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The Taliban claims responsibility for deadly car bombing in Kabul

Top of The World: The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a car bomb set off on Tuesday evening in Kabul. And, the trial of Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak has begun in a court in Minsk behind closed doors. Also, Lebanon marked the grim anniversary on Wednesday of the massive explosion at the Beirut port that killed more than 200 people.

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EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over Protasevich arrest

Top of The World: The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus, in response to the forced diversion of a commercial flight to detain activist and opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. And, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East following a deadly 11-day war between Israel and Hamas and vowed to aid Gaza. Also, Tuesday marks one year since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.