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Tensions Continue Over Disputed Islands In South China Sea

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Conservationists Warn Hunting, Development Threaten New Species

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Rekha is one of the many caged prostitutes Mary Ellen Mark came to know as she photographed in the red-light district of Mumbai. Courtesy of Mary Ellen Mark Studio and Library hide caption

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In this photo from 2014, passengers walk past the Middle East respiratory syndrome quarantine area at Manila's International Airport in the Phillipines. The virus is now raising public concern in South Korea. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Southeast Asian Countries Agree To Step Up Efforts To Address Migrant Crisis

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Bees Were Literally Gao Bingguo's Knees

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Protesters gathered on the steps of the New York Public Library on Wednesday to show support for silenced Chinese writers. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

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Southeast Asia Nations To Meet To Discuss Migrant Crisis

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Nepal's Living Goddess, the Kumari Devi, 9, observes a chariot festival in Kathmandu on March 29. The goddess is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. She's selected as a young child and lives an isolated and secretive existence and is rarely seen in public. Her historic home survived last month's earthquake with only minor cracks. She's being held by her caretaker Gautam Shakya. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

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Indians Wait For Prime Minister Modi's Promises Of Better Days

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An Indian farmer sits Tuesday in his dried-up land in Gauribidanur village, in southern India's Karnataka state. More than 750 people have died in a heat wave that has swept across the country. Jagadeesh NV/EPA/Landov hide caption

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'Journey To Jihad' Tells Story Of Belgian Teenager Who Joined Islamic State

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