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Soldiers shoot live rounds at protesters in Myanmar crisis

independent.ie– A woman was fighting for her life last night after security forces in Myanmar fired live rounds at protesters opposed to last week’s military coup. The activist was taking part in a demonstration in Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, when she was shot in the head with the
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Aung San Suu Kyi detained by military in apparent ‘coup’

ndependent.ie– Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained in an early morning raid by the military. The move came after days of escalating tension between the civilian government and the powerful military that stirred fears of a coup in the aftermath of an election the […]
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China Law Empowers Coast Guard To Use Force Amid Disputes

republicworld– China has authorized its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures on features it claims, potentially raising the possibility of clashes with regional maritime rivals. The Coast Guard Law passed on Friday empowers the force to “take all necessary measures, including the use of weapons, when national sovereignty, sovereign rights,
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Archbishop Machado: Many are challenging the anti-conversion law

asianews– Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Last Sunday, a gang of Bajrang Dal men attacked a Christian clergyman in Shahjahanpur, a district in the State of Uttar Pradesh, during a prayer meeting. According to The Hindu newspaper, Rev David, who hails from Tirunelveli in Kerala and a group of local people, including women and children, had gathered in a […]
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Philippines expands travel ban to limit spread of new COVID-19 virus strain

channelnewsasia– The Philippines will ban travellers from 19 countries and territories until mid-January as a measure to keep out a new variant of the coronavirus, its transport ministry said on Tuesday (Dec 29). The regulation will be in effect from midnight of Dec 29 to Jan 15 and covers Filipinos and foreigners arriving from the “flagged countries”,
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Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk

bbc– A Japanese company and Kyoto University have joined forces to develop what they hope will be the world’s first satellites made out of wood by 2023. Sumitomo Forestry said it has started research on tree growth and the use of wood materials in space. The partnership will begin experimenting with different types of wood […]