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After UNESCO bombshell, US envoy Haley warns UN of more trouble ahead

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US withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

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Top Myanmar official says 'young democracy' facing challenges

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Trump cranks up North Korea threats as Pyongyang holds anti-U.S. rally

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North Korea: Trump's UN speech amounted to 'the sound of a dog barking'

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Tillerson, Zarif spoke directly at Iran nuclear talks

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