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Myanmar Junta Deepens Violence With New Air Attacks in East

MAE SAM LAEP, Thailand (AP) — The military launched more airstrikes Tuesday in eastern Myanmar after earlier attacks forced thousands of ethnic Karen to flee into Thailand and further escalating violence two months after the junta seized power.
A man walks with a bicycle in a street damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Thursday, March 10, 2022. Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka / AP

Russians Keep Pressure on Mariupol; Massive Convoy Breaks Up

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces kept up their bombardment of the port city of Mariupol on Thursday, while satellite photos showed that a massive convoy that had been mired outside the Ukrainian capital split up and fanned out into towns and forests near Kyiv, with artillery pieces moved into firing positions.

Trump Suggests 'Punishment' for Women Who Get Abortions

BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin — Women who get abortions should receive "some form of punishment," Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday, without indicating specifically what the punishment should be.

US-Chinese Animation “Abominable” Tops American Box Office

BEIJING (Xinhua) — Animated family film "Abominable," a Chinese-American co-production, topped the U.S. box office this weekend.

Pakistan's Ramadan Laws Hit Christians, Other Non-Fasters

ISLAMABAD (DPA) — On a hot Ramadan day, Sarfaraz Michael slowly pushes his vegetable cart through a Muslim neighbourhood of Pakistan's garrison city Rawalpindi.

Ethnic Malays Rally in Support of Prime Minister Najib

KUALA LUMPUR — Thousands of ethnic Malays demonstrated in central Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday to show support for the embattled government of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Harris Rebukes China in Major Speech on Indo-Pacific

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there amount to “coercion” and “intimidation” and affirming that the U.S. will support its allies in the region against Beijing’s advances.
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S Korea’s Chung Charges Into Aussie Open Semis (Video)

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serving for a spot in the Australian Open semifinals and with the score at 40-love, Hyeon Chung started thinking how he might celebrate being the first Korean to reach the last four of a Grand Slam.

Australian PM Didn’t Tell Trump About Refugee Deal

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian prime minister on Monday confirmed that he did not tell President-elect Donald Trump that the United States had agreed to resettle an unspecified number of refugees languishing at Australia's expense in Pacific island camps.

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