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Pakistan is close to eradicating polio. A double slaying shows the grim challenges still in the way.

A mother and daughter were trying to distribute the polio vaccine. They were gunned down.

A kingpin smuggled ivory tusks and rhino horns for years, police say. The suspect was finally caught.

Authorities say Boonchai Bach ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and endangered wildlife.

The president's inexperience and volatility have forced the military's leaders to keep a low profile. That's bad for democracy.

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Reserve units across the country were sent home Saturday from planned training.

The Trump administration had urged Ankara not to pursue the attack on the enclave of Afrin, arguing that it could distract from the ongoing battle against Islamic State militants. 

Security forces battled the attackers outside one of the Afghan capital’s main sites for foreign visitors.

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Kim Jong Un is setting the agenda for Olympics-related discussions. 

Egyptian authorities tried to prevent press access to the meeting between Pence and Egypt's president, at one point physically barring reporters from leaving a bus.

Across the globe, foreign officials and analysts say American clout has diminished.

Zainab Amin’s death has brought other victims’ hidden stories to light.

“Great power competition — not terrorism — is now the primary focus of U.S. national security,” Defense Secretary Mattis said Friday.

Indigenous inhabitants want more control over mining, logging and oil extraction projects on their lands.

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Some Social Democrats think the faltering party should abandon talks to form a coalition government.

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Security forces said Sunday they had killed the last of six Taliban militants to end an overnight siege at Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel that left at least 18 people dead, including 14 foreigners. Some of the 150 guests fled the gunbattle and fire sparked by the assault by shimmying down bedsheets from the upper floors.

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The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local):

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Germany’s Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good of the country and stability of Europe.

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The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):

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Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United Nations said.

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The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

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