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Dozens killed in South Africa violence over Zuma imprisonment

Top of The World: Dozens of people have died in continued rioting in two South African provinces that began last week in response to the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. And, at least 64 people have died and more than 100 others have been injured in a fire at the COVID-19 isolation ward of a hospital in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriya. Also, the Taliban has warned Turkey against taking over the security of the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, after the US troop withdrawal from the country.

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Haitian police: Foreign hit squad killed President Moïse

Haitian authorities continue their search for the killers of President Jovenel Moïse, arresting two Americans, along with retired members of the Colombian military. And, President Biden defends the US withdraw from Afghanistan, as the Taliban captures two strategic border crossings, including one with Iran. Also, South Sudan marks 10 years of independence, but looks back at a decade of violence and chronic hunger.

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US pulls out of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan

Top of The World: The US military has left Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan after 20 years, handing it over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force. And, The OECD announced that 130 countries have agreed on a global minimum tax. Also, the delta variant of COVID-19 is surging across Asia.

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Chinese Communist Party 100 years: Xi warns China won’t be bullied

China's president warns against bullying from foreign powers on the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. And, two-term US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at the age of 88, with the controversial 2003 invasion of Iraq highlighting his career. Also, a First Nation Indigenous community in Canada finds the remains of an additional 182 children in unmarked graves near a Catholic-church run residential school.

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