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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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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Botswana's parliament in Gaborone. Photo by Iulus Ascanius via Wikimedia Commons (public domain). 

Ambassador David Newman calls his native country ‘the world’s best-kept secret’ 

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Turkish police officers stand outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, late Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing several people and wounding others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday. A Turkish official says two attackers have blown themselves up at the airport after police fired at them. The official said the attackers detonated the explosives at the entrance of the international terminal before entering the x-ray security check. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) 

Several suicide bombers have hit Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens and wounding some 140 others 

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London as his wife Samantha looks on Friday, June 24, 2016. Cameron says he will resign by the time of party conference in the fall after Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP) 

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign 

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