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Former impeachment manager sues Trump over Capitol riot

A House Democrat who unsuccessfully prosecuted Donald Trump at his impeachment trial sued him in federal court Friday for acts of terrorism and incitement to riot, trying to use the justice system to punish the former president for his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. The suit brought by Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., accuses Trump and key ...

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At least 20 killed by suicide car bomb blast in Somalia

At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded by a suicide car bomb just outside a restaurant near the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu late on Friday. The blast sent plumes of smoke into the sky and triggered gunfire, witnesses and state-owned media reported. “So far we have carried 20 dead people and 30 injured from the blast scene,” ...

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Coup-hit Myanmar sees nationwide electricity outage

Electricity supply was cut across many areas of Myanmar on Friday because of a “system breakdown”, according to multiple government agencies. People started posting on Twitter and Facebook about the widespread blackouts across commercial hub Yangon at around 1:30 pm local time (0600 GMT). “A system breakdown is causing power outages across the country,” reported Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation in ...

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Myanmar sees deadliest day as 38 protesters killed

At least 38 people were killed in Myanmar on Wednesday in what the UN described as the “bloodiest day” since the coup took place a month ago. UN envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener said there was shocking footage coming out of the country. Witnesses said security forces opened fire with rubber and live bullets.   Mass protests and acts ...

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Indian president gets COVID-19 vaccination

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday in the capital Delhi, an official at his office said. Kovind received the jab at the army’s Research and Referral Hospital. The COVID-19 vaccination drive in India began on Jan. 16. The second phase kicked off on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being ...

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Six dead as Myanmar security forces fire at protesters

At least six people were killed as Myanmar security forces fired on pro-democracy protesters Wednesday, after the junta hit half a dozen detained journalists, including an Associated Press photographer, with criminal charges. The country has been in chaos since February 1 when the military launched a coup and detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, ending Myanmar’s decade-long experiment with ...

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California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

Authorities are investigating whether human smuggling was involved after a crash Tuesday involving an SUV packed with 25 people and a tractor-trailer that left 13 people dead and bodies strewn across a roadway near the U.S. Mexico border. Most of the dead were Mexicans, a Mexican official said. When police arrived, some of the passengers were trying to crawl out ...

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At least 10 people killed South Sudan plane crash

At least ten people, including the two pilots, died when a plane crashed at an airstrip in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, the region’s governor and the airline said. The airline said all aboard the commercial plane died late afternoon Tuesday when it took off from the airstrip at Pieri on a return flight to Juba. It could not give a ...

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Al Jazeera, 5 journalists sued in USA for Bangladesh report

Al Jazeera news authority and five journalists have been implicated in a case filed with a US court for running a report which maligned Bangladesh Prime Minister and Army Chief. Five people, including Mohammad Rabbi Alam, president of the United States unit of Bangabandhu Parishad, filed the case in the US District Court of Michigan. Rabbi Alam came up with ...

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Biden urged to back AI weapons to counter China and Russia threats

The US and its allies should reject calls for a global ban on AI-powered autonomous weapons systems, according to an official report commissioned for the American President and Congress. It says that artificial intelligence will “compress decision time frames” and require military responses humans cannot make quickly enough alone. And it warns Russia and China would be unlikely to keep ...

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