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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    Myanmar's coup has the traditional hallmarks of a military takeover. But there was one key difference
     5 February 2021
    Myanmar's armed forces swooped on the homes of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other key figures from her party in pre-dawn raids this week, but it's unlike any military coup before.
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    WA records no new local coronavirus cases for fourth consecutive day in lockdown
    5 Feb: Western Australia records no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases after four days of lockdown — while recording two new cases in hotel quarantine — leaving the state on track to end the five-day lockdown on Friday as planned.... more
    Why was Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi charged over walkie-talkies?
    4 Feb: Obscure, old laws are often used by Myanmar's military to charge people seen as a threat to them or their interests — here's a look at how long Aung San Suu Kyi could spend in jail and what experts expect to happen next.... more
    Fiji grapples with unfolding crisis of cyclones and COVID-19 tourism downturn, urges Australia to allow travel bubble
    4 Feb: Fiji says it's "desperate" for Australia to "fast track" a proposed Bula Bubble to allow tourists back as the island nation comes to grips with an unfolding crisis caused by a second devastating cyclone.... more
    Tokyo Olympics Committee outlines COVID-safe measures to avoid outbreak at delayed Games
    4 Feb: The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be like no other, with athletes required to wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or sleeping, and organisers wanting people to show their support by only clapping, not by chanting or singing.... more
    ASIO spy kid recounts life with secret agent parents and holidays with Cold War defectors
    3 Feb: Sue-Ellen realised she was different from other kids when her teacher asked what her dad did for work. She had to lie.... more
    Vanuatu's former prime minister Charlot Salwai avoids prison after being convicted of perjury
    3 Feb: Charlot Salwai is the fourth former prime minister of Vanuatu to be given a custodial sentence in recent years and while he will have to vacate his seat in Parliament, it is unclear yet if he will appeal.... more
    Safe WA app, QR code scanning get thumbs up from most, but some businesses worried
    3 Feb: If you live in WA, it's now compulsory to check-in when visiting most businesses, including supermarkets and takeaway outlets. While many have embraced the tightened rules, the Retailers Association is raising concerns.... more
    Perth Hills bushfire: Number of homes lost revised up to 71
    3 Feb: The fire to the east of Perth is still threatening lives and homes, with fears conditions could worsen as winds strengthen later today.... more
    Georgia's voter bloc has been transformed, and it could provide an election blueprint across the US South
    3 Feb: After two stunning political upsets, the transformation of Georgia's voter base could provide a blueprint for sweeping change across the South.... more

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     07 Feb: Thousands of Indian farmers blockade Delhi highways in protest after internet being cut off and journalists charged +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     13 Feb: In world news headlines - ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     06 Feb: Myanmar's military has cut off the internet and Facebook. It's a tactic straight from the authoritarian playbook ++++++++++++++++++++++++
     07 Feb: 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 +++++++++++++++++++++++
     31 Jan: How shooting whales with air rifles is helping scientists study Antarctica's changing environment +++++++++++++++++
     09 Feb: Donald Trump's impeachment trial looks to be heading for an acquittal, but the 14th amendment could give Democrats a Plan B +++++++++++++++
     11 Feb: World Health Organization scientists recommend Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for all age groups ++++++++++++

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