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The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria are seen after they drowned in the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump's asylum policies.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold much-anticipated trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on Saturday, a White House spokesman told reporters on Wednesday.

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Riot police clear the area outside police headquarters, after a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international community to back their demands for the government to withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again on Thursday as protesters rallied outside the justice secretary's offices, blocking roads and forcing workers to leave in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now been suspended.

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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, arrives for a walkabout at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Loose cannon or influential statesman - what kind of British prime minister would Boris Johnson make on the world stage? Judging by his time as foreign secretary, possibly both.

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FILE PHOTO: Speaker Ali Larijani attends a session of parliament in Tehran, Iran June 25, 2019.  Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via REUTERS.

Iran warned the United States against violation of its borders, with parliament speaker Ali Larijani threatening a stronger reaction, the Tasnim news agency said on Thursday, a week after Tehran shot down a U.S. drone, spiking tension between them.

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An Antonov An-24 passenger plane is seen on fire after an emergency landing in the town of Nizhneangarsk, Russia June 27, 2019.  Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing at a regional airport in Russia's Buryatia republic, in Siberia, on Thursday, the area's emergency situations ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is seen at the Istana in Singapore, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday replaced the housing minister and appointed a team of senior officials to tackle New Zealand's housing crisis, in her first cabinet reshuffle since taking power in 2017.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean flag flutters on the top of a 100-metre tower as soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a village hall of the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, November 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

South Korean mobile carrier KT Corp said on Thursday it launched 5G services in one of the world's most heavily armed border zones separating the two Koreas.

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FILE PHOTO: Residents hold US and North Korean flags while they wait for motorcade of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un en route to the Metropole Hotel for the second US- North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Inter-Korea commercial projects that can channel millions of dollars a year to Pyongyang may be used as leverage to boost talks on ending poor and isolated North Korea's nuclear program, the South's point man on the North said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting with members of the international media in Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2019. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump may visit Turkey in July, Turkey's President Tayip Erdogan said in an interview in Japan where he will attend the G20 summit and is expected to meet with his American counterpart.

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The family of an Australian student reportedly detained in North Korea said on Thursday they had not heard from him for several days and the Australian government said it was seeking urgent clarification on his whereabouts.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem casts his vote as he stands next to Hezbollah parliament candidate Amin Sherri at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

The Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah believes a U.S. war on Iran is unlikely for reasons including Iran's strong defensive capabilities, Hezbollah's deputy leader said in an interview published on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence called by the opposition, after a series of public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Time was running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearisation talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to South Korea.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during delivering a speech to Japanese and U.S. troops as they aboard Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) helicopter carrier DDH-184 Kaga at JMSDF Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the linchpin of Tokyo's security policies, ahead of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week.

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FILE PHOTO: Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference about North Korea's missile launch in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on August  29, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday that Japan and the United States have not discussed revising the U.S.-Japan security treaty after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the defense pact in a television interview.

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FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's Incumbent President Joko Widodo reacts after making a public address with his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, following the announcement of the last month's presidential election results at a rural area of Jakarta, Indonesia, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesia's Constitutional Court will rule on Thursday on an opposition challenge to the official presidential election result after allegations the vote won by President Joko Widodo in the world's third-biggest democracy was rigged.

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U.S. President Donald Trump plans to hold nine bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, the White House said on Wednesday.

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U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in the United States this fall for bilateral talks about civil space, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns about China's behavior in the rapidly expanding commercial space market.

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A general view shows a U.S. Border Patrol agent guarding a section of the border fence between Mexico and the United States as pictured from Tijuana, Mexico June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Frustrated by a long wait in Mexico for his U.S. asylum application and fearful of being returned to El Salvador, 30-year-old Omar Gonzalez said he would pay a smuggler to take him on the perilous journey north across the border to the United States.

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The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria are seen after they drowned in the Rio Bravo river while trying to reach the United States, in Matamoros, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A harrowing photo of a Salvadoran migrant and his young daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border became the focus on Wednesday of a U.S. political debate over President Donald Trump's asylum policies.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold much-anticipated trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Osaka at 11:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on Saturday, a White House spokesman told reporters on Wednesday.

