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Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 07, 2021

Pope and top Shiite cleric in Iraq deliver message of coexistence
Two religious leaders sent a message of peace. "The greatest blasphemy is to profane [God's] name by hating our brothers and sisters," Pope Francis said.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2021

Points of Progress: Foldable solar cell breakthrough, and more
In good news this week: Researchers have developed foldable solar cells, paving the way for new solar-powered tech - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2021

Why Saudi Arabia (still) tests limits of US influence
Why didn't the U.S. take stronger action over the Khashoggi killing? One reason: Saudi Arabia sees itself as an equal partner in the alliance.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2021

Are Myanmar's generals open to persuasion? Depends who's persuading.
Diplomatic efforts to end a crisis in Myanmar show how a decade of opening created some limited pressure points on its military rulers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 05, 2021

Using TikTok, a domestic worker in Lebanon inspires kindness
The pandemic has cast a light on the plight of migrant workers around the world. In Lebanon, a Filipina domestic worker has been sharing details of her life on TikTok, and hopes it will set an example for what a good employee-employer relationship should look like.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2021

Behind vaccine doubts in Africa, a deeper legacy of distrust
African governments have struggled to secure vaccines, shining a spotlight on inequalities. But as campaigns begin to roll out, distrust lingers.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2021

Britain's older Caribbean immigrants get a taste of home
Glenda Andrew and other volunteers have been nourishing Britain's Caribbean community who have been isolated from friends and family by the pandemic with plates of peas and rice, and friendly conversation. "It is so nice to see a fresh face," says one recipient.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 04, 2021

Belgians in lockdown plead: Let us in to the royal gardens!
Green spaces are increasingly crowded in Brussels during the pandemic. Except for one park, that is. Belgians are calling for King Philippe to open up his royal grounds - the size of Monaco - for public use.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 03, 2021

Syria, after 10 years of conflict: No war and no peace
Syria's biggest battles have quieted, but a decade into the conflict, the tabulation of inhumanity and suffering is far from complete.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 03, 2021

Post-pandemic, will the world think big, or just get by?
Emerging from the pandemic, will governments choose traditional policies to aid recovery, or adopt a new mindset to build a new world?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 03, 2021

Iraq's Christians, barely hanging on, prepare for papal visit
When Islamic State fighters swept through northern Iraq in 2014, the Christian communities there scattered and their populations shrunk. Now, many Iraqi Christians hope Pope Francis' visit will uplift their long-suffering spirits.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 03, 2021

Elephants vs. avocados: A battle of economics in Kenya
Conservationists in Kenya say a planned avocado farm near the Amboseli National Park would block a crucial migration route for elephants. But the farm is arguing that the community would benefit from the project.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2021

Is there justice in Germany for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?
Can the German legal system convict those involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi? On Monday, Reporters Without Borders made the first move to find out by filing a 500-page allegation to German prosecutors.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2021

Why do schoolchildren in Nigeria keep getting kidnapped?
More than half of the girls who were abducted last week from a Nigerian government boarding school in the northwestern Zamfara state have been released. The country has seen an increase of ‘bandits' who use ransom money to buy more weapons.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 02, 2021

How Nicaraguan coffee farmers are adapting to climate change
Some Nicaraguan coffee farmers are experimenting with a more diverse and sustainable mix of crops, which could prove to be more profitable and better equipped to handle rising temperatures.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2021

Historic ruling: former French president convicted of corruption
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to a year in prison for corruption and influence-peddling. He faces another trial later this month on charges of illegal financing of his 2012 presidential campaign.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2021

Is a vaccine a private patent or a global public good?
As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine outstrips supply and poor nations struggle to access doses at all, many are calling for pharmaceutical companies to share patented information so that factories around the world can produce more vaccines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2021

India's blind readers had no lifestyle mag. So this woman made one.
White Print, a Braille lifestyle magazine, was founded by Upasana Makati. She has also printed children's books in Braille, including "Tactabet."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Mar 01, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Renewed attacks on democracy in Asia
Catch-up on the weekend news: Myanmar forces kill 18 protesters, major sweep of Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders, Trump returns, and Hollywood's Golden Globe awards.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 28, 2021

