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Stock markets roiled by global bond whiplash

Global stocks fell on Friday, with Asian shares down by the most in nine months, as a rout in global bond markets sent yields flying and spooked investors amid fears the heavy losses suffered could trigger distressed selling in other assets.

Myanmar riot police fire to break up protests

Myanmar police dispersed protesters in the main city of Yangon on Friday, firing guns and what appeared to be stun grenades, witnesses said, to send people fleeing as the challenge to the army's bid to re-impose its rule showed no sign of slackening.

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