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AP Top Extended International Headlines at 6:56 p.m. EDT

March 20, 2021 GMT

While Italy is better managing its latest coronavirus surge, one thing that hasn’t changed is that those who are dying are predominantly elderly

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The top U.N. official in Myanmar says its people have huge expectations from the United Nations and the international community following the Feb. 1 coup

Police in the Thai capital have used water cannons, tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a rally by pro-democracy protesters calling for the release of detained activists, constitutional changes and reform of the nation’s monarchy

Turkey has withdrawn from a European treaty protecting women from violence that it was the first country to sign and which bears the name of its largest city

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Meteorologists in Iceland say the eruption of a long-dormant volcano is easing and shouldn’t interfere with air travel

Relatives say the leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo is receiving oxygen at a private hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19

China says it has agreed with the U.S. to take up climate change and a handful of other issues, signaling a possible modicum of progress at recently concluded talks that were otherwise marked by acrimonious public exchanges

Japan has been rattled by a strong earthquake that shook buildings in the capital, Tokyo, and caused a tsunami advisory for the country’s northeast coast

Police in central Germany have used water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through barriers during a protest against coronavirus restrictions

The Taliban have strongly warned the United States to honor its pledge to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by May 1 or face a “reaction.”