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Government workers, residents and environmentalists try to help to a pod of sperm whales stranded in shallow water in Aceh Besar, Aceh, Indonesia on Monday. Antara Foto/Ampelsa via Reuters hide caption toggle caption Antara Foto/Ampelsa via Reuters Government workers, residents and environmentalists try to help to a pod of sperm whales stranded in shallow water [...]

An armored personnel carrier seals off a main road to the presidential office in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anadolu Agency/Getty Images An armored personnel carrier seals off a main road to the presidential office in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Updated at 4:10 a.m. ET on [...]

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: When it comes to shop-till-you-drop capitalism, there’s no match for China. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “DOUBLE ELEVEN DAY”) PHARRELL WILLIAMS: (Singing) If your friends are asking where you’ve been today… SIEGEL: Pharrell Williams performing Friday in China to promote online shopping. ELISE HU, HOST: Move over, Black Friday. Step aside, Cyber Monday. Alibaba, [...]

ELISE HU, HOST: After 13 years and controversy, U.N. peacekeepers have left Haiti. The force was credited with bringing stability to the Caribbean island, but the troops also brought a cholera epidemic and were embroiled in sex scandals. Now that they’re gone, Haiti must provide the main security for the country for the first time [...]

Church of England guidance for schools encourages a “loving and hospitable community [where] pupils can explore their identity without fear of harm, judgement or being ostracized.” Rawpixel Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Rawpixel Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto Church of England guidance for schools encourages a “loving and hospitable community [where] pupils can explore their identity without [...]

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: So let’s go back overseas now to hear more about what else President Trump is doing. As we mentioned earlier, he is in the Philippines attending the first of two Southeast Asian summits. This is the final stop on what was already a lengthy trip, which the White House extended by one [...]

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: One more bit of international news for you. Last week, Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, suddenly resigned from his post in a televised address from Saudi Arabia. The resignation left Lebanon in shock and fueled speculation that he had been forced to resign by the Saudi royal family. Lebanon’s president even suggested [...]

Iraqis search for the trapped citizens in collapsed buildings after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit northern Iraq in Derbendihan district of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on Sunday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck northern Iraq and parts of Iran has killed more than 140 people and injured at [...]

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Saturday. Jorge Silva/AP hide caption toggle caption Jorge Silva/AP President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, on Saturday. Jorge Silva/AP Updated [...]

“Putin and his entourage are absolutely not interested in bad relations with America. They’re scared of that. But the circumstances are such that they can’t help but use anti-Americanism to strengthen their grip on power,” says Gennady Gudkov, an opposition politician formerly with the KGB, shown here in February. Kommersant Photo/Kommersant via Getty Images hide [...]