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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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Ariel Henry announced as new prime minister of Haiti

Top of The World: Haiti announced a new government on Monday with Ariel Henry as the country’s new prime minister. And, Pedro Castillo has been declared the new president-elect of Peru. Also, a study shows that India’s COVID-19 death toll could be 10 times higher than the official count.

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Iran blames Israel for blackout, vows revenge

Top of The World: Iran has blamed Israel on Monday for an act of “cybersabotage” that caused a blackout at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility. Also, Monday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan and for the second time under coronavirus restrictions. And voters in Ecuador have rejected the leftist movement giving former banker Guillermo Lasso 53% of the vote and the presidency

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Freezing temps wreak havoc on utilities in US and Mexico

Top of The World: The record-breaking winter temperatures, part of a pattern of extreme weather caused by climate change, have left people from Minnesota to Mississippi to northern Mexico with rolling blackouts. And, Peruvian prosecutors are investigating the use of “courtesy doses” of China’s Sinopharm. Also, Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the Libya uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

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