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Derek Chauvin, the officer charged in George Floyd's death, has been released from prison

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, has been released from prison and has posted bail.The 44-year-old is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death after he was captured in a video with his knee on Floyd’s neck for over nine minutes

Chauvin, 44, was being held at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights, where he had been also appearing in court remotely for all but the most recent hearing during which he and the other three officers charged — J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao — appeared in person. WCCO has learned that Chauvin left the facility at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday to be transferred to Hennepin County Jail in order to post bail.

A notice of release was posted at 10:34 a.m. on Oct. 7.

The $1 million conditional bail requires Chauvin to appear for all future court appearances, not to work in a security capacity, and to have no firearms or firear…

Westgate: Two found guilty over Kenya shopping mall attack

A court in Kenya has found two men guilty of helping Islamist militants to attack an upmarket shopping mall in 2013.

At least 67 people died in the assault by al-Shabab on the Westgate shopping complex in the capital, Nairobi.

The state said the four militants who carried out the attack were found dead in the shopping centre's rubble.

The militants occupied the mall for four days, in one of the deadliest jihadi attacks in Kenya.

A third man was found not guilty on all counts of conspiracy to commit a terrorist act.

The trial is the only one so far over the Westgate shopping mall attack.

More than 140 witnesses testified in the case. The accused denied conspiring to commit terrorism.

The presiding judge ruled that the two suspects, both Kenyan citizens, will be sentenced on 22 October.

The BBC's Ferdinand Omondi in Nairobi says their convictions will be welcomed in a country that remains on high alert over possible attacks by al-Shabab.

The al-Qaeda affiliate is based in neighbouring So…

Homeless man reveals how Liverpool star Mo Salah prevented thugs from abusing him on street

A homeless man who lives near Anfield, the home stadium of Liverpool football club, has praised star footballer, Mohamed Salah, as a "real-life hero" after he helped to stop people from abusing him on the street.

Last month, Salah pulled up to a petrol station in Liverpool and noticed a homeless man, David Craig, being verbally harassed by a small group.

The Egyptian striker intervened, warning the abusers that they could be abused one day too if they dont stop and he then handed the homeless man £100. All of this was caught on CCTV. The homeless man has now come out to pay tribute to Salah for stepping in on his behalf when many others wouldn't have.  David has been homeless for six years after falling out with his family and sleeps rough near Liverpool’s stadium.

“Mo was every bit as wonderful as he is for Liverpool on the pitch," Mr Craig told The Sun UK.

“He heard what a group of lads were saying to me, then turned to them and said, ‘That could be you in a few years…

It's worse than flu - Rapper Cassper Nyovest confirms he tested positive for Coronavirus

South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest has confirmed that he tested positive for Coronavirus.
Speaking in an interview with American radio host Ebro, the rapper said he contracted the virus while training and preparing for a boxing fight. He revealed that he contracted the virus even though they were social distancing and following all the safety rules they were told to observe. 

Cassper disclosed that he only felt some slight headache, but thought it was normal until someone who tested positive, called to alert him.

He said;

    “At first, it was just a scary part where we didn’t know what’s going on but we stayed home. And then I started training to prepare for this boxing match.

    “The training was so hectic and just at the peak of my fitness, I contracted COVID-19 In a meeting and everybody was social distancing and doing everything that we were told to do.

    “Somehow I caught it and if I wasn’t called by the person who tested positive then I wouldn’t have known. I just had a litt…