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A combination photo shows members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in Geneva on Oct. 6. The group won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Pictured from left to right are Beatrice Fihn, executive director; Daniel Hogsta, coordinator; and Grethe Ostern, a member of the organization's steering committee. (CNS photo/Denis Balibouse, Reuters)
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The Nobel committee honored ICAN for its efforts to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law through the U.N.
Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, looks through the rubble of a Syriac Catholic Church on Jan. 27 in Qaraqosh, Iraq. The mannequin and poster were used as target practice. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
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The "revolting reality" of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. General Assembly.
Rohingya refugees walk to shore in Teknaf, Bangladesh, with their belongings after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border through the Bay of Bengal on Sept. 5. (CNS photo/Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Reuters)
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Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, spoke about human rights concerns around the world, highlighting in particular the targeting of Myanmar's Rohingya minority.
 In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo, a South Sudanese refugee boy sits on a mat outside a communal tent while his brother sleeps, at the Imvepi reception center, where newly arrived refugees are processed before being allocated plots of land in nearby Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, in northern Uganda. AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
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Colleen DulleAugust 21, 2017
The pope’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees message marks a break from past years.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea's northwest. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
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Drew ChristiansenJuly 17, 2017
The U.N. has voted to ban the bomb. What comes next?
Leaflets are seen on a delegates desk before a vote by the conference to adopt a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination, Friday, July 7, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Drew ChristiansenJuly 10, 2017
122 states—but none of the world’s nine nuclear powers—voted to ban the bomb.