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Dr. Paul Farmer examines a tuberculosis patient in Monrovia, Liberia. Katherine Kralievits / PIH hide caption

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Is The World Finally Ready To End The Deadliest Infectious Disease?

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President Trump attends a meeting on the global drug problem at the United Nations with U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley a day ahead of Tuesday's official opening of the United Nations General Assembly. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After 'Rocket Man' Speech, Trump Returns To U.N. With Eyes On Iran

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At 69, Kul Gautam has written his life story and won an award from the National Peace Corps Association, made up of thousands of past volunteers. A Peace Corps volunteer was one of Gautam's early English teachers. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Large fishing boats use voluminous trawl nets, longlines miles in length, and other industrial gear to catch fish on the high seas, which can destroy habitats and kill other sea life. Christopher Costello/NPR hide caption

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Anti-government demonstrators protest in Granada, Nicaragua. Hundreds of people have been killed in the government's brutal suppression of protests that erupted in April. Alfredo Zuniga/AP hide caption

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Pierre Krahenbuhl, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), speaks at a press conference in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday. On Friday, the U.S. announced it would cease funding of the aid organization. Raad Adayleh/AP hide caption

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Myanmar border guard police patrol the fence in the "no man's land" zone between Myanmar and Bangladesh, as seen from Maungdaw, Rakhine state, during a government-organized visit for journalists on Aug. 24. A new U.N. report finds that Myanmar's military and other groups, including the border police, committed atrocities. The report urges the prosecution of military leaders for genocide. Phyo Hein Kyaw/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, seen earlier this year during a presentation on the conflict in Syria. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the council. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a group of Central American asylum seekers to remove hair bands and wedding rings before taking them into custody on June 12, near McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Macedonia will now be named Republic of North Macedonia after its prime minister reached an agreement with his Greek counterpart. A monument to Alexander the Great is seen in the center of Skopje on Sunday. Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yemeni fighters loyal to the government carry explosives and land mines believed to have been planted by Houthis on June 8 near Hudaydah. Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Somali fisherman carries a fish to the market near the port in Mogadishu. One of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals calls for the world to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development." Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee speaks at a press conference after reporting to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A South Korean news magazine with front cover photos of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and a headline "Korean Peninsula Crisis" is displayed at the Dong-A Ilbo building in Seoul, South Korea, in September. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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Hala, 9, receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following Syrian government bombardments on rebel-held town of Saqba, in Eastern Ghouta, on Thursday. Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Palestinian schoolgirl protests against a funding gap at the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in Gaza City, in 2015. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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'Half A Million Children' Are At Risk If The U.S. Cuts Palestinian Aid: U.N. Agency

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