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Internally displaced persons clear a checkpoint in Qayara, some 50 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Islamic State militants have been going door to door in farming communities south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint to follow them north into the city and apparently using them as human shields as they retreat from Iraqi forces. Witnesses to the forced evacuation describe scenes of chaos as hundreds of people were driven north across the Ninevah plains and into the heavily-fortified city, where the extremists are believed to be preparing for a climactic showdown. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) 

Anyone who resists can be shot dead on the spot        


Family members of the Nigerian Chibok kidnapped girls walk toward buses as they depart to meet the Nigerian minister of women affairs in Abuja, Nigeria, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. Nigeria's government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction two-and-a-half years ago, but more than 100 others appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram Islamic extremist captors, a community leader said Tuesday.(AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga) 

More than 100 girls appear unwilling to leave their Boko Haram Islamic extremist captors, a community leader said Tuesday 


A woman looks up as a worker uses salvaged sheets of mangled metal, full of holes, to create a makeshift roof atop her home damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, Oct. 10. Nearly a week after the storm smashed into southwestern Haiti, some communities along the southern coast have yet to receive any assistance, leaving residents who have lost their homes and virtually all of their belongings struggling to find shelter and potable water.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) 

The United Nations has made an emergency appeal for nearly $120 million in aid 


Residents wade through flood waters in Leogane, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday, tearing off roofs in the poor and largely rural area, uprooting trees and leaving rivers bloated and choked with debris. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) 

Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti's southwestern tip with howling, 145 mph winds Tuesday 


Graça Machel said that the primary mission of WIMN is to amplify the voices of women’s movements, influence governance and promote women’s leadership and contributions in the economic, social, and political development of Africa. (Graça Michel) 

Network of women journalists will work with Graça Machel Trust 


Supporters of the peace accord between the Colombian government and rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, follow on a giant screen the results of a referendum to decide whether or not to support the peace accord, in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Colombia's peace deal with leftist rebels was on the verge of collapsing, with those opposing the deal leading by a razor-thin margin with almost all polling stations reporting results. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) 

A stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels leaves Colombians with no backup plan 


Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade take position during training in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, on the border with Syria, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Israel is denying Syrian government claims that its forces shot down a warplane and a drone near the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) 

The Syrian cease-fire appeared to be holding on Tuesday despite sporadic and minor violations 


Susan L. Taylor, American editor, writer, journalist and Founder and CEO of CARES Mentoring Movement is among many influencers confirmed to attend the fall event in Panama.  

The 21st Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference will take place in Panama City Nov. 10-13 


Ibtihaj Muhammad of the United States adjusts her hijab prior to competing with Olena Kravatska of Ukraine in the women's individual saber fencing event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) 

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad became the only American ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab 


A soldier stands next to a half staff French flag, at the Elysee palace in Paris, Friday, July 15, 2016. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the government is declaring three days of national mourning after the attack in Nice that left at least 84 people dead. Speaking after an emergency meeting, Valls said the national mourning would begin Saturday. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) 

A Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 people and wounding 202 others 


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