China has passed a new security law for Hong Kong, giving China great power over the territory - power that can't be challenged by Hong Kong's courts or lawmakers. For many, the law appears to be the end of Hong Kong as a separate and self-controlling part of China.
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Protests over violence against people of color have continued around the world. The protests have focused attention on racism in a way that has rarely been seen, and are leading to real changes in laws and rules.
Protests over police violence against people of color have continued for nearly two weeks, following the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis. The protests are among the largest seen in the US since the 1960s.
In today's news roundup, a street just across from the White House is renamed "Black Lives Matter Plaza", and Ex-Vice President Joe Biden earns enough delegates to become the Democratic candidate for US president.
US cities are being shaken by protests over police treatment of black people. The protests, at times violent, came after a black man was killed by rough treatment by the police, something that seems to be a long-term pattern in the US.
In today's news roundup, SpaceX and NASA launch the first human spaceflight from the US in almost 10 years, a man comes down after spending nearly a year on a tower, and a very unusual baby name gets changed - a little.
On Sunday, protesters in Hong Kong took part in their largest gathering in months in response to new pressure from China. Police broke up the singing, chanting protesters, who had gathered in a shopping mall.
After weeks of railway blockades and other protests over the Coastal GasLink pipeline, Canada's government has come to an agreement with indigenous leaders. The blockades, which have blocked train traffic in Canada for weeks, have come down.
Protesters in Canada have been blocking rail lines for over a week in an attempt to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The costs of the protests are growing, with no signs that the problem will be resolved soon.
In today's news roundup, avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have killed dozens in Pakistan's Kashmir, thousands of Thais joined a protest run against the government, and US Customs and Border Protection wants help controlling vultures.
In today's news roundup, a strike by French workers has become France's longest strike in 50 years, Germany cuts long-distance train travel prices, and drivers in Washington state find themselves covered in tumbleweeds.