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Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

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Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.

The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Productions, confirmed on Twitter that he had made the offer, and several local media reports have said the family have accepted.

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Mayweather Productions and the boxer’s agency have yet to respond to a request for comment.

Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd, has been arrested on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Three other officers involved in the arrest have not been charged.

The incident has prompted an outcry across the United States and abroad, with numerous pro athletes and leagues speaking out, including NBA great Michael Jordan and golf’s 15-times major champion Tiger Woods.

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Steve Bisciotti, the owner of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, pledged $1 million for social justice reform and said a group of former and current players would decide which organisations benefit.

“We must all discover new ways to unite. We must all work to break the cycle of systematic racial injustice,” Bisciotti said in a statement.

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Russian hackers try to steal US vaccine research 

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Hackers linked to the Russian intelligence agencies are targeting British scientists seeking to develop a coronavirus vaccine, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned.

In a joint statement with the US National Security Agency and the Canadian Communication Security Establishment, the NCSC said the attacks were part of a global campaign by the group known as APT29 to steal the secrets of vaccine research.

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NCSC director of operations Paul Chichester said:

“We condemn these despicable attacks against those doing vital work to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

“Working with our allies, the NCSC is committed to protecting our most critical assets and our top priority at this time is to protect the health sector.

“We would urge organisations to familiarise themselves with the advice we have published to help defend their networks.”

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SPIRIT-FILLED! Bride’s wedding entrance in RCCG makes guests worship (Photos/Video)

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A video making rounds online, shows the bride’s entrance, Chidera Daniella who got married to her best friend, Gian-Angelo Obi-Umahi, over the weekend at the RCCG, Kings’ court, in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The lovely lady who shared videos and photographs on her social media page narrated how divine the event was as she could feel the presence of God at her wedding.

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She wrote on her page,

“An entrance I can never forget.

The spirit of the Lord descended on me and His Glory the room!
It definitely was beyond what I could have expected. All I can say is thank you Abba

At this point, I felt chains breaking and I was elevated to new heights. Literally started walking and the fire of God hit my belly.

I can’t wait for the whole video but the presence of God was so heavy the wedding did not feel empty. Guys, we literally heard the heavens roaring and angels in the room were worshiping and witnesses at the wedding”.

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Afghanistan condemns rocket firing by Pakistani army on its soil

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Afghanistan on Thursday strongly condemned an alleged rocket firing by the Pakistani army on its soil resulting in civilian casualties and damage to their houses.

In a statement released, the Foreign Ministry said the rockets were fired on eastern Kunar province, along a disputed border that Pakistan is fencing since mid-2017.

A police spokesman in the province said at least six civilians were killed and seven others, including women and children, were wounded in the rocket firings on Wednesday.

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Two houses were also damaged.

“Afghan forces stationed there responded to the attacks,’’ the official added.

Kabul called on Islamabad to refrain from “unacceptable” artillery attacks and arbitrary installations, as it can cause further escalations between the two countries.

According to the Foreign Ministry, Islamabad has agreed to a ceasefire following diplomatic efforts, and a joint meeting will be held between security officials in the area.

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The 2,430-kilometer-long Afghan-Pakistan border was created in 1893 between the then British India and the Emirate of Afghanistan.

Battles between neighboring states along the de facto border known as the Durand Line rarely occur, but relations are considered tense.

Afghanistan and Pakistan are in dispute over whether the border is officially recognized.

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The report says Kabul accuses Islamabad of supporting the Taliban militants fighting against the U.S.-backed Afghan government, a claim Pakistan denies.

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