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The US government has sent more than 200 federal officers to the city of Kenosha, following unrest sparked by the police shooting of a black man. Two people were killed during disturbances on Tuesday. A 17-year-old has been charged with murder. A curfew is in effect for the fourth night in a row after police shot Jacob Blake in the back on Sunday. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul told reporters that a knife was found in Mr. Blake's car. He also said that external forces should not be allowed to sow division.
It is vital that we work to unify people. There has been a lot of division recently. It's easy for politicians to stoke division. But what we need to do is to come together as we work to strengthen our criminal justice system, as we work to call for justice in the system and as we work to heal our communities.
Hurricane Laura is gaining strength as it approaches the US states of Texas and Louisiana, where half a million people have been told to leave their homes. More details now from Nada Tawfik.
This is the first major hurricane of the season, and it's an extremely dangerous one with winds of up to 233 kilometers per hour expected before landfall. The National Hurricane Center said an unsurvivable storm surge with large and destructive waves would cause catastrophic damage from Louisiana to eastern Texas as it headed toward the town of Port Arthur. In some communities, the water level is already rising as the Gulf Coast braces for flooding. A wall of water as high as six metres is expected in parts of Louisiana, which would put most of Cameron Parish under water.
People in North Korea are bracing for Typhoon Bavi's arrival on the country's west coast. There are concerns millions could go hungry if the storm causes significant damage shortly before the rice harvest begins. It's been one of North Korea's longest-ever monsoon seasons.
The authorities in the Gaza Strip have announced the extension of a coronavirus lockdown for another three days. Mosques, schools and many businesses will remain closed, and people have been urged to stay home and avoid all but essential travel. Grant Ferrett has this report.
A 48-hour curfew was imposed earlier this week when the first infections were found among the general population in Gaza. Since then, two patients have died, and about 20 other infections have been recorded, some of them at the main hospital. Aid agency say the two-million residents of the densely populated and impoverished Gaza Strip were already under terrible strain. In addition to a long-running blockade by Egypt and Israel, electricity supplies have been reduced to just a few hours a day.
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