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Human Rights Watch says one of the deadly raids happened in the Rodat district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in late October 2018. Residents gathered there two days later. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Accused of misappropriating billions of dollars, Jho Low has reached a settlement over U.S. claims related to more than $700 million in assets. But he also says he will continue to fight the charges. The Malaysian financier is seen here in 2014. Michael Loccisano/ Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani officials examine a train damaged by a fire in Liaquatpur, Pakistan, on Thursday. A massive fire engulfed three carriages of the train traveling in the country's eastern Punjab province. Siddique Baluch/AP hide caption

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Czech Republic President Milos Zeman shake hands in Prague in March 2016. For years, the Czech Republic kept its distance from Beijing. But this changed when Zeman, a populist, took office in 2013. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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Czech-Chinese Ties Strained As Prague Stands Up To Beijing

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Mountaineer Nirmal Purja, shown here at a press conference in May, has climbed the world's 14 highest mountains in six months. Prakash Mathema /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two women sit, with their faces covered, at a drug treatment center in Kabul, Afghanistan. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Women And Children Are The Emerging Face Of Drug Addiction In Afghanistan

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin last month. Wong on Tuesday said Hong Kong authorities have disqualified him from upcoming local council elections. Michael Sohn/AP hide caption

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Visits To The U.S. By Chinese Tourists Are Declining

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Serikjan Bilash (left), co-founder of Atajurt, and wife Leila Adilzhan in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Per the terms of a plea deal, Bilash can't work in political activism for the next seven years, which includes calling out China's repression of Kazakhs. Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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In this undated photo posted Aug. 26, 2019, on the Thailand Royal Office website, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn sits on the throne with his official consort Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi at the royal palace. Thailand Royal Office/AP hide caption

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What The Ouster Of The Royal Consort May Say About Where Thailand Is Heading

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Indonesian Authorities Issue Report On Lion Air Crash

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Relatives of passengers of the crashed Lion Air jet check personal belongings retrieved from the waters where the airplane crashed, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, last October. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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