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Hundreds of Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem

Top of The World: Weeks of mounting tensions between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem’s Old City culminated in another violent clash on Monday. And, more than 1,000 migrants landed on Italy’s southern island of Lampedusa on Sunday in a span of a few hours. Also, a series of bombings at a girls’ school over the weekend in Afghanistan has left 85 people dead — many under the age of 15 — and more than 125 wounded.

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More countries halt use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Top of The World: Germany has joined France, Italy and Spain in suspending its use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over concerns of blood clots in some recipients. And, with a rise in the number of migrants getting apprehended at the US-Mexico border, US President Joe Biden — once critical of Trump-era deterrence policies — is now facing criticism from all sides.

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The lethal crackdown in Myanmar continues with widespread calls for the violence to end

Top of The World: The deadly crackdown on demonstrators, activists and also journalists in Myanmar has continued unabated with at least 10 more people shot to death by security forces. And, nearly a year after suffering one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus infections in Europe, the government in Italy is again considering new “red zone” lockdown restrictions. Also Senegal has been engulfed in deadly protests over the past week over government corruption and a crackdown on political opposition.

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