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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell dies at 84

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who served under Democratic and Republican administrations, has died at the age of 84. Also, The Venezuelan government has halted negotiations with the opposition in Mexico City after businessman Alex Saab was extradited to the US. And, Haitian authorities and US officials are working to secure the release of 17 people from the missionary group Christian Aid Ministries who have been abducted by a powerful gang.

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Biden defends Afghanistan exit, praises Kabul airlift

Top of The World: US President Joe Biden called the airlift of more than 120,000 Americans, allies and Afghans an “extraordinary success.” And, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet with Biden in Washington DC on Wednesday, in what has been described as a show of renewed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty. Also, opposition parties in Venezuela announced in a strategy shift, that they will participate in the November local and regional elections.

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Taliban takes over half of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals

The Taliban has taken over half of Afghanistan's provincial capitals, as it continues to make gains across the country. Also, the Venezuelan government and opposition are meeting for talks in Mexico. And, President Joe Biden is sending his special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Jeffrey Feltman, to push for stability in Ethiopia.

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Venezuelan migrants in the US granted temporary protected status

Top of The World: The Biden administration announced Monday that it is offering TPS to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan exiles. And, a Supreme Court justice in Brazil annulled former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s convictions. And International Women’s Day demonstrations on Monday turned violent in Mexico City, causing injuries to 19 civilians and 62 officers.

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WHO team rules out lab leak as origin of the coronavirus

Top of The World: A team from the WHO said Tuesday that it is extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped from animals to humans. And, mass protests challenging a military coup that removed the democratically elected government in Myanmar continue to escalate. Also, Colombia will grant nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants living in the country temporary protected status for 10 years

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