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Myanmar declares martial law on deadly day

Top of The World: Myanmar marked its deadliest day since protests erupted following a military coup. As many as 50 people were killed on Sunday. And, the British government and police are facing public condemnation after what’s being viewed as heavy-handed treatment by police authorities breaking up a vigil for Sarah Everard. Also, it's been 10 years since demonstrators took to the streets to protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

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Biden administration launches airstrikes in eastern Syria

Top of The World: The Biden administration took its first military action on Thursday, launching airstrikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria. And, new report suggests that Eritrean soldiers systematically killed hundreds of people in Ethiopia. Also, in a second kidnapping in a little over a week, police in Nigeria said armed gunmen abducted over 300 schoolgirls.

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Ghana receives first vaccines from COVAX

Top of The World: The United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday delivered its first shipment of coronavirus vaccine to the West African nation of Ghana. And, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the US will vie for a seat at the UN Human Rights Council, suggesting a re-prioritization of human rights at the center of US foreign policy. Also, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former Syrian intelligence officer, was convicted by a German court of being accessory to crimes against humanity.

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