Ri Tong Il (left), former North Korean deputy ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to reporters on Tuesday outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AP hide caption

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Members of Malaysia's hazardous materials team conduct a decontamination operation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pig farm workers push live pigs into a large grave in Nipah in 1999. To stop the outbreak, the Malaysian government culled almost 1 million pigs, nearly destroying the country's pork industry. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans

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Royal Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar addresses journalists in front of a screen displaying the details of North Korean Embassy staffer Hyon Kwong Song, who has been identified for questioning, during a press conference at the Bukit Aman police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Each year thousands of people from around the world tour the Gomantong Cave in Borneo. Although scientists have found a potentially dangerous virus in bats that roost in the cave, no one has ever gotten sick from a trip here. Razis Nasri hide caption

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The Next Pandemic Could Be Dripping On Your Head

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Once called the "Dutchmen" because of their large noses and large bellies, proboscis monkeys live only in Borneo. Ecosystems that have a lot of diverse animals, like this monkey, also tend to have a lot of diverse viruses. Charles Ryan hide caption

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Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise

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Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, cuts his birthday cake in 2010. The Justice Department says he went on a $100 million shopping spree in the U.S. with money stolen from his homeland. Some $30 million was recovered. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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When Kleptocrats Bring Money Into The U.S., There's Now A Plan To Seize It

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Ali Hakim performs in the main train station under Kuala Lumpur's most famous landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers. Malaysia's Tourism Ministry now provides support for buskers. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Malaysia Gives Buskers A Stage Of Their Own

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak waves the Malaysian flag during National Day celebrations on Aug. 31. He has faced widespread criticism and protests over allegations that huge sums disappeared from a government-owned investment fund. Joshua Paul/AP hide caption

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Malaysian Leader Faces Corruption Scandal As He Prepares To Meet Obama

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Supporters of pro-democracy group "Bersih" (Clean) pass a taxi decorated with Malaysian flags as they march toward Dataran Merdeka in Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday. The group is protesting alleged corruption at the top levels of government. Edgar Su/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

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Migrants as their boat is towed away by a Thai navy vessel, in waters near Koh Lipe island, on Saturday. Thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis have been turned away by Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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About 30 people believed to be relatives of Chinese passengers of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing a year ago, protest near the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Sunday. Kyodo/Landov hide caption

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