An official from the party of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi died overnight in police custody, associates said Sunday, while security forces cracked down on demonstrators staging some of the most widespread protests against last month’s coup.
Protests erupt across Myanmar; Suu Kyi party official dies in custody
At least 20 people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a car bomb blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday night, police and emergency services said.
Car bomb kills at least 20 in Somalia’s capital
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won a confidence vote in Parliament, ending a week of political turmoil and giving a boost to his fragile government.
Imran Khan wins Pakistan Parliament vote to stay prime minister
Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, held closed-door talks with Iraq’s prominent Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the second day of his visit to the Arab country.
Pope Francis meets with Ayatollah Sistani during visit to Iraq
Russia says ready to help revive nuclear deal in original form
Irish FM voices ‘strong’ support for JCPOA ahead of Iran visit
Pope Francis, making the first trip by a pontiff to Iraq, made an impassioned call on Friday for an end to the militant violence, fratricide and religious strife that has plagued the country for decades, saying peacemakers should finally be given a chance.
Pope urges Iraqis to shun past violence and give peace a chance
The Kremlin takes into account a threat of new sanctions against Russia and works out various scenarios to protect interests of citizens and business, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday.
Russia works out various scenarios to respond to possible new sanctions
Police in Myanmar on Friday opened fire on protesters against last month’s military coup, killing one man, as international condemnation rained down on the junta ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the crisis.
Myanmar police kill anti-coup protester ahead of UNSC meeting
After two straight days of record COVID-19 deaths in Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday told Brazilians to stop “whining” and move on, in his latest remarks attacking distancing measures and downplaying the gravity of the pandemic.
Bolsonaro tells Brazilians to ‘stop whining’ after COVID-19 deaths hit record high

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