Massive crowds of protesters have marched in towns and cities across Myanmar in the largest show of popular defiance so far to a military coup a week ago. From the Himalayan town of Putao to cities on the shore of the Andaman Sea, demonstrators filled the streets for a third day of street demonstrations against the ousting of the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.
South Africa halted Monday’s planned rollout of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccinations after data showed it gave minimal protection against mild infection from one variant, stoking fears of a much longer cat-and-mouse battle with the pathogen. Researchers from the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Oxford said in a prior-to-peer analysis that the AstraZeneca vaccine provided minimal protection against mild or moderate infection from the South African variant among young people.
At least 18 people are dead and 200 missing after a piece of a Himalayan glacier fell into a river and triggered a huge flood in northern India. The floodwaters burst open a dam and a deluge of water poured through a valley in the state of Uttarakhand. Hundreds of troops, paramilitaries and military helicopters have been sent to the region to help with rescue efforts.
Iran’s supreme leader has said Tehran’s “irreversible and final” decision is to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal only if Washington lifts sanctions on the country. The comment, reported by Iranian State TV, comes as US President Joe Biden said he would lift sanctions to simply get Iran back to the negotiating table. The deal between Iran and six major powers limited Iran’s uranium enrichment activity.
The Tampa Bay defense stifled Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs all night and the Buccaneers earned a decisive 31-9 victory in Super Bowl LV. Tom Brady, who already held the record for most Super Bowl wins by any player, has now won his seventh championship. Tampa Bay is the first team ever to both play and win the Super Bowl in their home stadium.