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U.N. Investigator Reports Possible New War Crimes In Myanmar

Yanghee Lee, the U.N. special rapporteur on Myanmar, pictured on March 11.

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Many Venezuelans Can No Longer Afford Beer, So They're Drinking Cheap Agave Liquor

A cocuy drink made with pepper sauce and fruit juice on a local bar in Barquisimeto.

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Have You Ever Been Conned? NPR Wants To Hear From You

Have you been conned or scammed? We want to talk to you.

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Heavy Rains Force Evacuation Orders For More Than 1 Million People In Japan

Rescue workers and local residents watch the Wada River, which has been swollen due to heavy rain in Kagoshima, Japan. More than a million people in southwestern Japan are under evacuation orders due to torrential rains.

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Airstrike On Migrant Detention Center In Libya Kills At Least 44 People

A woman picks up her belongings from among the rubble Wednesday, after an airstrike hit a detention center for mainly African migrants in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli.

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Airstrike On Migrant Detention Center In Libya Kills At Least 44 People[hhmc]


'I Don't Feel Safe': Puerto Rico Preps For Next Storm Without Enough Government Help

In Utuado, Puerto Rico, construction work is still going on to replace a bridge destroyed in Hurricane Maria.

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'I Don't Feel Safe': Puerto Rico Preps For Next Storm Without Enough Government Help[hhmc]


PHOTOS: Solar Eclipse Shrouds Parts Of South America In Temporary Darkness

July 2's total solar eclipse as seen from La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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A Fire Kills 14 Crew Members Onboard Russian Navy Sub

Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu delivers a speech in Moscow last month. Shoigu is leading an investigation into an explosion on board a Russian navy research vessel.

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Apparent Airplane Stowaway Falls From Sky Into London Garden

The road in Clapham, south London, where a body fell from a passenger plane and was found in a garden. Police say the victim may have been a man who stowed away in the plane's landing gear.

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Women's World Cup: U.S. Faces England In Battle To Reach The Final

U.S. forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during Friday's quarterfinal match against France. The Americans now face an England squad that brings confidence and defensive power.

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White House Condemns Day-Long Taliban Attack That Killed At Least 6

A destroyed white van sits at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. A powerful bomb blast tore through the capital, rattling windows, sending smoke billowing from Kabul's downtown area and wounding more than a hundred people.

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Pro-Democracy Protests Fill Streets In Sudan, Calling For Civilian Control

Sudanese protesters flash the V-sign during a mass demonstration in Khartoum on Sunday against Sudan's ruling generals.

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A German Politician's Assassination Prompts New Fears About Far-Right Violence

An honor guard stands at the coffin of assassinated German politician Walter Lübcke at his memorial service on June 13 in Kassel, Germany. Lübcke, a Christian Democrat, was outspoken in his pro-immigration views. His confessed killer is an avowed neo-Nazi with a 20-plus-year history of violence against immigrants.

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A German Politician's Assassination Prompts New Fears About Far-Right Violence[hhmc]


Fair Trade Helps Farmers, But Not Their Hired Workers

Cocoa producers of the Yakasse-Attobrou Agricultural Cooperative gather cocoa pods in a certified Fair Trade-label cocoa plantation in Adzope, Ivory Coast.

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Freak Summer Hailstorm Hits Mexico's Guadalajara

Vehicles were buried in hail on Sunday in eastern Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico. The accumulation of hail buried vehicles and damaged homes.

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