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Benjamin Netanyahu is out, Naftali Bennett is sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister

Top of The World: Naftali Bennett has secured the backing of parliament and formed a new government in Israel. And, Joe Biden marked his first attendance as US president at the annual NATO summit in Brussels on Monday, reaffirming the United States' commitment to the alliance. Also, Novavax said on Monday that a large study of its COVID-19 vaccine showed its shot is about 90% effective

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A new alliance in Israel could oust Prime Minister Netanyahu

Top of The World: Israeli ultranationalist Naftali Bennett appears poised to succeed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And, health officials in China have reported that in just five days in May, the country administered 100 million shots. Also, NASA has announced plans for two new robotic missions to our solar system’s hottest planet, Venus.

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Indigenous leaders in Canada call for search for mass graves

Top of The World: Amid widespread outrage and grief after the discovery of a mass grave holding the remains of 215 children, Indigenous leaders in Canada are calling for a search for other mass graves across the nation. And, Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open. Also, Israel's two-year-long political struggle to form a lasting government could reach a conclusion this week.

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Prospects of a ceasefire offer hope to ending violence between Israel and Hamas

Top of the World: Officials close to the negotiations between Israel and Hamas say a ceasefire could be announced in the next 24 hours as hostilities continue. And South Korean President Moon Jae-in is on a four-day visit to Washington, hoping to revive stalled talks with North Korea. Also, Russia assumes the chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council bloc, as the US tries to oppose Moscow’s plans to set maritime rules.

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Biden supports Israel-Hamas ceasefire as humanitarian crisis deepens

Top of The World: US President Joe Biden on Monday expressed support for a ceasefire, according to a readout of a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. And, the massive cyclone Tauktae made landfall Monday in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Also, a record 6,000 migrants have jumped fences or swum onto the Spanish city of Ceuta, in North Africa.

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Israel conducts heavy airstrike bombardment on Gaza

Top of The World: As the conflict enters a second week, Palestinians in Gaza awoke on Monday to heavy airstrikes. And, election results in Chile suggest the country’s center-right ruling coalition failed to secure one-third of seats necessary to control the body that will draft the country's new constitution. Also, the WHO says working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people.

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Iran blames Israel for blackout, vows revenge

Top of The World: Iran has blamed Israel on Monday for an act of “cybersabotage” that caused a blackout at the country’s Natanz nuclear facility. Also, Monday marks the start of the holy month of Ramadan and for the second time under coronavirus restrictions. And voters in Ecuador have rejected the leftist movement giving former banker Guillermo Lasso 53% of the vote and the presidency

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Jordan's Prince Hamzah appears defiant of king in recordings

Top of The World: Jordan's Prince Hamzah has vowed to continue communicating with the outside world in defiance of orders from his half brother, King Abdullah II, and the government. And, India reported the country’s biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic. Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court on Monday facing charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust.

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