Hello, this is Danielle Jalowiecka with the BBC News. Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Myanmar’s main city Yangon to protest against this week's military coup. They are calling for the release of the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and others detained by the army. Police with riot shields and barbed wire are preventing the activists reaching the city center. Jonathan Head reports. A stream of workers, many in hard hats, marched towards central Yangon, led by young activists, and chanting their opposition to Myanmar’s new military rulers and support for the country's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the largest protest yet in Myanmar’s main city after days of impromptu demonstrations. The military authorities are likely to take tougher action to stop them from gaining momentum. Internet services are now being shut down with popular social media apps like Facebook and Twitter largely blocked. An Australian academic who was an economic adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained in Yangon. Sean Turnell told the BBC he had been confined to his hotel and didn't know what he might be charged with. The United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has urged China to join international condemnation of the coup in Myanmar. He was speaking to his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi by phone.
President Joe Biden has said he does not believe his predecessor Donald Trump should have access to intelligence briefings, a courtesy usually afforded to former presidents. In a CBS television interview, Mr. Biden said Mr. Trump's erratic behavior suggested he shouldn't have access to such information. Peter Bowes reports. It's only a few weeks since the Trump administration was denying Joe Biden access to intelligence briefings during the acrimonious transition period that follow the election. Now, there was a clear suggestion that the President believed Mr. Trump could not be trusted to keep confidential information to himself. I just think that there's no need for him to have that intelligence briefing. What value is giving him an intelligence briefing? What impact does he have at all other than the fact he might slip and say something? Joe Biden declined to say how he wanted the former president's trial to end. He said he run to defeat Mr. Trump because he thought he was unfit to be president. But that it was up to the Senate to decide whether his predecessor should be found guilty. World news from the BBC.