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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (from left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma pose for a photo during the BRICS Summit in Ufa, Russia, in July. RIA Novosti via AP hide caption

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Highflying 'Emerging Markets' Had Their Wings Clipped In 2015

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Father Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish was suspended by his diocese after a video emerged of him riding a "hoverboard" scooter during Mass in the Philippines. YouTube screengrab by NPR hide caption

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Pakistan Ends Another Year With A Horrifying Attack

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Remembering When Southeast Asia Refugees Dominated Discussions

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Reporting from a Seoul cat cafe, one of the many themed cafes in Japan and Korea. Haeryun Kang/for NPR hide caption

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Reporter's Notebook: Settling In In Seoul

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South Korea, Japan Reach Major Deal On Wartime Sex Slaves

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Relatives of Korean women forced into Japanese-run brothels during World War II demonstrate outside the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday. The two countries announced a deal that included an apology from the Japanese prime minister and a fund to support the 46 surviving Korean women. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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In Cambodia, 'Lucky' Iron Fish For The Cooking Pot Could Fight Anemia

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Across India, several Christian communities prepare sweet homemade wines for the festive season from a rich array of local fruit, roots and grain. Above, a glass of golden pineapple wine. Courtesy Merwyn Mascarenhas hide caption

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