The Week in Stories Around the Globe

12 police officers injured during North Carolina protests

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“Protests erupted overnight Tuesday into Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a police officer shot and killed an African-American man while looking for another person who had an outstanding warrant.”

#NorthCarolina#BlackLivesMatter#KeithLamontScott

375 Top Scientists Warn Us Not To Vote For Trump

This combination photograph shows U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York
This combination photograph shows U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Hundreds of the world’s leading scientists, including famed physicist Stephen Hawking, warn in an open letter Tuesday that a Donald Trump win in November would prove disastrous to global efforts against climate change.

#NeverTrump#Election2016#ifuckinglovescience

Brazil’s ex-president Lula to stand trial for corruption

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva arrives to a news conference with international media in Sao Paulo
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives to a news conference with international media in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on corruption charges, a crusading federal judge ruled on Tuesday, adding more turbulence to the country’s political landscape

#Brazil#Politics#International

Alzheimer’s: New drug that halts mental decline is ‘best news for dementia in 25 years’

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Prof Richard Morris, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, said: “We cannot yet say we have a cure for Alzheimer’s, as this is only a first step … but the importance of this first step cannot be understated.

#Alzheimers #Science #Breakthrough

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