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Hundreds of vaccinated healthcare workers in Indonesia get COVID

Top of The World: More than 350 doctors and medical workers in Indonesia have contracted COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his government to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States. Also, a new report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR shows that millions of people were displaced around the world in 2020.

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Police in Hong Kong arrest newspaper editors under security law

Top of The World: Five editors and executives of the Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, were arrested on Thursday. And, a village in central Myanmar has been left in ashes after troops loyal to the ruling military junta allegedly set the blaze. Also, polling suggests that hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is the clear front-runner in Iran elections on Friday.

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Biden and Putin begin face-to-face talks in Geneva

Top of The World: The summit between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin is underway in Geneva. And, Israeli planes struck the Gaza Strip overnight, in the first raid since the fragile ceasefire with Hamas began last month. Also, leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has won the most votes by a tight margin in the Peruvian presidential elections.

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US-EU reach deal on trade dispute ahead of Biden’s meeting with Putin

Top of The World: US President Joe Biden moved to end a long-running trade dispute with the European Union over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers. And, the presidents of the US and Turkey met in Brussels in a much-anticipated face-to-face on the sidelines of the NATO summit. Hawaiian coronavirus case with the delta variant is a “very rare breakthrough” case in which a COVID-19 vaccine didn’t prevent infection.

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Benjamin Netanyahu is out, Naftali Bennett is sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister

Top of The World: Naftali Bennett has secured the backing of parliament and formed a new government in Israel. And, Joe Biden marked his first attendance as US president at the annual NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the alliance. Also, Novavax said on Monday that a large study of its COVID-19 vaccine showed its shot is about 90% effective

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Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled

Canadian company TC Energy withdraws from Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project after President Biden canceled its permit earlier this year. And, the number of undocumented migrants reaching the US-Mexico border hits its highest level in more than 20 years. Also, Moscow court labels organization of President Putin’s political foe, Alexei Navalny, as an “extremist” group.

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Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting

Global operation by Australia and the American FBI leads to the arrest of more than 800 suspected criminals. And the Nigerian government bans Twitter after the platform deleted a tweet from President Muhammadu Buhari. Also, a man in a pickup truck rams into a Muslim immigrant family in Canada on the street, killing four people.

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