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13 May 2021 21:32
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    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Myanmar's cities to denounce this week's coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi despite a blockade on the internet by the junta

    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Myanmar's cities to denounce this week's coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi despite a blockade on the internet by the junta


    Riots have broken out in southern Chile, with protesters setting fire to at least 10 government buildings in the city of Panguipulli including the city hall, after a police officer allegedly fatally shot a street performer.

    Somalia's election, due to be held tomorrow, will be delayed after the collapse of talks between leading politicians, the president says.

    Egyptian authorities have released Mahmoud Hussein, an Egyptian journalist working for Qatar's al-Jazeera television network who had been held in pre-trial detention for more than four years, his brother and lawyer say.

    Fire crews have been called to a St Louis jail where inmates appear to have knocked out windows and set some small fires.

    Thousands of farmers across India have blocked roads with makeshift tents, tractors, trucks and boulders to pressure the government to roll back agricultural reforms that have triggered months-long protests.

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