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Mourners lament the deaths of young men at a funeral in El Alto, Bolivia, on Wednesday. The men were shot outside a major fuel plant in an operation by Bolivian security forces to clear a blockade that has caused fuel shortages in La Paz. Gaston Brito Miserocchi/Getty Images hide caption

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Adolf Hitler's birth house in Braunau am Inn, Austria, as seen in 2012. Austrian officials said Wednesday the building will be renovated and turned into a police station. Kerstin Joensson/AP hide caption

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Khazaal Salih mourns his son, Abbas Salih, a medic who was shot and killed while he was treating a wounded protester in Baghdad. "By God, my son did nothing wrong," says Salih. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'He Helped Save People And You Killed Him': Iraqi Dad Mourns Son Killed In Protests

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Simon Cheng, pictured in this poster, went missing on Aug. 9 after visiting the mainland China city of Shenzhen. The Hong Kong citizen and former staff member at the U.K. consulate says he was tortured while being held by Chinese police. Willy Kurniawan/Reuters hide caption

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Former U.K. Consulate Staffer In Hong Kong Says He Was Tortured In Mainland China

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A Filipino man uses an e-cigarette outside a Manila mall in 2016. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced Tuesday a total ban on vaping products. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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Riot police detain a protester on Tuesday near Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where about 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Protesters in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 14 march ahead of a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption

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As Tensions Rise Over Defense Costs, U.S. Walks Out Of Talks With South Korea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin participates in the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In New Book, Journalist Alleges Russian Links To Mysterious Deaths Abroad

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From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin's Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin's Secret War on the West, by Heidi Blake Mulholland Books hide caption

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Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson says "the evidential situation has been weakened to such an extent" that the inquiry into Julian Assange shouldn't continue. Jessica Gow /TT News Agency/Reuters hide caption

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Australian Timothy Weeks, (left), and American Kevin King were abducted by insurgents in Kabul in August 2016. They are seen here in video stills released by the Taliban in June 2017. EL-EMARA Taliban via AP hide caption

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Volunteers set up a footbridge across Venice's flooded Riva degli Schiavoni embankment on Nov. 13. Marco Bertorello / AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After Venice Floods, Volunteers Wade In To Help Salvage What They Can

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks Monday during a news conference at the State Department, where he announced the administration will rescind a 1978 department legal opinion that viewed settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank as inconsistent with international law. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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