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Myanmar 29 Jun 2021 | 7:00 AM

‘Rise of self-defence forces could spell disaster’

Violence in post-coup Myan­mar has escalated as anti-junta “self-defence” forces step up to take on the military, a report said, warning of an “enormous” human cost if the regime uses its full power in subsequent crackdowns.

Laos 15 Jan 2021 | 7:00 AM

Communist Party holds leadership congress

THE country has started a five-yearly congress of its long-ruling Communist Party to decide on the country’s leadership and agree on a new economic strategy, as it faces challenges from the coronavirus pandemic and a potential debt default.

World 14 Dec 2020 | 11:38 PM

Why us again? Italy suffers disproportionate toll in second COVID wave

ROME (Reuters) -In late November doctor Maurizio Cappiello visited more than 130 patients in the emergency room of Cardarelli hospital, in the southern Italian city of Naples. More than two-thirds had COVID-19.