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First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on Sunday in Istanbul. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack Saturday on an Istanbul nightclub where people were celebrating the new year. Ihlas News Agency/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria And Russia Among Major International Stories Of 2016

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Underwear, Dolls And More: Latin American New Year's Traditions

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Russians Toast The New Year With Elaborate Cocktails, Not Vodka

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Several previous cease-fires have collapsed after a matter of days,€” but there is hope that this one will hold. On Saturday the U.N. Security Council supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence. AP hide caption

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Former Ambassador Explains What's Next For U.S. And Russia After Sanctions

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Jad Isaac surveys the Har Homa settlement from his office window. Isaac, director of a Palestinian organization for sustainable development, is encouraged by Secretary of State John Kerry's impassioned defense of the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of the Israeli government's construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Daniel Estrin/NPR hide caption

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Palestinians Eye Israeli Settlements With Unease, Hoping For Foreign Support

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In Renewed Focus On Nuclear Deterrence, Nonproliferation Expert Recalls A Close Call

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Amid China's Crackdown On Human Rights Lawyers, One Woman Fights On For The Future

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Trump Might Learn From Saddam Hussein's Skipping Of Intelligence Briefings

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Serious Losses For ISIS Could Pave Way For Resurgence From Adaptable Al-Qaida

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A fence surrounds an estate in the village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., on Long Island. On Friday, the Obama administration closed this compound for Russian diplomats, in retaliation for spying and cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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