Myanmar police intensify violence against anti-coup protests
A U.N. official said it had "credible information" that 18 people were killed. The Feb. 1 coup reversed slow progress toward democracy in Myanmar after five decades of military rule.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 28, 2021

In single swoop, dozens of Hong Kong activists charged with subversion
The crackdown comes as Chinese officials prepare to unveil electoral reforms that will likely further diminish the influence of opposition forces.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

Points of Progress: Atlanta tackles gentrification, and more
In good news this week: A new community-owned real estate model is working against gentrification in southwest Atlanta - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

As Beijing's power grows, can it shift meaning of ‘human rights'?
Debates over whether to boycott Beijing's 2022 Olympics highlight a deeper trend: China's growing leverage in reshaping the human rights agenda.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

Israel's 'green passport' raises concerns about discrimination
Israel has declared that a "green passport" showing proof of vaccination will give access to travel, shows, and other social gatherings. But countries around the world see ethical and logistical issues with the idea.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

With Hollywood dark, Chinese filmmakers get the spotlight
Unlike many parts of the world, COVID-19 is more or less under control in China. And now Chinese box office sales are surpassing sales in the United States as theater audiences grow.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

You can dance if you want to: Demand grows for virtual parties
As working from home settles in, the virtual events market is expected to grow from just under $100 billion in 2020 to $400 billion by 2027. From cooking classes to yoga to Friday socials, more companies are incorporating virtual gatherings as part of their office culture.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

With Myanmar media under pressure, livestreams become essential
With established media under pressure following the military coup in Myanmar, local journalists and citizens alike are shaping their country's story by posting videos, photos, and livestreams to Facebook - if they can get around internet shutdowns.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

Why Japan still plugs into nuclear
Ten years after the Fukushima disaster, the country needs the energy source to bridge to a greener future.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 26, 2021

10 years after tsunami: A Japanese town rebuilds its homes and heart
A Japanese fishing village, destroyed by a wall of water after an earthquake 10 years ago, is a study in resilience.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 25, 2021

Pakistan and India agree to cease-fire for first time since 2003
Pakistan and India have agreed to a cease-fire in the disputed region of Kashmir for the first time since a 2003 accord. The move could be a major step in defusing tensions, even paving the way for a broader detente.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 24, 2021

Can Germany police an extremist party without playing politics?
The far-right Alternative for Germany is expected to be declared unconstitutional, which would mean state surveillance, just months before elections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 24, 2021

Syrian victims of torture find justice in German court
On Wednesday, a German court sentenced a former member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's secret police to prison for facilitating torture. Survivors hope that the ruling will "shed light on all of the Assad regime's crimes."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 24, 2021

Countering vaccine nationalism, COVAX makes deliveries to Ghana
COVAX, the WHO-backed program for equitable vaccination distribution, has been hampered by rich countries pursuing their own vaccine agendas. But the initiative has notched a win eight months after its inception by delivering vaccines to Ghana.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 24, 2021

Be like Fauci? Pandemic inspires surge in med school applications.
Inspired by the selflessness of medical personnel during the pandemic, young people are applying to medical school in droves.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 23, 2021

Canada doesn't give paid sick leave. Can small businesses change that?
Small businesses in Ontario are pushing the government to legislate paid sick leave, which Canada doesn't require by law.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 23, 2021

Ontario doesn't give paid sick leave. Can small businesses change that?
Small businesses in Ontario are pushing the government to legislate paid sick leave, which Canada doesn't require by law.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 23, 2021

Biden to allies: Enduring values stand up in a changed world
The Munich Security Conference raised doubts over bedrock U.S. assumptions about its alliances, its leadership, and the lure of democracy itself.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 23, 2021

Electoral reformers want Beijing 'patriots' to run Hong Kong
Beijing continues to tighten its control over Hong Kong as the Communist Party plans to overhaul the electoral system in the autonomous territory. The electoral reforms, which are expected to pass in March, will further erode the pro-democracy movement.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2021

Amid pandemic's isolation, French students turn to each other for support
The pandemic has cut off French university students from classes and jobs, forcing them to find ways to deal with isolation and financial shortfalls.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2021

Can a new generation change Palestinian politics?
Young Palestinians prioritize replacing out-of-touch leaders, even before achieving national independence. Will upcoming elections bring new blood?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2021

