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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's explanation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a "good first step but not enough", the U.S. Treasury secretary said on Sunday, adding it was premature to discuss sanctions against Riyadh over the incident.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departure from Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said Washington will exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.

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A Central American migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., reacts as he waits to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Thousands of Central American migrants traveling together to enter the United States have hunkered down in shelters in a southern Mexico city along its border with Guatemala, according to local officials.

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Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab appears on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in London, Britain October 21, 2018.  Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Britain could accept extending the post-Brexit transition period by a few months if the European Union drops its proposals for a so-called Northern Irish backstop, Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

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Afghan men line up to cast their votes during the parliamentary election at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on Sunday after voting times were extended despite security threats and warnings of fraud.

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 16, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

As the count from a crucial Australian by-election dragged into Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced the possibility that his Liberal party may have been too quick to concede a contest that would reduce his administration to a minority government.

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A policeman speaks over a megaphone asking people to stay away from the railway track after a commuter train travelling at high speed ran over a crowd on Friday, in Amritsar, India, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

An angry mob threw stones at police on Sunday near the site of a deadly railway accident in north India, demanding immediate financial compensation for the families of the victims and government jobs for those who lost wage-earners.

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FILE PHOTO: People make their way inside the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

The Greek police has suspended an officer and ordered an internal inquiry after a video showed him verbally abusing an elderly woman at a migrant camp, police said on Saturday, amid growing violence toward migrants in Greece.

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FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the Vijaya Dashmi, or Dussehra, festival celebrations in the old quarter of Delhi, India, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that many of the country's heroes from World War Two had been deliberately ignored, with his comments interpreted by many as an attack on the opposition Congress Party.

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A picture of King Dangun, the mythical founder of the first unified Korean kingdom in 2333 BCE, sits at a tourist stand near what North Korea says is his tomb, just outside Pyongyang, North Korea in this undated handout photo. Koryo Tours/Handout via REUTERS

It's the stuff of an Indiana Jones movie: supernatural kings, ancient tombs, and government-backed archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause.

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Rescuers tend to injured passengers after a train derailed in Yilan, Taiwan October 21, 2018. Military News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

At least 18 people died and 160 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the main part of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that Israel plans to demolish, in the occupied West Bank September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for "a number of weeks" its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amid international calls to drop the plan, saying it would try to negotiate an evacuation.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018.  Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

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FILE PHOTO: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser attends a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Siemens boss Joe Kaeser came under pressure from senior German politicians on Sunday to pull out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week following Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

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FILE PHOTO: Deputy President of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Eiichi Yoshikawa is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Shanghai, China November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

The CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's banking arm will not attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the group said on Sunday, joining a growing list of business executives to withdraw over concern about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting U.S. sanctions.

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A ferry collided with at least two yachts and then ran aground in heavy fog off the Isle of Wight in southern England on Sunday, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier stood firm on the need for checks on goods shipped from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland after Brexit, while insisting this would not amount to a new border, in an interview published on Sunday.

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Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab appears on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in London, Britain October 21, 2018.  Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Britain is open-minded about extending the post-Brexit transition period if it means the European Union drops its proposals for the so-called Irish backstop, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's explanation of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was a "good first step but not enough", the U.S. Treasury secretary said on Sunday, adding it was premature to discuss sanctions against Riyadh over the incident.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departure from Elko Regional Airport in Elko, Nevada, U.S., October 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said Washington will exit the Cold-War era treaty that eliminated a class of nuclear weapons due to Russian violations, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.

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A Central American migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., reacts as he waits to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Thousands of Central American migrants traveling together to enter the United States have hunkered down in shelters in a southern Mexico city along its border with Guatemala, according to local officials.

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Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab appears on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in London, Britain October 21, 2018.  Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Britain could accept extending the post-Brexit transition period by a few months if the European Union drops its proposals for a so-called Northern Irish backstop, Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

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Afghan men line up to cast their votes during the parliamentary election at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghans unable to vote in Saturday's parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on Sunday after voting times were extended despite security threats and warnings of fraud.

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FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, October 16, 2018. AAP/Mick Tsikas/via REUTERS

As the count from a crucial Australian by-election dragged into Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison faced the possibility that his Liberal party may have been too quick to concede a contest that would reduce his administration to a minority government.

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A policeman speaks over a megaphone asking people to stay away from the railway track after a commuter train travelling at high speed ran over a crowd on Friday, in Amritsar, India, October 21, 2018. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

An angry mob threw stones at police on Sunday near the site of a deadly railway accident in north India, demanding immediate financial compensation for the families of the victims and government jobs for those who lost wage-earners.

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FILE PHOTO: People make their way inside the Moria migrant camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

The Greek police has suspended an officer and ordered an internal inquiry after a video showed him verbally abusing an elderly woman at a migrant camp, police said on Saturday, amid growing violence toward migrants in Greece.

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FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends the Vijaya Dashmi, or Dussehra, festival celebrations in the old quarter of Delhi, India, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that many of the country's heroes from World War Two had been deliberately ignored, with his comments interpreted by many as an attack on the opposition Congress Party.

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A picture of King Dangun, the mythical founder of the first unified Korean kingdom in 2333 BCE, sits at a tourist stand near what North Korea says is his tomb, just outside Pyongyang, North Korea in this undated handout photo. Koryo Tours/Handout via REUTERS

It's the stuff of an Indiana Jones movie: supernatural kings, ancient tombs, and government-backed archaeologists striving to harness the power of legend for a greater cause.

World News20 minutes ago

Rescuers tend to injured passengers after a train derailed in Yilan, Taiwan October 21, 2018. Military News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

At least 18 people died and 160 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the main part of the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that Israel plans to demolish, in the occupied West Bank September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for "a number of weeks" its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank amid international calls to drop the plan, saying it would try to negotiate an evacuation.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul.

World News37 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, September 29, 2018.  Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

World News37 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser attends a session of the Russian Energy Week international forum in Moscow, Russia October 3, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Siemens boss Joe Kaeser came under pressure from senior German politicians on Sunday to pull out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week following Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

World News37 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Deputy President of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Eiichi Yoshikawa is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Shanghai, China November 24, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

The CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group's banking arm will not attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the group said on Sunday, joining a growing list of business executives to withdraw over concern about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid/File Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting U.S. sanctions.

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A ferry collided with at least two yachts and then ran aground in heavy fog off the Isle of Wight in southern England on Sunday, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

Brexitan hour ago

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier stood firm on the need for checks on goods shipped from mainland Britain to Northern Ireland after Brexit, while insisting this would not amount to a new border, in an interview published on Sunday.

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Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab appears on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, in London, Britain October 21, 2018.  Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Britain is open-minded about extending the post-Brexit transition period if it means the European Union drops its proposals for the so-called Irish backstop, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.

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