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    Japan extends virus state of emergency in Tokyo area

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 01:41am on March 06, 2021

    Japan extended a virus state of emergency in the Tokyo area by two weeks on Friday, less than five months before the pandemic-postponed Tokyo Olympics....

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    COVID origins report due out week of March 15: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:22pm on March 05, 2021

    The international investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins in China will publish its report in the week of March 15, the World Health Organisation chief...

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    Nepal signs peace deal with banned Maoist rebels

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:04pm on March 05, 2021

    An outlawed Maoist group accused of staging several attacks signed a peace deal with Nepal’s communist government on Friday, bringing an end to the country’s...

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    Fresh bloodshed in Myanmar as UN set to meet on crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 08:44pm on March 05, 2021

    A protester was shot dead in Myanmar on Friday, in the latest round of bloodletting at anti-coup demonstrations as the UN Security Council prepared to...

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    YouTube removes Myanmar army channels

    United News of Bangladesh / AP | Updated at 05:26pm on March 05, 2021

    YouTube authorities removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its guidelines, it announced Friday, as demonstrators defied growing violence by security forces and...

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    Body of woman missing in Japan 2011 tsunami identified decade on

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:25am on March 05, 2021

    The remains of a woman who went missing in the devastating 2011 Japan tsunami have been found and identified, police said on Friday, days before...

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    US tightens export controls to Myanmar after protesters killed

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:03am on March 05, 2021

    The United States on Thursday tightened export controls on Myanmar, imposing its latest sanctions in response to the junta’s deadly violence against democracy protesters. Myanmar...

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    Myanmar anti-coup protesters return after deadliest day

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 04:16pm on March 04, 2021

    Defiant anti-coup protesters returned to the streets across Myanmar on Thursday after the deadliest day of the junta’s crackdown, as the United Nations called on...

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    Military crackdown on Myanmar protesters kills 38 in a single day

    Agence France-Presse. Yangon | Updated at 03:49pm on March 03, 2021

    At least 38 people died Wednesday in the ‘bloodiest’ day of Myanmar's crisis, the United Nations said, as the military junta defied growing international condemnation...

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    Indonesia volcano belches huge ash column

    Agence France-Presse . Medan, Indonesia | Updated at 01:42pm on March 02, 2021

    An Indonesian volcano erupted on Tuesday morning spewing a spectacular column of ash thousands of metres into a powder blue sky...