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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of Beirut central district, Lebanon, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government's handling of an economic crisis, in one of the biggest protests the country has seen in years.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Manny Villalobos suits up for his night patrol along the international border between Mexico and the United States near San Diego, California, March 26, 2013. Picture taken March 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. customs officials are seeking information on facial recognition software for body-worn cameras that agents who police the border could use, according to a government filing.

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A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the city of Culiacan.

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FILE PHOTO: Bolivian Yubinca Villena, a dance teacher who is in favor of the re-election of President Evo Morales, receives flowers from a girl at a studio in La Paz, Bolivia October 11, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Reynaldo Kantuta, a 27-year-old software developer, in many ways represents Bolivia's big strides in social mobility under Evo Morales, since the left-wing leader became the country's first indigenous president in 2006.

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Demonstrators react during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Thousands gathered in Barcelona in a fourth day of protests that have led to the worst sustained street violence in Spain in decades after Catalan leaders were sentenced to lengthy jail terms for their roles in a 2017 bid for independence.

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General view of a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil's Supreme Court began debating on Thursday whether to overturn a three-year-old rule that convicted criminals must go to prison right after losing their first appeal and not wait until they have exhausted their appeal options.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of Al-Noor mosque after it is reopened to the community in Christchurch, New Zealand March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

New Zealand officials said on Friday armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns after a mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed 51 people.

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The Trump National Doral golf resort is shown in Doral, Florida, U.S., March 18, 2019. Picture taken March 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.

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FILE PHOTO: Prince Hisahito, accompanied by his parents Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, poses for photos at Ochanomizu University junior high school before attending the entrance ceremony in Tokyo, Japan April 8, 2019. Koji Sasahara/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

When Japan's youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage.

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Two foreign workers in Lebanon choked to death from a fire that spread to a building near major protests in the capital, Beirut, state news agency NNA said on Friday.

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Cartel gunmen are seen outside during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Mexican security forces have released captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's son from a house where they briefly apprehended him on Thursday, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told Reuters, saying the decision was taken to protect lives.

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China said on Thursday that two U.S. citizens who were placed under criminal detention in late September have been released on bail and are awaiting trial on charges of illegally moving people across country borders.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a rally as he campaigns for the upcoming election, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canada has long prided itself on its multiculturalism and racial harmony, but the 2019 election campaign has exposed racial tensions, including pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface and the rise of a far-right populist party determined to impose what it calls "Canadian values".

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A man walks past an UK government Brexit information campaign poster at a bus stop in central London, Britain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain and the European Union were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at home to ensure his government and factious parliament approve the plan.

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FILE PHOTO: Sky's head of news John Ryley leaves the High Court after appearing before the Leveson Inquiry in London April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's exit from the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro listens to a news conference about a presidential executive order relating to military veterans outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

The editor-in-chief of a Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday criticized White House trade adviser Peter Navarro for quoting a fictitious anti-China economist in his books, and said it raised questions about his counsel to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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FILE PHOTO: Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a news conference at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera/File Photo

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied on Thursday that the Central American nation protects drug traffickers or is a narco state, following allegations in the U.S. trial of his brother that the two men accepted bribes from cocaine smugglers.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey gestures during a meeting with delegations of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Britain and the U.S. on Syria's situation at the UN Offices in Geneva, Switzerland September 12, 2019. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS

The United States struck a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on Thursday that will halt the fighting in exchange for a retreat by Kurdish YPG militia from a "safe zone" area in part because the U.S. believed the Kurds would not be able to hold that area militarily anyway, a top U.S. official said.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter on Thursday he is confident that joint efforts with the United States will promote peace and stability after the two sides agreed to pause Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Turkey agreed on Thursday to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a "safe zone" Ankara had sought to capture, in a deal hailed by the Trump administration and cast by Turkey as a complete victory.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of Beirut central district, Lebanon, August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government's handling of an economic crisis, in one of the biggest protests the country has seen in years.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent Manny Villalobos suits up for his night patrol along the international border between Mexico and the United States near San Diego, California, March 26, 2013. Picture taken March 26, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. customs officials are seeking information on facial recognition software for body-worn cameras that agents who police the border could use, according to a government filing.

