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The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray painted on a wall in the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options early on Wednesday as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out.

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Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

A Swedish prosecutor dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London's Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets heads of regional councils in Jewish settlements  at the Alon Shvut settlement, in the Gush Etzion block in the occupied West Bank November 19, 2019. Menahem Kahana/Pool via REUTERS

Israel's ruling right-wing government on Tuesday moved swiftly to embrace Washington's backing for Israeli settlements, even as Palestinians and Arab leaders said it was a threat to the international rule of law.

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FILE PHOTO: Labourers work in a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Ramat Givat Zeev in the occupied-West Bank November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo

A U.S. decision effectively backing Israel's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank, long a cherished item on conservative Christians' wish list, is expected to strengthen evangelicals' support for Donald Trump as he seeks re-election in 2020, according to a leader of the president's evangelical advisory group.

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Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before, military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Avichay Adraee said.

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Rohingya refugee Mohammed Imran reacts during an interview with Reuters in Penang, Malaysia, November 16, 2019. Picture taken November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Liz Lee

Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage.

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FILE PHOTO: General view of the highway, after fuel price increased in Tehran, Iran November 15, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File Photo

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week.

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NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight a fire as it burns close to property on Wheelbarrow Ridge Road at Colo Heights, north west of Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts/via REUTERS

Electricity firms cut off power to thousands of people, more than 100 schools were closed and residents in high risk regions were poised to evacuate on Wednesday as Australia's devastating bushfires opened up a new front.

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A general view of Colombo Port City construction site, which is backed by Chinese investment is seen, in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 5, 2018.   To match INSIGHT SRI LANKA-POLITICS/CHINA-INDIA.    REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Amid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka, a large, state-of-the-art hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers.

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China made stern representations to a representative of the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after the Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong.

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A girl dressed in traditional Sidama scarf stands in front of her family's house in Wetera Rasa village near Hawassa, Ethiopia November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia's Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national power balance.

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FILE PHOTO: People look at a Remembrance Wall at the Las Vegas Healing Garden during the one-year anniversary of the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

An ammunition dealer who acknowledged selling hundreds of incendiary tracer rounds to the gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to manufacturing bullets without a license.

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An image taken on a smart phone from a plane window shows smoke haze blanketing Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Neil Bennett/via REUTERS

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.

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Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed who is helping to find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent bushfires, is seen in Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media on November 20, 2019. Mandatory credit INSTAGRAM/@ficlarkphotography/via REUTERS

An obsessive compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires.

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FILE PHOTO: A firefighter prepares to get into a sewage tunnel inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options on Wednesday as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out.

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Protesters are seen after leaving the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement, drawing condemnation from Beijing.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator shows a rubber bullet and its cartridge used by the riot police during a protest against Chile's government in Valparaiso, Chile  November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo

Chile's police chief said on Tuesday he has suspended the use of rubber bullets to quell national unrest after a university study revealed they could be made up of as little as 20% rubber and contain harmful substances such as lead.

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Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, in what it described as a retaliatory attack.

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference after reshuffling his cabinet at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became Japan's longest-serving premier on Wednesday, a remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliation, but the day was marred by questions about possible election law violations and worries about the economy.

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The slogan "Never Surrender" is spray painted on a wall in the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options early on Wednesday as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out.

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Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

A Swedish prosecutor dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London's Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets heads of regional councils in Jewish settlements  at the Alon Shvut settlement, in the Gush Etzion block in the occupied West Bank November 19, 2019. Menahem Kahana/Pool via REUTERS

Israel's ruling right-wing government on Tuesday moved swiftly to embrace Washington's backing for Israeli settlements, even as Palestinians and Arab leaders said it was a threat to the international rule of law.

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FILE PHOTO: Labourers work in a construction site in the Israeli settlement of Ramat Givat Zeev in the occupied-West Bank November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo

A U.S. decision effectively backing Israel's building of settlements in the occupied West Bank, long a cherished item on conservative Christians' wish list, is expected to strengthen evangelicals' support for Donald Trump as he seeks re-election in 2020, according to a leader of the president's evangelical advisory group.

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Israel attacked Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in what it said was retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel the day before, military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Avichay Adraee said.

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Rohingya refugee Mohammed Imran reacts during an interview with Reuters in Penang, Malaysia, November 16, 2019. Picture taken November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Liz Lee

Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage.

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FILE PHOTO: General view of the highway, after fuel price increased in Tehran, Iran November 15, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS/File Photo

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that more than 100 protestors had been killed in 21 cities in Iran during unrest that broke out over a rise in fuel prices last week.

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NSW Rural Fire Service crews fight a fire as it burns close to property on Wheelbarrow Ridge Road at Colo Heights, north west of Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts/via REUTERS

Electricity firms cut off power to thousands of people, more than 100 schools were closed and residents in high risk regions were poised to evacuate on Wednesday as Australia's devastating bushfires opened up a new front.

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A general view of Colombo Port City construction site, which is backed by Chinese investment is seen, in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 5, 2018.   To match INSIGHT SRI LANKA-POLITICS/CHINA-INDIA.    REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Amid the lush paddy fields of central Sri Lanka, a large, state-of-the-art hospital rises between the cranes and cement mixers.

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China made stern representations to a representative of the U.S. embassy in Beijing on Wednesday after the Senate unanimously passed legislation aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong.

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A girl dressed in traditional Sidama scarf stands in front of her family's house in Wetera Rasa village near Hawassa, Ethiopia November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia's Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national power balance.

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FILE PHOTO: People look at a Remembrance Wall at the Las Vegas Healing Garden during the one-year anniversary of the October 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

An ammunition dealer who acknowledged selling hundreds of incendiary tracer rounds to the gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a Las Vegas music festival two years ago pleaded guilty on Tuesday to manufacturing bullets without a license.

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An image taken on a smart phone from a plane window shows smoke haze blanketing Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Neil Bennett/via REUTERS

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.

World News2 hours ago

Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed who is helping to find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent bushfires, is seen in Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media on November 20, 2019. Mandatory credit INSTAGRAM/@ficlarkphotography/via REUTERS

An obsessive compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires.

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FILE PHOTO: A firefighter prepares to get into a sewage tunnel inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus, in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options on Wednesday as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out.

World News3 hours ago

Protesters are seen after leaving the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday aimed at protecting human rights in Hong Kong amid a crackdown on a pro-democracy protest movement, drawing condemnation from Beijing.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator shows a rubber bullet and its cartridge used by the riot police during a protest against Chile's government in Valparaiso, Chile  November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo

Chile's police chief said on Tuesday he has suspended the use of rubber bullets to quell national unrest after a university study revealed they could be made up of as little as 20% rubber and contain harmful substances such as lead.

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Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria on Wednesday, the Israeli military said, in what it described as a retaliatory attack.

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference after reshuffling his cabinet at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became Japan's longest-serving premier on Wednesday, a remarkable feat for a leader who once quit in humiliation, but the day was marred by questions about possible election law violations and worries about the economy.

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