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China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the party to return to its "original mission" as China's economic, social and cultural leader and carry out the " rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation." To support its plans, Xi's government has launched anti-monopoly and data security crackdowns to tighten its control over internet giants that looked too big and potentially independent.

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Taliban takes over three more Afghan provincial capitals

Top of The World: The Taliban has taken control of three more Afghan provincial capitals. And, deadly wildfires are ravaging villages and the forest in Kabyle, a mountainous region east of Algiers, Algeria’s capital. A court in China has sentenced Canadian entrepreneur and former diplomat Michel Spavor to 11 years in prison for espionage.

Justice

Canadian faces spy ruling as Huawei decision looms

A Canadian entrepreneur who was charged with spying after his government arrested an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei faces a possible verdict Wednesday as Beijing steps up pressure on Canada ahead of a court ruling on whether to hand over the executive to face US criminal charges.

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Tigrayan forces take over Ethiopian town known for its ancient churches

Top of The World: Tigrayan forces have taken over the Ethiopian town of Lalibela, known for its rock-hewn churches that are on the list of UN World Heritage Sites. And, the International Olympic Committee has expelled two Belarus coaches from the Tokyo Olympic Games. Also, President Joe Biden has deferred the deportation of Hong Kong residents living in the United States, over fears of repression by Chinese authorities upon return.

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