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Jordan's Prince Hamzah appears defiant of king in recordings

Top of The World: Jordan's Prince Hamzah has vowed to continue communicating with the outside world in defiance of orders from his half brother, King Abdullah II, and the government. And, India reported the country’s biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court on Monday facing charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust.

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Violence against civilians in Myanmar escalates

Top of The World: Security authorities in Myanmar on Sunday targeted the funeral of a student only a day after killing more than 100 people including children. And, dozens of people in Mozambique were killed in an attack on the northern town of Palma. Also, the massive container ship, Ever Given, has been successfully unstuck from the sandy back of the Suez Canal on Monday.

China announces ban on British politicians, organizations

Top of The World: China on Friday imposed sanctions on several UK members of Parliament and British organizations. And, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released a statement Friday suggesting Eritrea has agreed to withdraw troops from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Also, China has released its official view of the COVID-19 origins before an official World Health Organization report.

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Massive fire kills 15 at a Rohingya refugee camp, leaves thousands displaced

Top of The World: A devastating fire at the sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has left at least 15 people dead and thousands of refugees homeless. And, a mass shooting resulting in the death of 10 people at a Colorado grocery store on Monday has captured the global spotlight less than a week after a shooting in Atlanta left eight dead. Also, the European Union Tuesday joined the UK, Canada and the US in imposing sanctions on four Chinese officials

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A tense start to US-China talks in Alaska

Top of The World: After a tense day of high-level meetings between the US and China taking place in Alaska top officials are expected to resume talks on Friday. And, the EMA said Thursday that the AstraZeneca jab is safe to use after several countries halted the vaccine over concerns of blood clotting. Also, France has ordered a new month-long lockdown for Paris, and several regions in the north starting midnight on Friday, impacting as many as 21 million people.

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