May 24, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has appeared in court in person for the first time since she was detained during February’s military coup. Her lawyers quoted her as saying her party, the National League for Democracy, exists “wherever the people are.” 2. Belarusian authorities detained a dissident activist on Sunday after diverting a jetliner he was on and forcing it to land in the capital, Minsk. Media critical of President Alexander Lukashenko reported that Roman Protasevich was detained at an airport in Minsk. 3. At least 15 people have reportedly died in a volcanic eruption of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with many children feared missing. Mount Nyiragongo in the central African nation erupted on Saturday. The 3,400-meter volcano is located near the border with Rwanda.