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Thousands of Myanmar citizens flee after rebels and military clash

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Tense scenes continue to unfold in Myanmar, as civilians and rebel gangs take on the military

Fighting that occurred in the small town of Thantlang in Chin State has forced thousands of residents to flee, after buildings were set ablaze amid the fighting.

Reports suggest that fighting between militia forces opposed to military rule and the army ignited tensions in the town.

Approximately 10,000 people normally live in Thantlang however local media reports state that most had left to seek shelter in surrounding areas including some in India.

Myanmar has been in turmoil since a government led by pro-democracy veteran Aung San Suu Kyi was toppled on February 1.

The rule of military power continues to spark nationwide anger, strikes, protests, and the emergence of anti-junta militia

In a seperate incident, during fighting between militia forces and the army last weekend, about 20 homes were set ablaze, with photographs on social media showing buildings engulfed in flames.

According to local media, soldiers shot dead a Christian pastor who tried to extinguish a blaze, although state-run media disputed those claims.

The Global New Light of Myanmar said the death of the pastor was being investigated and that soldiers had been ambushed by about 100 “terrorists” and both sides exchanged fire.

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Trump & Biden prepare for the earliest debate in modern U.S. history

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The first debate of the year between President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump will take place this week in Atlanta.

This debate marks a milestone as the earliest presidential debate in modern U.S. history, and will prove to be a critical event for both candidates.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in national opinion polls, with a considerable slice of the electorate still undecided five months before the Nov. 5 vote. #featured #trending

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Ferrari’s debut high-performance electric vehicle will be priced above $500,000

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Ferrari has unveiled details about its inaugural electric car, slated to be priced upwards of $500,000, as first reported by Reuters.

This announcement comes amidst growing global interest and competition in electric vehicles, with Ferrari aiming to blend its iconic design prowess with sustainable technology.

The Italian automaker, renowned for its high-performance sports cars, is expected to maintain its commitment to superior craftsmanship and engineering excellence in its electric offering.

Following the EV announcement, Ferrari also confirmed plans to establish a new manufacturing plant aimed at enhancing production flexibility and significantly reducing car development times.

Mike Costello from Cox Automotive joins to discuss the latest in EVs. #featured #trending

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Commercial real estate targeted for producing 40% of global emissions

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Commercial real estate contributes significantly to global emissions, with reports suggesting it makes up to 40% of the total – so is there a solution in sight?

Global strategies are setting out to transform this impact by promoting the development of sustainable buildings.

As climate change continues to be a pressing global issue, the commercial real estate sector must pivot towards more eco-friendly solutions.

One of the most impactful actions that can be taken to mitigate the environmental impact of commercial real estate is the implementation of building automation systems.

Louise Monger, Vice President, Digital Buildings of Schneider Electric, joins to share her key insights into the issue. #featured

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