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Leo Varadkar
New Zealand

Myanmar police crack down on student protesters

At least 16 police officers and eight protesters were hurt when Myanmar police clashed with students, monks and journalists as they broke up protesters calling for academic freedom, according to news reports and witnesses.<p>About 200 students and supporters, who have been protesting against an …

Asia Pacific

Plague pit with 3,000 skeletons uncovered at new Liverpool Street station ticket hall

Team of 60 archaeologists work on Bedlam burial site that will serve the cross-London Crossrail line to test skeletons of victims from Great Plague<p>Archaeologists have begun excavating around 3,000 skeletons from a burial ground used during the period of the Great Plague in 1665.<p>The Bedlam burial …

Atlanta police shoot naked and unarmed black man

<b>A white police officer in an Atlanta suburb shot dead an unarmed black man who was not wearing clothes on Monday.</b><p>The officer was responding to an emergency call about a man "acting deranged" and "crawling around on the ground naked".<p>DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said no weapon was …

Boston bombing trial: Jury shown 'blood-stained Tsarnaev note'

<b>The jury in the trial of a man accused of the Boston Marathon bombings has been shown a blood-stained message he allegedly wrote on the inside of a boat he was hiding in before his capture.</b><p>The message accuses the US government of "killing our innocent civilians".<p>Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, is charged …