making it possible to assign multiple identities to a single document. "
**Candles to light up Hong Kong on fraught Tiananmen anniversary**
"Many people in Hong Kong plan to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square by lighting candles across the city on Thursday, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering am…"
**Violences policières : Jacques Toubon dénonce une « discrimination systémique »**
"Saisi d’une affaire, le Défenseur des droits évoque des contrôles d’identité abusifs et épingle ces pratiques manifestement illégales qui ont eu lieu dans un commissariat parisien."
**'All four!': Floyd protesters cautiously welcome new charges**
"Minneapolis protesters say they're disappointed charges against four officers weren't stronger, but they remain hopeful."
**Le Défenseur des droits se mobilise pour les lanceurs d'alerte**
"Jacques Toubon lance ce jeudi matin un appel au gouvernement pour sécuriser, voire indemniser, les sources de révélations sensibles. Au risque d'attiser l'appât du gain."