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Myanmar coup: army takes control after arresting Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's military has taken control of the country for a year amid reports that de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and many of the country's top politicians had been detained.A host for the country's military-owned television station, Myawaddy, announced the inauguration on Monday, citing a section of the military-drafted constitution that allows the armed forces to take control in times of national emergency.He said the reason for the inauguration was partly due to the government's failure to act on allegations of electoral fraud by the military in the elections last November and because it did not postpone the elections due to the coronavirus crisis."With the situation that we see happening now, we have to assume that the military is striking a blow," Myo Nyunt, a spokesman for Myanmar...
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Thousands of people join the funeral in Jerusalem, they disobey the rules of the pandemic

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis packed the funeral of a prominent rabbi in Jerusalem on Sunday, mocking the country's ban on holding large public gatherings during the pandemic.The funeral procession of Rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, who died at the age of 99, made its way through the streets of Jerusalem in the latest demonstration of ultra-Orthodox Israelis' refusal to abide by coronavirus restrictions.The phenomenon has undermined the country's aggressive vaccination campaign to control a violent outbreak and threatens to harm Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the March elections. Two rivals accused Netanyahu of failing to enforce the law due to political pressure from his ultra-Orthodox political allies.Thickened crowds of people gathered outside the rabbi's home, ignoring re...
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Thousands of people flee Hong Kong to the UK for fear of Chinese repression

Thousands of Hong Kong residents have already made the sometimes painful decision to leave their hometown behind and move to Britain since Beijing imposed a strict national security law on Chinese soil last summer. Their number is expected to increase to hundreds of thousands.Some leave because they fear punishment for supporting the pro-democracy protests that swept through the former British colony in 2019. Others say China's encroachment on their way of life and civil liberties has become unbearable, and they want to seek a future. better for your children. Foreign. Most say they never plan to return.Movements are expected to accelerate now that 5 million Hong Kongers are eligible to apply for visas for Great Britain, allowing them to live, work and study there and ultimately appl...
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Tension grows in Austria over the deportation of three girls to Georgia and Armenia

Tensions rise in Austria over the deportation of three girls to Georgia and Armenia, including a 12-year-old girl who was born in the country.The government is criticized for expelling the children, who are considered to be "well integrated" into Austrian society, especially amid the coronavirus crisis.Tina, 12, who was born in Austria and has lived there for a total of 10 years, said: "When we started, I saw a lot of people and police pushing these people, pushing them to the ground."After a seven-year process, his family's asylum applications were finally rejected in December 2019.Even without a legal basis for asylum, the authorities examined the procedure to determine whether deportation would be compatible with the human right to private and family life.In the case of Tina and her ...
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Outside Europe, Britain is looking for new trade partners in the Pacific

It may be on the other side of the world, but that doesn't stop the UK from applying to join a trade association in and around the Pacific Ocean.A year after formally leaving the European Union, the British government said on Saturday that it wants to join the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak with officials in Japan and New Zealand on Monday to formally apply. Negotiations are expected to begin this year.The government says joining the association would deepen ties with fast-growing economies, including Mexico, Malaysia and Vietnam.The United States, the world's largest economy, is not part of the association; Former President Donald Trump withdrew the country from his predecessor, t...
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Meet the European pilots forced to look for another job amid the travel slump

When Patrick Pawelczak flew an empty plane from Denmark to Antalya, Turkey, on March 15, a flight generally packed with tourists, he didn't think it would be a turning point in his career.The same night, Go2Sky, for whom it flew, informed the crews that the planes would be grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.When he started working for the Slovak company as first officer in 2018, Pawelczak, a Polish national, opted for a self-employment contract.Living in Barcelona, ​​I wanted to pay taxes in Spain, to be able to apply for a bank loan to buy an apartment there. When the airline closed in the summer, the first to be laid off were the self-employed."We were in the situation when we started counting the money and we realized: we are missing," said the 33-year-old father of two.Most of t...
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In the poorest region of France, the vaccination campaign against COVID-19 faces obstacles

Samia Dridi, who was born, raised and works as a nurse in Saint-Denis, fears for her impoverished city and recalls how the coronavirus made an especially deadly path through the diverse area north of Paris, a burial place for kings. French buried in a majestic basilica.Dridi and her sister accompanied their frail 92-year-old Algerian mother to a vaccination center for the first of two injections to protect against COVID-19 days after it opened last week for people over 75.While bureaucracy, consent requirements, and supply problems have slowed the deployment of vaccination in France across the country, the Seine-Saint-Denis region faces special challenges in protecting itself from the virus and vaccinating people when they do so. the turn comes.It is the poorest region in mainland Franc...
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Threat of extinction for Greek zoo closed during COVID-19 shutdown

It's mealtime at Greece's only zoo, and a capuchin monkey grabs as many tangerines as it can, even tucking one into its long, flexible tail. It would be convenient to stock up.After being closed for nearly three months due to COVID-19, the zoo outside Athens could be on the way to extinction: with no paying visitors or, unlike other European zoos, with enough government help to cover its needs. Very particular, the Attica Zoo faces huge bills to keep 2,000 animals well-fed and healthy."As things stand ... we can still go on for at least a month," said the zoo's founder and CEO, Jean Jacques Lesueur. "After that, we don't know."Unlike some businesses that were forced to shut down temporarily due to virus control restrictions, the zoo continues to have significant operating expenses. B...
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UN: 27,000 children must be repatriated from ISIS camp in Syria

The UN counterterrorism chief urges countries to repatriate the 27,000 children stranded in a massive camp in northeast Syria, many of them the sons and daughters of Islamic State extremists who once controlled large swaths of Iraq and Syria.Vladimir Voronkov told an informal meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday that "the dire situation of children in Al Hol (camp) is one of the most urgent problems in the world today."The 27,000 children "remain stranded, abandoned to their fate," vulnerable to being attacked by Islamic State agents, "and at risk of radicalization within the camp," he said.Al Hol, the largest camp for refugees and displaced Syrians in the country, currently houses nearly 62,000 residents, according to UN humanitarian officials. More than 80% are women and chil...
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Is the pandemic fueling cyber addiction in young people?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused problems in all walks of life on all continents. Financial difficulties, high unemployment, pressure on healthcare systems, and isolation are just some of the difficulties facing society right now. But one of the less mentioned problems caused by the pandemic is the effect of prolonged and repeated crashes on young people and how they are becoming more and more hooked on the dopamine hit they receive from screen time. More and more parents are concerned about this. They fear that their children will spend hours on computers and phones, games and studying, it could become an addiction.We decided to speak with two under 20s to see how they are managing screen time in these uncertain times.Remote education during the pandemicBenedetta Melegari is a high...