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Biden defends Afghanistan exit, praises Kabul airlift

Top of The World: US President Joe Biden called the airlift of more than 120,000 Americans, allies and Afghans an “extraordinary success.” And, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will meet with Biden in Washington DC on Wednesday, in what has been described as a show of renewed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty. Also, opposition parties in Venezuela announced in a strategy shift, that they will participate in the November local and regional elections.

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Coronavirus case totals surge with colder temperatures; More foreign leaders call President-elect Biden; Typhoon Vamco strikes the Philippines

The number of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continues to soar in the US, Europe and elsewhere, with death tolls expected to rise quickly as well. And, the leaders of Japan, South Korea and Australia had their first calls with US President-elect Joe Biden, reaffirming close relations. Also, the second typhoon in a week in a half has struck the Philippines.

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Watch live: Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has rejected the impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed rules that would execute a potentially quick trial. Senators could vote on McConnell's resolution Tuesday as the impeachment proceedings are due to start at around 1 p.m. ET. Watch the proceeds streaming live here.

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