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Explosives ignite an abandoned car, that were hidden there by protesters, near a barricade above the Tolo Highway next to the Chinese University campus in Hong Kong, China November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks to the media at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that ousted former President Evo Morales is free to return, but would have to respond to allegations of electoral fraud and would not be immune from investigation.

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People walk in the flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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A Chilean Mapuche indigenous community member takes part in a protest against Chile's government in Valparaiso, Chile  November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.

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Iraqi demonstrators run away from tear gas thrown by Iraqi security forces during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An overnight celebration of a soccer victory offered only brief respite to Iraq's violence, as anti-government protesters returned to the streets and security forces fired on them with live ammunition, killing at least three and wounding dozens.

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The Hungarian government has proposed legislation that would increase its control over the country's courts and independent schools, raising concerns from rights groups.

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FILE PHOTO: A tow truck transports the wreckage of a police patrol car after an ambush by suspected cartel on police officers in El Aguaje, in Michoacan state, Mexico October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega/File Photo

Support for Mexico's president has fallen some ten percentage points during a surge in gang-related violence, a poll showed on Friday, just as the U.S. ambassador voiced concern about "parallel government" by cartels in parts of the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with a group of school and university students in Tehran, Iran, November 3, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people, but believes people of all religions should decide Israel's future, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) attend a joint news conference following Russian-Turkish talks in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to Turkey in the first week of January, a senior aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Friday.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

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French President Emmanuel Macron assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of support during a phone call ahead of a peace summit on eastern Ukraine taking place on Dec. 9 in Paris, Zelenskiy's office said on Friday.

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Ukraine's security service said on Friday it had detained the deputy of Abu Omar al-Shishani, the man the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war", after he crossed into Ukraine on a fake passport last year.

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Turkey sent a U.S. citizen and suspected Islamic State member to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito walks to Yukiden to attend 'Daijosai', the most overtly religious ceremony of the emperor's accession rituals, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan's Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on new digital infrastructure policy as part of his general election campaign in Lancaster, Britain November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Britain's opposition Labour Party plans to nationalize BT's broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power, making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise.

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BT Tower owned by British Telecom is pictured in London, Britain, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Britain's opposition Labour Party says if it wins the Dec. 12 election it will nationalize BT's broadband network and provide free internet for all within a decade, a radical election pledge to roll back decades of private ownership.

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Dr. Dhiren Gupta, a pediatrician, demonstrates to his patient Akshra Quereshi (10) how to use a spacer device for her medication at a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2019. Picture taken November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most hazardous "severe" rating - raising health risks for millions of students.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's new parliament members take an oath in Tunis, Tunisia  November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Habib Jemli faces the challenge of cobbling together a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month's election, tapped him as prime minister on Friday.

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A vintage car with tourists drives through central Prague, Czech Republic, November 7, 2019.   REUTERS/David W Cerny

The view from Pavel Kacirek's apartment overlooking Prague's majestic Old Town Square should make it the dream home, but the hordes of tourists and clogged streets mean it no longer is.

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Explosives ignite an abandoned car, that were hidden there by protesters, near a barricade above the Tolo Highway next to the Chinese University campus in Hong Kong, China November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters partially unblocked a key highway on Friday and then blocked it again during the evening rush hour, exposing splits in a movement that has been largely leaderless in months of often violent unrest.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks to the media at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez said on Friday that ousted former President Evo Morales is free to return, but would have to respond to allegations of electoral fraud and would not be immune from investigation.

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People walk in the flooded street during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally, Japan, that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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A Chilean Mapuche indigenous community member takes part in a protest against Chile's government in Valparaiso, Chile  November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean lawmakers agreed on Friday to hold a referendum next April on replacing the country's unpopular Pinochet-era constitution, bowing to demands of protesters who say the country's decades-old social model has created deep inequality.

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Iraqi demonstrators run away from tear gas thrown by Iraqi security forces during ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An overnight celebration of a soccer victory offered only brief respite to Iraq's violence, as anti-government protesters returned to the streets and security forces fired on them with live ammunition, killing at least three and wounding dozens.

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The Hungarian government has proposed legislation that would increase its control over the country's courts and independent schools, raising concerns from rights groups.

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FILE PHOTO: A tow truck transports the wreckage of a police patrol car after an ambush by suspected cartel on police officers in El Aguaje, in Michoacan state, Mexico October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Alan Ortega/File Photo

Support for Mexico's president has fallen some ten percentage points during a surge in gang-related violence, a poll showed on Friday, just as the U.S. ambassador voiced concern about "parallel government" by cartels in parts of the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with a group of school and university students in Tehran, Iran, November 3, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Iran is not calling for the elimination of the Jewish people, but believes people of all religions should decide Israel's future, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) attend a joint news conference following Russian-Turkish talks in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning a visit to Turkey in the first week of January, a senior aide to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Friday.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris on December 9 in an attempt to advance efforts for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said on Friday.

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French President Emmanuel Macron assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of support during a phone call ahead of a peace summit on eastern Ukraine taking place on Dec. 9 in Paris, Zelenskiy's office said on Friday.

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Ukraine's security service said on Friday it had detained the deputy of Abu Omar al-Shishani, the man the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war", after he crossed into Ukraine on a fake passport last year.

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Turkey sent a U.S. citizen and suspected Islamic State member to the United States by plane on Friday, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, after the man was refused entry to Greece earlier this week.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito walks to Yukiden to attend 'Daijosai', the most overtly religious ceremony of the emperor's accession rituals, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan's Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks on new digital infrastructure policy as part of his general election campaign in Lancaster, Britain November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

Britain's opposition Labour Party plans to nationalize BT's broadband network to provide free internet for all if it wins power, making a radical election pledge to roll back 35 years of private ownership that caught both the company and its shareholders by surprise.

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BT Tower owned by British Telecom is pictured in London, Britain, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Britain's opposition Labour Party says if it wins the Dec. 12 election it will nationalize BT's broadband network and provide free internet for all within a decade, a radical election pledge to roll back decades of private ownership.

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Dr. Dhiren Gupta, a pediatrician, demonstrates to his patient Akshra Quereshi (10) how to use a spacer device for her medication at a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2019. Picture taken November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Schools in India's capital New Delhi will reopen on Monday after closing for two days due to a spike in pollution levels, but air quality is likely to remain "very poor" - a notch below the most hazardous "severe" rating - raising health risks for millions of students.

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FILE PHOTO: Tunisia's new parliament members take an oath in Tunis, Tunisia  November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Habib Jemli faces the challenge of cobbling together a ruling coalition in economically troubled Tunisia after the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which took most seats in last month's election, tapped him as prime minister on Friday.

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A vintage car with tourists drives through central Prague, Czech Republic, November 7, 2019.   REUTERS/David W Cerny

The view from Pavel Kacirek's apartment overlooking Prague's majestic Old Town Square should make it the dream home, but the hordes of tourists and clogged streets mean it no longer is.

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