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A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the city of Culiacan.

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FILE PHOTO: Bolivian Yubinca Villena, a dance teacher who is in favor of the re-election of President Evo Morales, receives flowers from a girl at a studio in La Paz, Bolivia October 11, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Reynaldo Kantuta, a 27-year-old software developer, in many ways represents Bolivia's big strides in social mobility under Evo Morales, since the left-wing leader became the country's first indigenous president in 2006.

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Demonstrators react during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Thousands gathered in Barcelona in a fourth day of protests that have led to the worst sustained street violence in Spain in decades after Catalan leaders were sentenced to lengthy jail terms for their roles in a 2017 bid for independence.

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General view of a session of the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazil's Supreme Court began debating on Thursday whether to overturn a three-year-old rule that convicted criminals must go to prison right after losing their first appeal and not wait until they have exhausted their appeal options.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of Al-Noor mosque after it is reopened to the community in Christchurch, New Zealand March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

New Zealand officials said on Friday armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns after a mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed 51 people.

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The Trump National Doral golf resort is shown in Doral, Florida, U.S., March 18, 2019. Picture taken March 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Joe Skipper

U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, a move Democrats and others decried as more evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.

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FILE PHOTO: Prince Hisahito, accompanied by his parents Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, poses for photos at Ochanomizu University junior high school before attending the entrance ceremony in Tokyo, Japan April 8, 2019. Koji Sasahara/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

When Japan's youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage.

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Two foreign workers in Lebanon choked to death from a fire that spread to a building near major protests in the capital, Beirut, state news agency NNA said on Friday.

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Cartel gunmen are seen outside during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Mexican security forces have released captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's son from a house where they briefly apprehended him on Thursday, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told Reuters, saying the decision was taken to protect lives.

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China said on Thursday that two U.S. citizens who were placed under criminal detention in late September have been released on bail and are awaiting trial on charges of illegally moving people across country borders.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a rally as he campaigns for the upcoming election, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canada has long prided itself on its multiculturalism and racial harmony, but the 2019 election campaign has exposed racial tensions, including pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in blackface and the rise of a far-right populist party determined to impose what it calls "Canadian values".

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A man walks past an UK government Brexit information campaign poster at a bus stop in central London, Britain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain and the European Union were on the verge of a last-minute Brexit deal on Wednesday but Prime Minister Boris Johnson still has work to do at home to ensure his government and factious parliament approve the plan.

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FILE PHOTO: Sky's head of news John Ryley leaves the High Court after appearing before the Leveson Inquiry in London April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

After three years of Brexit crisis, Sky News is betting that some viewers are so bored by the divorce drama that there is a market for a channel dedicated to news that has nothing to do with Britain's exit from the European Union.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro listens to a news conference about a presidential executive order relating to military veterans outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

The editor-in-chief of a Chinese state-run newspaper on Thursday criticized White House trade adviser Peter Navarro for quoting a fictitious anti-China economist in his books, and said it raised questions about his counsel to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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FILE PHOTO: Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez holds a news conference at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera/File Photo

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez denied on Thursday that the Central American nation protects drug traffickers or is a narco state, following allegations in the U.S. trial of his brother that the two men accepted bribes from cocaine smugglers.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey gestures during a meeting with delegations of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Britain and the U.S. on Syria's situation at the UN Offices in Geneva, Switzerland September 12, 2019. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS

The United States struck a ceasefire agreement with Turkey on Thursday that will halt the fighting in exchange for a retreat by Kurdish YPG militia from a "safe zone" area in part because the U.S. believed the Kurds would not be able to hold that area militarily anyway, a top U.S. official said.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter on Thursday he is confident that joint efforts with the United States will promote peace and stability after the two sides agreed to pause Turkey's military offensive in northeastern Syria.

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