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Turkish-backed Syrian rebels drive on a street in the Turkish border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted.

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An abandoned U.S. observation post is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.

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Students sit at Plaza Universidad after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests across the region.

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A view of drug paraphernalia in the tent of a homeless drug user in Loikan, Shan State, Myanmar January 25, 2019. Picture taken January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

He is Asia’s most-wanted man. He is protected by a guard of Thai kickboxers. He flies by private jet. And, police say, he once lost $66 million in a single night at a Macau casino.

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Police officers stand around suspects arrested during an operation that, according to police, resulted in the seizure of 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine in Geraldton, Australia, December 21, 2017. Picture taken December 21, 2017.   Australian Federal Police/Handout via REUTERS

The largest ever task force assembled to fight organized crime in Asia has identified a long-time drug trafficker, a China-born Canadian national, as the suspected kingpin of a crime syndicate that police say dominates the $70 billion-a-year Asia-Pacific drug trade.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during press conference in Tehran, Iran, October 14, 2019. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.

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FILE PHOTO: League party leader Matteo Salvini gestures as he gives a speech during a rally in Pontida, Italy, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo/File Photo

League leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday the euro was here to stay and he hoped that nobody in his far-right, euroskeptic party would ever again raise doubts over Italy's membership of the single currency.

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Riot police gather near a main road blocked by protesters in Sonfonia District in Conakry, Guinea October 14, 2019, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

Protesters burned tires and threw stones at police in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday in the first of a series of planned demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term.

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A man who drove his car at members of the public and police officers outside Britain's parliament last year in what authorities treated as a terrorist attack was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

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Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski waves after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday's parliamentary election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution.

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Boys wave Turkish flags as a military convoy drives near the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.

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FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference about Democratic legislative priorities and impeachment inquiry plans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday that he had spoken with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about Turkey's offensive in northern Syria, and that she supported bipartisan sanctions against Ankara.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan arrives at the Lopez Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

(This October 11 story corrects biographical information in paragraph 5. Original information relates to another man of same name.)

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Anti-govenrment protesters throws a molotov cocktail toward riot police officers during a protest at Tseung Kwan O district, in Hong Kong, China, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Tens of thousands of mostly young pro-democracy activists rallied in Hong Kong on Monday in the first legal protest since the introduction of colonial-era emergency laws and pleaded for help from the United States.

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Russia announced on Monday it would hold a large test of its Strategic Missile Forces that will see it fire ballistic and cruise missiles from the land, sea and air this week.

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Election workers count votes as the country awaits the official results of a second round runoff of a presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Supporters of retired law professor Kais Saied celebrated into Monday morning after exit polls indicated he won Tunisia's presidential election, a victory they hailed as a revival of the 2011 revolution that brought democracy.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui gestures before a televised debate with his opponent Kais Saied (not pictured) ahead of Sunday's second-round runoff electionin Tunis, Tunisia October 11, 2019. REUTERS / Zoubeir Souissi

Nabil Karoui on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election, issuing a statement of congratulations to his opponent Kais Saied, whom exit polls had earlier showed winning by a landslide.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul, Turkey, October 13, 2019. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey will not back down from its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria "no matter what anyone says", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that the battle would continue until "ultimate victory" is achieved.

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Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski waves after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party looked to have narrowly won a second term in power, according to preliminary results from Sunday's parliamentary election, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution.

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Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Monday.

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Turkish-backed Syrian rebels drive on a street in the Turkish border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted.

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An abandoned U.S. observation post is seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc, in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.

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Students sit at Plaza Universidad after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests across the region.

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A view of drug paraphernalia in the tent of a homeless drug user in Loikan, Shan State, Myanmar January 25, 2019. Picture taken January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

He is Asia’s most-wanted man. He is protected by a guard of Thai kickboxers. He flies by private jet. And, police say, he once lost $66 million in a single night at a Macau casino.

World News3 hours ago

Police officers stand around suspects arrested during an operation that, according to police, resulted in the seizure of 1.2 tonnes of methamphetamine in Geraldton, Australia, December 21, 2017. Picture taken December 21, 2017.   Australian Federal Police/Handout via REUTERS

The largest ever task force assembled to fight organized crime in Asia has identified a long-time drug trafficker, a China-born Canadian national, as the suspected kingpin of a crime syndicate that police say dominates the $70 billion-a-year Asia-Pacific drug trade.

World News17 minutes ago

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during press conference in Tehran, Iran, October 14, 2019. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.

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FILE PHOTO: League party leader Matteo Salvini gestures as he gives a speech during a rally in Pontida, Italy, September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo/File Photo

League leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday the euro was here to stay and he hoped that nobody in his far-right, euroskeptic party would ever again raise doubts over Italy's membership of the single currency.

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Riot police gather near a main road blocked by protesters in Sonfonia District in Conakry, Guinea October 14, 2019, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

Protesters burned tires and threw stones at police in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday in the first of a series of planned demonstrations against a possible change to the constitution that could let President Alpha Conde seek a third term.

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A man who drove his car at members of the public and police officers outside Britain's parliament last year in what authorities treated as a terrorist attack was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

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Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski waves after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party secured a second term in power in Sunday's parliamentary election, partial results showed on Monday, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution.

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Boys wave Turkish flags as a military convoy drives near the border town of Akcakale in Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.

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FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi holds a news conference about Democratic legislative priorities and impeachment inquiry plans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Monday that he had spoken with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about Turkey's offensive in northern Syria, and that she supported bipartisan sanctions against Ankara.

World News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan arrives at the Lopez Palace in Asuncion, Paraguay September 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

(This October 11 story corrects biographical information in paragraph 5. Original information relates to another man of same name.)

World News21 minutes ago

Anti-govenrment protesters throws a molotov cocktail toward riot police officers during a protest at Tseung Kwan O district, in Hong Kong, China, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Tens of thousands of mostly young pro-democracy activists rallied in Hong Kong on Monday in the first legal protest since the introduction of colonial-era emergency laws and pleaded for help from the United States.

World News39 minutes ago

Russia announced on Monday it would hold a large test of its Strategic Missile Forces that will see it fire ballistic and cruise missiles from the land, sea and air this week.

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Election workers count votes as the country awaits the official results of a second round runoff of a presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Supporters of retired law professor Kais Saied celebrated into Monday morning after exit polls indicated he won Tunisia's presidential election, a victory they hailed as a revival of the 2011 revolution that brought democracy.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's presidential candidate Nabil Karoui gestures before a televised debate with his opponent Kais Saied (not pictured) ahead of Sunday's second-round runoff electionin Tunis, Tunisia October 11, 2019. REUTERS / Zoubeir Souissi

Nabil Karoui on Monday conceded defeat in Sunday's presidential election, issuing a statement of congratulations to his opponent Kais Saied, whom exit polls had earlier showed winning by a landslide.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul, Turkey, October 13, 2019. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey will not back down from its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria "no matter what anyone says", President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that the battle would continue until "ultimate victory" is achieved.

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Poland's ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski waves after the exit poll results are announced in Warsaw, Poland, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party looked to have narrowly won a second term in power, according to preliminary results from Sunday's parliamentary election, but fell short of the landslide victory it needs to overhaul the constitution.

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Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Monday.

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