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Participants at a global security conference in Moscow in April gather near a big screen showing a Russian warplane unloading its weapons over a target in Syria. Russia became involved in the Syrian civil war in 2015 in support of its ally President Bashar Assad. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russia Says Agreements Were Discussed With Trump On Syria. The U.S. Is Silent

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Harssh Poddar, a senior police official, addresses a village meeting at a rural school near Malegaon, in northern Maharashtra state. He warns families to be skeptical of what they read online. Earlier this month, Poddar helped rescue five people from being killed by a mob in his constituency. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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Viral WhatsApp Messages Are Triggering Mob Killings In India

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Saudi men and women browse the annual Riyadh International Book Exhibition in 2016. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

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In 1994 Nelson Mandela revisited the cell at Robben Island prison where he was jailed for more than two decades. Louise Gubb/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Nelson Mandela's Prison Letters: 'One Day I Will Be Back At Home'

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Sertanejo singer Marília Mendonça, 22, sings to a crowd of thousands at Expo Londrina, an agricultural fair in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina. Catherine Osborn for NPR hide caption

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

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Protesters duck as Iraqi security forces fire tear gas during a demonstration against unemployment and a lack of basic services in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Sunday. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Electricity Cuts, Anti-Government Unrest Grows In Southern Iraq

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Nigel Munyati, the director of the Zimbabwean International Film and Festival Trust, launched a film competition based on a single question: "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" The submissions came in slowly at first. "Young Zimbabweans are still tentative about taking advantage of that freedom of speech," he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

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Police officers walk the scene at Danforth St. in the Greektown neighborhood at the scene of a shooting in Toronto Sunday night. Police say a gunman opened fire on 14 people. Two people are dead including the gunman, police reported. Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian civil defense volunteer, known as the White Helmets, holds the body of a child after he was pulled from the rubble following a government forces air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Karm Homad in the northern city of Aleppo, on Oct. 4, 2016. AMEER ALHALBI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past tributes to the victims of MH17, placed on signage for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia in 2014. Several AIDS activists on their way to the conference were killed. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis

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Roman marbles are on display in the San Giovanni metro station, part of Line C of Rome's subway, in 2017. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rome's Subway Expansion Reveals Artifacts From The Ancient Past

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Matthew Caruana Galizia (left) and Paul Caruana Galizia, the sons of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, attend a vigil outside the Maltese High Commission in London on April 16, six months after she was assassinated. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mastermind Behind Malta Journalist Killing Remains A Mystery

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The Mood Ahead Of Pakistan's Elections

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'There Is Nothing For Us Here': Why People Keep Leaving Guatemala

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A Honduran Family Reunited

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A Pakistani Squash Player Profiled In 'The War To Be Her'

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Maria Toorpakai, a top squash player from Pakistan, is the star of a PBS documentary airing on July 23. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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