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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

U.S. President Donald Trump accused China of seeking to meddle in the Nov. 6 U.S. congressional elections on Wednesday, saying Beijing did not want his Republican Party to do well because of his stance on trade.

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U.S. President Donald Trump lspeaks during a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 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/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration's support for such an outcome.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event with foreign migrants living in Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela September 25, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to meeting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro if it would help the people of Venezuela, but warned that "all options were still on the table" to deal with the crisis.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sits during an interview with Reuters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington.

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A woman gathers garbage near one of the rivers extending to Shatt al-Arab in Basra, Iraq September 10, 2018. Basra residents say salt seeping into the water supply has made it undrinkable and sent hundreds to a hospital.  REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Once dubbed the “Venice of the Middle East” for its canals, Iraq's crumbling port city of Basra is slowly dying of thirst.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore, June 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States and North Korea have "a wonderful relationship going" and that he would be announcing the timing and location of his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the "very near future."

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FILE PHOTO: Soldiers keep guard a gas facility of Pemex in Reynosa September 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo

The oil and gas fracking boom has lured scores of drillers to the Eagle Ford region of South Texas, the second largest U.S. oil patch, as new production technology opened access to billions more barrels.

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Anti-Kremlin activist and publisher of a Russian online news portal Pyotr Verzilov (L), who undergoes treatment at a hospital, speaks with founder of Pussy Riot protest group Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R), in Berlin, Germany in this handout photo obtained on September 25, 2018. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova/Handout via REUTERS

Anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov, recovering in Berlin after suddenly losing his sight, hearing and ability to walk in Russia, has told a newspaper he believes he was poisoned by Russia's secret service.

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Peter Madsen's defender, lawyer Betina Hald Engmark, speaks to the media after the Eastern High Court gave Madsen a life sentence for the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, in Copenhagen, Denmark September 26, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS

A Danish inventor must serve his life sentence for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist on board his home-made submarine, the Eastern High Court ruled on Wednesday.

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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledges the audience's applause after he delivered his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday Labour would vote against a Brexit deal based on Theresa May's proposals, the strongest warning yet to a prime minister whose plan to leave the European Union is hanging by a thread.

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Male and female Jewish worshippers take part in a priestly blessing held on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Tens of thousands of worshippers packed Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza on Wednesday to receive a blessing from members of Judaism's priestly caste.

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An estimated 190,000 people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war and when factors such as population displacement, disruption to health facilities and lack of food are included the death toll is at least 383,000, an independent study said.

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An electronic screen shows the results of the voting for the pension reform bill at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow Russia September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian lawmakers moved closer to approving divisive measures to raise the retirement age on Wednesday - plans that have already brought thousands out on to the street in protests and hit President Vladimir Putin's approval rating.

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FRENCH PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for the arrival of a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, September 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

A little over a year ago, Emmanuel Macron was sitting pretty in the polls, a 39-year-old president in a hurry, with ambitious plans and the hopes of a nation riding on his shoulders.

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FILE PHOTO: Somali women wait to collect water at the New Kabasa internally displaced camp in the northern Somali town of Dollow, Somalia, February 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said.

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FILE PHOTO: Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Aug 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

A Copenhagen policewoman is being investigated for embracing a niqab-wearing protestor during a demonstration against a ban on face veils, the force's complaints body said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Family handout photograph showing British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe reunited with her daughter Gabriella after her temporary release from an Iranian jail, Tehran Iran, August 23, 2018.  REUTERS/File Photo

British Prime Minister Theresa May lobbied for the release of detained British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a meeting on Tuesday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, May's office said.

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FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Ciro Gomes attends a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, who sits third in polls, is doing well and should be discharged later on Wednesday if his "good clinical condition continues," the Sao Paulo hospital treating him said in a statement.

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A U.S. decision to remove anti-missile systems from several Arab allies was an "internal and routine procedure", Kuwait said on Wednesday, adding that its defenses would not be affected.

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The United States is pulling some of its anti-aircraft and missile batteries out of the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. military officials.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he chairs a meeting of the United Nations Security Council held during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

U.S. President Donald Trump accused China of seeking to meddle in the Nov. 6 U.S. congressional elections on Wednesday, saying Beijing did not want his Republican Party to do well because of his stance on trade.

