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U.S. reconnaissance images show a North Korean ship, the Rye Song Gang 1, conducting a ship-to-ship transfer, possibly of oil, in an effort to evade sanctions on Oct. 19. South Korea has seized a ship it suspects of participating in such transfers. U.S. Treasury Department hide caption

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Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

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Authorities have given residents in Jiugong Township of Beijing, many of whom are migrant laborers, just days to clear out before they shut off all electricity and water. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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For Decades, China's Laborers Moved To Cities. Now They're Being Forced Out

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Artist's rendition of a family of pterosaurs, which had massive wingspans of up to 13 feet and likely ate fish with their large teeth-filled jaws. Illustrated by Zhao Chuang hide caption

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LeEco CEO Jia Yueting speaks in San Francisco in October 2016. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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For China's High-Flying Tycoons, A Precarious Balance

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PLA Gen. Zhang Yang, center, at a meeting of the National People's Congress in March 2013 in Beijing. Zhang, who was under investigation for corruption, took his own life last week, state media reported. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman reads a sign that says, "Due to a shortage of the raw material to make butter, we are not able to supply and sell you this product," attached to an empty refrigerated supermarket shelf in western France. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sacré Beurre: France Faces A Butter Shortage

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Fans cheer as Hong Kong's soccer team prepares to hit the field. Hong Kong fans have taken to booing China's national anthem in recent years to protest Beijing's tightening grip over the city. China's legislature has now made it illegal to disrespect the national anthem and the law will soon be enacted in Hong Kong. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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In Hong Kong, Booing China's National Anthem Is About To Get More Risky

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President Trump joined Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Nov. 9 in Beijing. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In China, Trump Helped Basketball Stars But Not Human Rights

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In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

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Flanked by teammates Cody Riley (left) and Jalen Hill, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball reads his statement during a news conference at UCLA on Wednesday. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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