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People watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korea's missile launch with file footage at a train station in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea Tuesday in a continuation of its weapons tests, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell points to Iraqi airbases at a Pentagon briefing on Jan. 23, 1991. Powell became a household name during the first Gulf War. Greg Gibson/AP hide caption

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The writer Carmen Mola, pseudonym of the writers Jorge Diaz, Agustin Martinez and Antonio Mercero, winner of the 70th edition of the Planeta Novel Prize, gives a press conference after the award ceremony, at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, on 15 October 2021, in Barcelona, Catalonia. Europa Press News/Europa Press via Getty Images hide caption

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Children stand in the courtyard of the Maison La Providence de Dieu orphanage it Ganthier, Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, where a gang abducted 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. The 400 Mawozo gang, notorious for brazen kidnappings and killings took the group of 16 U.S. citizens and one Canadian, after a trip to visit the orphanage. Odelyn Joseph/AP hide caption

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President Biden told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the U.S. would donate 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union. The U.S. is also working to boost production on the continent. Doug Mills/Via Getty Images hide caption

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The world needs more COVID vaccines, so the U.S. is helping finance overseas plants

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Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, commander in chief of Myanmar's armed forces and head of Myanmar's coup regime, attends the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security in Moscow in June. Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk on a pedestrian overhead bridge past construction cranes at the Central Business District in Beijing on Monday. China's economic growth sank in the latest quarter as a slowdown in construction and curbs on energy use weighed on its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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A view down a busy street in Port au Prince, Haiti. Kidnappings in the country have already been worse in 2021 than years before. Owen Franken/Getty Images hide caption

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Haiti's kidnapping crisis is plunging the country even further into turmoil

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The character Ali Abdul (portrayed by actor Anupam Tripathi) is a Pakistani migrant worker in South Korea whose boss hasn't paid him in months. Ali joins a secret competition called Squid Game to earn money for his family. Noh Juhan/Netflix hide caption

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A view of the densely populated Jalousie neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Sept. 28, 2021. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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A screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing on Saturday shows Chinese astronauts Ye Guangfu (from left), Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping waving after entering the Chinese space station. Tian Dingyu/Xinhua via AP hide caption

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Afghans inspect damage of the Ahmadi family house after a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 29. The strike, which the Pentagon originally deemed a success in striking an ISIS-K target, killed 10 civilians, none of whom were associated with the terrorist group. Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi/AP hide caption

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Omar Mohamed, left, and his brother, Hassan. In the graphic memoir he coauthored, When Stars Are Scattered, Mohamed shares what their life was like in the refugee camps in Kenya — and their journey to resettlement in the U.S. Omar Mohamed hide caption

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United States Border Patrol agents on horseback try to stop Haitian migrants from entering an encampment on the banks of the Río Grande near the Acuña Del Río International Bridge in Del Río, Texas on Sept. 19. PAUL RATJE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Wizard of New Zealand, also known as Ian Brackenbury Channell, casts a "spell" during a television interview in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March 2011. His contract with the city will end in December after more than two decades. Mark Baker/Associated Press hide caption

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A slice of the 12-layer chocolate cake known as "Bruce" is adorned with colorful sprinkles at the British bakery Get Baked. But regulators say the topping is illegal, as it includes a color additive that is permitted only for other uses. Courtesy of Get Baked hide caption

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A Wakhi man looks out at the mountains in the Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan. Uyghurs leaving China have trekked through the region. Now many Uyghurs in Afghanistan fear the Taliban could deport them to China. Tom McShane/Loop Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan Uyghurs whose families fled China now fear the Taliban could deport them

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A Tigray People's Liberation Front fighter poses in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 30, 2021. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Social media misinformation stokes a worsening civil war in Ethiopia

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Wang Yaping is one of three astronauts aboard the Shenzhou 13 spaceflight mission. She will be the first female astronaut to visit the latest Chinese space station, but she has the most space experience of the three. Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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