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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security Strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

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Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

Russia's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Thursday that will allow individual journalists to be labeled foreign agents, a move that critics say will tighten curbs on the media.

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Anti-government protesters leave the campus of the Polytechnic University (PolyU) to give themselves up to the police in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank as seen in 2018 and obtained by Reuters from "Peace Now" on June 3, 2019. Peace Now/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Britain urged Israel to halt its "counterproductive" settlement expansion on Thursday, saying it was illegal under international law.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, have sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies.

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Honduran man Erwin Ardon, the first foreign asylum-seeker who arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands, is seen in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Mandatory credit Government Ministry Of Guatemala/via REUTERS

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio waves before the new cabinet's first meeting at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca/File Photo

Member of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's difficulties as leader.

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Indigenous people of the Munduruku tribe dance during a press conference to ask authorities for protection for indigenous land and cultural rights in Brasilia, Brazil November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Munduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.

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A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen ahead of the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was indicted on Thursday on charges of stealing trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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A poster of presidential candidate Domingos Simoes Pereira covers side of building under construction in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Christophe Van Der Perre

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.

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Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales gesture during a protest, in La Paz, Bolivia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human cost of the crisis gripping the South American nation.

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A demonstrator gestures to riot police during a protest in Bogota, Colombia, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of Cali called a curfew from 7 p.m. local time.

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FILE PHOTO: A police officer is seen near a site where an armed gang holds people hostage after they robbed a securities company at the Viracopos airpoart freight terminal, in Campinas near Sao Paulo, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso/File Photo

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) missions.

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An Argentine criminal prosecutor has requested the arrest of a Roman Catholic bishop after officials said he ignored repeated calls and emails relating to an investigation of sex abuse allegations against him.

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A demonstrator bangs a mortar with a pestle during a protest rejecting the December presidential election in Algiers, Algeria November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Hundreds of Algerians marched through the capital late on Thursday for a second consecutive night, an indication that protesters are stepping up their months-long campaign in the run-up to a presidential election next month.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, waves the Venezuelan flag at a gathering with supporters near Bolivia's embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said claimants against Venezuela could not enforce liens, judgments, arbitral awards or decrees by seizing property to collect on unpaid debts unless they received specific authorization from Washington.

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Yorgen Fenech, a prominent businessman arrested on Wednesday in connection with investigations into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was released on bail on Thursday evening, police sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Belgrade mayor Sinisa Mali talks during an interview to Reuters in Belgrade March 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbia's finance minister Sinisa Mali plagiarized parts of his Ph.D. thesis, the University of Belgrade said on Thursday, after his work was challenged by scholars prompting long-standing opposition demands for his resignation.

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The crew of a passenger ferry traveling to Ireland from France discovered 16 migrants of Middle Eastern origin stowed aboard in a sealed trailer on Thursday, all of them in good health, Irish police said.

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FILE PHOTO:  Catherine Pugh, at the time state senator, is pictured speaking near City Hall in Baltimore May 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/File photo/File Photo

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty on Thursday to tax evasion and other federal charges related to sales of a self-published children's book as part of an illegal scheme to fund her election campaign.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security Strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

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Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

Russia's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Thursday that will allow individual journalists to be labeled foreign agents, a move that critics say will tighten curbs on the media.

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Anti-government protesters leave the campus of the Polytechnic University (PolyU) to give themselves up to the police in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank as seen in 2018 and obtained by Reuters from "Peace Now" on June 3, 2019. Peace Now/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Britain urged Israel to halt its "counterproductive" settlement expansion on Thursday, saying it was illegal under international law.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

U.S. Navy warships, on two occasions in the past few days, have sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of tension between the world's two largest economies.

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Honduran man Erwin Ardon, the first foreign asylum-seeker who arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands, is seen in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Mandatory credit Government Ministry Of Guatemala/via REUTERS

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Luigi Di Maio waves before the new cabinet's first meeting at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ciro de Luca/File Photo

Member of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's difficulties as leader.

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Indigenous people of the Munduruku tribe dance during a press conference to ask authorities for protection for indigenous land and cultural rights in Brasilia, Brazil November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Munduruku indigenous people led by 15 tribal chiefs blamed Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday for increased illegal mining on their reservation lands in the Amazon rainforest.

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A general view of the Department of Justice building is seen ahead of the release of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

A Chinese national who worked for Monsanto before it was purchased by Bayer AG was indicted on Thursday on charges of stealing trade secrets, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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A poster of presidential candidate Domingos Simoes Pereira covers side of building under construction in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Christophe Van Der Perre

After weeks of political turmoil including violent protests, an alleged coup attempt and the emergence of two competing prime ministers, Guinea-Bissau is holding a presidential election on Sunday that many hope will usher in a semblance of calm.

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Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales gesture during a protest, in La Paz, Bolivia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human cost of the crisis gripping the South American nation.

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A demonstrator gestures to riot police during a protest in Bogota, Colombia, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Colombian unions, student groups and other protesters marched on Thursday against rumored economic reform plans and amid rising discontent with the government of President Ivan Duque, while the city of Cali called a curfew from 7 p.m. local time.

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FILE PHOTO: A police officer is seen near a site where an armed gang holds people hostage after they robbed a securities company at the Viracopos airpoart freight terminal, in Campinas near Sao Paulo, Brazil October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Rahel Patrasso/File Photo

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday sent a proposal to Congress that seeks to offer greater protection to police and soldiers who kill while on specific operations, known as Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) missions.

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An Argentine criminal prosecutor has requested the arrest of a Roman Catholic bishop after officials said he ignored repeated calls and emails relating to an investigation of sex abuse allegations against him.

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A demonstrator bangs a mortar with a pestle during a protest rejecting the December presidential election in Algiers, Algeria November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Hundreds of Algerians marched through the capital late on Thursday for a second consecutive night, an indication that protesters are stepping up their months-long campaign in the run-up to a presidential election next month.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country's rightful interim ruler, waves the Venezuelan flag at a gathering with supporters near Bolivia's embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said claimants against Venezuela could not enforce liens, judgments, arbitral awards or decrees by seizing property to collect on unpaid debts unless they received specific authorization from Washington.

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Yorgen Fenech, a prominent businessman arrested on Wednesday in connection with investigations into the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, was released on bail on Thursday evening, police sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Belgrade mayor Sinisa Mali talks during an interview to Reuters in Belgrade March 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Serbia's finance minister Sinisa Mali plagiarized parts of his Ph.D. thesis, the University of Belgrade said on Thursday, after his work was challenged by scholars prompting long-standing opposition demands for his resignation.

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The crew of a passenger ferry traveling to Ireland from France discovered 16 migrants of Middle Eastern origin stowed aboard in a sealed trailer on Thursday, all of them in good health, Irish police said.

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FILE PHOTO:  Catherine Pugh, at the time state senator, is pictured speaking near City Hall in Baltimore May 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/File photo/File Photo

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty on Thursday to tax evasion and other federal charges related to sales of a self-published children's book as part of an illegal scheme to fund her election campaign.

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