Normal life remains on hold in UK as schools to reopen in March
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new plan to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions. Students will return to classrooms but pubs, gyms, and salons remain closed as the government plots a cautious return to normal economic and social life.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2021

Why one rapper's arrest sparked violent unrest in Spain
Spanish rap artist Pablo Hasél was imprisoned last week for praising terrorism and insulting the monarchy. Since then, mass demonstrations that have turned violent are forcing Spain to grapple with tense questions about freedom of expression.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 22, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Relief in winter-weary Texas
Catch-up on the weekend news: Texas thaws out and electricity returns and Myanmar uses lethal force against protesters.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 21, 2021

Myanmar pro-democracy protesters call for national strike
A call for a Monday general strike by demonstrators in Myanmar protesting the military's Feb. 1 seizure of power has been met by the ruling junta w

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 19, 2021

Points of Progress: New Zealand recognizes Maori new year, and more
In good news this week: Matariki celebrations have long been organized locally, but now they're official nationwide - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 19, 2021

Vaccine nationalism? Why Jordan includes refugees in rollout.
As nations distribute their COVID-19 vaccines, Jordan is taking the approach that until the most vulnerable are protected from the virus, no one is.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 19, 2021

How Ojok Okello is rebuilding the hometown he never knew
Ojok Okello returned to his father's hometown in northern Uganda planning to build just a small house. But it turned into much more: "Okere City."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 19, 2021

Top UK court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self-employed
The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled Uber drivers in Britain should be classified as "workers" - an outcome Uber has fought to avoid in the U.S. and abroad. The ruling paves the way for British drivers to get employment benefits and protections.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 18, 2021

Vilified abroad, popular at home: China's Communist Party at 100
As China's Communist Party prepares for its 100th anniversary, it has shored up popular support at home. But challenges lie ahead.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 18, 2021

Teacher in Greece offers hope to inmates through TV classes
A math teacher in Greece has figured out a way to make sure that the education of young inmates is not ignored: TV classes in a detention center. School is "a bit more human than the rest of the prison," said one inmate. "It's a bit like family."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 18, 2021

Hashimoto Seiko heads Tokyo Olympics, heralding gender equality
Hashimoto Seiko has been appointed president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following Mori Yoshiro's resignation over his sexist remarks. Ms. Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, says "it will be important for Tokyo 2020 to practice equality."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 18, 2021

Biden pushes democracy abroad as a matter of national security
As autocrats in Moscow and Beijing seek global influence, President Biden plans to counter them by strengthening democracy and human rights abroad.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 18, 2021

Hope for women as Indian journalist is acquitted in #MeToo case
A New Delhi court has acquitted journalist Priya Ramani of criminal defamation after she accused M.J. Akbar, a prominent former editor-turned-politician of sexual harassment in 2018. Mr. Akbar had filed a case against Ms. Ramani, denying the allegations.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 17, 2021

In post-Brexit UK, some Britons still embrace a European identity
Many Britons regard themselves as both British and European, but that dual identity is being challenged now that Brexit has come to pass.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 17, 2021

'We hope other countries will follow': Colombia warms welcome for migrants
Colombia will offer temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic and humanitarian crises.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 17, 2021

‘We hope other countries will follow': Colombia warms welcome for migrants
Colombia will offer temporary legal status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic and humanitarian crises.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 17, 2021

Women farmers in India join national protests to push for rights
Women farmers have long complained about their particular difficulties in accessing wholesale markets, owning land, and securing credit. Now, the demonstrations in Delhi have given them a forum to press their demands as part of the greater protest movement.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 17, 2021

Japan rolls out vaccination drive. Too late for the Olympics?
Japan has launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, months after the U.S. and other major economies started theirs. Widespread vaccination may be crucial to holding the 2021 Olympics in July, but low vaccine confidence among the Japanese might prove to be a hurdle.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 16, 2021

Nuclear deal? In Iran, a campaign over who can take credit.
The promise of prosperity is a positive motivator. But that doesn't make Iran's debate over a return to the landmark nuclear deal any less of a brawl.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 16, 2021

Kremlin labels some Russians ‘foreign agents.' What happens to them?
The Kremlin named five Russians "foreign agents" at the end of 2020, the first time individuals have been officially stigmatized.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 16, 2021

