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Four Days In August

August 19, 1953: Massive protests broke out across Iran, leaving almost 300 dead in firefights in the streets of Tehran. Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh was soon overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the CIA and British intelligence. The Shah was reinstalled as Iran's leader.

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Four Days In August


Ex-State Department Worker Gets 40 Months In Prison For Secret Dealings With China

The State Department in Washington, D.C., in 2014. A former ­office manager there was sentenced to 40 months in prison for concealing her exchanges with Chinese intelligence agents.

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Once A Symbol Of Freedom, Sudan's Pop Radio Station Has Fallen Almost Silent

"I'm trying to keep hope, because everyone is leaving, bro," says Ahmad Hikmat, Content Director of Capital FM in Khartoum. "I am losing my team one by one."

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Once A Symbol Of Freedom, Sudan's Pop Radio Station Has Fallen Almost Silent


President Trump Warns Of New Sanctions On Iran After Breaches Of Nuclear Deal

U.S. Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Jackie Wolcott at a board of governors meeting in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday.

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View From London: Did U.K. Ambassador's Pro-Europe Stance Make Him A Target?

The British Embassy in Washington, D.C. Kim Darroch resigned as U.K. ambassador to the U.S. on Wednesday, after cables in which he criticized the Trump administration were leaked. Boris Johnson, expected to become the new prime minister, said nothing in Darroch's support.

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The Famous Big 5 Personality Test Might Not Reveal The True You

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Worldwide Smuggling Crackdown Rescues Endangered Wildlife

Road inspections in Mexico intercept this white tiger cub concealed in a van.

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White House Adviser: On Mideast Peace Plan, 'We Are Aiming For The Home Run'

Jason Greenblatt (left) and Jared Kushner attended a Middle East peace meeting in February in Warsaw, Poland.

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White House Adviser: On Mideast Peace Plan, 'We Are Aiming For The Home Run'


Brazil Judge Orders Mining Company To Pay For Damage From Dam Disaster

Residents and relatives of victims place messages on the bridge over the Paraopeba River, during a tribute to those who died after a tailings dam collapsed in the town of Brumadinho, Brazil.

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Girls Captured By Boko Haram Brought Into Focus In 'Beneath The Tamarind Tree'

People attend a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria on Oct. 14, 2014.

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U.K. Ambassador To U.S. Resigns After Trump Vowed He Won't 'Deal With Him'

British Ambassador to Washington Kim Darroch, seen here in 2017, submitted his resignation Wednesday following the publication of embarrassing internal memos bashing the Trump administration.

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In Juárez, 'Remain In Mexico' Policy Casts Asylum-Seekers Back Into Uncertainty

Julio, 12, with his mother Grisélida, 44, crossed into the U.S. seeking asylum, but they were returned to Mexico. The shelter they tried to go to was full, so they are staying in a hotel basement. They fled their home in Honduras when a gang began recruiting Julio.

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In Juárez, 'Remain In Mexico' Policy Casts Asylum-Seekers Back Into Uncertainty


How Oman Has Become A Key Diplomatic Player In The Middle East

The Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Salalah, Oman. The country has emerged as a quiet facilitator of dialogue, including between Iran and the U.S.

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How Oman Has Become A Key Diplomatic Player In The Middle East


France Plans To Put An 'Ecotax' On Nearly All Air Travel

French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne says a new tax on airfares "is a response to the ecological urgency and sense of injustice expressed by the French." She's seen here with Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Francois de Rugy.

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Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Arabia Performance, Citing Human Rights Concerns

Nicki Minaj has cancelled her performance in Saudi Arabia due to pressure from human rights activists.

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Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Arabia Performance, Citing Human Rights Concerns


The Last VW Beetle Rolls Off The Assembly Line In Mexico This Week

A 2019 Volkswagen Beetle convertible on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in February.

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