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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Police is seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday, and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian military police arrived in the strategic Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday as Moscow warned Kurdish YPG forces that they face further armed conflict with Turkey if they fail to withdraw from Syria's entire northeastern border.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

EU leaders considered on Wednesday whether to give Britain a three-month Brexit extension, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that if they do so he would call an election by Christmas.

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FILE PHOTO: Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave on stage after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled off a second consecutive election win on Monday with a late change in tactics designed to scare progressive voters who showed signs of abandoning Liberal candidates, four Liberal campaign sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan citizens line up at the Chacalluta border crossing are between Chile and Peru, in Arica, Chile, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

The exodus of Venezuelans is on track to reach 5 million people, as pressure grows on neighboring countries to provide them with long-term support, United Nations and European Union officials said on Wednesday.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 23, 2019.     KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korea's "backward" and "shabby" facilities at the North's Mt Kumgang resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, in the latest sign of cooling relations between the neighbors.

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Anton Sahadi, a relative of a victim of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 reacts as he speaks to reporters after Indonesian investigators told victims' families mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of the 737 MAX jet last year, in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Sekar Nasly

Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report.

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Lebanese army soldiers stand guard next to demonstrators during ongoing anti-government protests at a highway in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon's highest Christian authority called on Wednesday for a change in government to include qualified technocrats and urged the president to begin talks to address demands of demonstrators in the streets for a seventh day.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holding a sign walks in front of security forces as protests against high living costs continue, in Concepcion, Chile October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez/File Photo

Chile braced for more protests and a general strike by state workers on Wednesday, despite President Sebastian Pinera's pleas for forgiveness and announcement of ambitious reforms to quell unrest that has rocked the country and led to at least 15 deaths.

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Polls opened in Botswana on Wednesday in what looks to be the first genuine challenge to a party that has dominated for more than five decades. Anna Bevan reports.

Botswana voted on Wednesday in a general election that is expected to provide the first genuine challenge to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in its five decades of dominance over southern Africa's wealthiest and most stable nation.

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FILE PHOTO: Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party is greeted by supporters as he arrives to vote during the presidential election at a polling station in a school in Villa 14 de Septiembre, in the Chapare region, Bolivia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

Bolivian leader Evo Morales on Wednesday repeated his claim of victory in a presidential election and accused the opposition of trying to orchestrate a coup, after mass opposition-led protests since the Sunday vote that claimed the counting was rigged.

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The Vatican's internal financial regulator on Wednesday rejected a prosecutor's accusations that it had acted improperly over a deal for the purchase of a luxury building in London.

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Russia does not see any need to establish a security zone under international control in north-eastern Syria, an idea aired by Germany, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Banks in Lebanon will remain closed on Thursday, the banking association said, as unprecedented protests gripped the country despite the government announcing emergency reforms.

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Chile's state miner Codelco, the world's top copper producer, said on Wednesday it had maintained production despite a general strike that had shut down its Andina copper mine amid protests that have rocked the South American nation in recent days.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro looks on during a session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Defense of the Chambers of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, said on Tuesday he will no longer pursue an appointment as the country's ambassador in Washington after his father said publicly that the nomination was being reconsidered.

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks as he leaves the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Ireland's foreign minister said he thinks Britain will be offered a flexible extension that could trigger Brexit well ahead of the new deadline but that the views of all EU member states were first needed.

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Tunisia's elected president Kais Saied takes the oath of office at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia  October 23, 2019REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election.

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Confidence in the Lebanese government's ability to service its debt could be further undermined through its plan to force banks to accept a lower interest rate on its debt, Moody's warned on Wednesday.

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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy demonstrators.

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Police is seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British police found the bodies of 39 people inside a truck believed to have come from Bulgaria at an industrial estate near London on Wednesday, and said they had arrested the driver on suspicion of murder.

