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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers Friday prayers sermon, in Tehran, Iran January 17, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests.

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Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, January 18, 2020. Nyein Chan Naing/Pool via REUTERS

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West.

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran December 23, 2019. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the Organization of American States in Washington, U.S. January 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering of the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.

Big Story 1511 hours ago

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a demonstration of the Fridays for Future movement in Lausanne, Switzerland January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change.

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The crate containing purportedly the two black boxes recovered from the crashed Ukrainian airliner, Boeing 737-800, is seen in this still image taken from a video, in Tehran, Iran January 10, 2020.  IRIB VIA WANA/Handout via REUTERS   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.  NO USE IRAN. NO USE BBC PERSIAN. NO USE VOA PERSIAN. NO USE MANOTO. NO USE IRAN INTERNATIONAL. NO USE IRAN INTERNATIONAL. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. IRAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN IRAN.   NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the black boxes from the passenger plane shot down by its forces to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims should soon arrive back in Canada.

Environment3 hours ago

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.

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FILE PHOTO: Traffic on and off base is restricted after a member of the Saudi Air Force visiting the United States for military training was the suspect in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a Florida naval base last month.

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FILE PHOTO: British Labour Party MP Rebecca Long-Bailey speaks at the Labour party annual conference in Brighton, Britain September 24, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/

Britain's Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party's business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey, said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A worker unloads palm oil fruits from a lorry inside a palm oil factory in Salak Tinggi, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Samsul Said

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian government spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: British Union Jack Flies in front of the clock face of the tower that houses the Big Ben bell in London, Britain August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union on Jan. 31, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit, the government said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca attends an ALBA-TCP alliance meeting in Caracas, Venezuela August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.

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Honduras on Friday effectively ended the mandate of an anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS), dealing another setback to the fight against corruption in the region.

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A man detained by officers of the National Civil Police is pictured while sit on the bed of a police truck after Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei declared a state of alert in two municipalities plagued by gang violence, in Mixco, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Vargas

New Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei on Friday declared a state of alert in two municipalities on the fringe of Guatemala City that have been plagued by gang violence, underlining his pledge to get tough on crime.

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Oil exports from eastern and central Libyan oil ports will be shut from Saturday resulting in the loss of 700,000 barrels a day, a source at state oil firm NOC said on Friday.

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The closing of Libya's oil ports is "a huge step" by the Libyan people, the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday.

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Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany to discuss the country's conflict.

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FILE PHOTO: Umaro Cissoko Embalo chats with supporters and members of his presidential campaign team after the results of the first round of the election, held on November 24, in a hotel lobby in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Christophe Van Der Perre

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.

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FILE PHOTO: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) participates in a House Financial Services Committee hearing with Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on legislators from the state.

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Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the top U.S. envoy for Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.

World News10 hours ago

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers Friday prayers sermon, in Tehran, Iran January 17, 2020. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests.

World News2 hours ago

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, January 18, 2020. Nyein Chan Naing/Pool via REUTERS

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A view of the water nuclear reactor at Arak, Iran December 23, 2019. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.

World News10 hours ago

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the Organization of American States in Washington, U.S. January 17, 2020.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A U.S. House of Representatives committee renewed a threat on Friday to subpoena Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if he does not provide information about Iran policy and President Donald Trump's ordering of the strike that killed an Iranian military commander.

Big Story 1511 hours ago

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a demonstration of the Fridays for Future movement in Lausanne, Switzerland January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg marched with 10,000 protesters in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday and said "you have not seen anything yet" before some head to Davos next week to challenge the global financial elite to fight climate change.

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The crate containing purportedly the two black boxes recovered from the crashed Ukrainian airliner, Boeing 737-800, is seen in this still image taken from a video, in Tehran, Iran January 10, 2020.  IRIB VIA WANA/Handout via REUTERS   THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.  NO USE IRAN. NO USE BBC PERSIAN. NO USE VOA PERSIAN. NO USE MANOTO. NO USE IRAN INTERNATIONAL. NO USE IRAN INTERNATIONAL. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. IRAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN IRAN.   NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the black boxes from the passenger plane shot down by its forces to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims should soon arrive back in Canada.

Environment3 hours ago

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.

World News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Traffic on and off base is restricted after a member of the Saudi Air Force visiting the United States for military training was the suspect in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Michael Spooneybarger

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students' access to guns on U.S. bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three U.S. sailors at a Florida naval base last month.

World News12 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: British Labour Party MP Rebecca Long-Bailey speaks at the Labour party annual conference in Brighton, Britain September 24, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/

Britain's Labour Party needs to do more to promote aspiration and look more like a government-in-waiting, the party's business spokeswoman, Rebecca Long-Bailey, said when she formally launched her leadership campaign on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: A worker unloads palm oil fruits from a lorry inside a palm oil factory in Salak Tinggi, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Samsul Said

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysian government spokesman told Reuters on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: British Union Jack Flies in front of the clock face of the tower that houses the Big Ben bell in London, Britain August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence will be lit up with a countdown to Britain's exit from the European Union on Jan. 31, as part of a light display to mark the moment of Brexit, the government said on Friday.

World News7 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Former Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca attends an ALBA-TCP alliance meeting in Caracas, Venezuela August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo

A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian President Evo Morales' political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.

World News8 hours ago

Honduras on Friday effectively ended the mandate of an anti-graft body backed by the Organization of American States (OAS), dealing another setback to the fight against corruption in the region.

World News8 hours ago

A man detained by officers of the National Civil Police is pictured while sit on the bed of a police truck after Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei declared a state of alert in two municipalities plagued by gang violence, in Mixco, on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Vargas

New Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei on Friday declared a state of alert in two municipalities on the fringe of Guatemala City that have been plagued by gang violence, underlining his pledge to get tough on crime.

World News8 hours ago

Oil exports from eastern and central Libyan oil ports will be shut from Saturday resulting in the loss of 700,000 barrels a day, a source at state oil firm NOC said on Friday.

World News8 hours ago

The closing of Libya's oil ports is "a huge step" by the Libyan people, the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday.

World News8 hours ago

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in Germany to discuss the country's conflict.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Umaro Cissoko Embalo chats with supporters and members of his presidential campaign team after the results of the first round of the election, held on November 24, in a hotel lobby in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Christophe Van Der Perre

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.

World News10 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) participates in a House Financial Services Committee hearing with Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on legislators from the state.

World News10 hours ago

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the U.S. Department of State's special representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.

Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the top U.S. envoy for Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.

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