03 May 2021

Eight killed as Myanmar security forces fire on ‘spring revolution’ protests

Eight protestors died in Myanmar on Sunday after security forces opened fire on one of the biggest protests against military rule after a coup sent the country into crisis roughly three months ago. The protests were coordinated across Myanmar and international communities to create what organizers called the “global Myanmar

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03 May 2021

Suspected migrant boat breaks up off San Diego, killing four

In San Diego, four people have died and two dozen are injured after a boat involved in a suspected smuggling operation broke up on a reef and sank. The boat was severely overcrowded and resulted in roughly 30 passengers fighting for their life in choppy waters. The incident occurred on

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30 Apr 2021

UN: Nearly 30,000 fled attacks in Mozambique’s Palma since March

The United Nations has said that tens of thousands of people have fled the town of Palma in Mozambique following attacks last month. Approximately 30,000 people fled Palama since the fighters linked to ISIS raided the town on March 24. The raids marked an intensification in the violence that has

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30 Apr 2021

Crush at Israeli religious festival kills 44

An overcrowded religious festival in Israel saw at least 45 people be crushed to death overnight. Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of the 2nd-century Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai for Lag B’Omer. The festival includes all-night prayer, mystical songs, and dance. Many of the people

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30 Apr 2021

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan violence: Deadly clash amid water dispute

A water dispute on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border has led to some of the worst clashes in years between the two counties. Thirteen people have been killed and 10,000 have been evacuated. People from both sides hurled stones at each other on Wednesday after surveillance cameras were installed at the disputed

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29 Apr 2021

Russia expels diplomats from Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

On Wednesday, Russia ordered the expulsion of seven diplomats from Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia due to the expulsion of Russian envoys over Czech accusations that Russian intelligence was behind a deadly 2014 depot blast. Moscow and Prague are currently engaged in their biggest display of tensions since the end

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29 Apr 2021

U.S. Warship Fires Warning Shots in Encounter With Iranian Vessels

On Monday in the Persian Gulf, a US Navy patrol boat allegedly fired warning shots during a confrontation with three Iranian vessels. This incident was previously reported on but has developed over the past several days. The confrontation marks the first event in a year involving American warships. The standoff

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29 Apr 2021

Germany puts anti-lockdown group under surveillance for possible extremist ties

Germany’s intelligence service has identified some anti-lockdown activists as having potential ties to extremism, declaring that the groups will be put under federal surveillance due to fears that they are attempting to undermine the leadership and legitimacy of the state. On Wednesday, the Federal office for the Protection of the

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28 Apr 2021

In Ukraine’s East, Fears Grow of New Russian Power Play

Ukraine faces mountain concerns of a new Russian power play as tensions between the two countries continue to increase. Russia has moved significant capabilities to a base just past the Ukrainian border, seemingly preparing to mobilize its military forces for conflict in Ukraine. Since Ukraine declared its independence seven years

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28 Apr 2021

U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan Orders Nonessential Staff to Leave Country

The US Embassy in Afghanistan announced on Tuesday that all nonessential staff should evacuate the country as concerns over an escalation in violence mount. The Taliban previously placed a deadline for all troops to withdraw from the country. This deadline is fast approaching, set to occur next week on May

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