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A page from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook, obtained Friday by The Virginian-Pilot, shows people wearing blackface and Ku Klux Klan attire. The photo was first obtained by the right-wing website Big League Politics.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

Details: Northam issued a statement Friday admitting that he appeared in the photo and apologizing for his actions. He did not identify which of the two people is him or offer to resign, but said he is ready to do the "important work" of healing the damage his conduct has caused.

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The Palestinian Authority on Saturday announced fresh coronavirus restrictions, including a partial lockdown, for the occupied West Bank as COVID-19 cases surge.

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Myanmar military fires UN ambassador after anti-coup speech

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Myanmar's military regime on Saturday fired the country's Ambassador to the United Nations, Kyaw Moe Tun, a day after he gave a pro-democracy speech asking UN member nations to publicly condemn the Feb. 1 coup, The New York Times reports.

Details: State television said the ambassador had "betrayed the country and spoken for an unofficial organization which doesn’t represent the country and had abused the power and responsibilities of an ambassador."