North Korea Reveals Netflix-Like Streaming Service

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An exhibitor shows a smart rice cooker to a visitor at a display booth for MiJia, a new brand by Xiaomi at the 2016 Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on April 28. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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After Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers

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Under New Philippine President, Hundreds Have Died In Extrajudicial Killings

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Tsukimi Ayano's scarecrows congregate at a bus stop in Nagoro. The village used to be home to about 300 people; now there are 30. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life — By Scarecrows

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Nenosuke Yamamoto, 80, stands in the shed where he repairs bicycles in Tokyo. "I feel that if I keep on working, I might not age as much," he says. "I might not have dementia or other sorts of aging issues." Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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For Some Older Adults In Japan, A Chance To Stay In The Workforce

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Australian protesters demonstrate in Melbourne on Feb. 4 after the Australian High Court upheld a challenge to the government's right to hold asylum seekers at detention camps in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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What Happens When An Aid Group Sees Abuse, But Is Sworn To Secrecy?

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This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world. The pearl reportedly weighs about 75 pounds and was discovered by a fisherman 10 years ago. Aileen Cynthia Amurao/SWNS.com hide caption

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Ex-Aid Worker: Abuse Of Refugee Children On Nauru Was Mostly Ignored

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U.S. Panel Clears Chinese Company's Takeover Of Syngenta

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Hiroyuko Yamamoto, a crossing guard in Matsudo, Japan, has been trained in how to recognize and gently approach people who are wandering, or have other signs of dementia, in ways that won't frighten them. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Japanese City Takes Community Approach To Dealing With Dementia

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Residents stand behind a police line, observing the two dead bodies of alleged drug dealers following a drug bust operation that turned into a gunfight last month in Manila, Philippines. Nearly 1,800 people have died, police said, since the government launched a crackdown on illegal drugs after Rodrigo Duterte won a landslide presidential election victory in May with a vow to kill criminals. Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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