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FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis talks as he meets with young people at the Politeama square in Palermo, Italy, September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, bringing to seven the number who have stepped down since a sexual abuse scandal swept the nation's Roman Catholic Church.

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FILE PHOTO: Rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement walk on a hill in Jabal al-Arbaeen, which overlooks the northern town of Ariha, one of the last government strongholds in the Idlib province May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

Turkey on Friday said that steps to remove members of the "moderate opposition" from Syria's Idlib region were  unacceptable.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador the the U.N. Nikki Haley applauds as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.

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Rescue workers are seen at the scene where a ferry overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

More than 100 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state radio reported on Friday, and hundreds more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors from daybreak on the morning after the disaster.

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FILE PHOTO: American army vehicles drive north of Manbij city, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria March 9, 2017. To match Analysis MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-WAR   REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo - RC14C8315D00

Turkey and the United States have almost completed work on joint patrols in northern Syria's Manbij area and those patrols and joint training will begin soon, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference with President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia following their meeting in Tehran, Iran September 7, 2018. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool via REUTERS

Iran has not requested a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders at an informal summit in Salzburg.

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Misri Lal, 52, a farm labourer, stands outside his house with his family in Bhomada village, Sehore district, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India, September 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Krishna N. Das

Narendra Modi swept India's 2014 general election with the slogan "Achhe din (good days) are coming".

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FILE PHOTO: Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang attends a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said.

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FILE PHOTO: Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini delivers the opening speech at the Finns Party congress in Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 10, 2017. LEHTIKUVA/ Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo

Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Friday over his attendance at an anti-abortion vigil while on an official trip to Canada.

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo speaks at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia's biggest economy sails into choppy waters.

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FILE PHOTO: Special forces police officers secure the area during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the attempted coup at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

Ankara's chief prosecutor ordered the detention of 110 soldiers from the air force on Friday for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric Turkey says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, the prosecutor's office said.

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UKIP leader Gerard Batten speaks during a Reuters interview in Birmingham, Britain September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

The United Kingdom Independence Party has no plans to join an anti-European Union campaign masterminded by U.S. President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon, UKIP's leader told Reuters.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

A government meeting summoned by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the 2019 budget made useful progress, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Donald Trump next week as fears grow in Tokyo that Washington could demand that Japan curb its car exports to the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: A view through a construction fence shows the Kremlin towers and St. Basil's Cathedral on a hot summer day in central Moscow, Russia July 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev/File Photo

Russia on Friday called a new wave of U.S. sanctions misguided, saying Washington's habit of using sanctions against Moscow risked undermining global stability and was part of a dangerous game.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference after the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

British Prime Minister Theresa May will not be delivering a major statement on Friday, the BBC's political editor said amid speculation from lawmakers in her Conservative Party that there would be an announcement.

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FILE PHOTO: A Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail train stations at a depot in Hong Kong, China August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's first bullet train glides out of a sleek harborfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of integration and raising fears for some for the territory's cherished freedoms.

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When the song "Eagle Rock" played at a bar in an outback Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie late one night, a dozen young men scattered around a pool table dropped their trousers and heartily sang along in their underwear.

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FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis talks as he meets with young people at the Politeama square in Palermo, Italy, September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, bringing to seven the number who have stepped down since a sexual abuse scandal swept the nation's Roman Catholic Church.

World News30 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Rebel fighters from the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement walk on a hill in Jabal al-Arbaeen, which overlooks the northern town of Ariha, one of the last government strongholds in the Idlib province May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/File Photo

Turkey on Friday said that steps to remove members of the "moderate opposition" from Syria's Idlib region were  unacceptable.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador the the U.N. Nikki Haley applauds as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Since U.S. President Donald Trump made his debut at the United Nations a year ago pushing an "America First" policy, he has quit the Iran nuclear deal, the U.N. Human Rights Council and lashed out at some of the closest allies of the United States.

World News44 minutes ago

Rescue workers are seen at the scene where a ferry overturned in Lake Victoria, Tanzania September 21, 2018, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

More than 100 bodies have been retrieved after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzanian state radio reported on Friday, and hundreds more were still feared missing as rescuers searched for survivors from daybreak on the morning after the disaster.

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FILE PHOTO: American army vehicles drive north of Manbij city, in Aleppo Governorate, Syria March 9, 2017. To match Analysis MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-WAR   REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo - RC14C8315D00

Turkey and the United States have almost completed work on joint patrols in northern Syria's Manbij area and those patrols and joint training will begin soon, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-35 multi-role fighters of the Sokoly Rossii (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team fly in formation during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference with President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Vladimir Putin of Russia following their meeting in Tehran, Iran September 7, 2018. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool via REUTERS

Iran has not requested a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Friday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

Brexit2 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders at an informal summit in Salzburg.

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Misri Lal, 52, a farm labourer, stands outside his house with his family in Bhomada village, Sehore district, in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India, September 11, 2018.  REUTERS/Krishna N. Das

Narendra Modi swept India's 2014 general election with the slogan "Achhe din (good days) are coming".

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FILE PHOTO: Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang attends a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said.

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FILE PHOTO: Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini delivers the opening speech at the Finns Party congress in Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 10, 2017. LEHTIKUVA/ Jussi Nukari via REUTERS/File Photo

Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Friday over his attendance at an anti-abortion vigil while on an official trip to Canada.

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo speaks at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN at the Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Kham

Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia's biggest economy sails into choppy waters.

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FILE PHOTO: Special forces police officers secure the area during a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the attempted coup at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal/File Photo

Ankara's chief prosecutor ordered the detention of 110 soldiers from the air force on Friday for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric Turkey says orchestrated a failed coup in 2016, the prosecutor's office said.

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UKIP leader Gerard Batten speaks during a Reuters interview in Birmingham, Britain September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Darren Staples

The United Kingdom Independence Party has no plans to join an anti-European Union campaign masterminded by U.S. President Donald Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon, UKIP's leader told Reuters.

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives for the informal meeting of European Union leaders ahead of the EU summit, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

A government meeting summoned by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte over the 2019 budget made useful progress, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for a joint news conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 7, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Donald Trump next week as fears grow in Tokyo that Washington could demand that Japan curb its car exports to the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: A view through a construction fence shows the Kremlin towers and St. Basil's Cathedral on a hot summer day in central Moscow, Russia July 1, 2016.  REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev/File Photo

Russia on Friday called a new wave of U.S. sanctions misguided, saying Washington's habit of using sanctions against Moscow risked undermining global stability and was part of a dangerous game.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference after the informal meeting of European Union leaders in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

British Prime Minister Theresa May will not be delivering a major statement on Friday, the BBC's political editor said amid speculation from lawmakers in her Conservative Party that there would be an announcement.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail train stations at a depot in Hong Kong, China August 16, 2018.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's first bullet train glides out of a sleek harborfront railway station bound for mainland China on Saturday, launching a new era of integration and raising fears for some for the territory's cherished freedoms.

World News2 hours ago

When the song "Eagle Rock" played at a bar in an outback Australian mining town of Kalgoorlie late one night, a dozen young men scattered around a pool table dropped their trousers and heartily sang along in their underwear.

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