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Thousands have been sent to the hospital due to Japan's blistering heatwave

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Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is sworn in as the Philippines 17th president

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Incoming Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., left, and outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte, right, attend Marcos' inauguration ceremony in Manila, Philippines, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Francis R. Malasig/AP hide caption

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Our personas at work are not what they used to be. Sarah Gonzales for NPR hide caption

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Maria Ressa announced in a speech in Hawaii, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down Rappler, the news website she co-founded. Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AP hide caption

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Afghans work to recover after earthquake that killed hundreds

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Wajahat Malik, right, and a Pakistan Navy seaman navigate the Indus River. Malik organized a 40-day expedition down the 2,000-mile river to document "the peoples, the cultures, the biodiversity and just whatever comes our way," he says — including the impact of climate change and pollution. Diaa Hadid/For NPR hide caption

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Floating in a rubber dinghy, a filmmaker documents the Indus River's water woes

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President Biden appears with other G7 leaders on Sunday, as a summit at Elmau Castle in the German Alps gets underway. Biden announced a $200 billion U.S. investment as part of a global infrastructure project by major democracies to counter China's investments in developing countries. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden will visit Saudi Arabia to ask for an increase in oil production

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Last year, President Biden announced "Build Back Better World," meant to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative. This year at the G-7, Biden will unveil the first projects. Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden said the G-7 would counter Chinese influence. This year, he'll try again

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