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Australian parliament passes media reforms after last-ditch changes
After robust negotiations in which Facebook blocked all news content in the 13th-largest economy, the vote makes Australia the first nation where a government arbitrator can set the price tech giants pay domestic media if private talks fail.
Supporters of Myanmar coup attack rival in Yangon
There have been about three weeks of daily protests and strikes and students planned to come out again in the commercial hub of Yangon on Thursday.
India and Pakistan agree to stop cross-border firing in Kashmir
Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between the neighbours, but tension was renewed after New Delhi withdrew the autonomy of the Himalayan region last August and split it into federally administered territories.
Facebook bans Myanmar military from its platforms with immediate effect
The army seized power this month after alleging fraud in a November 8 election swept by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), detaining her and much of the party leadership.
In boost for Covid-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world
The research in Israel, two months into one of the world’s fastest rollouts, showed two doses of the Pfizer shot cut symptomatic cases by 94% across all age groups and severe illnesses by nearly as much.
Myanmar students, doctors plan more protests against military rule
Many professionals and government workers have also joined civil disobedience campaigns, with doctors due to hold a protest on Thursday as part of a so-called “white coat revolution.”
Golf great Tiger Woods suffers serious leg injuries in car wreck
Woods, one of the world’s most celebrated sports figures, was the sole occupant of the car when it crashed about 7:12 a.m. near the suburban community of Rolling Hills Estates, the sheriff’s department said.
First COVID-19 vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana
The delivery comes almost a year after the WHO first described the novel coronavirus as a global pandemic and eight months after the launch of the COVAX initiative.
Myanmar faces more protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts
Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno Marsudi planned to fly to Myanmar on Thursday in the first known visit by a foreign envoy since the Feb. 1 coup, a leaked Myanmar government document said.
Facebook ‘refriends’ Australia after changes to media laws
Facebook last week blocked Australian users from sharing and viewing news content on its popular social media platform, drawing criticism from publishers and the government.
Resurgence of Covid-19 in India’s Maharashtra forces fresh containment measures
Maharashtra alone reported nearly 7,000 new cases on Sunday, a steep rise from just 2,000 cases earlier this month, with fears heightened by the appearance of new strains of the virus in parts of the country.
Boeing recommends airlines suspend use of some 777s after United incident
The 777-200s and 777-300s affected are older and less fuel efficient than newer models and most operators are phasing them out of their fleets.
India, China complete troop pullout from lake area
Earlier this month, military commanders agreed to begin pulling out troops, tanks and artillery in a first step towards full withdrawal.
Djokovic on cloud nine in Australia after Medvedev mauling
Djokovic now has won six Grand Slam titles after the age of 30, equalling Nadal's record.
Myanmar protesters gather, undeterred by worst day of violence
The military has been unable to quell the demonstrations and a civil disobedience campaign of strikes against the coup and the detention of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others, even with a promise of a new election and warnings against dissent.