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UNGA 76th session convenes in New York

The UN General Assembly kicks off its 76th session at the UN headquarters in New York. Also, Canadians vote to keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in power in snap elections, but his party fails to secure a majority in parliament. And, Sudanese officials say they've thwarted an attempted coup.

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Biden and Xi phone call amid US-China tensions

Top of The World: In their first phone call in seven months, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed a range of hot-button issues. And, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree changing internet regulations that would block social networks from deleting some posts. Also, a new government has been announced in Lebanon, following a deadlock that’s lasted more than a year.

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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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Discussion: A deepening coronavirus crisis in Latin America

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Latin America and the Caribbean now register a million new COVID-19 infections about every six days. With the vaccine rollout lagging and lives and livelihoods hanging in the balance, what is next for the region? As part of The World's series of conversations on the pandemic with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with demographer Marcia Castro.

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