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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Jan. 19. North Korea on Tuesday test-fired two suspected cruise missiles in its sixth round of weapons launches this month, South Korean military officials said. Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/via AP hide caption

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Americans should back Ukraine's fight against Russia, former wartime leader says

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Congregation Beth Israel Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, facing the camera, hugs a man after a healing service on Jan. 17, two days after he and three others were taken hostage at his Colleyville, Texas, synagogue. Yffy Yossifor/Star-Telegram/via AP hide caption

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Volcanic ash covers rooftops and vegetation in an area of Tonga last week. Thick ash on an airport runway was delaying aid deliveries to the Pacific island nation, where significant damage was reported. CPL Vanessa Parker/New Zealand Defense Force/via AP hide caption

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Jose Gonzalez and his wife Maria, wait for customers in their corner shop that he remodeled, stocked and extended with money he earned over a decade working in the United States, in the Purepecha Indigenous community of Comachuen, Michoacan state, Mexico, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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In this photo provided by Pakistan's Press Information Department, Pakistan's Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad, left, administrates the oath of office to Ayesha Malik in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday. Malik is the first female judge to serve on Pakistan's Supreme Court. Press Information Department via AP hide caption

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A man standing outside a newly build Olembe stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on Jan. 8, 2022. A crush outside the stadium on Monday has left at least six people dead. Themba Hadebe/AP hide caption

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A soldier pauses in territory controlled by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies are preparing responses and counter-responses if Russia invades Ukraine. Alexei Alexandrov/AP hide caption

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