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Myanmar police launch most extensive crackdown; one woman dead, media say

27.02.2021, 10:53

Police in Myanmar launched their most sweeping crackdown in three weeks of protests against military rule on Saturday in towns and cities across the country, with media reports of a woman shot dead and dozens of people detained.

New Zealand's largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

27.02.2021, 10:44

WELLINGTON - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Saturday that the country's biggest city, Auckland, will go into a seven-day lockdown from early morning on Sunday after a new local case of the coronavirus of unknown origin emerged.

Bitcoin hits fresh high

21.02.2021, 20:29

Bitcoin continued gaining on Sunday, rising to a fresh high and extending a two-month rally that took its market capitalization above $1 trillion on Friday.

Texas freeze led to release of tons of air pollutants as refineries shut

21.02.2021, 20:21

NEW YORK/HOUSTON - The largest U.S. oil refiners released tons of air pollutants into the skies over Texas this week, according to figures provided to the state, as one environmental crisis triggered another.

IAEA chief says struck deal with Iran to mitigate it cutting cooperation

21.02.2021, 20:14

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog has struck a deal with Iran to continue "necessary" verification and monitoring activities in Iran after Tehran slashes cooperation this week but there will be less access and no more snap inspections, its chief said.