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FILE PHOTO: Accused Russian agent Maria Butina speaks to camera at 2015 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., July 11, 2015 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 19, 2018. FreedomFest/via REUTERS

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department.

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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," but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either.

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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, June 28, 2018/File Photo

Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll.

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An explosion is pictured at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

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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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Afghan soldiers carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan July 22, 2018.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival.

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Rescue workers move the body of Ikramullah Gandapur, a candidate of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Justice Movement, who was killed in a suicide attack in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, outside hospital morgue in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A candidate from the party of Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful and former cricket star Imran Khan was killed on Sunday in a suicide attack that wounded four others, a police official said, days before Wednesday's general elections.

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FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, November 26, 2014.    REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Sunday that Arab countries, including Egypt, were vulnerable to imploding from within under what he described as a barrage of rumors aimed at spreading instability.

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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

Pakistan's top court on Sunday said it had begun reviewing statements made by a judge alleging the country's spy agencies were influencing judicial proceedings, as the powerful military called for an investigation.

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the members of parliament inside the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia’s Prime minister Abiy Ahmed says the Horn of Africa nation must adopt multiparty democracy supported by strong institutions that respect human rights and rule of law, his chief of staff said on Sunday.

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An explosion is seen at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel  July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Hundreds of Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman carrying her son arrives to check her name on the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an NRC center in Chandamari village in Goalpara district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, January 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika/File Photo

India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns that Muslims will be targeted under the guise of detecting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, injuring at least 128 people, hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the south, state television reported.

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A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares.

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The United States has condemned a legislative measure to extend South Sudan government’s term in office and said in a statement it remains skeptical that the country's political leaders can oversee a peaceful and timely transition to democracy.

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FILE PHOTO: Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle arrive to attend The Queen's Dinner during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018.  Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

An inquiry has found no evidence that the wife of Malta's prime minister benefited from a secret offshore company, contrary to allegations by murdered reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Typhoon Ampil hit Chinese financial hub Shanghai around midday on Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall and disrupting transport and shipping.

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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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Ma Chetra 28, who runs the Social Breaking News (SBN) Pro-CNRP Facebook page, looks at during an interview with Reuters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 3, 2018. Picture taken on July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

In June last year, Khoeun Virath was elected as a commune councillor in the capital of Cambodia, but months later his political party was banned and most of its leadership fled into exile - so now he works as a tuk-tuk driver to make ends meet.

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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 its fishing zone on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds after a truce with the enclave's dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the Israeli defense minister said.

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FILE PHOTO: Accused Russian agent Maria Butina speaks to camera at 2015 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., July 11, 2015 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained July 19, 2018. FreedomFest/via REUTERS

Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department.

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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," but he did not rule out peace between the two countries, either.

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FILE PHOTO: Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, June 28, 2018/File Photo

Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll.

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An explosion is pictured at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border, as seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

World News10 hours ago

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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Afghan soldiers carry an injured man after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan July 22, 2018.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum narrowly escaped a suicide bomb attack at Kabul airport as he returned home on Sunday from more than a year in exile in Turkey over allegations of torturing and abusing a political rival.

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Rescue workers move the body of Ikramullah Gandapur, a candidate of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), or Pakistan Justice Movement, who was killed in a suicide attack in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, outside hospital morgue in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A candidate from the party of Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful and former cricket star Imran Khan was killed on Sunday in a suicide attack that wounded four others, a police official said, days before Wednesday's general elections.

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FILE PHOTO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a military ceremony in the courtyard of the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, France, November 26, 2014.    REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned on Sunday that Arab countries, including Egypt, were vulnerable to imploding from within under what he described as a barrage of rumors aimed at spreading instability.

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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

Pakistan's top court on Sunday said it had begun reviewing statements made by a judge alleging the country's spy agencies were influencing judicial proceedings, as the powerful military called for an investigation.

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addresses the members of parliament inside the House of Peoples' Representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia’s Prime minister Abiy Ahmed says the Horn of Africa nation must adopt multiparty democracy supported by strong institutions that respect human rights and rule of law, his chief of staff said on Sunday.

World News14 minutes ago

An explosion is seen at Quneitra at the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel  July 22, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Hundreds of Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman carrying her son arrives to check her name on the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an NRC center in Chandamari village in Goalpara district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, January 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika/File Photo

India said on Sunday people whose names are missing from a list of citizens to be issued by a border state this month will not be detained, amid concerns that Muslims will be targeted under the guise of detecting illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

World News3 hours ago

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit western Iran on Sunday, injuring at least 128 people, hours after two quakes struck Hormozgan province in the south, state television reported.

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A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares.

World News5 hours ago

The United States has condemned a legislative measure to extend South Sudan government’s term in office and said in a statement it remains skeptical that the country's political leaders can oversee a peaceful and timely transition to democracy.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle arrive to attend The Queen's Dinner during The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London on April 19, 2018.  Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

An inquiry has found no evidence that the wife of Malta's prime minister benefited from a secret offshore company, contrary to allegations by murdered reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.

World News5 hours ago

Typhoon Ampil hit Chinese financial hub Shanghai around midday on Sunday, bringing heavy rainfall and disrupting transport and shipping.

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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

World News6 hours ago

Ma Chetra 28, who runs the Social Breaking News (SBN) Pro-CNRP Facebook page, looks at during an interview with Reuters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 3, 2018. Picture taken on July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

In June last year, Khoeun Virath was elected as a commune councillor in the capital of Cambodia, but months later his political party was banned and most of its leadership fled into exile - so now he works as a tuk-tuk driver to make ends meet.

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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 its fishing zone on Tuesday if a lull in cross-border tensions holds after a truce with the enclave's dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, the Israeli defense minister said.

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