World roundup: March 8 2021

Stories from Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Niger, and more

INTERNATIONAL

Worldometer’s coronavirus figures for March 8:

  • 117,744,351 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide (21,716,167 active, +292,394 since yesterday)

  • 2,611,722 reported fatalities (+6431 since yesterday)

In today’s global news:

  • We’ve clearly left cheap oil behind us, at least for the time being. Brent crude traded at $70 per barrel on Monday before ba…

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