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Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern, who has led the Labour Party for less than three months, spoke at a press conference Thursday at Parliament in Wellington after a coalition government was formed. Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images Jacinda Ardern will be the next [...]

An Afghan National Army soldier searches a vehicle at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday on the way to the Maiwand army base, the site of the Taliban attack late Wednesday. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption toggle caption Massoud Hossaini/AP An Afghan National Army soldier searches a vehicle at a checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday on [...]

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Exposure to polluted air, water and [...]

Chinese President Xi Jinping has cracked down on corruption — and dissent. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping has cracked down on corruption — and dissent. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in September, Liang Xiaojun received a knock on the door. “There were 15 [...]

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ali Soufan, former FBI terrorism investigator, and author of the book Anatomy of Terror. They discuss reports that Al-Qaida is actively recruiting ISIS fighters. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/18/558614292/how-other-terrorist-organizations-could-benefit-from-isis-loss-of-raqqa?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

Kenya’s electoral confusion threatens to become a constitutional crisis. This comes as a senior electoral official resigned and fled to the U.S., saying the planned rerun of the presidential election in eight days is not guaranteed a fair process. Article source: http://www.npr.org/2017/10/18/558614399/kenyan-officials-say-they-cant-guarantee-fair-process-in-presidential-election?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=world

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces walks on a building near Raqqa’s stadium Monday, as they cleared the last positions on the front line in the fight against ISIS. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces walks on a building near Raqqa’s stadium Monday, [...]

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 toggle caption Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images A poster in Beijing features Chinese President Xi Jinping and a slogan reading “Chinese Dream, People’s [...]

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 toggle caption Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (on stage in brown) raises a clenched fist as he declares Marawi “liberated” [...]

Iraqi forces use heavy equipment to damage a poster of Iraqi Kurdish president Massud Barzani on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk, as Baghdad seeks to take control of the city back from Kurds. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images Iraqi forces use heavy equipment to damage a poster of Iraqi Kurdish [...]