Myanmar security forces kill 82 pro-democracy protesters in single day: reports – National

At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup. Friday’s death toll in Bago was the biggest one-day total for a single city since […]

Witness of George Floyd’s death to testify in day 2 of Derek Chauvin’s trial – National

A man who was among onlookers shouting at a Minneapolis police officer to get off George Floyd last May was to continue testifying Tuesday, a day after he described seeing Floyd struggle for air and his eyes rolling back into his head, saying he saw Floyd “slowly fade away … like a fish in […]

Myanmar protests over military coup continue a day after more than 100 killed – National

Protesters in Myanmar returned to the streets Sunday to press their demands for a return to democracy, just a day after security forces killed more than 100 people in the bloodiest day since last month’s military coup. Protests were held in Yangon and Mandalay, the country’s two biggest cities, as well as elsewhere. Some […]

‘Complex’ work to free massive ship stuck in Suez Canal enters 3rd day – National

Tugboats and a specialized suction dredger worked Friday to dislodge a giant container ship that has been stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for the past three days, blocking a crucial waterway for global shipping. The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground in the narrow canal […]

Brazil hits record 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a day – National

Brazil on Thursday registered a record 100,158 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours, the Health Ministry said, underlining the scale of a snowballing outbreak that is becoming a major political crisis for President Jair Bolsonaro. The record caseload, along with 2,777 more COVID-19 deaths, comes a day after Brazil surpassed 300,000 fatalities from the […]

‘Darkest day’: New Zealand marks 2nd anniversary of Christchurch mosque shootings – National

New Zealand on Saturday marked the second anniversary of one of its most traumatic days, when 51 worshippers were killed at two Christchurch mosques by a white supremacist gunman. Several hundred people gathered at the Christchurch Arena for the remembrance service, which was also livestreamed. A similar service planned for last year was cancelled at short notice due […]

Queen delivers Commonwealth Day speech hours before Harry, Meghan tell-all interview – National

Queen Elizabeth touted “remarkable” progress made in the fight against COVID-19 and the need for “unity” during trying times in her Commonwealth Day address just hours before Oprah Winfrey’s impending interview with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan. The interview is set to air Sunday evening in Canada, and on Monday in the U.K. […]

Indian farmers mark 100th day of protest with road blockade

Thousands of Indian farmers blocked a massive expressway on the edges of New Delhi on Saturday to mark the 100th day of protests against agricultural laws they say will devastate their income. Farmers stood on tractors and waved colorful flags while their leaders chanted slogans via a loudspeaker atop a makeshift stage. Thousands of them […]

Indian farmers plan to block main expressway to mark 100th day of protests – National

Indian farmers who have been protesting for months against deregulation of produce markets plan to block a major expressway outside New Delhi on Saturday, the 100th day of their campaign, they said. Tens of thousands have been camped outside Delhi since December, demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeal three farm laws that open up […]

Court hearing for Hong Kong pro-democracy activists enters 4th day – National

A marathon court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong‘s national security law entered its fourth day on Thursday, as the court deliberates whether the defendants will be granted bail. The mass case is the most sweeping action taken against the city’s pro-democracy camp since the security law was implemented last June. […]