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Myanmar police fire stun grenades as Southeast Asian ministers aim for talks
(Reuters) - Myanmar police opened fire on Tuesday to disperse crowds protesting against a military coup as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries prepared to hold talks with the junta in a bid to find a peaceful way out of the crisis.
WRAPUP 5-Myanmar police fire stun grenades as Southeast Asian ministers aim for talks
March 2 (Reuters) - Myanmar police opened fire on Tuesday to disperse crowds protesting against a military coup as foreign ministers of neighboring countries prepared to hold talks with the junta in a bid to find a peaceful way out of the crisis.
German retail sales tumble in January as lockdown bites
BERLIN (Reuters) - German retail sales tumbled more than expected in January as the COVID-19 lockdown and the withdrawal of a temporary cut in sales tax hit consumer spending in Europe's largest economy, data showed on Tuesday.
Rugby-Scotland's Konkel takes break from rugby to train as firefighter
March 2 (Reuters) - Scotland and Harlequins back row Jade Konkel said she is taking a break from rugby to begin training as a firefighter with the London Fire Brigade.
Tokyo 2020 head to discuss COVID-19 steps with IOC's Bach, others on Wednesday
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee President Seiko Hashimoto said she will hold a five-way teleconference with IOC President Thomas Bach and three others on Wednesday to discuss measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
All options still on the table in France to fight COVID -govt
PARIS, March 2 (Reuters) - French government spokesman Gabriel Attal said on Tuesday that all options remained on the table to rein in the COVID-19 pandemic, including the possibility of a new national lockdown and regional weekend lockdowns.
Walmart's Flipkart expands grocery sales to more Indian cities
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Walmart-owned Flipkart will sell groceries online in more Indian cities, as it seeks to compete better with Amazon and Reliance in an e-commerce market that has grown rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ECB has flexibility to counter undesired yield rise: de Guindos
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank has the flexibility to counter any undesired rise in bond yields, the bank's vice president told a Portuguese newspaper after several policymakers called on the bank to act.
All abducted Nigerian schoolgirls freed by kidnappers: Zamfara state governor
GUSAU, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen have freed all 279 girls kidnapped from a boarding school in northwest Nigeria, the governor in Zamfara state said on Tuesday.
China aims to vaccinate 40% of population by end-July: senior adviser
BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to vaccinate 40% of its population against COVID-19 by the end of July, a senior health adviser told Reuters on Tuesday, requiring a significant increase in inoculations even as it ramps up exports of vaccines.
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