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Tokyo Olympics to allow spectators amid ongoing coronavirus crisis

Top of The World: Organizers for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics said on Monday that venues could welcome fans up to 50% capacity. And, Health officials in Brazil confirmed a grim milestone over the weekend: The country has passed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Also, Ethiopians went to the polls on Monday in a general election test for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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Hundreds of vaccinated healthcare workers in Indonesia get COVID

Top of The World: More than 350 doctors and medical workers in Indonesia have contracted COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. And, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his government to prepare for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States. Also, a new report by the UN refugee agency UNHCR shows that millions of people were displaced around the world in 2020.

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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.