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The News Roundup – International

An ambulance is parked at the entrance to the Mogadishu Municipality Headquaters in Mogadishu.
An ambulance is parked at the entrance to the Mogadishu Municipality Headquaters in Mogadishu.

President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday that the U.S. will send 31 M-1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine for its fight against Russia. This was a U-turn by the federal government after months of saying it would not send tanks.

Some 80 percent of China’s population has supposedly contracted COVID-19, that’saccording to a prominent Chinese government scientist.For context, that’s more thanone billion people. Last weekend there were13,000 COVID deaths in less than a week,in addition to the 60,000 deaths that have been reported since December.

On Thursday, United States Africa Command said in a news release that the U.S. military had “conducted a successful counterterrorism operation in Somalia.” The raid is believed to have killed Bilal al-Sudani, an Islamic State leader along with 10 other Sudanese Islamic State associates. 

We cover the most important stories from around the globe on the international hour of the News Roundup.

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