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Covid 19 Updates Last updated: May 7, 2021, 06:19 GMT

Confirmed

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South Korean fishermen hold boat protests against Japan nuclear plans

There were almost 800 fishermen who took part in rallies at ports in nine cities in South Korea on Friday, staging their protests and calling Japan to reverse its decision to release contaminated water
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Australian mining magnate loses copyright battle with Twisted Sister

Clive Palmer, the Australian mining magnate, has been ordered by the Australian court to pay A$1.5 million ($1.2 million) to Universal Music on Friday for breaching the copyright of Twisted Sister’s 1
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Crush at Israeli religious festival kills 44

In an event where tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb for the annual Lag B'Omer commemorations that include all-night prayer, mystical songs and dance, at least 44 peop
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France draws up bill on surveillance of jihadist websites

(REUTERS) - France plans to strengthen its counter-terrorism laws by permitting the use of algorithims to detect activity on jihadist and other extremist websites.

Draft legislation was submitted
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Biden talks tough on China in first speech to Congress

In his first speech to Congress on Wednesday, President Joe Biden said that since China and other countries are closing in fast, the U.S. needs to develop and dominate the product technologies in the fu
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Two Myanmar air bases come under attack - reports

According to sources, two air bases in Myanmar were attacked on Thursday, with a blast and rocket launched on the other. Still no one has taken any responsibility for the attack and no loss of life has
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Biden expressed concerns about Russian military buildup directly to Putin -adviser

The White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan stated on Wednesday that the concern regarding the Russian buildup near Ukraine has directly been communicated by the U.S. President Joe Biden to
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Philippines tells China to mind its own business over maritime drills

Delfin Lorenzana, Philippines Defence Secretary said that Beijing had no authority to tell them whether they conduct exercises in their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or not. As on Saturday, hilippine co
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Mexico's electoral body blocks ruling party candidate in gubernatorial election over spending report

Felix Salgado Macedônio, who is running for governor of the state of Guerrero, and is the candidate of MORENA party, has been blocked by the highest electoral authority on Tuesday, for reasons related
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Senators urge Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

Senators Jeff Merkley, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, and four others urged Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, to seek new ways to support the people of B
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U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots after close encounter with Iranian vessels

On Tuesday, as per the United States military, a U.S. military ship fired warning shots after three vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came close to it in the Gulf.


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Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes India’s Assam, some buildings damaged

As per the sources, on Wednesday, an earthquake of magnitude 6.0, hit the northeastern state of Assam, damaging some buildings. According to the United States Geological Survey the epicentre was at a de
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China censors Chloe Zhao’s Oscar win, but fans find ways to rejoice

The historic win of Chloe Zhao on Sunday, as she became the first Chinese and woman of colour to be named as the best director for “Nomadand”, was reason enough to celebrate it with jubilation in Ch
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Thailand imposes fines of up to $640 for not wearing masks

As the new wave of coronavirus rises and the medical system is under the verge of breakdown, the Thailand government imposes a fine of up to 20,000 baht ($640), for people who fail to wear masks in publ
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Poignant video shows crew of sunken Indonesia submarine singing farewell song

A video has surfaced recently, showing the crew of the sunken submarine singing a song on their vessel. 

The video was recorded just weeks before the KRI Nanggala 402 had gone down in the sea
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Fighting erupts in Myanmar; junta to 'consider' ASEAN plan

There has been one of the most intense clashes since the coup, as on Tuesday fighting erupted in eastern Myanmar near the Thai border as ethnic minority Karen insurgents attacked an army outpost.


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Grieving relatives pay respects to doomed Indonesian submariners

On Monday the Indonesian Navy was looking for ways to see how to salvage the remains of the submarine from the sea bottom and get the bodies of the 53 sailors who died onboard.

On Sunday the Germa
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Russian prosecutor freezes activity of Kremlin critic Navalny's regional groups

A lawyer of the Navalny group stated that the activities of the regional campaign groups of the jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have been formally suspended by state prosecutors on Monday, pending
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Myanmar activists call for new non-cooperation campaign

Another addition to the ongoing protests against Myanmar's junta happened, when activists on Monday asked people to stop paying electricity bills and agricultural loans, and to not send their children t
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Scotland's feuding nationalists seek election majority to keep independence dream alive

A majority win in May 6 elections by Angus Robertson, from the Scottish National Party would not be short of a dream, as beyond that if there is another referendum, then there would be prospects of brea
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Turkey says it will respond in time to 'outrageous' U.S. genocide statement

Turkey's presidential spokesman stated on Sunday that the statement by the U.S. President Joe Biden claiming the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide is "simply outrageous" and that
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Myanmar junta leader arrives in Jakarta for ASEAN crisis summit

In the video footage released by the Indonesian presidential palace, it showed the arrival of the Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s junta chief, in Jakarta on Saturday for a summit of Southeas
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Indonesian rescuers recover debris believed to be from missing submarine - official

As the hope for the 53 crew members of the Indonesian missing submarine in the Bali Sea on Wednesday is dwindling, due to officials stating that the supply of oxygen was expected to run out early Saturd
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Turkey detains dozens in cryptocurrency probe, seeks founder's arrest

After Turks filed criminal complaints about getting scammed, the Turk officials, after soughtits founder's arrest in Albania, detained dozens of people in an investigation of a cryptocurrency trading pl
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro says military would follow his orders to take the streets

On Friday, the President of Brazil raised fresh questions about his politicization of the armed forces, by stating that if he would ask the military to come to the streets and get things in order, then
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U.S. to double public climate finance to developing countries by 2024

(Reuters) The United States said on Thursday it would boost public climate finance to help poor countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, doubling funding by 2024 from h
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With eye on Islamist fight, France backs Chad military takeover

After the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby, a military council was installed, headed by Deby’s son, on the grounds that stability and security was paramount at the time. France had defended
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Regional NGOs urge ASEAN to include ousted Myanmar lawmakers in crisis summit

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is looking to conduct a summit soon in Jakarta, Indonesia, a group of 45 Southeast Asian NGO’s has urged the regional leaders to include Myanmar lawmakers
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Russia orders troops back to base after buildup near Ukraine

The Russian and Ukrainian currencies rose sharply after an announcement of Russia ordering its troops to return to base from the borders of Ukraine, calling an end to the long build-up of thousands of s
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Desperate hunt for missing Indonesian submarine as oxygen set to run out

Navy ships had left the Indonesian base of Banyuwangi on Friday, heading to the Bali Sea, as rescue aircrafts and ships searched the sea north of Bali, hunting for a missing 44-year-old submarine with 5
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China, North Korea poised to resume freight rail links as trade revives

The head of a transportation company handling cross-border trade told reporters that cargo train services will start sometime around May 1, as the bridge linking the city of Dandong with Sinuiju, across
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Syrian missile explodes in area near Israeli nuclear reactor, Israel retaliates

After a Syrian SA-5 surface-to-air missile exploded in southern Israel on Thursday, an area that is 30 km away from the reactor, it triggered warning sirens near the secretive Dimona nuclear reactor and
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NATO to hold summit in bid to repair U.S. ties amid Russia tensions

On Thursday Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO will organise a summit on June 14in Brussels in order to repair ties between the U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia.

