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Social media platform Twitter is dropping the terms "master", "slave" and "blacklist" in favour of more inclusive language.


US House passes sweeping police reform bill

The White House has threatened to veto the measure, which Senate Republicans reject as an overreach.

George Floyd: Trump told to back off Seattle's Chaz police-free zone

The US president threatens to "take back" a police-free district controlled by protesters.

George Floyd: Amazon bans police use of facial recognition tech

The move comes after IBM ended its facial recognition activities amid concerns over racial bias.

CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman quits after joke about George Floyd

Greg Glassman acknowledged having caused a "rift" after joking about the dead Minneapolis man.

US Democrats introduce sweeping legislation to reform police

The "martyrdom" of George Floyd will spark changes in policing, says Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

George Floyd murder suspect Derek Chauvin has bail set at $1.25m

Ex-policeman Derek Chauvin is accused of murdering the unarmed black man by kneeling on his neck.

George Floyd: Minneapolis council pledges to dismantle police department

The move comes amid protests against racism and police brutality sparked by George Floyd's death.

Trump 'drifted away' from constitution, says ex-military chief Colin Powell

Former US military chief condemns the president's threat to use the army to quell unrest in US cities.

George Floyd: Thousands protest against racism across US

Peaceful rallies are held in major cities on the 12th day of protests sparked by George Floyd's death.

George Floyd: 'Pandemic of racism' led to his death, memorial told

A memorial service in Minneapolis also saw Rev Al Sharpton vow to "change the whole system of justice".

George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

The US city sees a third night of unrest sparked by the death of an unarmed black man in custody.

Four Minnesota cops fired after death of unarmed black man

The FBI investigates Minneapolis police after video shows man being arrested saying "I can't breathe".