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Myanmar coup: Seven protesters killed in Myaing, Yangon; junta accuses Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption
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Myanmar coup: Seven protesters killed in Myaing, Yangon; junta accuses Aung San Suu Kyi of corruption

The UN condemned the junta's increasingly violent crackdown, which has seen more than 60 killed and 2,000 arrested, and even China, a traditional ally, called for "de-escalation" and dialogue

India terms social media reports about its role in deliberations on Myanmar coup in UNSC as 'mischievous'
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India terms social media reports about its role in deliberations on Myanmar coup in UNSC as 'mischievous'

Stating that India's position on the Myanmar issue is well-known and has been clearly articulated, the Embassy of India in Yangon said in a tweet on Wednesday that the UNSC is seized of the matter and the one should wait for the outcome

'Kill me instead': Image of Myanmar nun pleading with military to spare children goes viral
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'Kill me instead': Image of Myanmar nun pleading with military to spare children goes viral

The image of the Catholic nun in a simple white habit, her hands spread, pleading with the forces as they prepared to crack down on a protest, has won her praise in the majority-Buddhist country

'Respect will of people': Civil society members write to EAM to call on Myanmar military to restore democracy, peace
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'Respect will of people': Civil society members write to EAM to call on Myanmar military to restore democracy, peace

On 1 February, the Myanmar military, in a coup, deposed the elected civilian government and declared a year-long state of emergency

Myanmar sees fresh violence: Three protesters shot dead; shops and factories shutter amid call for general strike
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Myanmar sees fresh violence: Three protesters shot dead; shops and factories shutter amid call for general strike

A live Facebook stream of the incident showed protesters dragging multiple wounded demonstrators away by the arms and legs

Myanmar crisis deepens as police round-up hundreds of protesters; labour unions call for strike on Monday
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Myanmar crisis deepens as police round-up hundreds of protesters; labour unions call for strike on Monday

Protests on Sunday including in the two biggest cities of Yangon and Mandalay were met with the use of force by police firing warning shots, and variously employing tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades

Fresh violence in Myanmar after another anti-coup protester shot dead; UN envoy appeals for swift action
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Fresh violence in Myanmar after another anti-coup protester shot dead; UN envoy appeals for swift action

On Friday, police also fired tear gas at demonstrators in the city of Dawei, while protesters in the commercial capital of Yangon were defiant despite the danger

Myanmar coup: Day after military kills 54, protesters return to streets of Yangon, Mandalay
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Myanmar coup: Day after military kills 54, protesters return to streets of Yangon, Mandalay

The US, France, and the United Nations condemned Wednesday's violence against the protesters and called for an 'immediate end to the repression' of the people

Myanmar coup: At least 38 dead on 'bloodiest' day since military seized power, says UN
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Myanmar coup: At least 38 dead on 'bloodiest' day since military seized power, says UN

Security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters across Myanmar, day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help resolve the crisis

In pictures: Myanmar's civil disobedience movement turns violent after military open fires on protesters
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In pictures: Myanmar's civil disobedience movement turns violent after military open fires on protesters

After four weeks of protests, the military in Myanmar opened fire on demonstrators in several cities on 28 February, killing at least 18 people, the United Nations said, in the most vicious effort yet to extinguish the unrest roiling the nation.

Myanmar coup: Six protesters die after security forces open fire; Junta charges 6 journalists for ‘spreading false info, causing fear’
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Myanmar coup: Six protesters die after security forces open fire; Junta charges 6 journalists for ‘spreading false info, causing fear’

Demonstrations continued across Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, on Wednesday, with protesters using makeshift tyre and barbed wire barricades to block major roads and slow the police

Crowds descend on Yangon streets to protest Myanmar coup, day after at least 18 died in clashes with police
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Crowds descend on Yangon streets to protest Myanmar coup, day after at least 18 died in clashes with police

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners reported that as many as 1,000 people, apart from several journalists, were detained on Sunday

Myanmar military deploys digital arsenal of surveillance and repression in crackdown
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Myanmar military deploys digital arsenal of surveillance and repression in crackdown

The assembly of Myanmar’s modern surveillance State has depended partly on patrons like China and Russia that have few qualms about equipping authoritarians

Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi hit with two new charges; accused of inciting public unrest, violating communications laws
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Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi hit with two new charges; accused of inciting public unrest, violating communications laws

The ousted leader was already facing obscure criminal charges for possessing unlicensed walkie-talkies, as well as violating COVID19 restrictions by staging a campaign event during last year's election

Myanmar coup: At least six protesters shot dead in bloodiest action so far as police intensify crackdown
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Myanmar coup: At least six protesters shot dead in bloodiest action so far as police intensify crackdown

The junta is battling to contain a massive street movement demanding it yield power and releases ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with top political allies on 1 February

Myanmar's UN envoy fired for denouncing junta as crackdown on dissenters continue
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Myanmar's UN envoy fired for denouncing junta as crackdown on dissenters continue

News of Kyaw Moe Tun's removal follows a day of mass arrests by Myanmar's security forces as the country enters its fourth week of daily protests against the generals' grip on power

Myanmar forces escalate crackdown on protesters; UN envoy opposes coup in dramatic speech
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Myanmar forces escalate crackdown on protesters; UN envoy opposes coup in dramatic speech

In Yangon, Myanmar police used rubber bullets to disperse a demonstration at Myaynigone junction, the site of an hours-long standoff the day before

India rescues 81 Rohingya refugees adrift near Andaman islands; eight dead, one missing
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India rescues 81 Rohingya refugees adrift near Andaman islands; eight dead, one missing

Two Indian Coast Guard ships were sent to help the refugees, 23 of whom were children, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava

Myanmar coup: US bans visits from two more members of junta, targets their properties
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Myanmar coup: US bans visits from two more members of junta, targets their properties

Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned that the US would not hesitate to take further action 'against those who perpetrate violence and suppress the will of the people'

Myanmar's protests against 1 February coup are growing, defying military threats and snipers
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Myanmar's protests against 1 February coup are growing, defying military threats and snipers

Before the brief experiment with hybrid military-civilian governance, the military had imposed its direct rule on Myanmar for nearly half a century