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WHO team rules out lab leak as origin of the coronavirus

Top of The World: A team from the WHO said Tuesday that it is extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped from animals to humans. And, mass protests challenging a military coup that removed the democratically elected government in Myanmar continue to escalate. Also, Colombia will grant nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants living in the country temporary protected status for 10 years

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India glacier collapse leaves more than 100 missing

Top of The World: Rescuers in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand are racing to find more than 100 people missing after a glacier collapsed on Sunday. And, health officials in South Africa announced a halt to the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Also, President Joe Biden on Sunday suggested that the US would not lift sanctions on Iran until it complies with the terms of the nuclear deal.

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Dr. Atul Gawande: Pandemic led to a ‘rethink on what matters’

Almost a year into the pandemic, societies are faced with immense contradictions: processing shocking death tolls while finding hope in promising vaccine rollouts. Surgeon, writer and researcher Dr. Atul Gawande speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about what it means to be human in this precarious moment.

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