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North Korea stops answering daily calls with South; Past epidemics underscore importance of mental health

North Korean officials did not answer a routine daily call to the liaison office with South Korea or calls on military hotlines Tuesday. The move is seen as a first step toward shutting down contact with Seoul. And, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he and US President Donald Trump agreed on "some issues" on the conflict in Libya during a phone call Monday. Also, a new study of satellite images shows a surge in traffic to hospitals in Wuhan, China, in August.

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Is Turkey seeking a neo-Ottoman Empire?

Turkey is flexing its muscle as a regional power. On Thursday, the Turkish parliament approved a plan to send troops across the Mediterranean to Libya, which is in the midst of a complex civil war. The World's Marco Werman speaks with former Ambassador David Shinn on what this move means.

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