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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks Monday during a news conference at the State Department, where he announced the administration will rescind a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law.
The leader of a U.N. study on children's rights says of the U.S. policy of separating migrant children from their families, "I would call it inhuman treatment for both the parents and the children." Here, children are seen near a tent at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Fla., earlier this year.
A burned trunk stands amid the devastation left after wildfires tore through parts of Brazil's Amazon rainforest earlier this year. During the yearlong period ending in July, deforestation claimed a span of the Amazon 12 times the size of New York City.
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The U.S. government is letting American businesses work with Chinese tech giant Huawei for three more months, in a third delay to a ban enacted in May for national security reasons.
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Police arrest anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday. Pro-democracy protesters organized a general strike last week as demonstrations in Hong Kong stretched into their sixth month.
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Sri Lanka's former Defense Secretary and presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves a polling station after casting his vote in Embuldeniya, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Lucía Cerna worked as a housekeeper at the José Simeón Cañas Central American University in El Salvador. On Nov. 16, 1989, she witnessed armed soldiers kill six Jesuit priests, a cook and a teenage girl.
Musician and opposition candidate Bobi Wine holds a press conference, encouraging his "people power" supporters to continue wearing their trademark red berets in Kampala after the military banned them.
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Photo taken Sun., Aug. 28, 2016. A health official inks a child finger to indicate she has been administered with a polio vaccine at a camp of people displaced by Islamist extremist in Maiduguri, Nigeria.
Hoda Muthana was held in al-Hol camp, which houses relatives of Islamic State group members in northeastern Syria. She was recently transferred to a different detention camp.
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