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A general view shows the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank September 11, 2018. Picture taken September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma - RC14BC22BB50

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.

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Protesters wait to receive medical attention at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus during protests in Hong Kong, China, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it humanely.

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FILE PHOTO: The sign of Canadian gold miner Semafo is pictured covered in black in memory of the victims of an attack on a road leading to the Boungou mine, operated by the company, at its headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File Photo

Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them to the site rather than go by a road that was prone to attacks, two people present at the meeting said.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi-led coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea.

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A supporter of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales kneels and gestures in front of members of the security forces during a demonstration in Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Thousands of Bolivian coca farmers marched on Monday to demand the resignation of interim President Jeanine Anez, who was forced to suspend a trip to her home province earlier in the day after receiving a death threat. 

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James DeHart, U.S. Department of State’s a senior advisor for security negotiations and agreements bureau of political-military affairs, speaks after a meeting with South Korean counterpart on the Special Measures Agreement (SMA) at the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea November 19, 2019.   Lee Jin-man/Pool via REUTERS

South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said, amid a public backlash over a $5 billion U.S. demand for the bill.

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Students practice choral singing in a church, ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand November 17, 2019. Picture taken on November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

The last time Vararunee Khonchanath was in the presence of a pope was before she was born just over 35 years ago, but when Pope Francis visits Bangkok later this week to bless Thailand's tiny Catholic minority she will be singing in the choir.

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FILE PHOTO: A tourist looks at a makeshift memorial to assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after an anti-corruption protest against the government of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta, Malta, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

- A man suspected of being the middleman in the murder of Malta's most prominent anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been arrested, a police source said on Tuesday, in a potentially major step forward in the investigation.

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Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sources familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.

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Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) sprinkle rose petals on a car carrying Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as he makes his way to the airport to travel for a medical treatment in the United Kingdom, outside his residence in Raiwind, near Lahore, Pakistan November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to receive medical treatment in London, his party said on Tuesday, a month after the three-time premier was released on bail from a seven-year sentence for corruption.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is pictured during a wreathlaying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he believed South Korea "can and should" contribute more on cost-sharing for hosting the U.S. military, after Seoul broke off the talks earlier in the day following a public backlash.

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Demonstrators gesture near Lebanese police during the ongoing anti-government protest, in Beirut, Lebanon, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A heavy deployment of Lebanese security forces fanned out in central Beirut on Tuesday, ahead of a parliamentary session protesters have vowed to prevent as they demonstrate against the ruling elite.

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An image taken on a smart phone from a plane window shows smoke haze blanketing Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Neil Bennett/via REUTERS

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.

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An obsessive compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires.

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Secondary school staff members sit outside the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.

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The United States has never mentioned the issues of reducing or withdrawing troops from South Korea during talks on the sharing of defense costs, Seoul's negotiator told a news conference on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller/File Photo

Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

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Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

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Pastor Alan Keung covers his face with a gas mask after riot police fired rounds of tear gas during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, China November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to wash away tear gas fired at crowds of protesters on tumultuous streets, or helping injured police.

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A general view shows the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank September 11, 2018. Picture taken September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma - RC14BC22BB50

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law," a stance that may make Israeli-Palestinian peace even more elusive.

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Protesters wait to receive medical attention at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus during protests in Hong Kong, China, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a standoff between police and a hold-out group of anti-government protesters at a university could be resolved and she had told police to handle it humanely.

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FILE PHOTO: The sign of Canadian gold miner Semafo is pictured covered in black in memory of the victims of an attack on a road leading to the Boungou mine, operated by the company, at its headquarters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File Photo

Five months before an ambush killed 39 colleagues, local workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in Burkina Faso pleaded with managers to fly them to the site rather than go by a road that was prone to attacks, two people present at the meeting said.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi-led coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, speaks during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said on Monday the Houthis had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the southern end of the Red Sea.

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A supporter of former Bolivia's President Evo Morales kneels and gestures in front of members of the security forces during a demonstration in Cochabamba, Bolivia, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Thousands of Bolivian coca farmers marched on Monday to demand the resignation of interim President Jeanine Anez, who was forced to suspend a trip to her home province earlier in the day after receiving a death threat. 

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James DeHart, U.S. Department of State’s a senior advisor for security negotiations and agreements bureau of political-military affairs, speaks after a meeting with South Korean counterpart on the Special Measures Agreement (SMA) at the public affairs section of the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea November 19, 2019.   Lee Jin-man/Pool via REUTERS

South Korean and U.S. officials broke off talks on Tuesday aimed at settling the cost burden for Seoul of hosting the U.S. military, South Korea's Foreign Ministry said, amid a public backlash over a $5 billion U.S. demand for the bill.

World News36 minutes ago

Students practice choral singing in a church, ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand November 17, 2019. Picture taken on November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

The last time Vararunee Khonchanath was in the presence of a pope was before she was born just over 35 years ago, but when Pope Francis visits Bangkok later this week to bless Thailand's tiny Catholic minority she will be singing in the choir.

World News4 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A tourist looks at a makeshift memorial to assassinated anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after an anti-corruption protest against the government of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in Valletta, Malta, November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

- A man suspected of being the middleman in the murder of Malta's most prominent anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been arrested, a police source said on Tuesday, in a potentially major step forward in the investigation.

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Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sources familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.

World News36 minutes ago

Supporters of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) sprinkle rose petals on a car carrying Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as he makes his way to the airport to travel for a medical treatment in the United Kingdom, outside his residence in Raiwind, near Lahore, Pakistan November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to receive medical treatment in London, his party said on Tuesday, a month after the three-time premier was released on bail from a seven-year sentence for corruption.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is pictured during a wreathlaying ceremony at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday he believed South Korea "can and should" contribute more on cost-sharing for hosting the U.S. military, after Seoul broke off the talks earlier in the day following a public backlash.

World News29 minutes ago

Demonstrators gesture near Lebanese police during the ongoing anti-government protest, in Beirut, Lebanon, November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

A heavy deployment of Lebanese security forces fanned out in central Beirut on Tuesday, ahead of a parliamentary session protesters have vowed to prevent as they demonstrate against the ruling elite.

World News32 minutes ago

An image taken on a smart phone from a plane window shows smoke haze blanketing Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2019. AAP Image/Neil Bennett/via REUTERS

Strong winds stoked more than 100 fires across Australia's east coast on Tuesday, blanketing Sydney in hazardous smoke and prompting health warnings for the country's most populous city.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un meet at the start of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

North Korea said on Monday it was not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about and demanded an end to what it called a policy of hostility if the United States wanted dialogue.

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An obsessive compulsive dog who was abandoned as a puppy has a new mission: helping find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent devastating bushfires.

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Secondary school staff members sit outside the main entrance of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 19, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam told a news conference on Tuesday that about 100 protesters remained inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus that has been sealed off by police.

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The United States has never mentioned the issues of reducing or withdrawing troops from South Korea during talks on the sharing of defense costs, Seoul's negotiator told a news conference on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller/File Photo

Turkey has ordered the detention of 133 military personnel over suspected links to a network Ankara accuses of organizing an attempted coup in 2016, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday.

World News3 hours ago

Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

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Pastor Alan Keung covers his face with a gas mask after riot police fired rounds of tear gas during an anti-government protest in Hong Kong, China November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Wearing cross and clerical collar, Hong Kong pastor Alan Keung says he brings God's love to the masses in a different way these days, using saline to wash away tear gas fired at crowds of protesters on tumultuous streets, or helping injured police.

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