Myanmar has been in turmoil since the army ousted Aung San Suu Kyi in February and launched a bloody crackdown on dissent that has left more than 900 people dead, according to a local monitoring group.
Drivers honked horns and motorcyclists raised three-finger salutes as they headed along a 20-kilometre route, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.
The general's announcement would place Myanmar in the military's grip for nearly two and a half years – instead of the initial one-year timeline the junta announced days after the coup.
The defence agreement between Washington and Manila is a key component of their decades-long alliance and it is also seen as a bulwark against China's growing clout in the South China Sea.
The platform PetaBencana crowdsources social media data to map disaster events in real-time, enabling residents and government agencies to make informed decisions during emergencies.
Indonesia has had more than 3 million coronavirus infections and at least 82,000 deaths with the Delta variant-driven spread showing no sign of slowing.
The Philippines' national disaster agency said that about 15,000 people, most of them from areas prone to flooding in Manila and those in other low-lying provinces, had been moved into evacuation centres.
More than 1,000 crypto-mining machines have been seized as police accuse miners of stealing $2 million worth of electricity to power the energy-hungry computers.
Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who is seen as a possible contender to succeed President Rodrigo Duterte in next year's election, was ousted as ruling party leader after a row with Duterte.
The military coup is fuelling the humanitarian crisis in the country as millions of people are likely to starve in the next six months.
The deposed leader is currently on trial in the capital Naypyitaw over charges that include illegal importation and possession of walkie-talkie radios and violating coronavirus protocols under a disaster management law.
Sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) - virtual images of anything from popular internet memes to original artwork - have swept the art world in recent months.
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