President Bide
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Match UK’s net zero targets, PM Johnson to tell Biden's climate summit

As per the UK Prime Minister's office, Boris Johnson will on Thursday appeal to countries to match UK’s target of delivering net zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century to limit global warm
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Myanmar sees 'blue shirt' protests over detentions, junta outlaws unity govt

As the  military government declared a National Unity Government formed by its opponents was illegal, the anti-coup activists launched protests on Wednesday calling for the release of prisoners det
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Ukraine says Russia will soon have over 120,000 troops on its borders

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba recently called for new Western economic sanctions to deter Moscow from escalating further, as he told that Russia will soon have more than 120,000 troops on Ukr
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Chad leader Deby, key Western ally, killed in battle

Army spokesman Azem Bermendao Agouna told on state television that Chad's President Idriss Deby, who had ruled the country for 30 years was a major Western ally against the fight with Islamists militant
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ASEAN calls summit on Myanmar crisis as EU imposes sanctions

At a summit in Jakarta the South Asian countries will be discussing the present crisis in Myanmar. Thailand will be represented by Deputy Prime Minister Don Pramudwinai, who is also foreign minister. Th
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Israel's Netanyahu loses vote on key parliamentary committee

On Monday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, lost an important vote, that states as to who gets to join a powerful committee in parliament, which gave him a setback as he tries to form a ne
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Promising renewal, Baerbock to run as German Greens chancellor candidate

In a first bid to win the chancellery after its inception 40 years ago, Germany’s Greens have put Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for the federal elections. 

She is respected within he
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Pakistan negotiates with Islamist group behind anti-France protests, 11 police freed

According to Pakistan’s interior minister, 11 police officials that were taken hostage by the Islamists radicals have been released. The officers were taken hostage during clashes outside Tehrik-e-Lab
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Australia to hold inquiry to examine military suicides

With several serving and former military personnel commiting suicide in the recent past, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday said that a Royal Commission would examine the suicides, after mounting p
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Japanese journalist detained in Myanmar

As per the reports, on Monday, Yuki Kitazumi, a Japanese journalist was detained by the Myanmar authorities from his hometown Yangon. 

According to a witness, the man was taken into custody b
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Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

According to a report by Iran's state television on Saturday, it said that the man behind a recent explosion at its main Natanz nuclear plant has been identified. 

The state TV reported that
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Police kill 4 in clashes with Bangladesh workers of Chinese-backed power plant

On Saturday police opened fire on the workers of Chinese-backed coal-fired power plant in southeast Bangladesh, when four people are reported to have died, and several others are injured. 

Ac
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Russian security service briefly detains Ukrainian diplomat

Ukraine's foreign ministry on Saturday reported that the Russian FSB security service had briefly detained one of its diplomats in St Petersburg, in a recent flare-up of tensions between both the countr
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Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia's Tigray, tells U.N. withdrawing

On Friday, Eritrea told the UN Security Council that it had started withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hence publicly accepting for the first time its involvement in the conflict.&n
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Brazil 'needs $10bn to reach zero emissions' says minister

According to the environment minister of Brazil, the country needs $10 bn per year of foreign aid, in order to reach zero emissions by 2050. The statement comes ahead of the climate summit next week.&nb
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Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

Due to the New Year, authorities in Myanmar will release 23,184 prisoners from across the country, but not many democracy activists arrested are expected to be among them. 

Saturday would be
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Opponents of Myanmar coup announce unity government

On Friday, the opponents of the coup announced a National Unity Government, that includes Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted member of parliament, stating their aim was to remove the military rule. 

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Indianapolis mass shooting: Eight dead at FedEx facility

According to police sources, in a recent incident of shooting in the U.S. city of Indianapolis, eight people have been killed, and several injured. 

As per the witnesses, they saw a man with
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US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks

In response to what the U.S describes as cyber attacks with last year's massive “SolarWinds” hack, and other hostile acts like meddling with the 2020 U.S. elections, by Russia, it announced sanction
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Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai, others to be sentenced for illegal assembly

In a first for Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, who has been in jail since December after being denied bail, on charges of participating in unauthorised assemblies during anti-government protests in 20
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Ukraine's Zelenskiy to hold talks with Merkel, Macron about Russia standoff

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, released a video wherein he stated that on Friday the leaders of Ukraine, France and Germany will be holding talks regarding the conflict in the eastern Donbas
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France advises citizens to leave Pakistan after serious threats: sources

After the violent clashes in Pakistan this week, France has advised its French citizens to temporarily leave Pakistan and warned of serious threat. Thousands of Islamists had clashed with police in prot
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Palestine condemns Boris Johnson for opposing ICC Israel investigation

After Boris Johnson opposed the ICC investigation into the alleged war crimes in the Israeli-occupied territories, Palestine said that its relations with the U.K. have reached a “low point”.  readmore...

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Royals to forgo military gear at Philip’s funeral ‘to avoid embarrassing Harry’

At the funeral of Prince Philip, the royal family will not be wearing the military uniform, in a break from what the tradition is. According to reports this is being done, so not to embarrass Prince Har
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Myanmar security forces fire on protesting medical workers, some hurt: media

On Thursday the security forces opened fire on a pro-democracy protests by medical workers in Mandalay, during which one person was killed, and others wounded.The protestors had gathered early in the ci
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NATO forces to leave together from Afghanistan, U.S. says

A Washington top diplomat said on Wednesday, that a coalition of NATO-led troops along with the U.S. will leave the country by Sept. 11, which would bring an end to the two decades of fighting.  readmore...

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China says to hold talks with Kerry in Shanghai on COP 26

John Kerry will meet his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua in Shanghai this week, to exchange views on a key United Nations climate conference, the U.S. foriegn ministry stated on Wednesday. 

T
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Myanmar activists stage 'bloody' protests against military

As the protests continued, on Wednesday the protestors splashed, and smeared the colour red on roads and on signs outside government offices, in the latest development to restore democracy. Activists ca
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Somalia's president signs law extending his mandate for two years - state news agency

The state agency recently reported that Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi has signed a law, which has been unanimously passed by the parliament on April 14, hence extending his mandate for two yea
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As Biden's emissaries go to Taiwan, China terms exercises 'combat drills'

As the senior former U.S. officials are due to arrive at Taiwan in some time, the Chinese authorities have described the repeated military activities near Taiwan’s defence zone, which Taiwan has also
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Daunte Wright shooting: Police chief resigns over black motorist's death

After the two days of unrest sparked by the death of Daunte Wright, police Chief Tim Gannon and Officer Kim Potter, who shot him, resigned. The incident took place in a suburb of Minneapolis, where alre
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Iran to begin 60% uranium enrichment after nuclear site incident

On Tuesday Iran stated that it would start enriching uranium to 60% purity, which would bring it closer to the 90% marck, that is suitable for a nuclear bomb. This came a day after Tehran accused Israel
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Minneapolis: Daunte Wright killing by police near city sparks unrest

On Sunday hundreds of protestors gathered outside the police headquarters in Brooklyn Center, protesting the death of 20 year old Daunte Wright, after police fatally shot him in a traffic stop. Police d
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi asks court to let her meet lawyers; activists urge New Year defiance

On Monday, Aung San Suu Kyi, asked a court on Monday to be allowed to meet her lawyers in person as she appeared at a hearing through video link. Once convicted, she could see herself jailed for years.<
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South Korean PM arrives in Iran to help try to revive nuclear deal

On Sunday, the South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun reached Iran to try and help to restore a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers, and try free the frozen $7 billion Iranian funds
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Kremlin: some conditions must be met for further peace talks on eastern Ukraine

On Sunday, as per the Russian news agency, the Kremlin stated that some of the conditions that are stated in the Minsk peace accord on eastern Ukraine, should be met, if the Ukranian authorities want th
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Blinken warns of China's 'increasingly aggressive actions' against Taiwan

A warning was issued in the remarks made by the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday, stating that anyone who is trying to change the status quo in the Western Pacific by force, will be maki
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Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo leading Peruvian elections: first official count

According to the released first official results, with 11.4% of votes counted, the Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo is leading the Peruvian presidential election with 15.8% of votes. 

He is f
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Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami – EMSC

On Saturday tremors were felt, when an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck in the ocean almost 91 km off the southern coast of the eastern part of Indonesia’s Java island, as per the European-Mediterra
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Myanmar junta sentences 19 people to death as protest crackdowns continue

As the protests in Myanmar continue, on Friday nineteen people were sentenced to death, for killing an associate of an army captain, the first such sentence publicly announced since the coup began on Fe
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Russian businessman Glushkov was strangled in 2018, British coroner rules

A British coroner ruled that the Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who had fled Russian and was granted political asylum in Britain in 2010, and was found dead in 2018, was strangled to death by an
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French winemakers count cost of ‘worst frost in decades’

Across France the farmers in some of the country’s prestigious wine-producing areas are faced with several nights of frost, which could decimate the grape harvest to a great degree. The government has
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Derek Chauvin trial: Police restraint killed George Floyd, expert says

Derek Chauvin is into the second week of his trial, and he is trying to defend himself from charges by stating that he was following his training, and the victim could have died coz of the drugs he used
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Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, dies at 99

On Friday the tweet from the Royal Family stated that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99.

“It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty
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Kim Jong-un warns of North Korea crisis similar to deadly 90s famine

At a press conference Mr Kim urged the citizens to be ready for the harsher times ahead, that follows warnings from human rights groups that the country is facing dire food shortages and economic instab
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Iran frees South Korean ship, captain after promise to help with frozen funds

On Friday, after a promise from South Korea to try to release the frozen funds in South Korean Banks under U.S. sanctions, Iran released a South Korean chemical tanker, HANKUK CHEMI, which was detained
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Britain allows ousted Myanmar ambassador to stay on

On Friday, the British authorities said that they will allow the ousted Myanmar ambassador to London, to stay on while he decides about his future, after he was locked out of his embassy. 

It
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Northern Irish leaders struggle to quell worst violence in years

After some of the worst violence in years hit Northern Ireland, the government put aside its factional differences, and asked for calm from the people. The violence is a result of the pro-British unioni
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Russian force on Ukraine border larger than any time since 2014, U.S. says

The White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday said during a press briefing that the accumulation of Russian forces on the Ukraine border has increased more than anytime since 2014, when Crimea w
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Australia to scrap harassment exemption for judges and politicians

After the allegations on the Australian authorities of mistreatment of female lawmakers and staff, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, said on THursday that it will scrap the exemption for sexual harassment
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One in six Latin American youths left work since pandemic's start

As per a report shared on Thursday, around the Carribean and Latin America, one out of six people between 18 to 29, had left work since the pandemic started.

According to Alejandro Matos, the advo
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Kremlin says Russia will be forced to protect its citizens in Ukraine's east depending on scale of conflict: TASS

On Thursday a senior Kremlin official stated that Russia would be forced to defend its citizens in the parts of eastern Ukraine depending on the scale of the military conflict there, as per the TASS new
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China says U.S. to blame for tensions over Taiwan

On Thursday Beijing blamed the United States for tensions over Taiwan, after a U.S. warship sailed close to the Chinese-claimed island, saying whether China would sail in the Gulf of Mexico as a “show
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Myanmar's UK envoy says military attache has 'occupied' embassy

On Wednesday, Kyaw Zwar Minn, who is Myanmar’s ambassador in London was not allowed to enter his office, and said that the staff was asked to leave the building by Myanmar’s military attache, and he
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Myanmar: Celebrity model arrested amid coup crackdown

As the protests increase, so do the ways of stopping it. Military arrested one of the most popular celebrities in Myanmar, as a part of trying to end the protest. Paing Takhon, who is having more than a
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Hong Kong democracy activist Nathan Law granted political asylum by Britain

Recently, Nathan Law, a political activist in Hong Kong stated that he has been granted political asylum in Britain, where he arrived last July after Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on
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South Korea exit polls show crushing defeat for ruling party in key election

According to the exit polls on Wednesday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s party suffered a gruelling defeat in a special election for key mayoral posts amid a spate of political scandals and poli
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Buddhist monk freed from flooded cave in Thailand after four days

A monk who was on a pilgrimage, went inside a cave in Thailand’s Phitsanulok province on Saturday, in order to meditate, but due to the unseasonal rainstorm, the cave was flooded. Thereafter a team of
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Left-wing party that opposes mining project wins Greenland election

The left-wing Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) party who had opposed a rare earth mining project in Greenland, has become the biggest party in the parliament, after getting more than a third of votes in the elect
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Gunmen free more than 1,800 inmates in attack on Nigerian prison

The Nigerian police spokesman on late Monday said that a group of unknown gunmen attacked the prison in the city of Owerri with explosives, rocket-propelled grenades, and forcefully freed 1800 prisoners
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World powers, Iran, U.S. launch indirect talks to revive nuclear deal

On Tuesday the European intermediaries began pacing between the U.S. and the Iranian officials in Vienna as they look forward to both countries coming together into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear
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Russian police detain supporters of Kremlin critic Navalny outside prison holding him

On Tuesday, the Russian police had detained nine people outside the prison where Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is held. Mr Navalnywho is an opponent of President Putin, said to go on a hunger strike las
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Netanyahu gets official nod to form next Israeli government

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, got a new lease of life on Tuesday, when the President gave his mandate to him, to form the new government after an inconclusive election.

