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Haitian President Jovenel Moïse assassinated in overnight attack

Haiti's president Jovenel Moïse is assassinated in an overnight attack on his residence, while the first lady remains in the hospital. And, Iran sees widespread blackouts that disrupt communications and transportation. Plus, the British parliament proposes transferring asylum-seekers to a third country while their cases are processed, in what rights groups call a violation fo international law.

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Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled

Canadian company TC Energy withdraws from Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project after President Biden canceled its permit earlier this year. And, the number of undocumented migrants reaching the US-Mexico border hits its highest level in more than 20 years. Also, Moscow court labels organization of President Putin’s political foe, Alexei Navalny, as an “extremist” group.

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Britain remembers Prince Philip

Top of The World: The flag at Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom is flying at half-mast on Friday following an announcement from the royal family that Prince Philip had died. And, Israel said it will not cooperate with the ICC investigation into potential war crimes committed in the Palestinian Territories. Also, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, the neighboring South American countries of Ecuador and Peru are holding presidential elections on Sunday.

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England to enter third lockdown; Mexico approves Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine; Saudi Arabia ends embargo with Qatar

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a strict new national lockdown starting midnight on Tuesday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the country struggles to cope with a surge in cases. And, health officials in Mexico on Monday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. Also, Saudi Arabia announced that the kingdom would end its embargo with Qatar.

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