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Hundreds of abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria released

Top of The World: A group of 279 girls who were abducted from a boarding school in the increasingly lawless northwestern Nigeria have been released. And, Reporters Without Borders has filed a criminal complaint in a German court against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman related to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Also, the Biden administration announced sanctions against senior Russian government officials over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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Discussion: Grieving and mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Despite vaccination campaigns underway, the end of the pandemic is still a way off and the death toll continues to weigh on the mental health of people around the world. How do you grieve amid the ongoing suffering? As part of The World's regular series of conversations with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with clinical psychologist Christy Denckla.

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Deadly crackdown in Myanmar as protests continue

Top of The World: It was a deadly day for protesters in Myanmar on Sunday after security forces opened fire on demonstrations, killing at least 18 people. And, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption and influence peddling in court on Monday. Also, Iran on Sunday ruled out holding an informal meeting with the US and European powers to revive the nuclear deal.

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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.