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El Shafee Elsheikh has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the deaths of four U.S. hostages captured by the Islamic State. Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File hide caption

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People welcoming China's ship Yuan Wang 5 wave Chinese and Sri Lankan flags at Sri Lanka's Hambantota International Port in Sri Lanka, Aug. 16. Ajith Perera/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Why a Chinese ship's arrival in Sri Lanka has caused alarm in India and the West

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The mayor of Venice, Italy, mobilized a search for two people who used motorized surfboards to cruise down the picturesque city's canals. Now the pair are facing large fines. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro / via Facebook hide caption

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The Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra performs at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center in New York City on Thursday. Richard Termine hide caption

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Home is never far for the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra, even when touring in the U.S.

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Friends Nasir Dhillon (left) and Papinder Singh run a YouTube channel, Punjabi Lehar, that tries to heal the wounds of Partition through reuniting loved ones separated when British-ruled India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan, 75 years ago. Diaa Hadid hide caption

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Trying To Heal The Wounds Of Partition, 75 Years Later

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Jewish townspeople of the village of Nasielsk, Poland in 1938. Family Affair Films, US Holocaust Memorial Museum hide caption

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'The Territory' and 'Three Minutes: A Lengthening' find cinematic hope in tragedy

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Japan's alcohol industry hard, sharpening a long-running trend away from drinking. A new campaign sponsored by the National Tax Agency hopes to change that — but it's running into sharp criticism. Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaks in Brussels on Feb. 18. Ethiopia's government is criticizing Tedros' statement that the crisis in the country's Tigray region is "the worst disaster on Earth" and his assertion that the lack of attention from global leaders may be due to Tigrayans' skin color. Johanna Geron/AP hide caption

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Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska on the front cover of Vogue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Entitled "Portrait of Bravery," the spread and accompanying interview paint Zelenska as a woman stepping up to the challenge of her many roles in this war. Screenshot by NPR/Annie Leibovitz/Vogue hide caption

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Ukraine's first lady posed for 'Vogue' and sparked discussion on how to #SitLikeAGirl

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A sea of flowers lies at the fenced-off Soviet Victory Monument in Riga, Latvia, on Victory Day, May 9. The site fully named The Monument to the Liberators of Soviet Latvia and Riga from the German Fascist Invaders is a 260-foot concrete spire topped with a star that was built in 1985, in the waning years of Soviet rule in Latvia. Alexander Welscher/DPA/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Latvia plans to destroy a Soviet-era monument, riling its ethnic Russian minority

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An operator of the mine railway that carries people in and out of the depths of the mine waits as workers disembark. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A Rising Demand for Coal Amidst War in Ukraine

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A boat is pictured on the shallow Rhine river near Oestrich Winkel, western Germany, on Aug. 12, as the water level passed below 40 centimeters, making ship transport increasingly difficult. Yann Schreiber/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's Rhine is at one of its lowest levels. That's trouble for the top EU economy

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