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Increasing evidence that Myanmar’s military forces are shooting to kill

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Wednesday was the bloodiest day in four weeks of protests, as security forces opened fire on crowds of people across the country, killing at least 38 people. Images and footage, captured by bystanders, local reporters and citizen journalists, showed bodies lying in the street surrounded by pools of blood as protesters run to take cover. Other clips showed...

Covid: Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ as deaths spike

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Jair Bolsonaro criticises measures to curb Covid-19, a day after Brazil saw a record rise in deaths. Source link

‘What happens if there is another earthquake?’

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Whakatane resident Tara saw people flock to high ground near her home when tsunami warnings were issued following three earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand. The six hour ordeal made her realise how she, and many others, were not prepared for what unfolded.Read more: Tsunami alert lifted after quakes rock New Zealand Source link

COVAX offers hope of vaccine equality with roll out across Africa

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"We have been fighting this virus, but we have been fighting it with rubber bullets," said Kenya's Minister of Health Mutahi Kagwe. "But what we have received here is equivalent, metaphorically speaking, to acquisition of machine guns, bazookas, and tanks to fight this war against Covid-19." Kenya received the initial shipment of just over 1 million doses...

International Women’s Day: Illustrating the Covid-19 pandemic

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"I came across this very interesting piece of information, that people who got Covid-19 were having weird dreams. I thought that was an amazing idea to explore. I also wanted to challenge myself to try to depict something which is very serious and slightly depressing, in an unusual and visually different way," she says. Source link

China targets economic growth of more than 6% in 2021

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Premier Li Keqiang on Friday announced that China would target growth of more than 6% in the world's second largest economy. While China emerged from the global downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic on surer footing than any other major economy, it still only grew 2.3% in 2020.The new target is more than what China needs to accomplish...

China NPC: China set to overhaul HK electoral system

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The changes will be discussed at China's largest political meeting which kicks off on Friday in Beijing. Source link

Pope Francis to begin historic Iraq visit despite virus and security risks

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It will be Pope Francis's first international trip since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Source link

Covid-19: San Diego zoo apes given experimental vaccine

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The vaccinations were carried out in February after an outbreak among gorillas at the zoo. Source link

The Himalayan hazards nobody is monitoring

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Retreating Himalayan glaciers can become hazardous but such dangers are not being monitored, experts say. Source link