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Taliban names all-male 33-member interim government in Afghanistan

Top of The World: The Taliban has announced a 33-member interim government for Afghanistan, weeks after taking control of the country. And, the trial of 20 men accused in the 2015 ISIS attacks in Paris has started in a courtroom in the French capital. Also, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled criminal penalties for terminating pregnancies as unconstitutional.

Arts, Culture & Media

Award-winning photograph illustrates the US-Mexico border wall threat to biodiversity

Mexican photographer Alejandro Prieto's image of a roadrunner bird, staring up at the enormous US-Mexico border wall, was just named the grand prize winner in the Bird Photographer of the Year competition. His captivating photograph highlights the threat to the delicate biodiversity and critical animal migratory patterns that the wall poses in the US-Mexico border region.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: Kids return to school amid the surging delta variant

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Children around the world are returning to class with schools opening up after a year of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the rapid spread of the more contagious delta variant and the coronavirus vaccines not available for much of the global school-aged population, children’s health risks have become even more pressing. The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion about the delta variant’s impact on children with Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch.

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First group of Afghans who helped American troops are flown to the US

The first group of Afghans who've helped American forces has arrived for resettlement in the United States. And, Mexico plans to hold its first referendum on Sunday to determine if the past five former presidents can be put on trial for corruption while they were in office. Also, President Joe Biden and major carmakers are negotiating a pledge to make electric at least 40% of all cars and SUVs sold in 2030.

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