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The Economics Behind China's Crackdown On Civil Society

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What To Expect As China's Ruling Communist Party Prepares For 19th National Congress

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (on stage in brown) raises a clenched fist as he declares Marawi "liberated" during a ceremony in the Bangolo district of Marawi on Tuesday. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A poster in Beijing features Chinese President Xi Jinping and a slogan reading "Chinese Dream, People's Dream." Xi is preparing to embark on a second five-year term this week. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Monovithya Kem's father, Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, was jailed in September, after his party fared better than expected in local elections in June. "Dictators see free, fair elections as a threat," she tells NPR. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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'Fear Is Something Constant,' Says Daughter Of Jailed Cambodian Opposition Leader

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Fireworks are set off on the eve of last year's Diwali festival. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

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Bangladesh is struggling to accommodate 500,000-plus Rohingya who have poured across the border in less than two months. It isn't recognizing them as refugees and would prefer to see them repatriated. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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For Half A Million Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar, Bangladesh Is A Reluctant Host

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Rohingya Muslim Refugees Face Difficult Conditions In Bangladesh

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In this image from video released by Taliban Media in December 2016, Caitlan Coleman talks in the video while her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle holds their two children. U.S. officials said Pakistan secured the release of Coleman of Stewartstown, Pa., and her husband, who were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and then were held by the Haqqani network. Taliban Media via AP hide caption

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Canadian Man Details Horrors Family Endured In Years Held By Haqqani Network

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Hindu activists protest against a court-ordered ban on the sale of firecrackers to curtail air pollution in the Indian capital by setting off firecrackers in New Delhi on Friday. Rahul Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese Activist In Government Custody Is In Failing Health

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Henna tattoos decorate a bride's hands. A new ruling by the Supreme Court of India says that sex with any underage girl, even if she's a bride, is considered an act of rape. So child brides age 15 to 18 now have the same legal protection that younger girls do. Arijit Mondal/Getty Images hide caption

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More than half of State Department positions requiring Senate confirmation still don't have a nominee, including the ambassador to South Korea and the assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs. Joshua Roberts/Reuters hide caption

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Trump Leaves Top Administration Positions Unfilled, Says Hollow Government By Design

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This still image made from a 2013 video released by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, in a militant video given to the family. AP hide caption

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U.S. Woman And Family Freed After 5 Years In Captivity In Afghanistan

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Indian Supreme Court Says Sex With Underage Wife Is Rape

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The USS John S. McCain, shown docked in Singapore on Aug. 22, was damaged after colliding with an oil tanker. Two top U.S. Navy officers were dismissed Tuesday as the 7th Fleet continues its investigation into the crash. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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