World News17 minutes ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian military police arrived in the strategic Syrian city of Kobani on Wednesday as Moscow warned Kurdish YPG forces that they face further armed conflict with Turkey if they fail to withdraw from Syria's entire northeastern border.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

EU leaders considered on Wednesday whether to give Britain a three-month Brexit extension, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that if they do so he would call an election by Christmas.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave on stage after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled off a second consecutive election win on Monday with a late change in tactics designed to scare progressive voters who showed signs of abandoning Liberal candidates, four Liberal campaign sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan citizens line up at the Chacalluta border crossing are between Chile and Peru, in Arica, Chile, June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

The exodus of Venezuelans is on track to reach 5 million people, as pressure grows on neighboring countries to provide them with long-term support, United Nations and European Union officials said on Wednesday.

World News6 hours ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 23, 2019.     KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korea's "backward" and "shabby" facilities at the North's Mt Kumgang resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, in the latest sign of cooling relations between the neighbors.

World Newsan hour ago

Anton Sahadi, a relative of a victim of crashed Lion Air flight JT610 reacts as he speaks to reporters after Indonesian investigators told victims' families mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of the 737 MAX jet last year, in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Sekar Nasly

Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report.

World News22 minutes ago

Lebanese army soldiers stand guard next to demonstrators during ongoing anti-government protests at a highway in Jal el-Dib, Lebanon October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanon's highest Christian authority called on Wednesday for a change in government to include qualified technocrats and urged the president to begin talks to address demands of demonstrators in the streets for a seventh day.

World News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holding a sign walks in front of security forces as protests against high living costs continue, in Concepcion, Chile October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez/File Photo

Chile braced for more protests and a general strike by state workers on Wednesday, despite President Sebastian Pinera's pleas for forgiveness and announcement of ambitious reforms to quell unrest that has rocked the country and led to at least 15 deaths.

World News5 minutes ago

Polls opened in Botswana on Wednesday in what looks to be the first genuine challenge to a party that has dominated for more than five decades. Anna Bevan reports.

Botswana voted on Wednesday in a general election that is expected to provide the first genuine challenge to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in its five decades of dominance over southern Africa's wealthiest and most stable nation.

World News11 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party is greeted by supporters as he arrives to vote during the presidential election at a polling station in a school in Villa 14 de Septiembre, in the Chapare region, Bolivia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

Bolivian leader Evo Morales on Wednesday repeated his claim of victory in a presidential election and accused the opposition of trying to orchestrate a coup, after mass opposition-led protests since the Sunday vote that claimed the counting was rigged.

World News13 minutes ago

The Vatican's internal financial regulator on Wednesday rejected a prosecutor's accusations that it had acted improperly over a deal for the purchase of a luxury building in London.

World News19 minutes ago

Russia does not see any need to establish a security zone under international control in north-eastern Syria, an idea aired by Germany, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Wednesday, citing Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

World News22 minutes ago

Banks in Lebanon will remain closed on Thursday, the banking association said, as unprecedented protests gripped the country despite the government announcing emergency reforms.

World News23 minutes ago

Chile's state miner Codelco, the world's top copper producer, said on Wednesday it had maintained production despite a general strike that had shut down its Andina copper mine amid protests that have rocked the South American nation in recent days.

World News24 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Federal Deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro looks on during a session of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Defense of the Chambers of Deputies in Brasilia, Brazil August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazilian lawmaker Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, said on Tuesday he will no longer pursue an appointment as the country's ambassador in Washington after his father said publicly that the nomination was being reconsidered.

World News27 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks as he leaves the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Ireland's foreign minister said he thinks Britain will be offered a flexible extension that could trigger Brexit well ahead of the new deadline but that the views of all EU member states were first needed.

World News29 minutes ago

Tunisia's elected president Kais Saied takes the oath of office at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia  October 23, 2019REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Kais Saied, a political outsider and retired law professor, was sworn in as Tunisian president on Wednesday after he won a landslide victory in this month's election.

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Confidence in the Lebanese government's ability to service its debt could be further undermined through its plan to force banks to accept a lower interest rate on its debt, Moody's warned on Wednesday.

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