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April 4, 2021

Myanmar: Anti-coup demonstrators hit streets

MYANMAR (STL.News) Anti-coup demonstrators took to the streets in Yangon, Myanmar, on Easter Sunday, singing protest songs and cradling eggs bearing the slogan “Spring revolution.” Many of the eggs bore a drawing of the three-fingered salute, which has become a symbol of resistance to Myanmar’s military rulers following the Feb....

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March 28, 2021

Beijing: Hazardous sandstorm hits second time in two weeks

BEIJING (STL.News) Beijing was shrouded in thick dust carrying extremely high levels of hazardous particles on Sunday, as the second sandstorm in two weeks hit the city due to winds from drought-hit Mongolia and northwestern China. Visibility in the city was reduced, with the tops of some skyscrapers obscured by...

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March 26, 2021

Suez Canal: Massive cargo ship continues to block canal

(STL.News) A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels Friday, disrupting global shipping, as an attempt to refloat a stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt failed on Friday. In Washington, the White House said the Biden administration saw the impact of the incident on energy...

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March 20, 2021

UK News: police scuffle with anti-lock-down protesters

UK News: police scuffle with anti-lockdown protesters as thousands march in Germany, and Austria (STL.News) Scuffles occurred between police in London, England, and anti-lockdown protesters on Saturday as thousands of demonstrators marched through the British capital. It occurred the same day people were marching against COVID-19 measures in Austria and...

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March 9, 2021

Toronto COVID-19 News: ‘Like a war zone’ says nurse

(STL.News) Global Toronto’s Caryn Lieberman takes a look inside Downsview Long-Term Care Centre and Humber River Hospital, where the staff is still visibly shaken after dealing with some severe COVID-19 outbreaks.  Downsview went through one period where they lost 63 residents and one staff member.  “It was like a war...

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March 7, 2021

Haiti: Barricades burn as health workers join anti-government protest

HAITI (STL.News) Barricades burned in the streets of Port-au-Prince in Haiti on Sunday as thousands marched to demand an end to President Jovenel Moïse’s term in office. Political turmoil has engulfed the volatile Caribbean nation amid a dispute between Moïse’s administration and the opposition when the president’s term is supposed...

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March 3, 2021

Myanmar: Protestors are changing their tactics

(STL.News) Gunny sacks and rubbish bins as barricades, water-filled plastic bags to counter tear gas, and fire extinguishers to create walls of fog: Protesters are employing new methods to counter security forces.  Escalating violence left at least seven killed as Myanmar security forces fired on protesters on Wednesday (Mar 3)....

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