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In a statement, the opposition said that the top priority of the National Unity Government is "to finally bring an end to the great suffering of the people of Myanmar at the hands of a criminal, ruthless military Junta that has unleashed horrific violence against our people, including our children." 

President Joe Biden hosted Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the White House on Friday in his first in-person meeting with a world leader since he took office.

In February the Biden administration enforced the Defence Production Act, aiming to boost domestic production of the COVID-19 vaccines while blocking exports of raw material supplies to other manufacturers. 

Chicago braces for new protests on Friday after releasing a police body-cam video showing a police officer’s fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy with his hands in the air.

The country's economy has been severely hit by the pandemic and its GDP fell by 8.9 percent in 2020.

From The South interviews Dr Ricardo Alvares, Mumia Abu-Jamal's medical consultant, who is calling for his immediate release after news that the Black Panther activist and former journalist, incarcerated for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer 40 years ago, will undergo heart surgery.

More than 200 participants including policymakers, scholars and development experts attended the virtual forum titled "Examining China's Investments in African Nations: Promises and Influence".

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