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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Saturday. Tillerson acknowledged the U.S. has direct contact with North Korea over its nuclear program. China is seen as crucial in helping to avert a military confrontation. Lintao Zhang/AP hide caption

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The U.S.-Philippine Relationship Under Trump

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A handout photo from the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship shows the detention camp at Manus Island in 2012. Some asylum-seekers are heading to the U.S. for resettlement. Getty Images hide caption

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Amos Yee, a blogger who fled Singapore, spoke to reporters outside of the U.S. immigration field office in Chicago on Tuesday after being released from federal custody. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Parwena Dulkun is a Uighur model who divides her time between Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, and Beijing. Uighurs share traits from both Asian and European ancestors, a look that is in demand among modeling agencies throughout China. Photo courtesy of Parwena Dulkun hide caption

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For Some Chinese Uighurs, Modeling Is A Path To Success

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Supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra hold signs and images of her last month, before she fled the country rather than face a verdict from the Supreme Court in Bangkok. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New York's Guggenheim Museum announced Monday that it was removing three works from its upcoming exhibit of contemporary art from China. Animal rights activists said the works depicted cruelty to animals. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At Urumqi's Grand Bazaar, a police officer chats with a local vendor while a video promoting China's ethnic minorities plays on a big screen overlooking the square. This was the site of Uighur protests in 2009 that sparked citywide riots, leading to the death of hundreds. Since then, the city has become one of China's most tightly controlled police states. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Region

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves his hotel in New York on Monday. Ri says President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war against North Korea — and that the country can now defend itself under international law. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Demonstrates Show Of Military Force In The Skies Near North Korea

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