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Myanmar coup: ‘Dozens killed’ in military crackdown in Bago

Reuters More than 80 people have been killed by Myanmar security forces in a crackdown on a protest in the city of Bago, activists say. The military is reported to have taken away the bodies of those killed, and the true number of deaths may never be accurately established. Witnesses told local media that soldiers […]

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Saint Vincent volcano: Island awakes to ash and sulphur smell

Inhabitants of the Caribbean island of St Vincent have woken up to “extremely heavy ash fall and sulphur smells” after Friday’s eruption of the La Soufrière volcano. Emergency management officials said the volcano’s emissions had advanced to the country’s capital Kingstown. Witnesses said the volcano was still rumbling and emitting dark clouds of ash thousands […]

Tech

The week in NFTs, ranked

It’s another day in 2021, and so of course it’s another day where someone, somewhere is launching an NFT in hopes of making a ton of easy money. This week’s NFT launches were headlined by some big names — M.I.A., Tfue, Spike Jonze — and collectively posed the question: can you still, nearly a month […]

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Alibaba: Chinese regulator slaps huge fine on tech giant

Getty Images The world’s biggest online retailer – China’s Alibaba – has been hit with a record fine equivalent to $2.75bn (just over £2bn). Regulators in China said the internet giant had abused its dominant market position for several years. In a statement the company said it accepted the ruling and would “ensure its compliance”. […]