Myanmar security forces opened fire killing nine people during protests against the military coup, witnesses and media reported, a day after a regional diplomatic push to end the month-long crisis made little headway.
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Texas electricity regulator under pressure to slash winter storm bills
The Texas electricity regulator meets Wednesday for the first time since a devastating winter storm fueled a financial crisis in its power market, amid calls to slash billions of dollars from costs facing businesses and consumers.
Kremlin shrugs off impact of U.S./EU sanctions, but pledges retaliation
The Kremlin on Wednesday played down the impact of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union over Moscow's treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, but said it would retaliate with reciprocal measures.
Islamic State says it killed female media workers in east Afghanistan
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan.
Spain's gig economy poses labour rights conundrum as regulation eyed
Thousands of kilometres (miles) away from his native Venezuela, 48-year-old Nestor Perez died last month on the streets of Madrid when he was hit by a garbage truck while delivering a food order for Deliveroo.
Stocks climb as Treasuries stabilise
Global shares gained on Wednesday, with European indexes echoing positive moves in Asia, as a retreat in U.S. Treasury yields fuelled demand for riskier assets and weakened the dollar.
As U.S. interview nears, Meghan and Harry won't tango with UK tabloids
Britain's Prince Harry and American wife Meghan decided long ago they would not play the traditional royal media "game", and on Sunday they depart from the norms of engagement again with an in-depth interview with U.S. chat show host Oprah Winfrey.
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