A new low
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A new lowThe European Union, UK and US condemned the repression by Myanmar's junta as "indefensible" after scores of anti-coup protesters were killed. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called it a "new low". Suicide bombingSuicide bombers have struck outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Palm Sunday, injuring more than a dozen people. Police did not say who might be responsible for the attack and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.Fighting continuesHeavy fighting continued around the northern town of Palma in Mozambique, which was attacked by Islamist insurgents on Wednesday. More than 180 people are trapped inside a hotel in Palma, as it has been under siege by insurgents for the last three days.Tension in LibyaLibyan authorities has announced increased security measures in second city Benghazi and the arrest of two suspects in connection with the killing of a militia leader. Mahmoud al-Werfalli, a member of the forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar, was the subject of two ICC warrants for war crimes charges.