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U.S. President Donald Trump lspeaks during a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 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/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wanted a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the clearest expression yet of his administration's support for such an outcome.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during an event with foreign migrants living in Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela September 25, 2018. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to meeting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro if it would help the people of Venezuela, but warned that "all options were still on the table" to deal with the crisis.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sits during an interview with Reuters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has hit relations between Ankara and Washington.

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A woman gathers garbage near one of the rivers extending to Shatt al-Arab in Basra, Iraq September 10, 2018. Basra residents say salt seeping into the water supply has made it undrinkable and sent hundreds to a hospital.  REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Once dubbed the “Venice of the Middle East” for its canals, Iraq's crumbling port city of Basra is slowly dying of thirst.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands after signing documents during a summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore, June 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States and North Korea have "a wonderful relationship going" and that he would be announcing the timing and location of his next meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the "very near future."

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FILE PHOTO: Soldiers keep guard a gas facility of Pemex in Reynosa September 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Daniel Becerril/File Photo

The oil and gas fracking boom has lured scores of drillers to the Eagle Ford region of South Texas, the second largest U.S. oil patch, as new production technology opened access to billions more barrels.

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Anti-Kremlin activist and publisher of a Russian online news portal Pyotr Verzilov (L), who undergoes treatment at a hospital, speaks with founder of Pussy Riot protest group Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R), in Berlin, Germany in this handout photo obtained on September 25, 2018. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova/Handout via REUTERS

Anti-Kremlin activist Pyotr Verzilov, recovering in Berlin after suddenly losing his sight, hearing and ability to walk in Russia, has told a newspaper he believes he was poisoned by Russia's secret service.

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Peter Madsen's defender, lawyer Betina Hald Engmark, speaks to the media after the Eastern High Court gave Madsen a life sentence for the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, in Copenhagen, Denmark September 26, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix/Liselotte Sabroe via REUTERS

A Danish inventor must serve his life sentence for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist on board his home-made submarine, the Eastern High Court ruled on Wednesday.

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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn acknowledges the audience's applause after he delivered his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Wednesday Labour would vote against a Brexit deal based on Theresa May's proposals, the strongest warning yet to a prime minister whose plan to leave the European Union is hanging by a thread.

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Male and female Jewish worshippers take part in a priestly blessing held on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Tens of thousands of worshippers packed Jerusalem's Western Wall plaza on Wednesday to receive a blessing from members of Judaism's priestly caste.

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An estimated 190,000 people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war and when factors such as population displacement, disruption to health facilities and lack of food are included the death toll is at least 383,000, an independent study said.

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An electronic screen shows the results of the voting for the pension reform bill at the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow Russia September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian lawmakers moved closer to approving divisive measures to raise the retirement age on Wednesday - plans that have already brought thousands out on to the street in protests and hit President Vladimir Putin's approval rating.

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FRENCH PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for the arrival of a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, September 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

A little over a year ago, Emmanuel Macron was sitting pretty in the polls, a 39-year-old president in a hurry, with ambitious plans and the hopes of a nation riding on his shoulders.

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FILE PHOTO: Somali women wait to collect water at the New Kabasa internally displaced camp in the northern Somali town of Dollow, Somalia, February 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

The World Bank has approved $80 million in grants to Somalia to fund public finance reforms, marking the first disbursement to the government of the conflict-ridden country in 30 years, the bank said.

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FILE PHOTO: Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Aug 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

A Copenhagen policewoman is being investigated for embracing a niqab-wearing protestor during a demonstration against a ban on face veils, the force's complaints body said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Family handout photograph showing British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe reunited with her daughter Gabriella after her temporary release from an Iranian jail, Tehran Iran, August 23, 2018.  REUTERS/File Photo

British Prime Minister Theresa May lobbied for the release of detained British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe during a meeting on Tuesday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, May's office said.

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FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Ciro Gomes attends a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, who sits third in polls, is doing well and should be discharged later on Wednesday if his "good clinical condition continues," the Sao Paulo hospital treating him said in a statement.

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A U.S. decision to remove anti-missile systems from several Arab allies was an "internal and routine procedure", Kuwait said on Wednesday, adding that its defenses would not be affected.

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The United States is pulling some of its anti-aircraft and missile batteries out of the Middle East, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing U.S. military officials.

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