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    Finding my voice – by shoutcaster Riku

    This is how I became one of the only female shoutcasters in esports.

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    Glorious red, orange and purple sunset seen in the Philippines

    A glorious red, orange and purple sunset covered the sky in the Philippines on Wednesday evening (May 26). Maria Pagunsan recorded the video at 6:30 pm after a rain shower in the town of Asingan in Pangasinan province. She said: ''This was so beautiful. Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, everyday can end beautifully.''

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    Beautiful rainbow cloud amazes residents in the Philippines

    A spectacular rainbow cloud amazed residents when it hovered in the sky like a huge multicoloured spaceship in the Philippines. The rare and perfectly formed phenomenon was captured over Quezon City in the Metro Manila area on May 27 at around 5:30pm. Onlooker, Aldrin, is heard in the video saying 'wow, it's very good, this is the first time I've seen this.'' Aldrin said they were ''astonishingly vivid iridescent clouds''.

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    Kind Filipino man hands out vegetables to people struggling with COVID-19 downturn

    A kindhearted man is giving free vegetables to motorists who pass by his house in the Philippines in an effort to help those affected by the coronavirus economic downturn. Footage taken on May 16 shows Gary Bacos, 45, in a makeshift tent he set up in front of his house handing the vegetables to motorists and pedestrian passing by. Gary, who works as a village official at Imus, Cavite, bought the vegetables from the local farmers who were having a hard time transporting and selling their goods.

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    US cop who kneeled on black man's neck charged with third-degree murder

    A Minneapolis policeman accused of killing unarmed African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck was taken into custody Friday and charged with third-degree murder, officials said. Derek Chauvin is one of four officers who were fired shortly after an explosive video emerged showing a handcuffed Floyd lying on the street as an officer identified as Chauvin pinned his knee to Floyd's neck for at least five minutes on Monday. The death of the 46-year-old Floyd has sparked days of sometimes violent demonstrations in Minneapolis and other US cities over police brutality against African-Americans.

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    Defiant US, Britain press China on Hong Kong at testy UN talks

    The United States and Britain on Friday urged China at the UN Security Council to reverse course over its new security law in Hong Kong, defying Beijing's outrage over having the controversy discussed at the world body. The UN meeting came as President Donald Trump prepared to take further action in an escalating row with China, which on Thursday proceeded with a controversial measure that many Hong Kongers see as ending much of their freedom. China is one of five powers to wield a veto at the Security Council, making any formal session, let alone action, impossible on Hong Kong, a former British colony handed over in 1997.

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    Paris Louvre museum to reopen July 6 after virus closure

    The Louvre museum in Paris, home to the Mona Lisa, is to reopen on July 6 after the government allowed French museums and historic sites to reopen their doors following the coronavirus shutdown, it said Friday. Culture Minister Franck Riester confirmed Friday that wearing a mask would be obligatory for visiting a museum in France while some will have to impose prior reservation systems to avoid a heavy influx of visitors. "The implementation of a reservation system as well as new signs will allow us to offer maximum safety to our visitors, in addition to wearing a mask and respecting social distancing," the Louvre said in a statement.