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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: Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White party looks on during his party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

Confronted by a right-wing heckler while campaigning for last month's parliamentary election in Israel, Benny Gantz grabbed the man by the lapels and glared down at him.

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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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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2019.     REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will on Saturday announce the result of a ballot for a new leader to guide them out of months of turmoil and, in effect, decide whether to ditch their unloved coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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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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People take part in a rally in Valparaiso, Chile October 23, 2019. The placard reads: "No to the curfew, rule of law now". REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

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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Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar is seen during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, October 23, 2019. Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey expects that disagreements with the United States over production of F-35 jets will be overcome, its defense minister told Reuters, adding that Ankara remained at the center of NATO despite criticism from allies of its incursion into Syria.

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Police are seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British police said they believed the trailer from a truck found on Wednesday containing the bodies of 39 people had traveled from Zeebrugge, Belgium, into the port of Purfleet in eastern England.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony of Major General Ali al-Lami, who commands the Iraqi Federal Police's Fourth Division, who was killed in Salahuddin, in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday said Baghdad is taking "all international legal measures" over the entry of U.S. troops from neighboring Syria, in an apparent attempt to assert his government's opposition to the arrival of the American forces.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets Iraq's Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Idrees Ali

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, where he is likely to face questions about how long U.S. troops withdrawing from northeast Syria will stay in Iraq.

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Chile's state miner Codelco, the world's top copper producer, said on Wednesday one of its mines was shut and operations at a smelter drastically reduced amid a general strike as protests and chaos have rocked the South American nation.

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2016 Rio Paralympics - Athletics - Women's 100m - T52 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/09/2016. Marieke Vervoort of Belgium celebrates winning the bronze medal in the event.  REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that he did not think Britain's exit from the European Union should be delayed beyond Oct. 31, his spokesman said.

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Lebanon's former Prime Minister and a candidate for the parliamentary election Najib Mikati, casts his vote at a polling station in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

A Lebanese public prosecutor has brought charges against former prime minister Najib Mikati and Bank Audi for making illicit gains through subsidized housing loans, state media and a judicial source said on Wednesday.

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Russia and Niger have signed a deal for Moscow to supply 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters to Niger, a senior official at Russia's federal military-technical cooperation service said on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported.

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FILE PHOTO: Photo illustration of a Cypriot passport, October 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Stringer/Illustration/File Photo

Cyprus said on Wednesday it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

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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: Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White party looks on during his party faction meeting at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

Confronted by a right-wing heckler while campaigning for last month's parliamentary election in Israel, Benny Gantz grabbed the man by the lapels and glared down at him.

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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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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 16, 2019.     REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will on Saturday announce the result of a ballot for a new leader to guide them out of months of turmoil and, in effect, decide whether to ditch their unloved coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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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.

World News29 minutes ago

People take part in a rally in Valparaiso, Chile October 23, 2019. The placard reads: "No to the curfew, rule of law now". REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

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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Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar is seen during an interview with Reuters in Ankara, Turkey, October 23, 2019. Turkish Defence Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey expects that disagreements with the United States over production of F-35 jets will be overcome, its defense minister told Reuters, adding that Ankara remained at the center of NATO despite criticism from allies of its incursion into Syria.

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Police are seen at the scene where bodies were discovered in a lorry container, in Grays, Essex, Britain October 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British police said they believed the trailer from a truck found on Wednesday containing the bodies of 39 people had traveled from Zeebrugge, Belgium, into the port of Purfleet in eastern England.

World News8 minutes ago

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi speaks during a symbolic funeral ceremony of Major General Ali al-Lami, who commands the Iraqi Federal Police's Fourth Division, who was killed in Salahuddin, in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday said Baghdad is taking "all international legal measures" over the entry of U.S. troops from neighboring Syria, in an apparent attempt to assert his government's opposition to the arrival of the American forces.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper meets Iraq's Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari at the Ministry of Defense in Baghdad, Iraq October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Idrees Ali

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, where he is likely to face questions about how long U.S. troops withdrawing from northeast Syria will stay in Iraq.

World News29 minutes ago

Chile's state miner Codelco, the world's top copper producer, said on Wednesday one of its mines was shut and operations at a smelter drastically reduced amid a general strike as protests and chaos have rocked the South American nation.

World News29 minutes ago

2016 Rio Paralympics - Athletics - Women's 100m - T52 Final - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 17/09/2016. Marieke Vervoort of Belgium celebrates winning the bronze medal in the event.  REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that he did not think Britain's exit from the European Union should be delayed beyond Oct. 31, his spokesman said.

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Lebanon's former Prime Minister and a candidate for the parliamentary election Najib Mikati, casts his vote at a polling station in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

A Lebanese public prosecutor has brought charges against former prime minister Najib Mikati and Bank Audi for making illicit gains through subsidized housing loans, state media and a judicial source said on Wednesday.

World News39 minutes ago

Russia and Niger have signed a deal for Moscow to supply 12 Mi-35 attack helicopters to Niger, a senior official at Russia's federal military-technical cooperation service said on Wednesday, the RIA news agency reported.

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FILE PHOTO: Photo illustration of a Cypriot passport, October 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Stringer/Illustration/File Photo

Cyprus said on Wednesday it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

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