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(Reuters) – Shots were heard on Sunday as police broke up a protest in the southeastern town of Myawaddy against Myanmar’s junta, which was demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi after last week’s coup, live video published on Facebook showed. The video showed uniformed police armed with guns rushing at a crowd of …

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali leaders have failed to end a stalemate over the selection of a new president scheduled for next week, government officials said on Saturday, raising the risk of more political turmoil. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of Somalia. REUTERS/Jack Hill/Pool President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed flew back to the capital Mogadishu without a deal …

Tens of thousands of people turned out across Russia on Sunday for a second consecutive weekend rally in support of a jailed opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny. But where the protesters went, so did the police, meeting them in sometimes brutal clashes. The protests started in Russia’s far east and swept across the vast nation, …

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivian doctors are demanding a nationwide lockdown and threatening to stop taking in new patients as a surge in COVID-19 cases, which they say is killing an average of one medic per day, strains hospitals to breaking point. New daily coronavirus infections in the Andean country, which received its first batch …

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Health Regulations remain a cornerstone of public health security and need improving in some areas, but not major changes, the chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) panel …

Talk about “masked bandits.” Two raccoons have created a stir by “breaking into” a Redwood City, Calif.-based bank. The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA said it responded to a call on Tuesday morning regarding the two juvenile raccoons, who were found inside the Redwood City bank. The bank was closed to the public at the …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in September and over 300,000 Americans lost their jobs permanently, dealing a potential blow to President Donald Trump ahead of the fiercely contested Nov. 3 presidential election. FILE PHOTO: A view shows signs in the windows of Lord & Taylor, advertising a store closing sale, …

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU leaders broke a diplomatic deadlock on Friday and imposed sanctions on Belarus after hours of summit talks, assuring Cyprus that the bloc would also punish Turkey if it continues oil and gas drilling in disputed areas of the Mediterranean. The deal on sanctions against about 40 officials accused of rigging August’s …

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) stands in front of a social poster in central Kyiv, Ukraine July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo KYIV (Reuters) – Health officials in Ukraine, which has seen a spike in coronavirus cases this week, said on Saturday the …

Image copyright Solar Orbiter/EUI Team (ESA & NASA) Image caption The arrow points to a “camp fire”. The circle at bottom-left gives an indication of size New pictures of the Sun taken just 77 million km (48 million miles) from its surface are the closest ever acquired by cameras. They come from the European Space …