Mahmoud Abbas

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US and Afghan presidents to meet in Washington amid troop withdrawal

President Joe Biden will meet with Afghan counterpart, President Ashraf Ghani, at the White House, as the two countries prepare for US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. And, Australia's largest city goes into partial lockdown over a spike in the COVID-19 delta variant in Sydney. Also, Palestinians are protesting the death of popular activist Nizar Banat while in Palestinian Authority custody.

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Israel-Hamas hostilities continue into 10th day

Top of The World: As pressure grows to negotiate an end to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip again woke up to new airstrikes. And, India reported a grim new record Wednesday with more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic. Also, EU officials have agreed on Wednesday to measures that would ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people