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    Police fire rubber bullets to disperse Myanmar protesters

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 11:50am on February 27, 2021

    Myanmar police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon on Saturday, according to an AFP reporter, after the country’s ambassador to the United Nations...

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    Myanmar envoy makes emotional appeal for UN action against coup

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:25am on February 27, 2021

    Myanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations made an impassioned plea on Friday for the international community to take the ‘strongest possible action’ to end the...

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    Thousands march in Armenia to demand PM’s resignation

    Agence France-Presse . Yerevan | Updated at 10:09pm on February 26, 2021

    Several thousand opposition supporters marched through the capital of Armenia on Friday to demand prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of last year’s...

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    Russian diplomats arrive from virus-hit North Korea on rail trolley

    Agence France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 09:49pm on February 26, 2021

    Eight Russian diplomats and family members — the youngest of them a three-year-old girl — have arrived home from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail...

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    India, China talk further troop pullback from border

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:46pm on February 26, 2021

    India and China’s foreign ministers discussed further de-escalating tensions at a disputed border after a pullback of troops in response to a deadly clash in...

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    Myanmar’s civil servant strikes start to bite

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 10:35am on February 26, 2021

    Public hospitals are deserted. Government offices left dark. And the trains don’t leave the stations. Despite risks to their lives and livelihoods, many Myanmar civil...

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    Malaysian man wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:56pm on February 25, 2021

    A Malaysian man Thursday won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws banning gay sex, a victory hailed as ‘monumental progress’ in combating persecution...

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    Facebook bans all Myanmar military-linked accounts and ads

    United News of Bangladesh/AP. Yangon | Updated at 11:17am on February 25, 2021

    Social media giant Facebook announced Thursday it was banning all accounts linked to Myanmar’s military as well as ads from military-controlled companies in the wake...

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    137 NGOs from 31 countries ask UN for Myanmar arms embargo

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:37am on February 25, 2021

    Nearly 140 NGOs from 31 countries signed an open letter on Wednesday calling for the United Nations Security Council to urgently impose an arms embargo...

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    Malaysia under fire after controversial Myanmar deportation

    Agence France-Presse . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:18am on February 25, 2021

    Malaysia’s government faced mounting criticism from opposition MPs and rights groups Wednesday over its decision to deport over 1,000 Myanmar nationals in defiance of a...

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