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Opinion: In Search Of Historical Parallels For China's Rise

Certain aspects of China today are without historical precedent, but some lessons do arise from Japan’s and America’s own imperial pasts, write historians Alexis Dudden and Jeffrey Wasserstrom. (Image credit: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

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Merkel's Allies Falter In Regional Elections, As Rivals Gain On Left And Right

The German chancellor’s center-right sister party has long been a juggernaut in Bavaria, but they didn’t look like it Sunday. (Image credit: Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images)

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Experts Are Underwhelmed By North Korea's Promise To Dismantle Missile Site

North Korea had already promised to dismantle part of the site. Now, with fanfare, it’s offering to let the world watch — which analysts say is not that much of a step forward. (Image credit: David Guttenfelder/AP)

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U.S. Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians

The U.S. has cut hundreds of millions of dollars for Palestinians, to pressure Palestinian leaders to work with the U.S. on peace efforts. (Image credit: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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Typhoon Slams Philippines

A powerful typhoon is making its way from the Philippines to China. The storm is expected to remain strong as it enters the South China Sea.

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Typhoon Mangkhut Kills At Least 12 As It Roars Through Philippines Towards Hong Kong

The storm is predicted to hit Hong Kong on Sunday. (Image credit: Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

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Committee Recommends Russia's Anti-Doping Agency Be Reinstated

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s compliance review committee made the call, despite protests from international athletes that they “will no longer have faith in the system.” (Image credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

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Which Foreign Aid Programs Work? The U.S. Runs A Test — But Won't Talk About It

USAID has launched a series of experiments to see how traditional aid compares to giving people cash. The first results are in. And they’re proving controversial. (Image credit: Nichole Sobecki for NPR)

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Could A Ban On Fishing In International Waters Become A Reality?

As the United Nations meets to discuss high-seas biodiversity, scientists and activists say that while a fishing ban could profoundly help protect sea life, it may also be impossible to enforce. (Image credit: Christopher Costello/NPR)

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