Myanmar politician detained by military as army seizes control of the country

Myanmar politician detained by military as army seizes control of the country


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BBC drama Three Families leaves viewers 'in tears'
The two-part series, which continues tonight, is based on writer Gwyneth Hughes's conversations with three women who were seeking an abortion in 2013.
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How Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced Edinson Cavani to stay at Manchester United
Finally!
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The Queen has added yet another tipple to her range of gins – here’s how to buy it
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Apprentice winner's new cafe in Wales is blasted by locals who say it 'looks like public toilets'
Alana Spencer, 29, from West Wales, has been opening a string of dessert shops with her Ridiculously Rich brand since winning the £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar in 2016.
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Amazon adds biometric ‘pay-by-palm’ technology to one of its shops
Handy.
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How Scott Parker will learn from Fulham’s relegation and a season lost in the box
Fulham’s blunt finishing stopped them ever gathering the momentum they needed to turn around such a slow start but Scott Parker has shown enough managerial acumen to suggest he will come again
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Deepest points of the world's oceans revealed
Five Deeps Expedition (FDE) data reveals precise measurements for the five ocean's depths and pinpoints the deepest location in the Indian and Southern oceans for the first time.
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When are the Brit Awards 2021 and who is performing?
The Brit Awards will be welcoming a crowd this year.
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Champions League Final 2021: Uefa urged to prioritise fans over officials with Wembley move
Uefa has been urged to prioritise fans over the "prawn sandwich" contingent of officials so the all-English Champions League Final can be hosted at Wembley.
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Liverpool could extend bizarre league streak that Guardiola won't drop
Manchester United and Leicester could this week make a Manchester City statistic even better by damaging Liverpool's top-four hopes.
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US regulators approve Pfizer Covid vaccine for children aged 12 to 15
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the Pfizer jab emergency use authorization for Americans aged between 12 and 15
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Lazy parents with outrageous £1,000 a month food bill get alarming wake up call
Despite the couple's finances taking a massive hit during the pandemic, they still buy 12 takeaways a month and spend £980 on online shopping, so are in desperate need of help on How To Save a Grand in 24 Hours
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Covid passport 'glitch' may see Brits waiting days for vaccine status to update
Former British Medical Association chairman Mark Porter said many GP practices are worried that holidaymakers will be clogging up switchboards asking for medical records access for their vaccine passport
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Pirate-themed play area opens at Rochdale's biggest park
The multi-play unit, roundabout and more have been installed at Springfield Park
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Mikel Arteta responds to claims Wojciech Szczesny could return to Arsenal this summer
A shock return to the Emirates for the Polish goalkeeper?
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Mum removes son, 4, from school after he hacks off hair while alone in toilet
Furious mum Mollie Thomas has reported the school to Ofsted for ‘safeguarding’ after her son cut his 'five times'.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have ‘sharpened divide’ between Queen and other royals
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Giraffes return to Edinburgh Zoo for first time in 15 years
Male giraffes Ronnie and Arrow arrived at the zoo on Tuesday and will be introduced to the public in June.
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Conor McGregor backed to fight for BMF belt instead of lightweight title
McGregor must first take on Dustin Poirier for a third time this summer before he sets his sights on a title shot
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New Jersey dog leaps over a baby gate
Jessica Fetterly was at her mother's home in Brick Township in New Jersey on May 9 when she was determined to find out how the dogs, Harley and Quinn, are able to foil the gate.
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UK government sells £1.1bn worth of shares in NatWest
Bank edges closer to majority private ownership after being bailed out by taxpayer in financial crisisThe government has edged closer to exiting majority ownership of NatWest after selling a £1.1bn stake in the bank, which the taxpayer bailed out during the financial crisis more than a decade ago.In a development authorised by the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, the Treasury said it had sold 580m shares at a price of 190p a share in a competitive overnight sale to City investors, cutting the government stake in the bank from 59.8% to 54.8%. Continue reading...
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Government launches consultation on banning 'abhorrent and coercive' gay conversion therapy
Ministers have pledged to end the 'abhorrent and coercive' practice. But there are fears that the measures contain a loophole for religious groups.
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In Pictures: Ceremonial pomp and pageantry at the State Opening of Parliament
The Queen’s Speech outlines the Government’s proposed policies and legislation for the coming parliamentary year.
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Hassan Rouhani criticises Iranian election criteria
Dissidents and critics claim election campaign is charadeIran’s outgoing president has criticised a sudden narrowing of the eligibility criteria for those hoping to succeed him as registration formally opened for candidates in the 18 June vote.Dissidents and critics claim the campaign is just a charade and helps provide legitimacy to an autocratic regime but the tensions over who can stand – and the move by a powerful unelected body to exert greater control – has revealed the tensions in Iranian society over the outcome. Continue reading...
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Adele captured playing with late dad Mark in unseen snaps from childhood
Singer Adele looks extremely happy as she plays with her dad Mark Evans, who has reportedly died from bowel cancer, in snaps during her childhood
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Union anger at absence of Employment Bill from Queen’s Speech
Warning of industrial action as government accused of ‘rowing back’ on promise to boost workers’ rights.
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The Latest: Israeli strike targets Gaza apartment building
An Israeli airstrike has hit another high-rise building in the middle of Gaza City
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Babes in the Wood killer Russell Bishop's partner 'was part of Team Bishop', perjury trial hears
Child killer Russell Bishop murdered nine-year-old friends Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in Brighton in a 1986 case which became known as the Babes in the Wood.
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TUI to restart flights and holidays to 19 destinations from May 17
TUI has confirmed the full list of 19 destinations it will fly to from May 17 including both green list and amber list countries
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Meituan's stock price plunges after CEO posts Chinese poem
Shares in Meituan, China's largest food delivery platform, have tumbled after its CEO posted _and then deleted _ an ancient poem in a move widely seen as criticism of the Chinese government
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EU wades into Israel v Palestine chaos – warning as civilians killed in Gaza rocket attack
THE EU has waded into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as tensions between the two states turn increasingly violent.
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More than £12,000 raised to support family after missing footballer found dead
The fundraiser has been set up to help support the family of James Dean
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Shorter Queen’s Speech for scaled-down ceremony
Today’s speech was one of the slimmest in recent years.
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UK outdoor spaces transformed into Jurassic Park as giant robotic dinosaurs go on tour
Perfect for a family day out.
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Christmas party bookings in May! London restaurants deluged with inquiries as confidence grows with lockdown easing
London restaurants are being “inundated” with inquiries about booking spaces for long delayed events ranging from wedding receptions to art gallery launches.
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Wright admits to "massive concern" over Saka and Smith Rowe at Arsenal
Youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have been two standout performers for Arsenal in an otherwise torrid season - but Gunners legend Ian Wright has a "massive concern" over the pair
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Scarlett Moffatt 'couldn't speak about mental health struggle' because of fame
I'm A Celebrity and Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt confessed feeling that she couldn't open up, out of fear people would question her sadness because of her dream job
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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville pick their Premier League teams of the season
They agreed on six players.
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This is what happens at the State Opening of Parliament
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Curtis Pritchard’s Hollyoaks debut dubbed a ‘car crash’ and ‘more wooden than a fence’
‘This looks like GCSE drama’
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Ministers promise 'lifetime skills guarantee' in Queen's Speech
Every adult will be given access to a flexible loan to pay for higher-level education under plans announced today by Boris Johnson as part of a new 'Lifetime Skills Guarantee'.
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Tory war on 'cancel culture': Speakers no-platformed by universities can seek compensation
Regulator the Office for Students will get the power to fine institutions and student unions for breaching new duties designed to foster 'a culture of open and robust intellectual debate'.
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Queen’s Speech sets out government plans for laws protecting free speech on university campuses
Controversial legislation will allow regulator to issue fines for breaches in higher education
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Crackdown on foie gras unveiled as part of animal welfare measures
Alongside action on pet theft and mandatory microchipping for cats
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Shrunken head uses as prop in movie Wise Blood confirmed to be made of real human skin
The tsanta has now been returned to Ecuador.
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Consultation on how best to protect LGBT people with conversion therapy ban
The Government will launch a consultation before details of the ban are finalised to hear from a wide range of people.
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Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight
The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities
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‘There are so many things to do’: Arsenal anticipating busy summer transfer window, says Mikel Arteta
A number of fringe players are expected to leave and decisions must be made regarding those out on loan
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