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Opium production in Myanmar surges to nine-year high
BBC, 26 Jan 2023
The production of opium increased sharply in Myanmar, rising by a third last year, according to the United Nations.
It touched nearly 795 metric tonnes in 2022, nearly double the production in 2021 - 423 metric tonnes - the year of the military coup.
The UN believes this is driven by economic hardship and insecurity, along with higher global prices for the opium resin that is used to make heroin.
The coup plunged much of Myanmar into a continuing civil war.
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Protests erupt as Senegal's Sonko sentenced to jail
Reuters, 02 Jun 2023
Fresh unrest hit Senegal's capital Dakar after a court sentenced a leading opposition politician, Ousmane Sonko, to two years in jail for corrupting youth, undermining his chanc...
Schumer, McConnell urge Senate to quickly take up debt ceiling bill
NBC, 02 Jun 2023
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke on the Senate floor and urged their colleagues to take up and support the debt ceiling legislation passed in t...
Danny Masterson, "That '70s Show" actor, found guilty of rape, faces up to 30 years in prison
CBS, 02 Jun 2023
"That '70s Show" star Danny Masterson is facing up to 30 years in prison after a Los Angles jury found him guilty of two counts of rape.
Gutfeld unloads on ‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin #shorts
FOX, 02 Jun 2023
'The Five' co-hosts discuss MSNBC host Joy Reid comparing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to a 'toy-sized Mussolini' and 'The View's' Sunny Hostin suggesting White women can't think f...
Sherpa performs rare rescue on Everest
CNN, 01 Jun 2023
A climber on Mount Everest is home alive and safe after being found clinging to a rope and almost freezing to death near the mountain's summit.
Jordanians celebrate Crown Prince Hussein's wedding
AFP, 01 Jun 2023
Jordanians gather in the streets of Amman to celebrate Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah's wedding.
After alleged attacks from Ukraine: Will Russian opinion on the war change?
DW, 01 Jun 2023
Russia's Defence Ministry says it has prevented an attempted cross-border incursion from Ukraine into the Russian region of Belgorod - and reported renewed shelling of the area ...
Andrew Tate BBC interview: Influencer challenged on misogyny and rape allegations
BBC, 01 Jun 2023
Controversial influencer Andrew Tate has denied fuelling a culture of misogyny and defended his reputation in a combative interview with the BBC.
Trudeau snaps back at Poilievre jab about his teaching career during heated debate
CA, 01 Jun 2023
An-already heated debate during question period in the House of Commons on Wednesday took a personal turn when Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre mocked Prime Minister Justin ...
War crimes allegations: Australian soldier loses defamation case
Al Jazeera, 01 Jun 2023
Accused of being a criminal, a bully and a liar, one of Australia’s most highly decorated soldiers has lost a landmark defamation case against three newspapers.
Cierre de una contaminante fundición de cobre estatal chilena
AP, 01 Jun 2023
(1 Jun 2023) La estatal Fundición Ventanas de cobre cerró el miércoles, luego de contaminar por décadas con gases tóxicos a la bahía de Quintero y de convertirla, junto con otra...
WATCH LIVE: Senate convenes after House approves bipartisan debt ceiling bill
PBS, 01 Jun 2023
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TotalEclipse: Taking foot off gas; New York, Paris, NGO's demand end to global hydrocarbon projects
FRANCE24, 01 Jun 2023
A coalition of NGOs, joined by the city halls of New York and Paris, on Wednesday presented a demand at a court in the French capital that energy giant TotalEnergies should be o...
IN A MINUTE: Elon Musk wraps up China trip #shorts
SCMP, 01 Jun 2023
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrapped up a three-day visit to Beijing for the first time since 2020, amid plans to expand his business in China, including with a new Megapack battery fact...
Watch live: US Secretary of State holds news conference at NATO meeting
Sky, 01 Jun 2023
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken holds news conference after the second day of informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers.
‘We saved his life’: Nepali sherpa saves climber in rare rescue near Everest summit
Guardian, 01 Jun 2023
A Malaysian climber narrowly survived after a Nepali sherpa guide hauled him down from below the summit of Mount Everest in a very rare high-altitude rescue, a government offici...
Watch: Bournemouth Police update after deaths of two children | Press conference
Telegraph, 01 Jun 2023
Detectives are to hold a press conference after the deaths of two children off Bournemouth beach.
LIVE: Dorset Police holds press conference after Bournemouth beach tragedy
ITV, 01 Jun 2023
Dorset Police is due to hold a press conference at 12:45pm following the death of two people on Bournemouth Beach.
Future of the UK Auto Industry: Bloomberg UK Show
Bloomberg, 01 Jun 2023
We explore the road ahead for the UK auto industry, under threat from trade rules, higher costs, and fierce competition.
Defense expert: No U.S. ally is happy to assist U.S. intervention in the Taiwan Straits
CGTN, 01 Jun 2023
For more: https://www.cgtn.com/video The United States prides itself on having many "allies" whom it considers crucial in its anti-China crusade.