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Invited students attend an event to watch the televised U.S. presidential debate between Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan October 20, 2016.  REUTERS/Issei Kato  - RTX2PMTH

How does the rest of the world view the U.S. election?

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As Election Day draws near, the eyes of much of the world are on the United States and the contentious race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Continue reading

A woman holds a portrait of her relative, a victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, during a ceremony in Kiev, Ukraine, April 26, 2016.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2BPD9

World’s worst nuclear disaster 30 years later

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Thirty years ago, the world experienced its worst nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl power plant located in the former Soviet Union, now modern day Ukraine. Continue reading

The mother of Suleyman Uslu sits next to the grave of her son, a People's Protection Units (YPG) member who was killed during fighting against Islamic State in north Syria, at a cemetery in Diyarbakir Turkey February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar  - RTX28MBM

Two-week Syrian ceasefire begins Friday

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A two-week ceasefire has been accepted by fighting parties in Syria and will take effect Friday night in the nation where a four-and-a-half-year civil war has cost more than 250,000 lives and displaced millions. Continue reading

Photos, flowers and candles are left in memory of Boris Nemtsov, who was recently murdered in Moscow, in Independence Square in Kiev

Russians rally to protest killing of Putin critic

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Boris Nemtsov, who was an influential Russian political figure and outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was assassinated on Friday, raising deep concerns about Russia’s future. Continue reading

Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Petro Poroshenko, with Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel standing nearby, as they take part in peace talks on resolving the Ukrainian crisis in Minsk

Ukraine and Russia announce cease-fire

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Ukraine and Russia announced that they had reached a cease-fire after weeks of clashes between Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel forces. Continue reading

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