New deaths mark bloodiest day yet in Myanmar’s nationwide anti-coup protests

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    Myanmar police fired on protesters around the country on Sunday in the bloodiest day in weeks of demonstrations against a military coup. At least 18 people were killed, the UN human rights office said.

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