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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security Strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

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Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

Russia's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Thursday that will allow individual journalists to be labeled foreign agents, a move that critics say will tighten curbs on the media.

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Anti-government protesters leave the campus of the Polytechnic University (PolyU) to give themselves up to the police in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank as seen in 2018 and obtained by Reuters from "Peace Now" on June 3, 2019. Peace Now/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Britain urged Israel to halt its "counterproductive" settlement expansion on Thursday, saying it was illegal under international law.

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Guatemalan migrants walk on the tarmac after being deported from U.S., at La Aurora International airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

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FILE PHOTO:  Catherine Pugh, at the time state senator, is pictured speaking near City Hall in Baltimore May 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/File photo/File Photo

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty on Thursday to tax evasion and other federal charges related to sales of a self-published children's book as part of an illegal scheme to fund her election campaign.

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Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic talks at a news conference during trilateral meeting in Ohrid, North Macedonia November 10, 2019.REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

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Slovakia's opposition parties failed to reach agreement on forming a "coalition of change" on Thursday ahead of February's general election, complicating their goal of replacing the ruling three-party government led by the leftist Smer party that has dominated politics for the past decade.

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A crew member of a NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat helps a child during a search and rescue (SAR) operation in the central Mediterranean Sea, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Some 73 migrants, many suffering from hypothermia and burns, were rescued by a Spanish charity ship late on Wednesday from a packed rubber dinghy that had been drifting off the Libyan coast for nearly 24 hours.

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FILE PHOTO: A protester walks inside the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The U.S. Congress has passed legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and threaten China with possible sanctions on human rights, which sources say President Donald Trump is expected to sign into law in coming days.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference after a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in Bern, Switzerland, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

China resolutely opposes U.S. lawmakers' passing of a Hong Kong human rights bill and will never allow anyone to destroy Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Rescue workers load up recovered debris of Lion Air flight JT610 onto a truck at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Boeing Co <BA.N> has settled more than half of some 118 claims related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Riot police tries to disperse people as they protest on a highway against increased gas price in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, news agencies and residents said, after a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 17, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Britain said on Thursday it had arranged for some orphans to be brought home from Syria, joining Germany, Belgium and Australia in repatriating children whose parents were suspected members of Islamic State.

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FILE PHOTO: A train carrying protesters from Atbara, the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir, approaches a Khartoum train station to support demonstrators camped at a sit-in outside the defence ministry compound, in Khartoum, Sudan, April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Standing on the platform where he and other protesters packed a train to Khartoum in April to pressure Sudan's military to share power with civilians, Abdelaziz Abdallah made clear the revolution driven by their city has much further to go.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence  following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Mandelblit you are getting a positive coverage this evening, tomorrow you are a suspect ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said corruption allegations against him were tantamount to a coup, and that the investigators "weren't after the truth, they were after me."

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/

Israel's attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a banner depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the words "Crime Minister" outside the Justice Ministry as pre-trial hearings in corruption cases against Netanyahu continue, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, presenting one of the gravest challenges yet to Israel's longest-serving leader.

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Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales gesture during a protest, in La Paz, Bolivia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who both resigned under pressure this month, will not be candidates for their Movement for Socialism (MAS) party in the next elections, a prominent party official said on Thursday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on all parties in Bolivia to refrain from violence and for security services to respect peaceful protesters' rights, following street violence that has killed 32 people since a disputed election in October.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security Strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

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Russian lawmakers attend a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Reshetnikov

Russia's lower house of parliament passed legislation on Thursday that will allow individual journalists to be labeled foreign agents, a move that critics say will tighten curbs on the media.

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Anti-government protesters leave the campus of the Polytechnic University (PolyU) to give themselves up to the police in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the Israeli settlement of Beitar Illit in the occupied West Bank as seen in 2018 and obtained by Reuters from "Peace Now" on June 3, 2019. Peace Now/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Britain urged Israel to halt its "counterproductive" settlement expansion on Thursday, saying it was illegal under international law.

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Guatemalan migrants walk on the tarmac after being deported from U.S., at La Aurora International airport in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

The first foreign asylum-seeker arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

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FILE PHOTO:  Catherine Pugh, at the time state senator, is pictured speaking near City Hall in Baltimore May 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz/File photo/File Photo

Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty on Thursday to tax evasion and other federal charges related to sales of a self-published children's book as part of an illegal scheme to fund her election campaign.

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Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic talks at a news conference during trilateral meeting in Ohrid, North Macedonia November 10, 2019.REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

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Slovakia's opposition parties failed to reach agreement on forming a "coalition of change" on Thursday ahead of February's general election, complicating their goal of replacing the ruling three-party government led by the leftist Smer party that has dominated politics for the past decade.

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A crew member of a NGO Proactiva Open Arms rescue boat helps a child during a search and rescue (SAR) operation in the central Mediterranean Sea, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Some 73 migrants, many suffering from hypothermia and burns, were rescued by a Spanish charity ship late on Wednesday from a packed rubber dinghy that had been drifting off the Libyan coast for nearly 24 hours.

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FILE PHOTO: A protester walks inside the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The U.S. Congress has passed legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and threaten China with possible sanctions on human rights, which sources say President Donald Trump is expected to sign into law in coming days.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a news conference after a meeting with Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis in Bern, Switzerland, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

China resolutely opposes U.S. lawmakers' passing of a Hong Kong human rights bill and will never allow anyone to destroy Hong Kong's prosperity and stability, senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Rescue workers load up recovered debris of Lion Air flight JT610 onto a truck at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Boeing Co <BA.N> has settled more than half of some 118 claims related to the fatal crash of a Lion Air flight on a 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018, attorney Dan Webb said at a court hearing on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Riot police tries to disperse people as they protest on a highway against increased gas price in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, news agencies and residents said, after a five-day-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle protests against fuel price hikes.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 17, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Britain said on Thursday it had arranged for some orphans to be brought home from Syria, joining Germany, Belgium and Australia in repatriating children whose parents were suspected members of Islamic State.

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FILE PHOTO: A train carrying protesters from Atbara, the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir, approaches a Khartoum train station to support demonstrators camped at a sit-in outside the defence ministry compound, in Khartoum, Sudan, April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Standing on the platform where he and other protesters packed a train to Khartoum in April to pressure Sudan's military to share power with civilians, Abdelaziz Abdallah made clear the revolution driven by their city has much further to go.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence  following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Mandelblit you are getting a positive coverage this evening, tomorrow you are a suspect ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said corruption allegations against him were tantamount to a coup, and that the investigators "weren't after the truth, they were after me."

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/

Israel's attorney general indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges on Thursday, heightening uncertainty over who will ultimately lead a country mired in political chaos after two inconclusive elections this year.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a banner depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the words "Crime Minister" outside the Justice Ministry as pre-trial hearings in corruption cases against Netanyahu continue, in Jerusalem October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, presenting one of the gravest challenges yet to Israel's longest-serving leader.

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Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales gesture during a protest, in La Paz, Bolivia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who both resigned under pressure this month, will not be candidates for their Movement for Socialism (MAS) party in the next elections, a prominent party official said on Thursday.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on all parties in Bolivia to refrain from violence and for security services to respect peaceful protesters' rights, following street violence that has killed 32 people since a disputed election in October.

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