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A Hindu devotee waves an Indian national flag and celebrates a verdict in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus, in Ayodhya, India, on Saturday. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Fish broker Khout Phany, 39, (under umbrella) sits while fishermen bring their catch to be weighed in Chhnok Tru, a fishing village at the southern tip of the Tonle Sap lake where it meets the river. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Students of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology take part in a march toward the school president's lodge Friday, following the death of a student injured during clashes between police and protesters a few days ago. Philip Fong/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People cover their faces with masks to avoid thick smog in New Delhi on Nov. 5. People living there have complained about respiratory problems. Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times/Getty Images hide caption

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Authorities announced Thursday that a New York-based company and seven of its employees are being charged with fraud, money laundering and illegal importation of equipment manufactured in China. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Essex authorities examine the truck that was found to contain 39 dead migrants. Police said Thursday the victims have been identified as Vietnamese nationals. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Leaders of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, (from left) Sam Rainsy, Mu Sochua and Kem Sokha, give speeches in Phnom Penh in 2014. Rainsy and Sochua now live in self-imposed exile outside the country, while Sokha has been jailed since 2017. Omar Havana/Getty Images hide caption

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Police stand guard outside the Xingtai Intermediate People's Court in Xingtai, in China's Hebei province. The court issued stiff prison sentences to nine people caught in an illegal fentanyl ring. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Unwed pregnant women in China face a legal gray zone where they are unable to access public services for themselves and their children. I Gede Bhaskara Ryandika/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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In China, Kids Of Unwed Mothers May Be Barred From Public Health Care, Education

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Tuesday that Iran will begin injecting uranium gas into centrifuges. Office of the Iranian Presidency via AP hide caption

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Until recently, the Chinese public has been slow to embrace the #MeToo movement. One social media celebrity hopes to change that. Towfiqu Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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A sales clerk speaks with a customer in front of Microsoft Corp.'s display at an electronics store in Tokyo. Microsoft's division in Japan says it saw productivity grow by 40% after allowing employees to work for four days a week rather than five. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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4-Day Workweek Boosted Workers' Productivity By 40%, Microsoft Japan Says

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Nattapong Kaweeantawong, a third-generation owner of Wattana Panich, stirs the soup while his mother (left) helps serve and his wife (center) does other jobs at the restaurant. Nattapong or another family member must constantly stir the thick brew. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Soup's On! And On! Thai Beef Noodle Brew Has Been Simmering For 45 Years

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Lake Shinji, near Japan's coast, is known for its beauty. Until about a decade ago, the lake was also home to thriving fisheries. New research suggests runoff of the controversial pesticides known as neonicotinoids, used on nearby rice paddies, may be responsible for declining fish populations. Gyro Photography/amanaimagesRF/Getty Images hide caption

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Controversial Pesticides Are Suspected Of Starving Fish

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Human Rights Watch says one of the deadly raids happened in the Rodat district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar province in late October 2018. Residents gathered there two days later. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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