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Explosives ignite an abandoned car, that were hidden there by protesters, near a barricade above the Tolo Highway next to the Chinese University campus in Hong Kong, China November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

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Supporters of ousted Bolivia's President Evo Morales carry a banner across the main avenue as they block roads in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bolivia's rival political factions were pursuing dialogue on Friday to unsnarl a democratic crisis, to help calm anger on the streets of highland city of La Paz despite schools remaining closed and fuel deliveries disrupted by road blocks.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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A general view of the flooded St. Mark's Square, as high tide reaches peak, in Venice, Italy November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated.

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Israel's military said on Friday it was investigating "harm caused to civilians" from an air strike it carried out in Gaza that Palestinian medics said killed eight members of one family including five children.

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A Chilean Mapuche indigenous community member takes part in a protest against Chile's government in Valparaiso, Chile  November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with a group of school and university students in Tehran, Iran, November 3, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people, but believes people of all religions should decide Israel's future, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activists carry a portrait of Gui Minhai (L) during a protest outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Sweden's minister for culture will be banned from entering China if she attends a literary award ceremony on Friday for detained Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Beijing's ambassador to the Nordic country said on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a picture with a supporter in front of the general election campaign trail bus in Manchester, Britain November 15, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party to 13 points this week, according to a Panelbase poll on Friday.

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Turkey sent a U.S. citizen and suspected Islamic State member to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's new parliament members take an oath in Tunis, Tunisia  November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month's parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, party spokesman Imed Khemiri said on Friday.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on new digital infrastructure policy as part of his general election campaign in Lancaster, Britain November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Britain's opposition Labour Party plans to nationalize BT's broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power, making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise.

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Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said on Friday it had detained a senior Islamic State militant, Al Bara Shishani, who illegally came to Ukraine in 2018.

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Two German citizens have been detained in Hong Kong and are receiving consular support, a source at the German foreign ministry said on Friday.

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Dr. Dhiren Gupta, a pediatrician, demonstrates to his patient Akshra Quereshi (10) how to use a spacer device for her medication at a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2019. Picture taken November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most hazardous "severe" rating - raising health risks for millions of students.

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda listens to Director of the State Security Department Darius Jauniskis in Vilnius, Lithuania November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrius Sytas

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.

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FILE PHOTO: Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu speaks after being awarded with the German-Turkish Friendship Award 'Kybele 2019' in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a political opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he was on a mission in London to allay investor concerns over negative headlines about Turkey and predicted its economic woes were temporary.

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Explosives ignite an abandoned car, that were hidden there by protesters, near a barricade above the Tolo Highway next to the Chinese University campus in Hong Kong, China November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

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Supporters of ousted Bolivia's President Evo Morales carry a banner across the main avenue as they block roads in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bolivia's rival political factions were pursuing dialogue on Friday to unsnarl a democratic crisis, to help calm anger on the streets of highland city of La Paz despite schools remaining closed and fuel deliveries disrupted by road blocks.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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A general view of the flooded St. Mark's Square, as high tide reaches peak, in Venice, Italy November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated.

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Israel's military said on Friday it was investigating "harm caused to civilians" from an air strike it carried out in Gaza that Palestinian medics said killed eight members of one family including five children.

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A Chilean Mapuche indigenous community member takes part in a protest against Chile's government in Valparaiso, Chile  November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with a group of school and university students in Tehran, Iran, November 3, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people, but believes people of all religions should decide Israel's future, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.

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Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the weekly general audience at the Vatican, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis said on Friday politicians who rage against homosexuals, gypsies and Jews remind him of Hitler.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activists carry a portrait of Gui Minhai (L) during a protest outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/File Photo

Sweden's minister for culture will be banned from entering China if she attends a literary award ceremony on Friday for detained Swedish bookseller Gui Minhai, Beijing's ambassador to the Nordic country said on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a picture with a supporter in front of the general election campaign trail bus in Manchester, Britain November 15, 2019. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party extended its lead over the opposition Labour Party to 13 points this week, according to a Panelbase poll on Friday.

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Turkey sent a U.S. citizen and suspected Islamic State member to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's new parliament members take an oath in Tunis, Tunisia  November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Tunisia's moderate Islamist Ennahda, which came first in last month's parliamentary elections, has named Habib Jemli, a former junior agriculture minister, as its choice to become prime minister, party spokesman Imed Khemiri said on Friday.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on new digital infrastructure policy as part of his general election campaign in Lancaster, Britain November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Britain's opposition Labour Party plans to nationalize BT's broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power, making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise.

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Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said on Friday it had detained a senior Islamic State militant, Al Bara Shishani, who illegally came to Ukraine in 2018.

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Two German citizens have been detained in Hong Kong and are receiving consular support, a source at the German foreign ministry said on Friday.

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Dr. Dhiren Gupta, a pediatrician, demonstrates to his patient Akshra Quereshi (10) how to use a spacer device for her medication at a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2019. Picture taken November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most hazardous "severe" rating - raising health risks for millions of students.

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda listens to Director of the State Security Department Darius Jauniskis in Vilnius, Lithuania November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrius Sytas

Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.

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FILE PHOTO: Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu speaks after being awarded with the German-Turkish Friendship Award 'Kybele 2019' in Berlin, Germany, November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, a political opponent of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, said on Thursday he was on a mission in London to allay investor concerns over negative headlines about Turkey and predicted its economic woes were temporary.

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