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Participants at a global security conference in Moscow in April gather near a big screen showing a Russian warplane unloading its weapons over a target in Syria. Russia became involved in the Syrian civil war in 2015 in support of its ally President Bashar Assad. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent

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Harssh Poddar, a senior police official, addresses a village meeting at a rural school near Malegaon, in northern Maharashtra state. He warns families to be skeptical of what they read online. Earlier this month, Poddar helped rescue five people from being killed by a mob in his constituency. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Viral WhatsApp Messages Are Triggering Mob Killings In India

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Saudi men and women browse the annual Riyadh International Book Exhibition in 2016. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

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In 1994 Nelson Mandela revisited the cell at Robben Island prison where he was jailed for more than two decades. Louise Gubb/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters: 'One Day I Will Be Back At Home'

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Sertanejo singer Marília Mendonça, 22, sings to a crowd of thousands at Expo Londrina, an agricultural fair in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina. Catherine Osborn for NPR hide caption

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

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Protesters duck as Iraqi security forces fire tear gas during a demonstration against unemployment and a lack of basic services in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Sunday. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Electricity Cuts, Anti-Government Unrest Grows In Southern Iraq

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Nigel Munyati, the director of the Zimbabwean International Film and Festival Trust, launched a film competition based on a single question: "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" The submissions came in slowly at first. "Young Zimbabweans are still tentative about taking advantage of that freedom of speech," he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

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A peacock butterfly in Hurworth-on-Tees, England, in 2013. Peacock butterflies are one of the species the Big Butterfly Count is tracking, with the help of citizen volunteers. Chris Golightly/Flickr hide caption

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North Korean viewers watch a giant television screen outside the central railway station in Pyongyang, which was broadcasting news of the Singapore summit last month between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Tops Agenda At Merkel Press Conference

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A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It's just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste. Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilian surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the media at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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How Russians Are Reacting To Putin Invitation

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Montenegro's Foreign Minister Reacts To Trump's Criticism Of His Country

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Survivors Of Past Political Violence Will Monitor This Year's Elections In Zimbabwe

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