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Pope Francis meets a group of faithful from China at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in April. The Vatican says it signed a "provisional agreement" with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fueled tensions between the Holy See and Beijing.
Eric, an endangered eastern black rhinoceros, was born and bred at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. He was recently transported to a wild animal reserve in Tanzania where he will be eventually released.
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The U.S. is sanctioning China's military for buying equipment from Russia that included fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles. Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) is show with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Russia earlier this month.
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All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly (right) records a standup with producer Becky Sullivan at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang ahead of a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding.
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Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang shown during a meeting with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi, Vietnam. Quang died Friday at age 61 due to illness.
The digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin, shown in a February 6 visual representation, was among the cryptocurrencies targeted by the recent hack of a Japanese exchange.
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