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The protest by opposition and civil society figures had been banned by the junta.

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

Thousands rally against Myanmar <em>junta</em>, calling for 'spring revolution'

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Thousands rally against Myanmar junta, calling for 'spring revolution'

Thousands of anti-coup protesters marched in Myanmar Sunday, calling for a 'spring revolution'.

Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

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Cyprus settlement talks at UN fail to find breakthrough

Talks to find a settlement between rival Cypriot leaders have failed to find a resolution.

Turkish Cypriot leader urges UN to recognise two states

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Turkish Cypriot leader urges UN to recognise two states

Ersin Tatar uged the UN to pass a resolution ensuring 'equal international status and sovereign equality of the two sides is secured'.

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Six dead in Chad anti-junta protests

Chad's government said at least six people were killed in the protests, while a local NGO reported nine fatalities -- seven in the capital and two in the south

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Presidential runner-up named interim Chad PM by military junta

Albert Pahimi Padacke will serve as interim PM. Chad's Transitional Military Council promised to hold elections in 18 months' time.

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Rival Greek, Turkish Cypriot leaders set for Geneva talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting in Geneva in April 27-29.

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Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi hit with new criminal charge

Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with a new criminal charge under section 25 of the natural disaster management law.

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Goalkeeper, celibate millionaire, Gaddafi adviser vie for Peru presidency

Eighteen candidates will contest a first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

UK and US sanction military-owned Myanmar conglomerate

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UK and US sanction military-owned Myanmar conglomerate

The Myanmar military "controls significant segments of the country's economy through these holding firms."

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

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Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine ...

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Myanmar junta justifies crackdown, accuses Suu Kyi of graft

At least 261 protesters have been killed since the Burmese military seized power last month.

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EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

EU chiefs discussed a "possible visit" to Turkey after next week's European summit, as the two sides look to mend ties.

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BBC journalist detained as junta crackdown triggers Yangon exodus

The BBC said it was "extremely concerned" about Burmese journalist Aung Thura. Much of Yangon has descended into chaos as some residents try to ...

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EU chiefs to hold video call with Turkey's Erdogan

European Union leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will hold video talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, ...

Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

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Myanmar declares martial law in Yangon townships

Martial law was imposed in two Yangon townships after Myanmar's junta repressed violently demonstrations, leading to the death of at ...

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Myanmar 'shadow' parliament urges united opposition to coup

A shadow opposition "parliament" called the Committee for Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH) urged protestors to continue fighting to end ...

Three Myanmar protesters killed as hundreds defy <em>junta</em> curfew

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Three Myanmar protesters killed as hundreds defy junta curfew

The junta has deployed increasing use of force against daily protests since the February 1 coup, with more than 70 people killed ...

Suu Kyi lawyer rejects military graft claims as 'groundless'

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Suu Kyi lawyer rejects military graft claims as 'groundless'

Aung San Suu Kyi's lawyer rejected junta allegations of corruption

Myanmar military likely behind 'crimes against humanity': UN expert

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Myanmar military likely behind 'crimes against humanity': UN expert

The UN's top expert on rights in Myanmar said the country's military is likely committing "crimes against humanity" with full knowledge of ...

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