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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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    ICC launches formal probe into Israeli-Palestinians war crimes

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague, Netherlands | Updated at 11:36am on March 04, 2021

    The International Criminal Court opened a formal investigation on Wednesday into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, in a move blasted by Israeli premier...

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    Facebook to withdraw ban on United States political ads

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:17am on March 04, 2021

    Facebook said on Wednesday it would resume accepting US political ads, ending a ban imposed after the November presidential election to stem misinformation...

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    Rocket attacks on Iraq base hosting US troops

    Agence France-Presse . Baghdad | Updated at 10:43pm on March 03, 2021

    A rocket attack on an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition troops Wednesday claimed a contractor’s life, security sources said, just two days before Pope Francis...

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    Migrants protest at US-Mexico crossing, pleading for asylum

    Agence France-Presse . Tijuana | Updated at 10:40pm on March 03, 2021

    Migrants from central America, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico blocked two lanes of the US-Mexico border crossing in Tijuana, begging President Joe Biden’s administration to allow...

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    Biden backs off from appointing Neera as White House budget chief

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:29am on March 03, 2021

    Joe Biden on Tuesday abandoned his plan for Neera Tanden to be White House budget director after pushback from key senators, marking the first cabinet...

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    Applications for Fulbright Teaching Programme open

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:12pm on March 02, 2021

    The United States embassy in Dhaka has announced the application period for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programme for International Teachers. The application deadline...

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    Third woman accuses NY governor of sexual harassment

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 10:24am on March 02, 2021

    A third woman on Monday accused Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behaviour, just hours after the New York governor formally referred himself for investigation over similar...

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    WHO says one-fourth of population to have hearing problem by 2050

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:15am on March 02, 2021

    One in four of the world’s population will suffer from hearing problems by 2050, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday, calling for extra investment...

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    US presses Saudis over Khashoggi killing

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:54am on March 02, 2021

    The United States on Monday pressed Saudi Arabia to take further measures after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Washington faced growing criticism that...