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Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence
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Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence

BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops in Myanmar have burned most of a village in the country’s central heartland, a resident…
Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID
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Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has prompted a spike in human trafficking and smuggling as people become more financially desperate,…
UN report says Myanmar poverty could double from coup chaos
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UN report says Myanmar poverty could double from coup chaos

BANGKOK (AP) — Political turmoil and disruptions following the coup in Myanmar could undo years of progress and double the…
Myanmar: Coup opponents announce ‘unity government’
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Myanmar: Coup opponents announce ‘unity government’

A Myanmar council of ousted lawmakers announced on Friday they are forming a “National Unity Government,” including anti-coup activists and ethnic…
Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs: media
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Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs: media

(Reuters) – Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in…
Myanmar protesters urge ‘guerrilla strikes’ as internet blackout widens
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Myanmar protesters urge ‘guerrilla strikes’ as internet blackout widens

(Reuters) -People in Myanmar opposed to the military junta marched, observed strikes and scrambled to overcome a shutdown of the…
Thailand plans quarantine-free entry for vaccinated tourists
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Thailand plans quarantine-free entry for vaccinated tourists

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand plans to allow vaccinated foreigners to visit the southern resort island of Phuket without quarantining on…
Myanmar security forces kill nine as Indonesia calls for end to violence
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Myanmar security forces kill nine as Indonesia calls for end to violence

(Reuters) – Myanmar security forces shot dead nine opponents of a February 1 coup on Friday, a funeral services provider…
Myanmar protests: UK tells citizens to flee
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Myanmar protests: UK tells citizens to flee

The UK Foreign Office on Friday told its citizens they should leave Myanmar as violent repression of protests in the country…
Myanmar: Several protesters reported killed
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Myanmar: Several protesters reported killed

A anti coup protest in the central Myanmar town of Myaing turned deadly on Thursday, with staff at the local hospital reporting…
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