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A man holds up the latest copy of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper outside its headquarters after Turkish police reportedly detained the chief editor and at least eight of its senior staff on Monday. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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An Indian worker sweeps a street in a cloud of choking smog in New Delhi on Monday, the day after fireworks for the Diwali festival. After millions of firecrackers were lit, New Delhi's air pollutants shot up far higher than normal levels. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Nepal, Post-Quake Reconstruction Is Slow

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In this handout photo released by the South Korean Presidential Blue House, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye offers a public apology at the at the presidential blue house on October 25. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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A scene from the elevator's security video, which shows the assailant repeatedly hitting the woman after she says she had asked him to stop smoking. People's Daily of China via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The South Asian holiday of Diwali is often called the festival of lights. Author Parth Shah sometimes thinks of it as Christmas with fireworks. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Diwali Dilemma: My Complicated Relationship With The Swastika

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U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, a former Montana senator, recently became the first American envoy to China to visit all of the country's provinces. "We Americans have an obligation to come to China, to learn more about China," he tells NPR. "Why? Because with each passing day, it's going to be more and more in our future." Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Envoy: China Will Be 'More And More In Our Future'

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The first 100 days of the next presidency will look drastically different depending on who occupies the Oval Office. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The First 100 Days: What Clinton And Trump Want To Get Done

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Afghan Girl From Famed Photo 3 Decades Ago Is Jailed In Pakistan

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Wednesday. Duterte made a pitch for enhanced economic ties with Japan. Eugene Hoshiko/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man watches a TV news program showing a file image of missile launch conducted by North Korea, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 20. The U.S. military said it detected a failed North Korean missile launch that day. The U.S. Strategic Command issued a statement late Wednesday saying it presumed the missile was a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Even With Failures, North Korea's Nuclear Program Races Ahead

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More Than 60 Killed In Attack On Police Academy In Quetta, Pakistan

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Ratnaram Diwala, 70, colors traditional earthern oil lamps at Kumbharwada. She's part of the potters colony — some 500 families — living inside the Dhavari slum area in central Mumbai. Sebastian D'Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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