At least 11 dead on bloodiest day of Myanmar protests against coup

Published On: February 28, 2021 06:39 PM NPT By: Reuters

MYANMAR, Feb 28: Myanmar police fired on protesters on Sunday in the bloodiest day of weeks of demonstrations against a military coup and at least 11 people were killed and several wounded, political and medical sources, residents and media said.

MYANMAR, Feb 28: Myanmar police opened fired on Sunday on protests against military rule, killing at least four people and wounding several on the second day of a crackdown on demonstrations across the country, a doctor and a politician said.

Shots, tear gas as police in Myanmar intensify use of force

Published On: February 28, 2021 03:15 PM NPT By: Associated Press

YANGON, MYANMAR, Feb 28: Security forces in Myanmar made mass arrests and appeared to use lethal force on Sunday as they intensified their efforts to break up protests a month after the military staged a coup.

Scores arrested as Myanmar police disperse anti-coup rally

Published On: February 28, 2021 12:14 PM NPT By: Associated Press

YANGON, Feb 28: Police fired tear gas and water cannons and there were reports of gunfire Sunday in Myanmar’s largest city where another anti-coup protest was underway with scores of students and other demonstrators hauled away in police trucks.

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

Published On: February 28, 2021 09:27 AM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Feb 28: The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.

Nigerian schoolboys freed as forces search for 300 abducted girls

Published On: February 28, 2021 08:57 AM NPT By: Reuters

JANGEBE, Feb 28: Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 27 teenage boys who were kidnapped from their school last week in the north-central state of Niger, while security forces continued to search for more than 300 schoolgirls abducted in a nearby state.

MYANMAR, Feb 28: Opponents of military rule in Myanmar planned protests on Sunday a day after the security forces launched their biggest crackdown, arresting hundreds of people and shooting and wounding at least one.

Biden White House asks 'Trump who?' ahead of speech to conservatives

Published On: February 27, 2021 07:05 PM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Feb 27: President Joe Biden’s White House has made it clear it plans to ignore Donald Trump’s speech on Sunday to a conservative conference in Florida, where the former president is expected to go on the attack against his successor.

House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

Published On: February 27, 2021 03:55 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, Feb 27: The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.

MAIDUGURI, Feb 27: Gunmen on Saturday released 42 people, including 27 students, who were kidnapped from a boarding school last week in the north-central Nigerian state of Niger, its governor said.