This SDS Sigma 7 computer sent the first message over the predecessor of the internet in 1969. 
Today’s vast communications web is a result of governments and regulators making choices that collectively built the internet as it is now.
A man in a military uniform is walking with other people around him
A witness in the impeachment inquiry faced accusations of being a "double agent" by conservative media before his appearance on Tuesday. A retired general who supervised Army Lt. Col. Alex Vindman says the suggestions and innuendo are "reprehensible."
A Syrian refugee man works at a bakery in Gaziantep, Turkey, May 16, 2016.
Turkey extended a deadline for Syrians to update their registration cards or move until Oct. 30. But many say they’ve run into problems getting their papers in order, and registrations in larger cities, including Istanbul, have been completely blocked.
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The Indigenous president recently won his fourth consecutive election and could be in power for 18 years. His opponents say the vote was rigged.   
Demonstrators wearing masks hold their cell phones, with the flashlights on, over their heads as they are crowded together in a street
Han Dongfang led protesters in Tiananmen Square 30 years ago. Today, he's joining those swelling the streets of Hong Kong. But the energy and the very mentality of the protests are different, he says, because today's Hong Kongers have "tasted freedom" — and are fighting to keep it.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Common sense would suggest the world is indeed now a much safer place with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's passing. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee this will prove to be true in practice. 
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Diplomats are being circumvented under the Trump administration. Diplomacy students weigh in on how that could change the future of the profession.
A sign reading "Future Investment Initiative" is visible between the heads of two men
Last year, many of the who's who in politics and business boycotted Saudi Arabia's "Davos in the Desert" event in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. This year? Many return but there are still some notable no-shows.
Iraqi policemen stand in front of demonstrators during a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Kerbala, Iraq, on October 25, 2019.
Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi writer and poet. He was in Iraq earlier this year and says life has become unbearable for citizens there. He spoke with to The World's host Marco Werman from his home in New York City about the unrest in Iraq. 
Argentina's presidential candidate Alberto Fernández and his running mate former President Cristina Kirchner embrace each other during a closing campaign rally in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Oct. 24, 2019.
Troubles with national debt has sent the country into the arms of the populist group many times before.

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