Michelle Bachelet

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UN warning of Taliban actions and impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Top of The World: The Taliban are increasingly under scrutiny over their promises of a different governance. And, North Korean officials said the country had successfully tested long-range cruise missiles over the weekend. Also, Peruvian officials are debating what to do with the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Saturday.

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US launches airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militias

Top of The World: The US has conducted airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militia groups near the border between Iraq and Syria. And, Canada recorded its highest temperature ever on Sunday as the village of Lytton in British Columbia. Also, the UNHCR called for a dismantling of systemic racism in a report on Monday.

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Biden calls for probe into origins of COVID-19

Top of The World: US President Joe Biden has called for a “redoubled” effort to find the origins of COVID-19. And, US and Chinese trade envoys spoke over the phone on Thursday for the first time since President Joe Biden took office. Also, top UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes in the recent deadly 11-day conflict with Hamas.