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Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on protests

By AP and published by US News & World Report Yangon — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force today (Feb. 27) as protesters sought to assemble in the country’s two biggest cities and elsewhere. Security forces in some areas appeared to become more

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New business registration tops highest since January 2019

  NEW business registration topped 7,283 in January, the highest since January 2019, driven by the promise of Covid-19 inoculations and upbeat sentiment on the country’s economic outlook, NNT said today (Feb. 27). Business Development Department Director-General Thosapone Dansuputra said the new business registration trend in 2021 is expected to come in line with the

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Temple of Zoom: 200,000 Thai Buddhists mark holy day via video link

By Artorn Pookasook and Athit Perawongmetha, Reuters, published by Yahoo! News MORE than 200,000 Buddhist devotees gathered via Zoom video link yesterday to attend an annual prayer and lantern ritual held in Thailand to mark Makha Bucha Day, one of the religion’s holiest holidays. The ritual began with a prayer in Pali, the language of

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