Now, Mr Ne
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Rescuers hunt for survivors after cyclone wreaks havoc in Indonesia

After the cyclone Seroja, that had brought havoc in Indonesia, with strong winds and heavy rains that triggered flash floods and landslides, the rescue operation has started, with helicopters deployed t
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Myanmar protesters paint Yangon red, defying bloody army crackdown

As the protests in Myanmar drags on, with no resolution in sight, the protestors have painted the roads red marking the deaths of several hundred people killed till now. 

As per the AAPP abou
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Putin signs law that could keep him in Kremlin until 2036

On Monday, the government informed that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law recently that might keep him in the office in the Kremlin until 2036. As per the government the legislation
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Jordan's Prince Hamzah vows to defy 'house arrest' orders

Prince Hamza who is the half-brother of King Abdullah, and a former crown prince of Jordan, recently stated that he will not take orders to not communicate with the outside world, as he was put under ho
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Benjamin Netanyahu trial: Israel PM made illegitimate use of power

Over the past two years Israel has seen four elections all of which have failed to give a possible winner. As the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is accused of illegitimate use of power and f
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Myanmar protesters defy military as internet curbs test resolve

The “spring revolution” , the name given to the protests by some protestors, has continued, and more demonstrators are demanding the restoration of the Aung San Suu Kyi government. They have called
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GERB party of PM Borissov wins Bulgaria's polls - partial official results

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov of the centre-right GERB party seems to have won 24.2% of votes in the parliamentary election in Bulgaria, with 42.5% of the ballots counted.

Whereas the newly establ
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Taiwan rescuers work to bring out last body from wrecked train

After the deadly train crash on Monday, the Taieanese rescue workers are trying to retrieve the last body of a passenger from the train wreckage.

Nearly 50 people were confirmed dead, after the tr
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Indonesia death toll reaches 55 from floods, 40 missing

Soon after almost 400 people were evacuated in the East Nusa Tenggara province, which is a group of islands, amidst the floods, landslides, and strong winds caused by the cyclone, Seroja, it was reporte
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Myanmar protesters defy crackdown, five killed; junta hunts critics

On Saturday, five people were killed by the Myanmar security forces, as the military reinforced its bid to end the protest with arrest warrants for online critics and internet blocks.

Since the pr
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Rutte's prospects of forming new government wane as coalition partner quits

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, on Saturday seemed to have lost the prospects to form a new government, as the coalition partner, who is vital for him to achieve the majority in the parliament, sta
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US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

One police officer lost his life in the attack at the U S Capitol complex in Washington DC, as a car crashed into the security barrier before the driver moved towards the officers with a knife.

Th
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China, South Korea vow cooperation on North Korea after top diplomat meeting

China and South Korea swore to work as a unit in order to see to the issues on the Korean Peninsula at the time of the first visit by a South Korean foreign minister to China in the past three years, ac
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Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash

The Taiwanese prosecutors are looking to arrest the manager of a construction site, because of whom’s mistake, Taiwan witnessed one of the worst train accidents in recent history. The accident seem to
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Majestic Cairo parade as Egyptian mummies move museum

A royal parade will take 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies in specifically made capsules across Cairo on Saturday to a new museum home where they will be later put on display.

18 kings and four qu
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Taiwan opens first travel bubble, with tourism-dependent Palau

On Thursday, Taiwan opened its first travel bubble with Palau, that is a small Pacific state, dependent majorly on tourism, in a region where China and US are fighting for influence.

Palau, is a f
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Hong Kong: Jimmy Lai and Martin Lee among activists found guilty over protests

People like media tycoon Jimmy Lai, and veteran politician Martin Lee, are amongst the seven who have been convicted of organising huge demonstrations 2 years ago in Honk Kong. Though they had pleaded n
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Brexit reality only hitting now, EU's Barnier says

Months after Britain completed its transition out of the Brexit bloc, Michel Barnier, the EU’s former negotiator, stated that people would start realising only now, that how they would feel years afte
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BBC China correspondent John Sudworth moves to Taiwan after threats

The BBC correspondent Mr John Sudworth, who has won several awards for his reports on Uyghur people in the Xinjiang region, and who was staying with his family in Beijing, has moved to Taiwan, with his
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi 'looks healthy', lawyer says, as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave

On Wednesday, Myanmar’s overthrown leader Aung San Suu Kyi seemed to be in good health during a video meeting, one of her lawyers had stated, as the United States had asked its non-essential embassy s
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U.S. trade war pushing China to steal tech, talent, Taiwan says

On Wednesday, the government of the tech-powerhouse island announced that the China-U.S. trade war is urging Beijing to step up its efforts to steal technology and poach talent from Taiwan to accelerate
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New York moves closer to legalizing marijuana as state Senate passes bill

On Tuesday, New York lawmakers passed a bill to legalize adult use of marijuana, resulting in the 15th state in the United States to permit recreational use of the drug.

Allowing marijuana to be l
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Witness to deadly arrest of George Floyd returning to stand in Derek Chauvin murder trial

A professional mixed martial arts fighter who witnessed the deadly arrest of George Floyd last May in Minneapolis is due to return to the stand on Tuesday for the next day of testimony in the murder tri
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Myanmar protesters launch 'garbage strike' as death toll tops 500

On Tuesday, rubbish was stacked on the streets of Myanmar’s main city after activists had launched a “garbage strike” against the military rule as the toll of pro-democracy protesters was massacre
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Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

On Monday evening, Egypt’s Suez Canal started for shipping traffic in both directions after a giant container ship that had been blocking the waterway for nearly a week was refloated, keeping stranded
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Suez Canal debacle shows the value of the Northern Sea Route, Russia says

Russia’s energy ministry had announced on Monday that a stranded container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal has focused on the safety and sustainability of its Northern Sea Route (NSR) and Russian e
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Taiwan allows Cargill to repatriate $2 billion frozen in currency speculation case: sources

Four people with direct knowledge stated to the media that Taiwan’s central bank has permitted U.S.-based commodities house Cargill Ltd to allow in nearly $2 billion that was frozen as part of an inve
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Czech billionaire Kellner killed in Alaska helicopter crash

The richest man of the Czech Republic, billionaire Petr Kellner, died in a helicopter crash in Alaska, his financial group PPF stated on Monday. He died at the age of 56.

