What We're Following This Morning

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GOP presidential race: At last night’s town hall, hosted by CNN, Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner, reversed himself and said he would not support the party’s nominee if someone else wins. He said he had been “treated very unfairly” by the RNC and party’s establishment. The other two Republican candidates also backed away from their pledges to support the eventual nominee—but not explicitly.

Cyprus hijacking, cont’d: A Cypriot court ordered the man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir flight yesterday and forcing its pilots to land in Cyprus to eight days in custody. Seif Eldin Mustafa has been described as “psychologically unstable” by Cypriot authorities.

Myanmar’s new president sworn in: Htin Kyaw, a close aide of Aung San Suu Kyi, is the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years. Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from assuming the presidency, but she says she will rule by proxy.

News from last night here