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East Asia and the Pacific accounted for two-thirds of the displacements related to extreme weather events including storms, floods, wildfires and severe winter conditions in 2016 — almost double the number for 2015.

The principal of an Oklahoma high school apologized after its yearbook featured a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler.

US stocks are higher yesterday as the market bounces back from a turbulent week. Defense contractors are making gains and technology and consumer-focused companies are also rising.

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North Korea has confirmed details of its latest missile launch.

The official Korean Central News Agency said Monday morning that the military had tested a medium-to-long range ballistic missile called the Pukguksong-2.

In a surprise announcement yesterday, Pope Francis named five new cardinals, for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden.

President Donald Trump called on Middle Eastern leaders to combat a "crisis of Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, casting the fight against terrorism as a "battle between good and evil," not a clash between the West and Islam.

Albania's president has decreed that a parliamentary election that was postponed as part of compromise among political parties will be held on June 25.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was returning as the leader of Turkey's ruling party yesterday, pushing back criticism that his tenure has curtailed freedoms and polarized the country as he vowed to serve the country and combat terror.

Opponents of President Michel Temer are taking to the streets in cities across Brazil to demand he step down following allegations of corruption.

Swiss voters are supporting a referendum to withdraw the country from nuclear power in favor of renewable energy.

President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not.

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