1. People across Myanmar went on a general strike on Monday to protest the military coup earlier this month. Local media say millions of people took part in demonstration.
  2. The number of Covid-19 deaths in the United States has surpassed half a million.
  3. Italy’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and two others have been killed in an attack on a World Food Programme convoy.
February 23, Tuesday, 2021 (13:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa