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Myanmar coup: Three protesters killed in Yangon as junta deploys increasing force; over 70 dead so far, says UN
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Myanmar coup: Three protesters killed in Yangon as junta deploys increasing force; over 70 dead so far, says UN

Despite the crackdown, thousands have continued to gather to call for the release of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi — who was detained in the 1 February coup — and a return to democracy

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

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: 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

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 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

Myanmar forces use tear gas, rubber bullets on anti-coup protesters; at least five injured
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Myanmar forces use tear gas, rubber bullets on anti-coup protesters; at least five injured

There were reports of sounds that resembled gunfire, but it was not immediately clear whether it was tear-gas canisters being fired or live bullets

Paint, poetry and protest anthems: Myanmar's military coup inspires the art of defiance
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Paint, poetry and protest anthems: Myanmar's military coup inspires the art of defiance

On Wednesday evening in the city of Mandalay, soldiers swept through an area housing railway workers who were boycotting work, shooting multiple rounds

Myanmar police file new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi; ousted leader may be held indefinitely without trial
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Myanmar police file new charge against Aung San Suu Kyi; ousted leader may be held indefinitely without trial

Suu Kyi, who was ousted in a military coup on 1 February, has already been charged with possessing walkie-talkies that were imported without being registered

Myanmar Coup: Sleepless residents patrol neighbourhoods across country as junta detains hundreds, frees 'troublemakers'
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Myanmar Coup: Sleepless residents patrol neighbourhoods across country as junta detains hundreds, frees 'troublemakers'

Many are on edge over social media rumours that recently freed prisoners are being sent into communities to sow havoc. Myanmar's junta last week released more than 23,000 inmates

Myanmar: Protesters resume agitation, march for sixth consecutive day as US sanctions military generals
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Myanmar: Protesters resume agitation, march for sixth consecutive day as US sanctions military generals

Security forces used tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets against protesters, with isolated reports emerging of live rounds also being fired

Myanmar coup: 'Voter fraud' justifies takeover, military rule will be different this time, says army chief
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Myanmar coup: 'Voter fraud' justifies takeover, military rule will be different this time, says army chief

New junta chief General Min Aung Hlaing made these remarks during his first televised address since the coup and pledged to hand back control after fresh elections

Myanmar Coup: Tens of thousands march through streets of Yangon; authorities restore internet access
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Myanmar Coup: Tens of thousands march through streets of Yangon; authorities restore internet access

The demonstrators are seeking to roll back last Monday’s seizure of power by the military and demanding the release from detention of Suu Kyi, the country’s ousted leader and other top figures

Myanmar Coup: Citizens grapple with fear, anger and uncertainty as military moves to quash unrest
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Myanmar Coup: Citizens grapple with fear, anger and uncertainty as military moves to quash unrest

As officers from Special Branch, the fearsome intelligence service, knocked on doors, the muscle memory of living under nearly a half-century of direct military rule had people resorting to camouflage and cunning

In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
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In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events

The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi charged with 'illegally importing' walkie-talkies, to be in custody till 15 Feb
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Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi charged with 'illegally importing' walkie-talkies, to be in custody till 15 Feb

The charges against the deposed national leader appear to carry a maximum sentence of two years. The chargesheets indicate that the unregistered walkie-talkies were for her bodyguards

IndiGo to begin services to Myanmar, will operate direct daily Kolkata-Yangon flight from 20 September
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IndiGo to begin services to Myanmar, will operate direct daily Kolkata-Yangon flight from 20 September

Interglobe Aviation, which operates Indigo last week reported its highest ever quarterly profits at Rs 1,203 crore for the three months to June, boosted by strong passenger revenue and cargo performance.

Myanmar passenger jet makes emergency landing after front wheels fail to deploy; passengers, crew members safe
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Myanmar passenger jet makes emergency landing after front wheels fail to deploy; passengers, crew members safe

A Myanmar National Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Mandalay International Airport on Sunday, using only its rear wheels after the front landing gear failed to deploy

Myanmar frees Reuters journalists, but fails to own up to violating human rights and press freedom
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Myanmar frees Reuters journalists, but fails to own up to violating human rights and press freedom

Two Reuters journalists, jailed in Myanmar after they were convicted of breaking the Official Secrets Act, walked free from prison.