A Nigerian woman elected to head WTO in historic first
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist, will become the first woman and first African to head the World Trade Organization. A Harvard University graduate, she says her mind is set on producing results that will "make Africa and women proud."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 16, 2021

Myanmar coup: Suu Kyi faces new charge as crackdown intensifies
Police in Myanmar filed a new charge against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, which accuses her of violating coronavirus restrictions and could hold her indefinitely without trial. The military has been ramping up pressure on protesters in the past week.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2021

'I had a date in the rain': Singles keep faith in finding love amid pandemic
Singles worldwide find their love lives constrained by the pandemic. Walks in the park and Zoom calls are replacing more intimate dates.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 12, 2021

Tokyo Olympics chief resignation highlights Japan's gender gap
Mori Yoshiro has resigned as president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following sexist comments that women "talk too much." The incident has put a spotlight on gender inequality in Japan, and there is now pressure to fill his role with a woman.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2021

Points of Progress: Mexico City cuts out plastic, and more
In good news this week: The city now prohibits the distribution of plastic products like straws, cups, and balloons - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2021

Why China may not be cheering Myanmar's military takeover
Myanmar's coup has put a spotlight on its relationship with China. But the military taking back more power isn't necessarily a plus for Beijing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2021

Why do some child soldiers heal and not others? What one scholar found.
Sierra Leone's civil war spawned a generation of former child soldiers. Connection and community may explain why some have been able to recover.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2021

Ethnic minorities join growing protests against coup in Myanmar
In a striking show of unity, Burmese from all walks of life have joined a growing opposition to the military coup that has detained Aung San Suu Kyi. Ethnic minority groups have long resented military crackdowns against their struggles for autonomy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 11, 2021

Is Biden's curb on Saudi aid enough to bring peace to Yemen?
President Joe Biden's decision to cut off U.S. support to the Saudi coalition is "welcome news" but does not mean the path to peace in Yemen will be easy.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 10, 2021

As EU fumbles vaccine drive, does union still mean strength?
No longer subject to unwieldy EU bureaucracy, Britain has distributed vaccines faster than its neighbors. Is that a blow to international cooperation?

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 09, 2021

As Canary Islands face migration crisis, former migrants step up to help
Spain's Canary Islands saw a spike in new arrivals last year, causing a local crisis. Those who were migrants in 2006 are helping to manage it.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 09, 2021

WHO team in Wuhan rules out COVID-19 lab leak
A World Health Organization team says farmed wild animals remain a likely source of the novel coronavirus but the virus didn't necessarily originate in Wuhan, China. New theories are being explored, but it will take years to fully understand the origins of COVID-19.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 09, 2021

Colombia announces sweeping reforms to aid fleeing Venezuelans
Providing documentation to Venezuelans arriving in Colombia will help up to 1 million migrants access health care and employment opportunities.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2021

A killing in Kabul - and a face I knew
Reporters make human connections. For the Monitor's Scott Peterson, a "statistic" from a tragic Kabul story took on a sense of personal loss.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2021

Rescuers hunt for missing after Himalayan glacier bursts
Rescue efforts are under way after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off on Sunday and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down a mountain, trapping power plant workers in a tunnel. Experts say the disaster could be linked to global warming.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 08, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Myanmar protests for freedom
Catch-up on the weekend news: Citizens protest military coup in Myanmar, the legacy of George P. Shultz, and Tampa Bay wins the Super Bowl.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 07, 2021

In Myanmar capital and across country, coup protests grow
Tens of thousands protested in Myanmar's capital, demanding a roll back of last Monday's military coup and demanding the release from detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, the ousted leader.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2021

Points of Progress: India's Karnataka state outlaws bonded labor, and more
In good news: Bitti chakri, in which Dalit caste members work in upper-caste homes for little pay, is now banned - plus more positive headlines.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2021

Why few Nigerians have seen their country's Oscar submission
"The Milkmaid" is Nigeria's submission for the Oscars. But at home, censorship means few Nigerians have seen the film in full.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2021

Biden proposes a path to citizenship. Some Dreamers have already bailed.
Some unauthorized immigrants brought as children to the U.S. have given up waiting for their Dreamer status to be legalized and are moving overseas.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 05, 2021

Amid protests, a 'chilling development for the press' in India
In response to continued demonstrations against new agricultural reforms, India is clamping down on free speech. Hundreds of Twitter accounts were suspended on Monday, and at least nine journalists have been charged for their coverage of the protests.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 04, 2021

How Orthodox defiance of pandemic lockdowns is cleaving Israel
The unequal enforcement of pandemic lockdowns is creating a "watershed moment" as Israelis confront an ultra-Orthodox "state within a state."

