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Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu has been sentenced to life in prison over a sexual assault case involving a 16-year-old girl. He's seen here arriving at the district session court for hearing in 2016. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The submarine UC3 Nautilus of Danish inventor Peter Madsen sits in Copenhagen, Denmark. A court has sentenced Madsen to life in prison over the murder of journalist Kim Wall inside the craft. Dorothee Thiesing/AP hide caption

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Tourists walk along a beach in Malay town, Boracay, on April 17. President Duterte's decision to close Boracay has rocked the island. The Philippines is set to deploy hundreds of riot police to keep travelers out and head off potential protests ahead of its six-month closure to tourists. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Philippines Shuts Down A Popular Tourist Island, Residents Fear For Their Future

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A Jewish man wears a kippa, or Jewish religious skull cap, during a meeting on "the German and French perspectives on immigration, integration and identity" organised by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) this week in Berlin. Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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State Department Official On The Iran Deal

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People watch a TV screen showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, and President Trump at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, last month. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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People walk past the World Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C. A watchdog says that the World Bank is not adequately monitoring how funds intended for Afghanistan reconstruction are being used. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yemeni-American Fathi Alhuthaifi stands with his son Ahmed, 9. His wife has been denied a visa under the Trump administration's travel ban. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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U.K. Officials Apologize After Lives Of Caribbean Immigrants Thrown Into Disarray

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The statue of suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett is unveiled Tuesday in Parliament Square in London. Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a meeting on peacebuilding at the United Nations in New York, on Tuesday. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iran's Foreign Minister Comes To America, Keeping One Eye On Saudi Arabia

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