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Picture of Israel’s Netanyahu begins coalition hunt amid deadlock

Israel’s Netanyahu begins coalition hunt amid deadlock

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2109. The office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Netanyahu has been given the task of forming a new government.

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Picture of ‘We’re all in big trouble’: Climate panel sees a dire future

‘We’re all in big trouble’: Climate panel sees a dire future

This early Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 file photo shows an aerial view of large Icebergs floating as the sun rises near Kulusuk, Greenland. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade, and this summer, it has seen two of the biggest melts on record since 2012. A special United Nations-affiliated oceans and ice report released on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2019 projects three feet of rising seas by the end of the century, much fewer fish, weakening ocean currents, even less snow and ice, and nastier hurricanes, caused by climate change.

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Picture of Swedish climate activist Thunberg wins ‘Alternative Nobel’

Swedish climate activist Thunberg wins ‘Alternative Nobel’

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

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Picture of Israel’s main parties begin talks on coalition government

Israel’s main parties begin talks on coalition government

In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 file photo, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz, left, Esther Hayut, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a memorial service for former President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Israel's two largest political parties are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a unity government between them, after last week's deadlocked national elections. The Sept. 23 meeting comes a day after Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the rival Likud party held their first meeting since the polling.

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Picture of ‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, addresses the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019.

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Picture of Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

This photo taken in Jan. 2019 and made available by Deltares shows the flume wave tank in Delft, Netherlands, that is used to test structure designs for the strengthening work for the Afsluitdijk. With climate change bringing bigger storms and rising sea levels, one of the low-lying Netherlands’ key defenses against the sea is getting a major makeover. The 5-year project will see workers lay thousands of concrete blocks and raise parts of the 87-year-old Afsluititdijk dike.

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Picture of At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Pratt Industries, Sunday, Sept 22, 2019, in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

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Picture of Albania quake has 340 aftershocks, people afraid to go home

Albania quake has 340 aftershocks, people afraid to go home

A woman cleans up debris from a damaged house after an earthquake in Zhurje village, north of Tirana Many residents in Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres have not gone back to their homes after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

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Picture of ‘Deficit of trust’: At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

‘Deficit of trust’: At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

People walk along a plaza at United Nations Headquarters Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.

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Picture of World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

Jan. 13, 2018 file photo, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to the media during a join declaration with the Colombian president, in Bogota, Colombia. Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change in Monday’s special “action summit.” Guterres says only those with new specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention.

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By CHRISTINA LARSON
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