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In this March 28 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally in Meerut. One of his efforts as prime minister has been to construct millions of toilets to reduce open defecation. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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A man sets up portraits of North Korean defector Han Seong-ok and her 6-year-old son, who are believed to have died from starvation, at a makeshift shrine in downtown Seoul on Aug. 28. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In South Korea, Anguish Over Deaths Of North Korean Defectors Who May Have Starved

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The port of Haifa in northern Israel. The United States is concerned about a deal for China's Shanghai International Port Group to build and control a shipping terminal in Haifa. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A Growing Sore Spot In Israeli-U.S. Relations: China

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In this picture taken on September 3, 2019 used medical waste is pictured on Clifton beach in Karachi. - Swarms of flies, water-borne illnesses, and rivers of sewage have brought Pakistan's Karachi to its knees this rainy season as decades of mismanagement have turned the countrys commercial capital into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Houses damaged by the collapse of the perimeter netting of a golf training field because of strong winds from Typhoon Faxai are seen in Ichihara, east of Tokyo, on Monday. Kyodo/Reuters hide caption

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Chinese military delegates arrive for the National People's Congress in Beijing last March. The growing friction between the U.S. and China, combined with the rapid rise of China's economy and its military, has stirred a debate about whether the U.S. and China are headed toward a Cold War. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Are The U.S. And China Headed For A Cold War?

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan displays a model of Chandrayaan 2 orbiter and rover during a press conference at their headquarters in Bangalore, India on Aug. 20. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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India Spacecraft Located, Condition Unknown

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Indian Space Research Organization employees react as they learn that mission control lost communication with its unmanned landing module moments before it touched down on the moon's south pole Saturday (local time.) Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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An aerial view shows damage after Hurricane Dorian on Great Abaco Island, Bahamas. Jose Jimenez/Getty Images hide caption

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As Bahamas Turn To Recovery, U.S. Worries About China Stepping In To Help

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High school students wearing masks hold placards that read "Five key demands are indispensable" as they continue their school boycott in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Frank Langfitt, now NPR's London correspondent, was inspired to offer his Shanghai ride service after working in the 1980s as a taxi driver in the U.S. Courtesy of Kuan Yang hide caption

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Farmers Anil Geela, left, and Pilli Tirupati do their version of the Kiki Challenge, dancing to Drake's song "In My Feelings." In the mud. With oxen. My Village Show Vlogs via YouTube/screenshot by NPR hide caption

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An Indian paramilitary soldier asks a Kashmiri couple on motorcycle to leave at a temporary checkpoint during restrictions in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Friday. Mukhtar Khan/AP hide caption

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Nearly 4 Weeks Into India's Clampdown, Kashmiris Describe Protests, Jail, Uncertainty

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