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Darrell Blatchley, environmentalist and director of D' Bone Collector Museum, shows plastic waste found in the stomach of a Cuvier's beaked whale near the Philippine city of Davao. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescuers are recovering victims and searching for survivors of flash floods in Papua province, Indonesia. Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency/AP hide caption

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Seungri, photographed as he arrived at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on March 14, 2019. The former pop idol was there to undergo police questioning over charges of supplying prostitution services. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images hide caption

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Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, center, is escorted by police as she leaves Shah Alam High Court in Malaysia on Thursday. Malaysia's attorney general ordered the murder case to proceed against the Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the North Korean leader's estranged half brother. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption

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The U.S. used to ship about 7 million tons of plastic trash to China a year, where much of it was recycled into raw materials. Then came the Chinese crackdown of 2018. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison fastens an Australian flag pin on Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee soccer player who was granted citizenship in the country on Tuesday in Melbourne. Stefan Postles/Getty Images hide caption

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An estimated 5,500 Komodo dragons live in Komodo National Park. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Amid Tourism Push, Concern Grows Over Indonesia's Komodo Dragons

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Indian protesters in Mumbai burn posters of Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a demonstration against the Feb. 14 attack that killed more than 40 Indian policemen in the Kashmir region. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Pakistan's Long Support For Militants Puts The Country In A Bind

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Activity At 2nd North Korean Missile Site Indicates Possible Launch Preparations

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"What makes me hopeful about women's rights in Afghanistan is that women themselves, they have their own voice," Roya Rahmani, Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., tells NPR. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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From left: Janaki Ammal (1897-1984), a botanist who developed a sweeter type of sugar cane; Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941), a Hungarian-Indian artist who loved painting traditional Indian customs; and Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go into space. Courtesy of Anupama Alias/Kalyani Ganapathy/Dhruvi Acharya hide caption

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Preechapol Pongpanich, leader of the Thai Raksa Chart political party, speaks with media at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok on Thursday. The court ordered the dissolution of the party, days before Thailand's elections. Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Huawei Rotating Chairman Guo Ping (center) speaks in front of other executives during a press conference in Shenzhen, in China's Guangdong province, on Thursday. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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A truck passes a stack of China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Georgia on July 5, 2018. The U.S. goods trade deficit with China hit a record $419.2 billion in 2018. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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A worker helps load steel rods April 6, 2016, at a plant in Tangshan, in China's Hebei province. China's government plays a powerful role in how its businesses operate — giving them preferential treatment over their rivals. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Close Government-Business Ties Are A Key Challenge In U.S. Trade Talks

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