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Riot police clear the area outside police headquarters, after a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international community to back their demands for the government to withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again on Thursday as protesters rallied outside the justice secretary's offices, blocking roads and forcing workers to leave in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now been suspended.

World News28 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Party, arrives for a walkabout at Wisley Garden Centre in Surrey, Britain, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Loose cannon or influential statesman - what kind of British prime minister would Boris Johnson make on the world stage? Judging by his time as foreign secretary, possibly both.

World News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Speaker Ali Larijani attends a session of parliament in Tehran, Iran June 25, 2019.  Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency via REUTERS.

Iran warned the United States against violation of its borders, with parliament speaker Ali Larijani threatening a stronger reaction, the Tasnim news agency said on Thursday, a week after Tehran shot down a U.S. drone, spiking tension between them.

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An Antonov An-24 passenger plane is seen on fire after an emergency landing in the town of Nizhneangarsk, Russia June 27, 2019.  Russian Emergencies Ministry/Handout via REUTERS

Two people were killed and seven injured when an Antonov An-24 passenger plane made an emergency landing at a regional airport in Russia's Buryatia republic, in Siberia, on Thursday, the area's emergency situations ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is seen at the Istana in Singapore, May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday replaced the housing minister and appointed a team of senior officials to tackle New Zealand's housing crisis, in her first cabinet reshuffle since taking power in 2017.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean flag flutters on the top of a 100-metre tower as soldiers stand guard on the rooftop of a village hall of the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, November 22, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

South Korean mobile carrier KT Corp said on Thursday it launched 5G services in one of the world's most heavily armed border zones separating the two Koreas.

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FILE PHOTO: Residents hold US and North Korean flags while they wait for motorcade of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un en route to the Metropole Hotel for the second US- North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

Inter-Korea commercial projects that can channel millions of dollars a year to Pyongyang may be used as leverage to boost talks on ending poor and isolated North Korea's nuclear program, the South's point man on the North said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a meeting with members of the international media in Istanbul, Turkey, June 20, 2019. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump may visit Turkey in July, Turkey's President Tayip Erdogan said in an interview in Japan where he will attend the G20 summit and is expected to meet with his American counterpart.

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The family of an Australian student reportedly detained in North Korea said on Thursday they had not heard from him for several days and the Australian government said it was seeking urgent clarification on his whereabouts.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem casts his vote as he stands next to Hezbollah parliament candidate Amin Sherri at a polling station during the parliamentary election, in Beirut, Lebanon, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

The Iran-backed Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah believes a U.S. war on Iran is unlikely for reasons including Iran's strong defensive capabilities, Hezbollah's deputy leader said in an interview published on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis attends the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence called by the opposition, after a series of public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis.

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FILE PHOTO: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Time was running out for the United States to formulate a new strategy to revive denuclearisation talks, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Thursday ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to South Korea.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during delivering a speech to Japanese and U.S. troops as they aboard Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) helicopter carrier DDH-184 Kaga at JMSDF Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the U.S.-Japan security alliance, the linchpin of Tokyo's security policies, ahead of talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in Osaka this week.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference about North Korea's missile launch in Tokyo, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on August  29, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday that Japan and the United States have not discussed revising the U.S.-Japan security treaty after U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the defense pact in a television interview.

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FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's Incumbent President Joko Widodo reacts after making a public address with his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, following the announcement of the last month's presidential election results at a rural area of Jakarta, Indonesia, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesia's Constitutional Court will rule on Thursday on an opposition challenge to the official presidential election result after allegations the vote won by President Joko Widodo in the world's third-biggest democracy was rigged.

World News5 hours ago

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to hold nine bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, the White House said on Wednesday.

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U.S. and Chinese officials will meet in the United States this fall for bilateral talks about civil space, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns about China's behavior in the rapidly expanding commercial space market.

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A general view shows a U.S. Border Patrol agent guarding a section of the border fence between Mexico and the United States as pictured from Tijuana, Mexico June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Frustrated by a long wait in Mexico for his U.S. asylum application and fearful of being returned to El Salvador, 30-year-old Omar Gonzalez said he would pay a smuggler to take him on the perilous journey north across the border to the United States.

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