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At Urumqi's Grand Bazaar, a police officer chats with a local vendor while a video promoting China's ethnic minorities plays on a big screen overlooking the square. This was the site of Uighur protests in 2009 that sparked citywide riots, leading to the death of hundreds. Since then, the city has become one of China's most tightly controlled police states. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Wary Of Unrest Among Uighur Minority, China Locks Down Xinjiang Province

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Iraqi Kurds Vote On Independence In Historic Referendum

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Far-Right Gains Set To Alter Germany's Relationship With U.S, E.U.

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Germany's Angela Merkel Wins 4th Term As Far-Right Party Gains Power

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Syrian Refugee Activist And Her Daughter Brutally Murdered In Turkey

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Carmen Rivera, at left in the orange dress, sits on a cot at the Cataño shelter. She suffers from severe asthma and knee pain and has had to be rushed by ambulance to the hospital for asthma treatment twice since the hurricane. She says she feels forgotten by authorities. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Desperation In Puerto Rican Town Where 60 Percent Are Now Homeless

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North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho leaves his hotel in New York on Monday. Ri says President Trump's tweets amount to a declaration of war against North Korea — and that the country can now defend itself under international law. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Entrepreneurs sort cocoa beans on a tray at Cacao de Origen, a school founded by Maria Di Giacobbe to train Venezuelan women in the making of premium chocolate. Zeina Alvarado (left) later found work in a bean-to-bar production facility in Mexico. Courtesy of Cacao de Origen hide caption

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Earthquake In Mexico Hit Churches Hard in Puebla State

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U.S. Demonstrates Show Of Military Force In The Skies Near North Korea

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White House Revises Travel Ban, Expands Countries

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