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AP Top Extended International Headlines at 11:14 p.m. EDT

April 1, 2021 GMT

Seven pro-democracy advocates have been convicted for organizing and participating in an unlawful assembly during massive anti-government protests in 2019, as Hong Kong continues its crackdown on dissent


Opponents of Myanmar’s military government have declared the country’s 2008 constitution void and put forward an interim charter to replace it

The U_N_ special envoy for Myanmar is warning that the country faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale.”

German officials have decided to limit the use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in people under 60 after more unusual blood clots were reported in a small number of people who received the shots


French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban as the rapid spread of the virus ramped up pressure on hospitals

Researchers are stringing mesh nets between trees at the botanical gardens of Mexico City’s National Autonomous University, hoping to capture evidence that a rare bat has begun visiting its favorite plants in the metropolis of 9 million

Chinese health officials are pushing to expand the search for the origins of the coronavirus beyond China, one day after the release of a closely watched World Health Organization report on the issue

Brazil’s government is celebrating the 57th anniversary of a military coup that led to hundreds of killings and thousands of people being tortured in a 21 year-long dictatorship

Egyptian officials say divers are inspecting the underside of a colossal containership that had blocked the Suez Canal

Niger’s government says that an attempted military coup was thwarted overnight at the presidential palace by security forces