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US officer on murder charge over Floyd

The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with murder, as authorities impose overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread from Minneapolis and other US cities.

Labor wants housing plan to support jobs

Federal Labor is urging the Morrison government to pursue a housing stimulus plan to support the construction sector, which is "about to fall off a cliff" because of the COVID-19 crisis.

US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

With new US economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump has taken aim at the World Health Organisation and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic's devastation.

Twitter disclaimer on Trump's Floyd tweet

Twitter has accused President Donald Trump of "glorifying violence", attaching a disclaimer to one of his tweets about unrest in Minneapolis which it says breaks its rules.