Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the United Nations General Assembly. Several countries have requested an investigation of Venezuela for alleged crimes against humanity.
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Pope Francis released a letter on Wednesday urging Catholics to trust his decision to form an agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops in China.
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The U.S. is sanctioning China's military for buying equipment from Russia that included fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) is show with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Russia earlier this month.
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The Sunspot Solar Observatory in New Mexico mysteriously shut down for 11 days in September, citing a security issue. Authorities were investigating a janitor for distribution of pornography.
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Strong winds and rain batter a town in Cagayan Province, as typhoon Mangkhut hits the Philippines. Witnesses say the storm's wind and rain ripped off tin roof sheets, and knocked out power in some places.
Tropical Storm Florence is expected to approach the U.S. East Coast next week. Emergency officials have told residents to expect immediate threats of ocean swells, dangerous rip currents and coastal flooding.
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