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Myanmar releases prisoners for New Year, though likely not dissidents

But few, if any, democracy activists arrested since the February 1 coup are expected to be among them. Saturday is the first day of the traditional New Year in Myanmar and the last day of a five-day holiday usually celebrated with visits to Buddhist temples and rowdy water throwing and …

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UK prepares for funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Philip, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died at the age of 99 on April 9 in Windsor Castle. He was the nation’s longest-serving consort — the name used to describe the spouse of a reigning monarch — and had been married to the Queen for 73 years. “She’s …

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Hong Kong court jails Jimmy Lai and other prominent activists for 8 to 18 months over 2019 protest

Among those sentenced was Jimmy Lai, 72, who founded the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper. Lai received 14 months in prison for his involvement in two protests on August 18 and 31, 2019. Also jailed for taking part in both events was Lee Cheuk-yan, a 64-year-old former lawmaker and veteran pro-democracy …

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France outlaws sex with children aged under 15

While the age of consent was previously 15, prosecutors in France used to be required to prove sex was non-consensual to obtain a rape conviction. “This is an historic law for our children and our society,” Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti told the National Assembly. “No adult aggressor will be able …

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How to watch Prince Philip’s funeral

The service honoring the Duke of Edinburgh will begin at 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) in St George’s Chapel, Windsor with a national minute of silence, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. The Queen and members of the royal family will take part in the event, with …

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France cuts two submarines in half to make one new one

An intense 14-hour-long accidental fire on the attack submarine Perle while it was in dry dock for repairs last June left the front section of the boat unusable, according to the French Defense Ministry. It suffered structural damage to steel components that could not be repaired. But the rear half …

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FBI opens a new investigation into China ‘every 10 hours,’ bureau director says – CNN Politics

(CNN) —   The FBI has more than 2,000 investigations that tie back to the Chinese government and is opening a new one “every 10 hours,” the bureau’s director told the US Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. In his testimony, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that no other country represented …

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