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Month: February 2021

Myanmar security forces open fire on peaceful protesters in deadliest day since coup

Images showed bodies lying in pools of blood on the streets, the injured frantically carried away with bullet wounds peppering their limbs, and protesters huddled behind makeshift shields and barricades, as Myanmar’s security forces Sunday launched their most violent and deadly crackdown on peaceful demonstrators since the February 1 coup. At least 18 people died

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Indians are telling their 18 million-strong diaspora to keep out of their affairs

When American author Meena Harris tweeted criticism of the Indian state’s clampdown on farmers protesting agricultural reforms, nationalist counter-protesters responded by burning her portrait. Hundreds of Indians barraged her with abuse on Twitter, telling her to stay out of their country’s affairs. Harris — who is the niece of US Vice President Kamala Harris and

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The 78th Golden Globes address controversy, amid a glitchy telecast as ‘The Crown’ shines

The 78th Golden Globe Awards got off to an awkward start, seeking to address controversy regarding the organization behind the ceremony, while experiencing technical glitches amid a pandemic-dictated format. Although they honor both movies and TV, the Globes are watched most closely as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. The traditional awards season, however, has

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