Anti-junta protesters in Myanmar have come out in numbers to stand up against the army and have destroyed around a dozen military-owned communications towers.
Security forces backed by armoured vehicles clash with a newly formed resistance group in the second-biggest city of Mandalay, resulting in at least six casualties, authorities and military sources say.
The United Nations General Assembly has called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election results and release political detainees, including leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Indian authorities are keeping close watch on pro-democracy fighters who fled Myanmar to join around 16,000 refugees, to ensure they do not start training camps in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland.
Myanmar military is fighting ill-armed volunteers, aligned with anti-coup lawmakers, in Kayah State near the Thai border, with locals accusing the army of firing artillery shells that landed near villages.
The military has insisted schools open on Tuesday after a year's absence due to Covid-19 and the coup in February, but many educators have already decided they won't return to the job they love.
Fighting between ruling military junta and rebels fighting against the coup has left those stuck in Mindat facing a grim struggle for basic supplies including medicines, fuel and even water after government forces cut off town’s supply.
US, UK, Canada announce further sanctions against Myanmar, which has been in crisis since the military seized power from Aung San Suu Kyi's elected government on February 1.
Military shells positions held by newly formed Chinland Defence Forces, which has led fighting in Mindat town in northwestern Chin State.
Myanmar has been in turmoil since the coup on February 1, with protests almost daily against military rule across the country and ethnic militias stepping up attacks, overrunning military posts.
New designation means anyone including journalists speaking to lawmakers and politicians ousted in a February coup can be subjected to charges under counter-terrorism laws.
Two warplanes "launched an air strike and aerial gunfire" followed by rockets from helicopters, says governor of Thailand's Mae Hong Son province, which borders Myanmar's Karen state, marking a second day of assault.
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