PPF stated that apart fro
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China warns companies against politicising actions regarding Xinjiang

On Monday, Chinese officials stated that Sweden’s H&M and other foreign companies should avoid making rash moves into politics after the companies have soared their concerns regarding forced labou
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More Myanmar violence reported as activists seek help from ethnic groups

Myanmar security forces killed an anti-coup protester and in addition, they wounded an infant in the violence that occurred overnight, the media had reported this on Monday, as activists called on armed
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UK's Johnson criticizes 'disgraceful' attacks on police at a protest

On Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson strongly denounced “disgraceful attacks” on police officers after protests in Bristol in opposition to the new policing bill which turned violent, c
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Honda agrees to sell British car plant to logistics giant Panattoni

Honda had approved selling its only British car plant at Swindon in southern England to logistics giant Panattoni, a company spokesman stated this on Saturday, as the new owner reportedly decides to mak
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Australian lawmaker's online bullying leave Morrison fighting political fires

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison who is already under fire over his handling of rape charges in the ruling party rebuked one of his lawmakers on Saturday for downplaying an apology regarding bul
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Myanmar's Junta Says Will Strive For Democracy After Chilling Warning To Protesters

On Saturday, the leader of Myanmar’s governing junta announced that the military will safeguard the people and aim for democracy, as protesters called out for a huge show of opposition against the cou
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Biden compares Xi to Putin, Republican voting restriction plans to segregation-era laws

On Thursday, President Joe Biden had promised to push China to play by international rules, condemned his Republican opponents, and safeguarded his policy to provide a shelter to children crossing the U
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Myanmar protesters hold more rallies, World Bank warns of slump

On Friday, Myanmar anti-junta protesters conducted more rallies after the military had shot nine people dead the previous day and as the World Bank cautioned the country’s economy could collapse 10% t
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Burberry becomes first luxury brand to suffer Chinese backlash over Xinjiang

Burberry loses a Chinese brand ambassador and its hallmark tartan design was brushed from a popular video game and being declared as the first luxury brand attacked by the Chinese backlash to Western ch
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Missile tests propel North Korea to top of Biden foreign agenda

North Korea’s claim on Friday that it had launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile that focused military advances by the nuclear-armed state and moved it to the top of the new U.S
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Judge questions police witness’s refusal to testify in Huawei CFO extradition case

The Canadian judge overseeing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case interrogated a federal prosecutor on Thursday regarding why a retired police officer, considered as a key w
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U.S. Democratic lawmakers will introduce a resolution to undo OCC's true lender rule

On Thursday, U.S. Democratic Senators will present a resolution targeted at undoing a Trump-era rule that defines when a bank is a “true lender,” a staffer inside Senator Chris Van Hollen’s office
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After H&M, more foreign retail brands under fire in China in Xinjiang fallout

On Thursday, more foreign retail brands fell under criticism from social platforms in China, in the wake of Beijing’s propaganda offensive in the opposition to H&M over the Swedish company’s ear
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Australian PM brushes aside talk of a reshuffle after controversies, rallies

On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison ignored speculation of a ministerial reshuffle as he attempts to reset the political narrative after damaging controversy over his government’s tr
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Biden names Harris to lead efforts with Mexico, Central America, to stem migrant flow

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden named Vice President Kamala Harris to run the U.S. efforts with Mexico and Central America’s Northern Triangle countries to try to stem the flow of migration towards
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Myanmar anti-coup activists plan new street protests after paralyzing strike

Myanmar pro-democracy activists plan to start a street demonstration again on Thursday, a day after a nationwide silent strike witnessed businesses close down and people stay indoors in protest against
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Former Italian PM Berlusconi in hospital since Monday: sources

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalized since Monday and would not be present at any public events in the near future, two sources stated this on Wednesday.

It was st
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Myanmar's junta frees hundreds of prisoners; silent strike in Yangon

Myanmar’s junta released hundreds of demonstrators who were detained during its brutal crackdown on protests on Wednesday, while many businesses in Yangon continued to be shut and streets were barren
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Colorado supermarket shooter kills 10, including police officer

A shooting taken place at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people on Monday, including a police officer, the authorities reported.

Police had detained a suspect but did not choose to reveal his na
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Canadian oil patch braces for more deals after record start to 2021

Mergers and acquisitions in Canada’s oil and gas sector had a record start to the year in 2021 as companies took the benefit of upgraded oil price expectations during the pandemic recovery, and numero
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Scottish leader Sturgeon did not break ministerial code of conduct, inquiry finds

Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s First Minister did not break a ministerial code of conduct in her handling of sexual harassment complaints against her predecessor Alex Salmond, an independent inquiry state
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Britain imposes sanctions on Chinese officials, company over Xinjiang

On Monday, Britain had charged sanctions on four Chinese officials and also on a construction company regarding the human rights abuses in opposition to Muslim Uighur community in the Chinese region cal
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Russia's top diplomat starts China visit with a call to reduce U.S. dollar use

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov started a visit to China on Monday with a call for Moscow and Beijing to decrease their reliance on the U.S. dollar and Western payment systems to delay against wh
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Myanmar activists plan new protests after weekend bloodshed

Myanmar activists planned new protests on Monday which included a call for vehicle convoys to drive through intersections honking horns with occupants increasing three-finger anti-coup salutes in spite
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Singapore foreign minister to visit three Southeast Asian countries

Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore Foreign Minister will pay his visit to Brunei Darussalam on Monday, later then he would go to Malaysia and Indonesia, the foreign affairs ministry said.

The minister
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Khamenei says U.S. promises have no credibility for Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told on Sunday that Iran does not trust promises made by the U.S. on lifting the sanctions and will only return to its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal
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Magnitude 7.2 quake hits northern Japan, 1-meter tsunami expected: NHK

On Saturday, an earthquake struck northeastern Japan, destructing areas devastated by the 2011 disaster and giving rise to a tsunami of 1-meter height, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The Japan M
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'Tough' U.S.-China talks signal rocky start to relations under Biden

On Friday, U.S. and Chinese authorities concluded what Washington called "tough and direct" talks in Alaska, which exposed the depth of tensions among the world's two biggest economies at the outset of
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Heavy rain forces evacuations, flood warnings on Australia's east coast

Australia's east coast was hit by hefty downpours on Saturday, constraining different evacuation orders and requests from experts for individuals in Sydney to remain at home in the midst of threatening&
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Qualcomm CEO says the shortage of older chips likely to ease sooner

Qualcomm Inc CEO Steve Mollenkopf said he was "seeing improvement" in endeavors to ease chip deficiencies that had caused disturbances across several industries, and that demand for old chips is simpler
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Musk says Tesla would be shut down if its cars spied in China, elsewhere

Elon Musk, Tesla Inc chief executive, told on Saturday that his company would be shut down if its cars made use for spying, his first comments on news that China’s military has banned Teslas from its
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International pressure on Myanmar generals grows as two more killed in gunfire

On Saturday, Opponents of Myanmar’s coup protested again as international pressure on the military junta to cease its suppression of pro-democracy supporters grew, with Asian neighbors uniting with We
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Musk says would be good for the U.S., China to increase mutual trust

On Saturday, Elon Musk who is the chief executive of Tesla Inc announced that it would be good to have more trust between the United States and China.

Musk held a discussion panel with Xue Qikun w
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China sending children of exiled Uighur parents to orphanages, says Amnesty

According to human rights group Amnesty International, China has forcibly separated Uighur families by taking young children into state orphanages, 

As per a recent report by Amnesty has aske
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Samia Suluhu Hassan - Tanzania's new president

Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has taken Tanzania’s head of state position, after on Wednesday evening she announced that President John Magufuli had died. 

She was first elected as Mag
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Michael Spavor: Canadian spy trial in China ends without verdict

In the latest development, the closely-watched trial of a Canadian businessman accused of espionage has ended in China with no verdict.

The matter has turned into a diplomatic spat between China a
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US and China trade angry barbs at high-level Alaska talks

Sharp rebukes were exchanged in the first high-level talks between the Biden administration and China, taking place in Alaska.

The US was accused by China of inciting countries "to attack China",
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Turkey's pro-Kurdish party closure case worries U.S., Europe

The United States and Europe have criticized a move by Turkey approaching to ban the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a week earlier EU leaders are due to discuss strained relations with A
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Russia wants an apology from the U.S. after Biden called Putin a killer, says Kremlin ally

Russia expects an apology from the United States after President Joe Biden stated that he assumed Vladimir Putin as a killer and may fight back against Washington unless it gets one, a senior Russian la
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Myanmar faces growing isolation as military tightens grip

Myanmar encounters increasing confinement on Thursday with growing limited internet services and its last private newspaper stoping publication as the military built its case against ousted elected lead
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Four killed in the bombing of Afghan government bus, nine die in a helicopter crash

Officials told that four people lost their lives and nine were wounded after a roadside bomb hit a bus moving with Afghan government employees in Kabul on Thursday, and nine Afghan security force member
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Toshiba shareholders vote for probe in a landmark win for Japan corporate governance

Toshiba Corp shareholders on Thursday voted for an independent probe into charges that investors were being pressured ahead of the previous year’s annual general meeting - a watershed victory set to e
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China sets court hearings for two Canadians charged with spying

Two Canadians who were detained by Beijing more than two years ago on suspicion of spying will go before Chinese courts this week and next, Canada announced on Wednesday, again boosting up diplomatic te
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Vatican ruling on same-sex couples prompts defiance, pain, confusion

The Vatican’s directive banning the blessing of same-sex unions has triggered resistance between some priests in Europe and left bishops confused on how to minister to gay Catholics.

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Kenyan court says police to blame for the death of girl after 2017 elections

A Kenyan investigation has ruled that police are to be blamed for the death of a 9-year-old girl during violence after the 2017 elections, stating that if the police wanted to investigate the girl’s k
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U.N. investigators seek evidence of criminal orders by the Myanmar junta

A U.N. group of investigators on Myanmar appealed on Wednesday for people to compile and preserve documentary proofs of crimes commanded by the military ever since a Feb. 1 coup began, to pile future ca
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Myanmar Buddhist group signals break with authorities after a violent crackdown

The most powerful Buddhist monks’ association of Myanmar called on the junta to bring an end to the violence against protesters and blamed an “armed minority” for torture and killing innocent live
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Blinken warns China against 'coercion and aggression' on first Asia trip

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China as he opposed the use of "coercion and aggression" as he sought to use his first trip abroad to reinforce Asian alliances with the growing
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North Korea: Kim Jong-un's sister warns US not to 'cause a stink'

As Joe Biden starts to set his Korean policy, Kim Yo-jong, who is considered a powerful ally of her brother has warned the US not to "cause a stink".

During her remarks on state media, Kim Yo-jong
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Security forces fire on Myanmar protests, martial law tightens military grip

Myanmar security forces shot six people who were a part of pro-democracy demonstrations on Monday, said the media and witnesses, and the military junta laydown martial law in districts of the main city
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Iran says U.S. should lift sanctions, guarantee Trump's mistakes will not be repeated

On Monday, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said that the sanctions put on them by the Trump administration should be lifted and the U.S. government should guarantee that mistakes made by the adminis
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UK's Johnson deeply concerned at footage of police breaking up vigil

On Sunday Boris Johnson, the British Prime Ministerraised his deep concernon a footage of police breaking up and dragging women away from a protest site for a murdered woman that attracted heavy public
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Beijing under heavy sandstorms

The capital city of China, Beijing was covered in thick brown dust Monday morning on account of heavy winds blowing in from Inner Mongolia and parts of north western China. On Monday morning The Chinese
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Merkel's party slumps to defeat in regional polls

The Christian Democrats (CDU), has suffered in the two regional votes, which is an indication of what lays ahead in September's general election.

In Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate, as
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At least 14 Myanmar protesters killed in Yangon suburb, local media say

According to local media, on Sunday, at least 14 protesters were massacred by the security forces in a poor, industrial suburb of Myanmar’s main city and at least three people in other parts of the co
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Bolivian ex-president Anez arrested over 2019 'coup' that ousted Morales

Morales gave his resignation and left Bolivia country in 2019 among enraged protests in opposition of his government and allegations of electoral fraud. A former senator, Anez, took over as provisional
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New Zealand honors shooting victims at anniversary service

On Saturday, Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern accompanied hundreds of people in Christchurch to memorize the two-year anniversary on an event of the country’s worst mass murder.

