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Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew on May 30 from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns.

Chaos in the USA: State of emergency declared, riots spread to other cities PHOTO

The arrested George Floyd later died in custody under unknown circumstances.
Members of the US National Guard took to the streets of Minneapolis after the clashes between the demonstrators and the police.
A state of emergency has been declared in the city, BBC reports.

US governor denies parole for Turkish diplomat’s killer

California Governor Gavin Newsom has denied a parole request by Hampig Sassounian, an Armenian who assassinated a Turkish diplomat in Los Angeles in 1982.  

The announcement came on May 25 with Newsom reversing the Board of Parole Hearings' decision which found Sassounian suitable for parole.

New flights to US planned to bring Turkish nationals home

Turkish Airlines has scheduled special flights to New York, Chicago, Houston and Miami for Turkish citizens stranded in the U.S. because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The country's flag carrier will evacuate citizens back home from New York and Chicago on May 15, Houston on May 16 and Miami on May 17, according to a statement by the Turkish Embassy in Washington.

South Korea will Send 600,000 COVID-19 Tests to the United States

South Korea plans to send 600,000 coronavirus test kits to the United States tomorrow as the first part of a shipment ordered by Washington. This was announced today by a South Korean official, quoted by Reuters.

On March 25, the president of the United States made a phone call with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to request the tests.

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