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The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, is seen in the background of the shallow Kakhovka Reservoir after the dam collapse, in Energodar, Russian-occupied Ukraine, on June 27, 2023. LIBKOS/AP hide caption

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Presidential candidate Peter Pellegrini smiles at his headquarters after a presidential runoff in Bratislava, Slovakia, Saturday, April 6, 2024. Pellegrini is a close ally of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico known for his pro-Russian policies. Denes Erdos/AP hide caption

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Members of the public join a walking vigil through the streets of Falmouth, England, for British aid worker James Henderson, organized by Palestine Solidarity Cornwall, April 3. Three British men working for World Central Kitchen were killed along with four colleagues when their clearly marked vehicles were targeted by Israeli military strikes. Hugh Hastings/Getty Images hide caption

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Why a majority of Britons want the U.K. to halt arms exports to Israel

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Serhii Chaus, the mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Chasiv Yar, arrives at a bread delivery location on the outskirts of town. Chaus goes daily into the embattled town to deliver supplies and meet residents who choose to stay there as Russian forces are approaching the area. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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A mayor in Ukraine aids his town's few remaining people, as Russia closes in

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Reading glasses are easy to come by in Western countries. But getting a pair in the Global South can be a challenge. A new study shows the surprising benefits that a pair of specs can bring. Maica/Getty Images hide caption

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Glasses aren't just good for your eyes. They can be a boon to income, too

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In Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, oil bunkering — the practice of siphoning oil from pipelines — has transformed parts of the once-thriving delta ecosystem into an ecological dead zone, according to the U.N. Environment Programme. Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto hide caption

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Mercy me: Photos show what humans have done to the planet in the Anthropocene age

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Students leave the underground school built in a Kharkiv subway station to board a bus home. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Ukraine's Kharkiv moves classrooms underground so kids survive Russian attacks

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A demonstrator holds a placard, after Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, released a statement outside the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, Tuesday. Alberto Pezzali/AP hide caption

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A U.K. court delays extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S.

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Saidakrami Murodali Rachabalizoda, a suspect in the Crocus City Hall shooting on Friday, is escorted by police and FSB officers in the Basmanny District Court in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 24, 2024. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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ISIS-K claimed responsibility for an attack on the city of Kerman, Iran, southeast of the capital Tehran in 2024 that killed more than 90 people. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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What is ISIS-K, the group that claims it carried out the Moscow concert attack?

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A woman mourns at a makeshift memorial in front of the Crocus City Hall on Saturday, a day after a gun attack in Krasnogorsk, outside Moscow, killed at least 133 people. Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Ukrainian policeman (R) walks next to 84-year-old resident Mykola (L) pushing his bicycle on a street in the frontline town of Chasiv Yar, in the Donetsk region on October 11, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Explosions are near-constant in the small town, whose buildings are scored with holes from shelling. Genya Savilov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Visit to a Town Under Fire in Eastern Ukraine

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Vehicles of Russian emergency services are parked near the burning Crocus City Hall concert venue, following a reported shooting incident, outside Moscow on Friday. Maxim Shemetov/Reuters hide caption

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, is seen in north London on Nov. 24, 2023. The former Kate Middleton said she has been diagnosed with cancer and is in the early stages of treatment. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Ukrainian emergency workers clear the debris at the site of Russia's air attack, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Friday, March 22, 2024. Andriy Andriyenko/AP hide caption

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