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Two killed in protests in Myanmar as U.S. and allies vow to restore democracy

Two persons were shot dead in police firing in Myanmar overnight, as reported by the domestic media, as activists called for more anti-coup protests on the event of the death anniversary of a student wh
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Bodies of 16 migrants massacred in Mexico arrive in Guatemala

On Friday, Mexico returned the bodies of 16 Guatemalan nationals assassinated among one of its northern border states, a case that brought anxiety about the dangers encountered by migrants bound for the
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Another South Korean state housing official found dead amid property scandal

 A second senior official of Korea Land and Housing Corp (LH) was found dead in Paju, which is in the north of South Korean capital Seoul, in an apparent suicide among a growing insider property sp
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Tanzanian envoy denies President Magufuli in bad health

President of Tanzania John Magufuli is in good health condition and working normally, one of his diplomats told a broadcaster in Namibia, countering reports he had been rushed to hospital in Kenya then
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UK exports to EU slump in the first month of new Brexit trade ties

 Exports and imports from Britain to the European Union plunged throughout the first month of the country’s new trade relationship with the bloc, as per the data published on Friday with few
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More protests held in Myanmar as Suu Kyi's lawyer dismisses bribery claims

On Friday, protests were gripped in Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon, and also in several other towns, according to images being posted on social media by eyewitnesses and local news organizations.
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China market regulator fines 12 companies for illegal monopolistic behavior

On Friday, China’s market regulator announced that it had fined 12 companies related to 10 deals because they had exposed illegal monopolistic behavior.

On Friday, the State Administration
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AstraZeneca: Thailand delays vaccine rollout over blood clot fears

Thailand has slowed the rollout of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine over reports of blood clots, despite there being no evidence of this.

The country's prime minister was due to kick off the country
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Wall Street jumps after upbeat jobless claims data

On Thursday, the blue-chip Dow index reached an all-time high for the fourth straight session as fear about growing inflation was relieved, while a bigger-than-expected fall in weekly jobless claims put
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'We're not racist', says Prince William after Meghan and Harry interview

On Thursday, Prince William stated that Britain’s royals weren’t racist after Meghan, wife of his younger brother Harry, told that one unnamed member of the family had questioned how dark
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China moves to overhaul Hong Kong politics, squeezing democratic opposition

China’s parliament on Thursday,  approved a draft decision to make a change in Hong Kong’s electoral system, followed by reducing democratic representation in the city's institutions
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Analysis: 'Chinese business, Out!' Myanmar anger threatens investment plans

A group of protestors in Myanmar chanted enroute the Chinese pipeline that “China’s  gas pipeline will be burnt.”

Hailed by China as a symbol of “mutually beneficial
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Meghan and Harry interview: Palace taking race issues 'very seriously'

The race issues brought in the open by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their interview with Oprah Winfrey are "concerning" and "taken very seriously", said Buckingham Palace. As per the statement,
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Lobbyist to be paid $2 million to 'explain' Myanmar's coup on behalf of junta

 Myanmar junta hired an Israeli-Canadian lobbyist, who would be paid $2 million to “assist in explaining the real situation” about the army’s coup to the United States and other
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Germany hopes for joint sanctions with the United States

Germany hopes for an improved relationship with the States under President Joe Biden. They are in anticipation that this will make way for signing sanctions against Russia and China on policies of human
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Germany hopes for joint sanctions with the United States

Germany hopes for an improved relationship with the States under President Joe Biden. They are in anticipation that this will make way for signing sanctions against Russia and China on policies of human
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Nun kneels in front of police to stop Myanmar violence

On Monday, pleading to the policemen in a northern Myanmar town,a nun went down on her knees to stop shooting protesters agitating against last month’s coup.

The video went viral showing Si
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Thailand launches yacht quarantine for tourists

Tourists visiting Thailand can now spend their mandatory two-week coronavirus quarantine on a yacht.According to the government the new initiative will bring 1.8 billion baht (£42m, $58m) in yacht to
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China to secure its international role in Hong Kong

Beijing has plans to change the electoral system of Hong Kong in order to secure the international agenda of the city. The critics denounce this move as ending of the hopes of democracy in the former Br
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Myanmar coup: Protesters freed after being 'trapped' overnight

Hundreds of Myanmar protesters who were trapped overnight by security forces are now free.

On Monday, about 200 people in a district of Yangon were blocked from leaving a four-street area in the S
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Trade unions in Myanmar set for strike 

The trade unions in Myanmar set for nationwide strike today to try to pileup pressure and protesting country’s new military rules after a weekend full of violence and night-time raids. 

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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan spoke about the royal family

Prince Harry and wife Meghan opened to Oprah Winfrey. Meghan says that she was made to cry just before her wedding to Harry by Prince William's wife, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate. Speaking on CB
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Pope Francis visits regions of Iraq once held by Islamic State

Pope Francis has visited northern parts of Iraq that were held by Islamic State (IS) militants on the third day of his historic trip to the country.

IS targeted Christians when they seized the reg
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The Latest: Germany hopes for opening-up by late May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says he was very skeptical regarding expectations of people migrating at Easter but then expects the situation to change by late May. Lockdown mea
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NHS pay: More health unions join backlash against 1% pay rise

The government is coming under further pressure to reconsider its planned 1% pay rise for NHS workers in England, with more unions joining the backlash.

The British Medical Association and other u
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Coronavirus: Europe in vaccine race to save summer

Europe could be on the verge of a roaring twenties-style summer to remember, with budget airline flights packed and beachside bars brim-full of happy tourists.
It faces another gloomy vacational seas
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Thai police warn protesters risk arrest ahead of planned demonstrations

Thai police warning was issued on anti-government protesters who were planning demonstrations in Bangkok on Saturday. As per the warning there would be high chances of being arrested following an order
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6.3 magnitude earthquake registered off New Zealand

New Zealand experiences a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday by a series of strong tremors reported earlier this week, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter location was at a dep
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Rights groups say Argentina police use 'indiscriminate' force against COVID protesters

The use of “indiscriminate” force by police in Argentina´s Formosa province against people protesting tightening restrictions among a spike in COVID-19 infections, was condemned by the In
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Disneyland, other California theme parks, stadiums could reopen on April 1

After the closure of nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, California health officials set new rules on Friday to reopen Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums, and outdoor entertainment ve
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Pope Francis to meet powerful Shia cleric in Iraq

Pope Francis and the most powerful figures in Shia Islam are about to hold a symbolic meeting on the second day of his landmark trip to Iraq.
The Pope's meeting with the spiritual leader of Shia Musl
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Police  opened fire on protesters in Myanmar against last month’s military coup, killing one man

Thousands of people marched peacefully down the second city of Mandalay demanding the restoration of the elected government of veteran democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi.

