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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.

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Biden and Putin begin face-to-face talks in Geneva

Top of The World: The summit between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin is underway in Geneva. And, Israeli planes struck the Gaza Strip overnight, in the first raid since the fragile ceasefire with Hamas began last month. Also, leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has won the most votes by a tight margin in the Peruvian presidential elections.

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US-EU reach deal on trade dispute ahead of Biden’s meeting with Putin

Top of The World: US President Joe Biden moved to end a long-running trade dispute with the European Union over subsidies for aircraft manufacturers. And, the presidents of the US and Turkey met in Brussels in a much-anticipated face-to-face on the sidelines of the NATO summit. Hawaiian coronavirus case with the delta variant is a “very rare breakthrough” case in which a COVID-19 vaccine didn’t prevent infection.