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 04, 2021

Beirut blast remains shrouded in mystery, families demand truth
Six months since one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history hit Lebanon, victims' families are still searching for answers. Political rivalries have stalled a probe into the blast - not for the first time in a place where politics has often disrupted the judiciary.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 03, 2021

A border runs through it: A tale of migration, separation, and reunification
The story of a father and son who fled Honduras, were separated at the U.S. border, and reunited two years later, still seeking asylum in America.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 03, 2021

Can diplomacy deter Iranian nuclear ambitions a second time?
Biden pledges to lift sanctions if Iran curbs its nuclear program, only months away from a nuclear bomb, but neither Iran nor Israel seems convinced.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 03, 2021

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces jail on walkie talkie charge
The Myanmar military has charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with the possession of illegally imported walkie talkies. She had already been under house arrest following a coup, but the charges will lend a legal veneer to her continued detention.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 03, 2021

Putin critic Navalny sentenced to more than 2 years in prison
A Moscow court has sentenced Alexei Navalny to prison for two years and eight months, based on a 2014 conviction. Russia has dismissed international criticism and said Mr. Navalny's situation is a procedural matter for the court, not an issue for the government.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2021

How to get nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize
American voting rights organizer Stacey Abrams and pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are among the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominees. But information about nominations and the process behind them is often kept secret.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 02, 2021

Tradition meets art in this Malaysian mask shop
Siow Ho Phiew has been making lion-dance heads for decades in Malaysia, helping to keep the Chinese community's tradition alive.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

As Ethiopia fills its Nile dam, regional rivalries overflow
Mediators have pointed three Nile nations toward agreement on water issues surrounding Ethiopia's dam, but power politics is acting as a spoiler.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

30 years after Soviet collapse, breaking up is still hard to do
How the collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago continues to roil Russia, the former East bloc, and the world.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

How a rise in Americans gardening helped a small Mexican town
Last year, a growing number of Mexicans with U.S. work permits helped send more than $40 billion across the border to support family members and loved ones who use the funds for health care and housing.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

As freedom erodes in Hong Kong, thousands leave for the UK
Thousands of Hong Kongers have already moved to Britain as Beijing tightens control over the former British colony. The British government expects more than 300,000 people to apply to its new citizenship pathway program for Hong Kong residents.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

After deliberation, Wine challenges Ugandan election in court
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine's party has debated the merits of initiating legal action, wrangling over whether it's a waste of time, or if going to court might legitimize the election. Others said it was the best way to expose fraud and corruption.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

He grew up wanting for nothing. Now he gives other students a leg up.
Helping the Homeless Colorado and EEqual aimed to support people experiencing homelessness, especially students. Matine Khalighi helped found both.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

The military has taken over in Myanmar. Why now?
Civilian leaders, who co-led Myanmar as part of a power-sharing agreement with the military, have been detained following a coup. The military cite election fraud as one of the reasons it took control, promising new elections in a year.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Feb 01, 2021

Monday Sunrise Briefing: Military coup after Myanmar election
Catch-up on the weekend news: Military unseats Myanmar's democratically elected leaders, more than 5,000 Russian protestors arrested, Republican offer smaller relief package, and Bernie's mittens have a new maker.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2021

Military coup in Myanmar: Elected leaders arrested
Aung San Suu Kyi and other elected officials in Myanmar's National League for Democracy party were detained under house arrest, and communications were cut to the capital.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 31, 2021

Pro-Navalny street protests erupt across Russia, again
Mass rallies were held in cities across Russia Sunday in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, prompting more than 5,000 arrests.

Christian Science Monitor--world
Jan 29, 2021

Points of Progress: Seabirds take off in Namibia, and more
In good news this week: Fishermen and conservationists have saved thousands of seabirds over the past decade - plus more positive headlines.

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