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Ethiopia declares ceasefire after Tigrayan fighters enter Mekelle

Top of The World: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has declared an immediate ceasefire in its Tigray region after Tigrayan fighters entered and took over the regional capital Mekelle. And, a federal judge has dismissed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook that were filed by the FTC. Also, lockdowns in four of Australia’s major cities following an outbreak of the delta COVID-19 variant could impact more than 20 million Australians.

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Witnesses: Air raid kills dozens in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Top of The World: Dozens of people have been reportedly killed after an air raid on a busy marketplace in the Tigrayan village of Togoga in northern Ethiopia. And, An international team of lawyers has unveiled a legal definition of "ecocide." Also, the Biden administration blocked access to three dozen Iranian websites which the Justice Department says were spreading disinformation.

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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