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AP Top Extended International Headlines at 11:27 p.m. EST

March 4, 2021 GMT

Myanmar security forces were seen firing slingshots at protesters, chasing them down and even brutally beating an ambulance crew in video showing a dramatic escalation of violence against opponents of last month’s military coup

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A video of the arrest of Associated Press journalist Thein Zaw as he was photographing Myanmar security forces charging at anti-coup protesters shows him being held in a chokehold as handcuffs are placed on him

China’s legislature begins its annual meeting this week with economic growth, climate and a crackdown on political opponents in Hong Kong expected to be on the agenda

Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires, the two biggest cities in each of the neighboring South American countries, are headed in opposite directions in the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting how those that loosen restrictions despite warnings from scientists see a spike in the pandemic while others that keep social distancing measures in place are able to reopen their economies sooner

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Slow off the blocks in the race to immunize its citizens against COVID-19, Germany faces an unfamiliar problem: a glut of vaccines and not enough arms to inject them into

Ethiopia says it is investigating “credible allegations of atrocities and human rights abuses” in its embattled Tigray region, including in the city of Axum, where The Associated Press and Amnesty International have separately documented a massacre of several hundred people

Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they struck a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday, the latest in a series of airborne assaults the group has claimed against the kingdom amid the grinding war in Yemen

A marathon court hearing for 47 democracy activists charged under Hong Kong’s national security law entered its fourth day on Thursday, as the court deliberates whether the defendants will be granted bail

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed support for his attorney-general, who this week denied accusations he raped a schoolgirl when he was a teenager

A Canadian judge has found guilty a man who admitted using a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto