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Hard Numbers: Suu Kyi's trial begins, Canada rejects J&J batch, Indian polygamist dies, German Greens slide

Demonstrators protest against the military coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in Yangon, Myanmar, February 6, 2021.

4: The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi began in a heavily guarded courtroom in the capital of Naypyidaw on Monday, more than four months after the military seized power in a coup. Suu Kyi faces bogus charges that could send her to prison for years, including that she breached COVID restrictions in the lead up to last year's election.

300,000: Canada has rejected 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine sent from the US, over fears that they were contaminated during production. This comes after the US Food and Drug Administration recently said that 60 million doses of the J&J shots had to be trashed because of sanitary problems at a Baltimore production facility.

89: Ziona Chana, a famous Indian polygamist who fathered 89 kids, has died in India's northeastern state of Mizoram. Chana, who led a polygamous Christian sect and had dozens of wives, built a multistory complex to house his massive family that became a popular tourist destination in the state.

20: This spring, the German Green Party's Annalena Baerbock looked like the frontrunner to replace outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel in September's elections. But now her polling lead has evaporated, leaving her trailing the Social Democrats' candidate by 20 percentage points. Analysts say a series of missteps, including inconsistencies in Baerbock's CV as well as confusion about the Greens' climate policy, have contributed to her plunge.


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