Another day of violence in Myanmar has left more people dead. Protesters against February’s military coup say they were met with live ammunition and tear gas. One human rights group put the number of dead at 18, others at double that.
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The EU has slapped sanctions on 10 Myanmar officials and two firms. The bloc wants Myanmar's military to negotiate an end to the violence, according to Germany's top diplomat.
Demonstrators across Myanmar have held flower strikes, placing floral tributes at locations where security forces have killed activists since the February 1 coup.
In a statement watered down by Chinese objections, the UN Security Council has "expressed deep concern" at the "rapidly deteriorating situation" in Myanmar.
Workers associated with the civil disobedience movement have been thrown out of public housing and issued legal notices. Meanwhile, many banks are also grappling with a lack of working employees.
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