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Designer Zhijun Wang wearing a smog mask he made from running shoes.

This Designer Turns Running Shoes Into Protection From Pollution

1.6 million people in China die every year because of air pollution, so many people protect themselves using face masks.


Pemex gas station in Tijuana, Mexico
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Protests Across Mexico After Deregulation Leads To High Gas Prices

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Finland Is Giving A Basic Income To 2,000 Of Its Unemployed Citizens

Passerby watch coverage of a North Korean missile launch
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Trump Tweets A Response To North Korea's Nuclear Threat

Anísio Jobim prison complex or Compaj
Brazil State Department of Penitentiary Administration

Brazil Prison Riot Leaves At Least 56 Dead

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu Questioned Regarding Corruption Reports

Surgeons in an operating room
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Everyone In France Is Now An Organ Donor Unless They Opt Out

People holding crosses
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Christians Faced Lethal Persecution In Several Regions In 2016

Kate Middleton
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Kate Middleton Is Now A Member Of The Royal Photographic Society

Kim Jong-un

North Korea Says It Plans To Test A Long-Range Missile

Fighters in an ISIS propaganda video

After Airstrikes On Its Oil, ISIS Reportedly Can't Pay Its Fighters

The burned ferry boat.
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Ferry Catches Fire In Indonesia, Killing At Least 23

Ambulances near the Reina nightclub in Istanbul
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ISIS Claims Istanbul Nightclub Attack That Killed At Least 39

Father and son undocumented immigrants detained at US border
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Violence Is Changing The Demographics Of Illegal Immigration In The US

Illegal ivory seized in Hong Kong
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China Is Getting Rid Of Its Ivory Trade

Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis
Greece Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Greek Ambassador To Brazil Found Dead, Wife Detained

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Despite Un-American Ideas, Putin Is Seeing More Republican Support

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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As Turkey's President Pushes For More Power, Critics Get Nervous

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama
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Russia Says It Won't Retaliate Against US Over Recent Sanctions

Yasukuni Shrine
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Japanese Official Visits Controversial Shrine After Pearl Harbor Trip

A split screen of smog and kids playing

Climate Change Is Freaking People Out Enough To Not Want Kids

A giant chinese panda named Ai Bao
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In Defense Of 2016

Eiffel Tower
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Paris' Solution To Air Pollution? Free Parking

Cocaine from 2016 Australian police bust
Australian Federal Police

Australian Officials Boast Largest Cocaine Bust In Country's History

People riding bikes on street in Syria.
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Syria's Newest Cease-fire Deal Is Different Than The Others This Year

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte speaking
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Philippines President Duterte Says He Threw Someone From A Helicopter

Pangolin curled up
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China Announces Largest-Ever Pangolin Smuggling Bust

Secretary of State John Kerry
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After Backlash From Israel, Kerry Argues Alliances Need 'Hard Truths'

Candles and flowers near the site of the Berlin Christmas market attack
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Police Arrest Suspected Accomplice In Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkey's President Accused The US Of Helping ISIS In Syria

The Olympic and Russian flags at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games
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Russian Sports Officials Finally Admit To Widespread Doping Scheme