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3. A Libyan militia leader became the first person successfully prosecuted in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi in 2012, seen above.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was convicted on four counts, including conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism, in a federal court in Washington.

In a surprise, he was acquitted of murder. Still, he faces up to 60 years in prison.

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4. North Korea conducted its first missile test in more than two months. Within minutes, South Korea fired a missile to demonstrate its ability to strike the North’s launch sites.

The exchange came after a senior South Korean official warned that the North was working on being able to launch nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles as early as next year.

No wonder Hawaii is bringing back its Cold War-era nuclear warning system. Above, the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, with scientists in September.

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5. In Myanmar, Pope Francis met with the country’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, above.

But in a closely watched speech, he avoided directly addressing the situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority, or even…



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