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U.S.-South Korea Forces Agreement Set To Expire With No New Deal In Place

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Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (far left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana look on. -/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bangladesh PM Wins 3rd Term After Violent Election, Accusations Of Rigging

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Guards of honor carry a photo of Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar police chief, at his burial ceremony in Kandahar in October. AP hide caption

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What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018

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A Justice Department poster shows two Chinese citizens suspected of carrying out an extensive hacking campaign directed at dozens of U.S. tech companies. U.S. law enforcement says such cases are on the rise as China seeks to become a world leader in advanced technologies by 2025. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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In China's Push For High-Tech, Hackers Target Cutting-Edge U.S. Firms

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A laborer climbs a tree to pluck coconuts at a farm in India. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kerala Needs Coconut Pickers — So Women Are Stepping In (And Climbing Up)

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Rescue And Aid Efforts Underway In Indonesia After Deadly Tsunami

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Prosecutors say TEPCO leaders should have known the risks a tsunami could pose to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which sits along Japan's eastern coast. Here, the Unit 3 reactor is seen this past summer, amid storage tanks of radiation-contaminated water. Kimimasa Mayama /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan once labeled its whaling vessels with prominent "Research" tags. The country will resume commercial whaling hunts in 2019. Here, the whaling ships Yushin Maru (right) and Yushin Maru No. 2 are seen before leaving for the Antarctic Ocean for a whale hunt in 2015. In the future, Japanese whaling ships will not operate in the Antarctic. Kyodo/Reuters hide caption

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Japan Plans To Resume Commercial Whaling Operations

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