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YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels, pulls videos

BANGKOK — YouTube has removed five channels run by Myanmar’s military for violating its community guidelines and terms of service.
China boosts defence spending by 6.8% amid debt, pandemic

China boosts defence spending by 6.8% amid debt, pandemic

BEIJING — China is increasing its defence spending by 6.8% in 2021 as it works to maintain a robust upgrading of the armed forces despite high government debt and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
California to give 40% of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

California to give 40% of vaccine to Latino, high-risk areas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will begin sending 40% of all vaccine doses to the most vulnerable neighbourhoods in the state to try to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly, Gov.
Little damage from huge Pacific quake; tsunami threat passes

Little damage from huge Pacific quake; tsunami threat passes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — One of the strongest earthquakes to hit the South Pacific in modern history triggered tsunami warnings across the ocean and forced thousands of people in New Zealand to evacuate coastal areas Friday.
California Legislature OKs plan aimed at in-person learning

California Legislature OKs plan aimed at in-person learning

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Thursday approved a $6.6 billion plan aimed at pressuring school districts to return students to the classroom before the end of the school year.

Agency cancels Hawaii tsunami watch after huge Pacific quake

HONOLULU — The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center cancelled a tsunami watch Thursday for Hawaii that was issued after a huge earthquake occurred in a remote area between New Zealand and Tonga.
Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay

Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay

WASHINGTON — Worried about continuing threats, the acting chief of the U.S.
House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund' clash

House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund' clash

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, avoiding a potential clash with moderates in their own party who were wary of reigniting the “defund the police” debate they say hurt them durin
Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol

Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol

WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned.
Alabama's Republican governor extends face mask mandate

Alabama's Republican governor extends face mask mandate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but said the requirement will end for good in April.