The crowd marched over t
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Oil prices on a high, adding big gains to OPEC and allies

Oil prices are on a high this Friday which are adding big gains just after OPEC along with its allies decided on not to increase their supply in April while expecting a solid recovery from the losses in
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Myanmar coup: 'Everything will be OK' the teenage protester mourned.

For the funeral of a 19-year-old girl who was shot dead during Myanmar's anti-coup protests crowds gathered in Mandalay on Thursday

She was wearing a T-shirt with the typography saying "Everything
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Meghan accuses palace of 'perpetuating falsehoods'

The Duchess of Sussex- Meghan, has said Buckingham Palace could not expect her and Prince Harry to be silent if it was "perpetuating falsehoods about us".

In a frame of Oprah Winfrey's interview w
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Australian minister 'regrets' slur on alleged rape victim - PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said his defense minister "deeply regrets" by making "offensive remarks" about an alleged rape victim.

Linda Reynolds has not denied a report that she
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U.S. House passes 'George Floyd' police reform bill, Senate prospects unclear

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday ceasing controversial police strategies and easing the way for lawsuits against officers who were breaching suspects’ constitutional rig
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Energy industry seeking to lower the Carbon Footprint as Biden signed the Paris Agreement again 

The energy industry in the U.S. is now more desperate to reduce the atmospheric carbon with the focus being shifted to climate change. The energy CEOs have been talking about their agenda and strategies
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Chinese buyers are purchasing electric cars from local competitors of Tesla

Keeping the price and the range of driving in mind, Chinese are opting for local alternatives to Tesla’s electric cars. The US enlisted car start-ups in China like Nio, Li Auto and Xpeng have bee
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UK royal Meghan awarded 450,000 pounds in costs after court privacy win

LONDON - Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, won 450,000 pounds ($630,000) on Tuesday as a temporary payment towards the legal costs. This was due to Britain’s Duchess of Sussex as she wo
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Twitch backtracks after an outcry for using the 'gender neutral' term 'womxn’

The American live streaming video service called Twitch has withdrawn its policy to change the word ‘women to ‘womxn’’. This is done due to the criticisms rising from the trans
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Chinese fintech platforms expected to meet capital requirements within two years

Chairman Guo Shuqling has stated that the companies of the financial technology in China have a maximum of two years to meet their capital adequacy requirements. He even said that Microlenders, con
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Myanmar police fire stun grenades at protesters ahead of regional talks

Myanmar policemen fires stun grenades on protestors to disassemble the crowd in Yangon city on Tuesday. Protestors were equipped with many gears which include hats, shields, and barricades in different
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French ex-President sentenced to jail for 3 years

In an attempt tobribe a magistrate, made French ex-President pay a price.Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to jail for three years for this activity.Sarkozy served as a president for France for 5 years. A f
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China's Censorship Laws are getting stricter during COVID-19

China applied coronavirus prevention rules, to limit foreign reporting in a “rapid decline in media freedom of Speech,” the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) said on Monday
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Kashmir villagers hopeful but wary after India and Pakistan agree to ceasefire

It is a welcomed agreement for villagers living on either side of the Line of Control dividing the Himalayan region of Kashmir, but some are sceptical it would hold.
In 2003 also both the nuclear-arm
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Syria condemns 'cowardly' U.S. airstrikes on Iran-backed militias

Syria said U.S. airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in the east of the country on Friday were a cowardly act and urged President Joe Biden not to follow “the law of the jungle”.
An
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Biden CIA nominee Burns calls China an 'authoritarian adversary

President Joe Biden’s contender to run the CIA told legislators on Wednesday that if confirmed he would escalate America’s national security reach to counter China.
“Out-competing
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Indonesian foreign minister to visit Myanmar as pressure mounts on generals

According to a leaked government document,  Minister Retno Marsudi will visit Myanmar on Thursday which will mark it as the first known trip to the Southeast Asian nation by a foreign envoy since t
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Iran's rulers close ranks, raise pressure on Biden to lift sanctions

An Iranian state newspaper, addressing lawmakers' interference in Tehran's nuclear row with the West, cautioned on Tuesday that overly fundamental actions may advance to Iran's confinement after a new l
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Wife of Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' appears in U.S. court

The wife of Mexican drug cartel kingpin Emma Coronel Aispuro, made her first appearance in a federal court in Washington on Tuesday, after being accused with helping her husband run the drug syndicate.<
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Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in UN convoy attack

Luca Attanasio, 43, succumbed in hospital on Monday after the U N convoy he was moving in came under fire near Goma, a statement said.

It is told that the convoy reportedly belonged to the UN's Wo
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UK PM sets out cautious approach to easing England’s Covid-19 lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out a phased plan today to end England’s Covid-19 lockdown, offering a “cautious” approach to try to prevent a return to wholesale restriction
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China rejects genocide charge in Xinjiang, says door open to U.N.

GENEVA  - China on Monday abandoned "slanderous attacks" about circumstances for Muslim Uighurs and various other minorities living in Xinjiang region, saying that they relish freedom of religion a
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Myanmar coup: Huge crowds mourn those killed during protests

Huge crowds have turned out in Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw for the funeral of a young woman killed in protests against a military coup.
Mya Thwe Thwe Khaing was shot in the head just before her 20t
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India, China complete Troop pullout from the lake area

Indian and Chinese troops have completed a pullout from a lake area on their disputed border in the western Himalayas, setting the scene for disengagement at other friction points, the two countries sai
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Protesters in Myanmar called for General Strike

Protestors of Myanmar’s military coup called a general strike and more street protests on Monday as officials threatened that the confrontation could cost the lives of protestors after two protes
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Facebook back on track with Australia terms

Facebook looking at the negotiating terms, Australia's PM Scott Morrison said on Saturday after Facebook this week prevented news on its site in Australia.

Facebook’s abrupt choice to stop
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Biden warns China for it Human Right Policies 

U.S. President Joe Biden warned on Tuesday, responding to questions at a televised event on China’s handling of Muslim minorities in its distant western province of Xinjiang.

Chinese Presid
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Trump acquitted from another impeachment

The U.S. Senate released Donald Trump on Saturday of provoking the mob that stormed the Capitol last month, sparing him from the conviction in his impeachment trial a few weeks back despite the broad co
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US Congress push Jobs, IBM to the Rescue

The US government job push is getting a helpful nudge from IBM. IBM is reconsidering its U.S. employee needs. Additional of its openings require only high school grad, for example. It’s basically
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