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Police in Hong Kong arrest newspaper editors under security law

Top of The World: Five editors and executives of the Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, were arrested on Thursday. And, a village in central Myanmar has been left in ashes after troops loyal to the ruling military junta allegedly set the blaze. Also, polling suggests that hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi is the clear front-runner in Iran elections on Friday.

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UN human rights office ‘deeply alarmed’ over police violence in Colombia

Top of The World: The violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the Colombian city of Cali has prompted concern over the excessive use of police force. And, an unclassified US intelligence report released Tuesday warned that Afghan women’s rights will be at risk after the US troop and NATO allies withdrawal later this year. Also, security authorities in Myanmar have been arresting and disappearing thousands of people.

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Chauvin guilty verdict results in cheers and relief

Top of The World: Derek Chauvin’s case took three weeks of testimony but less than a day of jury deliberations to find him guilty on all charges. And, the European Super League has had a super meltdown as Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out Wednesday. Also, the UN special rapporteur for Myanmar has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the South Asian country.

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Violence against civilians in Myanmar escalates

Top of The World: Security authorities in Myanmar on Sunday targeted the funeral of a student only a day after killing more than 100 people including children. And, dozens of people in Mozambique were killed in an attack on the northern town of Palma. Also, the massive container ship, Ever Given, has been successfully unstuck from the sandy back of the Suez Canal on Monday.

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Massive fire kills 15 at a Rohingya refugee camp, leaves thousands displaced

Top of The World: A devastating fire at the sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has left at least 15 people dead and thousands of refugees homeless. And, a mass shooting resulting in the death of 10 people at a Colorado grocery store on Monday has captured the global spotlight less than a week after a shooting in Atlanta left eight dead. Also, the European Union Tuesday joined the UK, Canada and the US in imposing sanctions on four Chinese officials

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