Retired U.S. Army Gen. Lloyd Austin took over as the first Black Pentagon chief shortly after being confirmed 93-2 by the Senate.
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The Myanmar junta is “systematically persecuting medics” -- "both for treating anti-coup protesters and, in the case of many government doctors, for participating in a national strike."
"Capital punishment has a long history in Myanmar and was widely used to cower dissidents into silence during the era of military rule. Although no death sentences have been carried out for 3+ decades," it stays dangerously on the books under the junta.
NEWS UPDATE: 28 Chinese ships remain scattered in different reefs in the West Philippine Sea, according to AFP Western Command as of April 10. 6 are Chinese coast guard ships, 20 are fishing boats, and 2 are Chinese maritime militia ships. | via @jairobolledo
Brazil Covid outbreak now a 'raging inferno' amid 4,000 daily deaths, warns WHO
"EC should rename MCC as Modi Code of Conduct!... They can restrict me from visiting my brothers & sisters in #CoochBehar for 3 days but I WILL be there on the 4th day," tweets Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee #WestBengalPolls (File pic)
Mainland China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases vs 14 a day earlier
India reports 1,52,879 new #COVID19 cases, 90,584 discharges, and 839 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health MinistryTotal cases: 1,33,58,805 Total recoveries: 1,20,81,443 Active cases: 11,08,087 Death toll: 1,69,275 Total vaccination: 10,15,95,147