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Death toll since Myanmar coup tops 1,000, says activist group

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The death toll as a result of Myanmar's coup in February this year has topped 1,000, according to an official of the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group, which has been recording killi...

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

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Zelenskiy told reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians were involved, The Washington Post reported. While he also spoke of a threat of military escalation fr...

Heavy gunfire near Niger presidential palace in attempted coup, days before President-elect’s inauguration

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Paris Heavy gunfire was heard outside Niger's presidential palace early Wednesday morning in an attempted coup, an African diplomatic source has told CNN -- just two days before power is to change hands. The diplom...

LA teachers union boss says children lost nothing during pandemic, now know words ‘insurrection’ and ‘coup’

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"There is no such thing as learning loss," United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz told "Los Angeles Magazine" in a rare sit-down interview when she was questioned about how her insistence to keep the...

Myanmar ambassador says he’s locked out of London embassy in ‘coup’

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London Myanmar's ambassador to the UK said he has been locked out of the London embassy in what he described as another "coup." Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn -- who last month broke ranks with his country's military jun...

Guinean military officer says President Alpha Conde arrested, as apparent coup unfolds

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A Guinean military officer broadcast a statement Sunday announcing that Guinea's Constitution has been dissolved in an apparent coup. "We will no longer entrust politics to a man. We will entrust it to the people. ...

Former acting defense secretary to say he worried about appearance of ‘military coup’ at US Capitol on January 6

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Former acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller is expected to tell Congress Wednesday that he was concerned sending US troops to Capitol on January 6 would have encouraged the conspiracy of a possible "milita...

GOP candidate slams ‘Benedict Milley’: Report amounts to ‘coup against a sitting president’

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Teddy Daniels, a wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan, told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" the allegations in Robert Costa and Robert Woodward's book "Peril" amount to treason if true. He blamed the Beltway establishm...

Mali’s top court declares coup leader Goita as interim president

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Mali's constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president. The ruling raises the stakes as West Afric...

Sudan: Officials say coup attempt failed, army in control

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The development underscored the fragility of Sudan’s path to democracy, more than two years after the military's overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir amid a public uprising against his three-decade rule. Sud...

Officer injured in Capitol riot warns Michael Flynn’s coup comments could ‘absolutely’ lead to more violence

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A DC Metropolitan Police officer who was brutally assaulted while defending the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection said Wednesday evening that Michael Flynn's recent comments about a Myanmar-style coup in ...

Guinea swears in coup leader Mamady Doumbouya as interim president

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(Reuters)Guinea junta leader Mamady Doumbouya was inaugurated as interim president on Friday to oversee what regional powers hope will be a short transition to constitutional rule after the September 5 overthrow of ...

Trump pressured Pence to engineer a coup, then put the VP in danger, source says

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President Donald Trump and top White House officials did little to check in on Vice President Mike Pence while he and members of his family were inside the US Capitol when Trump-backed rioters stormed the halls of C...

Myanmar fighting since coup has displaced 230,000 people, UN says

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An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force, civilian deaths a...

Ousted Myanmar President says army tried to force him to resign hours before coup

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Myanmar's deposed President testified on Tuesday that the military tried to force him to relinquish power hours before its February 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, according to his law...

Jackie Weaver, Britney Spears and a local coup d’état: A breakdown of the world’s worst Zoom call

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London Was the Zoom meeting of the century called illegally? Had all participants read and understood the standing orders? And, most importantly, did Jackie Weaver have the authority to kick Handforth Parish Council'...

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