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Tens of thousands protest Myanmar coup after night of fear,security patrols
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets inMyanmar’s major cities for a ninth day of anti-coupdemonstrations on Sunday, after a fearful night as residentsformed patrols and the army rolled back laws protectingfreedoms.
Russians set for candle-lit Valentine's Day protests afterNavalny jailing
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Supporters of Kremlin critic AlexeiNavalny plan to hold candle-lit gatherings in residentialcourtyards across Russia on Sunday despite warnings that theycould be arrested.
Acquitted again by Senate, Trump still a powerful force inRepublican politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It is still Donald Trump’s RepublicanParty - at least for now.
Biden, reflecting on Senate acquittal of Trump, says'democracy is fragile'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden said onSaturday that the Senate’s acquittal of former President DonaldTrump for inciting an insurrection was a reminder that democracywas fragile, and every American had a duty to defend the truth.
Clear crypto rules urgently needed as major companiesembrace asset: SEC official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A clear cryptocurrency regulatoryregime is urgently needed as major companies like Tesla Inc, BNYMellon Corp and Mastercard Inc embrace the alternative assetclass, a top Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) officialsaid.
Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices afterreport points to flaws
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. audio app Clubhouse said it isreviewing its data protection practices, after a report by theStanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flawsthat left users’ data vulnerable to access by the Chinesegovernment.
Nollywood meets Bollywood in love tale 'Namaste Wahala'
LAGOS (Reuters) - Indian-Nigerian restaurant owner HamishaDaryani Ahuja gave up her long-running business to pursue herdream of making movies.
'Love Story' stars Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal honored onHollywood's Walk of Fame
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal,who starred as the ill-fated young couple in the 1970 romanticdrama “Love Story,” were honored just ahead of Valentine’s Dayon Friday with stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Serena into quarters after surviving Sabalenka test
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams stormed into thequarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday with a gritty6-4 2-6 6-4 victory over Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka.
Kyrgios mocks Djokovic with grand entrance
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios renewed his running feudwith Novak Djokovic on Sunday when he mocked the world numberone with a grand entrance to an empty Margaret Court Arena forhis doubles match.
BUSINESS / ECONOMICS
Truth commission could help Mexico with legacy of Blackslavery, says Martin King Jr III
A truth and reconciliation commission could help Mexico cometo terms with a legacy of African slavery, civil rights lawyerMartin King Jr III said during a visit to the Latin Americancountry. The son of Dr. Martin Luther King, is visiting Mexicoto commemorate Afro-Mexican independence hero Vicente Guerrerowho, as free Mexico's second president, abolished slavery in1829.Mexico has long overlooked its Black population, counted in the2020 census as 2% of the population and mostly concentrated incoastal states.
14 Feb 06:00 ET / 11:00 GMT
Running through a pandemic: Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running
There is an old joke in the marathon community, that everyrunner is running away from something.at was certainly true forBrooks Running CEO Jim Weber, who had to pace his companythrough a global crisis which brought normal life to a halt inthe past year. Weber sat down with Reuters to talk about how farwe have come in the COVID-19 marathon – and how far we have leftto run.
From aircraft to the stars to air ambulance, iconic Learjetnears end of runway
Facing competition from lighter and less-expensive rivals,the Learjet that took off from Wichita in 1963 as a business jetto the stars is nearing the end of the runway after orderstrickle. Business jet maker Bombardier has said itwould end production later this year of the program it acquiredin 1990 that seats up to nine, and was once the aircraft ofchoice for stars Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
Swiss war crimes trial of Liberian commander resumes
A former rebel commander accused of involvement in killingcivilians as well as rape and cannibalism resumes in an historiccase both for Switzerland and Liberia. Unlike the first phase ofthe trial, victims are expected to be present for the secondphase expected to finish in March.
POLITICS / INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Reaction to Trump's impeachment acquittal on charge ofinciting deadly assault on U.S. Capitol
Reaction to former U.S. President Donald Trump's acquittalon an impeachment charge of inciting insurrection in a fieryspeech to his supporters before the deadly attack on theCapitol. If proceedings are not complete by Friday, they willresume on Sunday.
14 Feb 14:00 ET / 19:00 GMT
Somalia president to hold summit on delayed elections
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo to hold asummit on delayed elections to choose the Horn of Africacountry's next leader. The president's term expired on Mondaywithout a successor in place, raising fears of a politicalvacuum that could be exploited by Islamist militant group alShabaab.
15 Feb 18:00 ET / 23:00 GMT
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/PHILIPPINES (PIX) (TV)
Philippines may begin COVID-19 vaccination drive by Feb. 15
The Philippines may start rolling out its COVID-19vaccination campaign by Feb. 15, if the first batch of shotsfrom the COVAX facility arrives as scheduled.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/WHO BRIEFING (TV)
WHO chief Tedros and other officials due to give pressconference
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WorldHealth Organization (WHO), to give press conference on thelatest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic.
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/BRITAIN-ZOO (PIX) (TV)
A behind the scenes look at London Zoo during Coronaviruslockdown
Despite the closure of London Zoo to the public due toCoronavirus, zookeepers continue to tending to the thousands ofanimals. What are the day to day challenges they face? And withthe loss of around a million pound a month due to lockdownrestrictions, can the zoo survive financially?15 Feb
CRIME / LAW / JUSTICE
POSTPONED TILL APRIL 5 Malaysian court to hear appealagainst conviction of former PM Najib Razak on 1MDB-linkedcharges
Malaysia's Court of Appeal will hear a bid by former PrimeMinister Najib Razak to set aside his conviction on sevencharges linked to a multibillion-dollar scandal at state fund1MDB. In July, Najib was found guilty and sentenced to 12 yearsin prison and nearly $50 million in fines for receiving about$10 million misappropriated from former 1MDB unit SRCInternational.
CONFLICTS / WAR / PEACE
SAHEL-SECURITY/ (PIX) (TV)
G5 Sahel countries and allies hold summit over security inthe Sahel region
Leaders of a group of five West African Sahel nations andallies hold a virtual summit to take stock of the securitysituation as France prepares to "adjust" the operations of itstroops in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron isexpected to join the summit virtually.