Three killed in Myanmar protests, World Bank warns of slump

(Reuters) -Myanmar anti-junta protesters held more rallies on Friday after the military reportedly shot dead nine people a day earlier and as the World Bank warned the country’s economy could slump 10% this year due to the turmoil since last month’s coup. In a bid to increase pressure on the junta over the Feb. 1 coup, the United States and Britain imposed sanctions on conglomerates controlled by the military, with Washington calling it a response to the military’s “brutal repression”. Candle-lit protests took place across the country overnight including in the Mandalay and Sagaing regions, as…

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