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Business owner "Annie" weights down copies of the Chinese Daily News newspaper showcasing pictures of a suspected Chinese spy balloon, in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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People and emergency teams rescue a person on a stretcher from a collapsed building in Adana, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 6, 2023. Elifaysenurbay/AP hide caption

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World leaders recently announced a $20 billion climate deal to help get Indonesia off coal power. But there are doubts about the deal because — for one thing — the country is planning to build new coal plants, including here in Kalimantan. Adek Berry/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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FILE - Pervez Musharraf addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 10, 2001, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. An official said Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died. Beth Keiser/AP hide caption

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Ex-Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf, who aided U.S. war in Afghanistan, has died

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President Biden stands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit meeting, Nov. 14, 2022, in Bali, Indonesia. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Chinese balloon punctures Blinken's plans, leaving U.S.-China ties adrift

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A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace. Larry Mayer/AP hide caption

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Indian couple Utkarsh Saxena, left, and Ananya Kotia, chat inside a public park in New Delhi, India, Jan. 18, 2023. The couple, now 15 years into their relationship, is joined by three other couples who have filed a petition to India's Supreme Court that seeks the legalization of same-sex marriage. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days. Larry Mayer/AP hide caption

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Yeshnee Naidoo prepares a "flow cell" for analysis by one of the center's many genetic sequencing machines. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Who's most likely to save us from the next pandemic? The answer may surprise you

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Security officials and rescue workers conduct an operation on Tuesday to clear the rubble and search for bodies at the site of Monday's suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan. The assault on a mosque inside a major police facility was one of the deadliest attacks in Pakistan in recent years. Muhammad Zubair/AP hide caption

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Pakistan is roiled by multiple crises at once, with little end in sight

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Gautam Adani, billionaire and chairman of Adani Group, speaks during an event at Israel's Port of Haifa, on Tuesday. The Indian billionaire, whose business empire was rocked by allegations of fraud by short seller Hindenburg Research, said his company will make more investments in Israel. Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin walks past military guards during arrival honors at the Department of National Defense in Camp Aguinaldo military camp on Feb. 2, 2023 in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. and the Philippines agree to a larger American military presence

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Anti-coup protesters hold up signs as they march in Mandalay, Myanmar Sunday, March 14, 2021. The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. AP hide caption

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In this image made from a video, products containing CBD are displayed at a press conference by Hong Kong Customs in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. Alice Fung/AP hide caption

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A field researcher holds a male bat that was trapped in an overhead net as part of an effort to find out how the animals pass Nipah virus to humans. The animal will be tested for the virus, examined and ultimately released. Fatima Tuj Johora for NPR hide caption

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The Nipah virus has a kill rate of 70%. Bats carry it. But how does it jump to humans?

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An employee examines a vanadium flow battery stack in the Battery Reliability Test Laboratory at PNNL. Andrea Starr/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory hide caption

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Congress tightens U.S. manufacturing rules after battery technology ends up in China

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A delivery rider picks up his customers' online order as residents line up outside a store to buy Lunar New Year desserts in Beijing, Jan. 17. China's economic growth fell to its second-lowest level in at least four decades last year under pressure from anti-virus controls and a real estate slump. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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With COVID lockdowns lifted, China says it's back in business. But it's not so easy

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People look at the burnt wreckage of a bus in Bela, an area of Lasbela district of Balochistan province, Pakistan, on Sunday. The passenger bus crashed into a pillar and fell off a bridge, catching fire and killing dozens of people. Muhammad Saleem/AP hide caption

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