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FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know ... war with Iran is the mother of all wars," the state new agency IRNA reported.

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FILE PHOTO - Members of the Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets', are seen inspecting the damage at a Roman ruin site in Daraa, Syria December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir

Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defense group had been evacuated from southwest Syria where Damascus' forces are advancing against rebels, with Israeli officials saying they facilitated the mission.

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Russia's military said it had shot down two unidentified drones that attacked its Syrian air base at Hmeimim on Saturday and Sunday, Russian agencies reported.

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FILE PHOTO - Surakiart Sathirathai, a former Thai foreign minister and Chairman of the new Rakhine State Advisory Board gestures during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa

The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body's former secretary, saying the panel is effective and the government has acted on its recommendations.

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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visits Gaza's Kerem Shalom crossing, the strip's main commercial border terminal, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel will reopen Gaza's main commercial crossing and expand the Palestinian fishing zone off the blockaded enclave's coast on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday.

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A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File

By Jonathan Landay, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and John Walcott

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press briefing at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.

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Gunmen have shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

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Human rights groups called for an independent investigation on Sunday, after Indonesian police shot dead 11 men earlier this month as part of a security clampdown ahead of the Asian Games.

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FILE PHOTO - Hanif Abbasi, a nominated candidate of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) party for upcoming election, is seen in Islamabad, Pakistan May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani anti-narcotics court has jailed for life an aide of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misuse of a key drug-making chemical, a government prosecutor said three days ahead of a divisive general election.

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A man holds a flag next to a banner with the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, Israel July 22, 2018. REUTERS/ Corinna Kern

Israel's LGBT community launched a one-day strike on Sunday, blocking a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, in protest over the exclusion of gay men from surrogacy legislation passed last week.

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Jordan said on Sunday that it had allowed the UN to arrange the entry and passage of 800 Syrian civil defense workers whose lives were in danger after a government offensive that regained rebel-held parts of southern Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

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Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.7 and 5.7 respectively struck Hormozgan province in southern Iran on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, state television reported.

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Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the Islamic charity organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), cuts a ribbon to inaugurates an election office of the newly formed political party Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, in Lahore Pakistan July 14, 2018. Picture taken July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States' most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. At home, his charities are banned, as is a new Islamist political party launched by his followers.

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FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party chant slogans as they march to welcome their leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi (not pictured) during a campaign rally ahead of general elections in Karachi, Pakistan July 1, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo

Religious parties - some new, others long-established - are fielding more than 1,500 candidates for national and provincial assemblies in Pakistan's general election on July 25.

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The Cuban flag hangs next to the photographs of late Cuba's President Fidel Castro and his brother, Cuba's former President Raul Castro, in Havana, Cuba July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A draft of Cuba's new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system.

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A bus drives on a road near Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Syrian army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as rebels refusing to return to state rule boarded buses for opposition controlled northern Syria, state television and rebels said.

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police officers at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

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A cat climbs the stairs as a placard opposing gay marriage is seen on a wall in Havana, Cuba, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray delivers a message after a meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and his Central American counterparts in Guatemala City, Guatemala July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Members of Mexico's incoming and outgoing presidential administrations gathered on Saturday to begin collaborating before a series of key meetings on trade, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday cautioned U.S. President Donald Trump about pursuing hostile policies against Tehran, saying "America should know ... war with Iran is the mother of all wars," the state new agency IRNA reported.

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FILE PHOTO - Members of the Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets', are seen inspecting the damage at a Roman ruin site in Daraa, Syria December 23, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir

Jordan said on Sunday 800 people including members of Syria's "White Helmets" civil defense group had been evacuated from southwest Syria where Damascus' forces are advancing against rebels, with Israeli officials saying they facilitated the mission.

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Russia's military said it had shot down two unidentified drones that attacked its Syrian air base at Hmeimim on Saturday and Sunday, Russian agencies reported.

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FILE PHOTO - Surakiart Sathirathai, a former Thai foreign minister and Chairman of the new Rakhine State Advisory Board gestures during an interview with Reuters in Bangkok, Thailand February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Juarawee Kittisilpa

The chairman of an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body's former secretary, saying the panel is effective and the government has acted on its recommendations.

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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visits Gaza's Kerem Shalom crossing, the strip's main commercial border terminal, July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel will reopen Gaza's main commercial crossing and expand the Palestinian fishing zone off the blockaded enclave's coast on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday.

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A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after a group picture with foreign ministers and representatives of the U.S., Iran, China, Russia, Britain, Germany, France and the European Union during the Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.    REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File

By Jonathan Landay, Arshad Mohammed, Warren Strobel and John Walcott

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press briefing at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Russia's foreign minister told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that a woman arrested in the United States on accusations she was a Russian agent had been detained on "fabricated charges" and should be released.

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Gunmen have shot dead 11 taxi drivers returning to Johannesburg from the funeral of a colleague in Kwa-Zulu Natal, a police spokesman said on Sunday.

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Human rights groups called for an independent investigation on Sunday, after Indonesian police shot dead 11 men earlier this month as part of a security clampdown ahead of the Asian Games.

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FILE PHOTO - Hanif Abbasi, a nominated candidate of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) party for upcoming election, is seen in Islamabad, Pakistan May 30, 2017. Picture taken May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A Pakistani anti-narcotics court has jailed for life an aide of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for misuse of a key drug-making chemical, a government prosecutor said three days ahead of a divisive general election.

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A man holds a flag next to a banner with the photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during a LGBT community members protest against discriminatory surrogate bill in Tel Aviv, Israel July 22, 2018. REUTERS/ Corinna Kern

Israel's LGBT community launched a one-day strike on Sunday, blocking a main thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, in protest over the exclusion of gay men from surrogacy legislation passed last week.

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Jordan said on Sunday that it had allowed the UN to arrange the entry and passage of 800 Syrian civil defense workers whose lives were in danger after a government offensive that regained rebel-held parts of southern Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

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Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.7 and 5.7 respectively struck Hormozgan province in southern Iran on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, state television reported.

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Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the Islamic charity organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), cuts a ribbon to inaugurates an election office of the newly formed political party Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, in Lahore Pakistan July 14, 2018. Picture taken July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed is one of the United States' most-wanted terrorist suspects, accused over the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people. At home, his charities are banned, as is a new Islamist political party launched by his followers.

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FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist political party chant slogans as they march to welcome their leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi (not pictured) during a campaign rally ahead of general elections in Karachi, Pakistan July 1, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro/File Photo

Religious parties - some new, others long-established - are fielding more than 1,500 candidates for national and provincial assemblies in Pakistan's general election on July 25.

World News8 hours ago

The Cuban flag hangs next to the photographs of late Cuba's President Fidel Castro and his brother, Cuba's former President Raul Castro, in Havana, Cuba July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A draft of Cuba's new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system.

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A bus drives on a road near Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Syrian army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as rebels refusing to return to state rule boarded buses for opposition controlled northern Syria, state television and rebels said.

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police officers at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

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A cat climbs the stairs as a placard opposing gay marriage is seen on a wall in Havana, Cuba, July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

The draft of Cuba's new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

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Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray delivers a message after a meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and his Central American counterparts in Guatemala City, Guatemala July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

Members of Mexico's incoming and outgoing presidential administrations gathered on Saturday to begin collaborating before a series of key meetings on trade, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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