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2021-02-09 04:48:37 | Myanmar protesters defy coup leader’s ban and continue rallies | Protests News

Story by: Al Jazeera Protesters in Myanmar have started gathering across the country’s largest city of Yangon for a fourth day, defying a ban on gatherings of five or more people and threats from coup leader Senior General Minh Aung Laing to take “action” against large rallies. In San Chaung township, dozens of teachers marched […]

2021-02-09 03:54:45 | Biden, Modi discuss climate, ‘democratic values’ in first talks | Civil Rights News

2021-02-09 03:54:45 | Biden, Modi discuss climate, ‘democratic values’ in first talks | Civil Rights News

Story by: Al Jazeera White House says Biden ‘noted that a shared commitment to democratic values is the bedrock for the US-India relationship’. President Joe Biden has signalled he would seek to deepen the close relationship between the United States and India in his first talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he added climate […]

2021-02-09 03:46:00 | Māori MP Rawiri Waititi ejected from New Zealand parliament in necktie row | New Zealand

2021-02-09 03:46:00 | Māori MP Rawiri Waititi ejected from New Zealand parliament in necktie row | New Zealand

Story by: Eleanor de Jong in QueenstownThe Guardian The Māori party co-leader Rawiri Waititi has defied the order to wear a tie in the New Zealand parliament’s debating chamber – and was promptly ejected by the Speaker. “It’s not about ties it’s about cultural identity mate,” Waititi said as he left the chamber, local media […]

2021-02-09 03:17:09 | Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

2021-02-09 03:17:09 | Your Tuesday Briefing – The New York Times

Story by: Natasha FrostThe New York Times World News Trump’s second impeachment trial Lawyers for Donald Trump yesterday denounced the impeachment case against him as partisan “political theater,” arguing that he bore no responsibility for the deadly assault on the Capitol and that trying a former president was unconstitutional. The arguments constituted Mr. Trump’s first […]

2021-02-09 02:18:33 | Paul Manafort can’t be prosecuted in New York due to double jeopardy, court rules | Paul Manafort

2021-02-09 02:18:33 | Paul Manafort can’t be prosecuted in New York due to double jeopardy, court rules | Paul Manafort

Story by: Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, will not face mortgage fraud charges in New York, after the state’s highest court declined to revisit lower court decisions that barred prosecuting Manafort on double jeopardy grounds. The New York court of appeals decision last week closed […]