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Shattered glass is seen at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in Hong Kong, China November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.

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FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands guard near Japan and South Korea national flags at a hotel, where the South Korean embassy in Japan is holding the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of ties between Seoul and Tokyo, in Tokyo  June 22, 2015.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

South Korea on Friday made a last-minute decision to stick with its critical intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful, wartime history.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel November 22, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security, strong in Economy ".  REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support after some signs of cracks in party loyalty.

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Banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant are displayed at a press center of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbors threatened to overshadow the meetings.

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FILE PHOTO: Iraqi demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Iraqi security forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed protesters blocking the country's main port near Basra, as the country's top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral reforms would resolve unrest.

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FILE PHOTO: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/

The African Union ordered Britain on Friday to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" after a United Nations deadline for it to do so expired.

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo gesture during a march called "We walk for peace and life. Justice" in Managua, Nicaragua, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

When Nicaraguan police pulled over his luxury SUV, businessman Jose Adan Aguerri thought it was a routine traffic stop.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters hold placards saying "What if it was about your children?", "Is it the 12th or 21st century?", "We will not surrender our children" and "Children have rights too" during a protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs after photographs emerged of children tied to beds and radiators in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/

Bosnian officials bowed to pressure from protesters on Friday and dismissed the management of a residential home after an opposition lawmaker publicized photos showing children with special needs tied to beds and radiators.

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Opposition activists in Georgia tried to shut state buildings with padlocks and chains in the capital and other cities across the country, as protests spread demanding an early parliamentary election.

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The bodies of six migrants were washed up on the coast east of Libya's capital Tripoli on Friday, while about 100 survivors were brought back to shore, coastguards and U.N. officials said.

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CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Leipzig, Germany, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, urged delegates from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to back her vision for Germany at their party congress on Friday or else "let's end it here and now".

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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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Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed who is helping to find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent bushfires, is seen in Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media on November 20, 2019. Mandatory credit INSTAGRAM/@ficlarkphotography/via REUTERS

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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Pope Francis attends a meeting with cardinals and bishops at the Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine in Bankgok, Thailand November 22, 2019. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis warned on Friday that technology and globalization were homogenizing young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species.

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A Boeing 777 bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure Thursday shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing in Los Angeles, the FAA said. User generated video captures the plane with flames and smoke coming out of the right engine.

A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman holds her baby as refugees and migrants arrive on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, Greece, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis/File Photo

Greece said on Friday it was deploying more border guards to "shut the door" to migrants not entitled to stay, the latest sign of a hardening stance against asylum seekers since a new surge in the number of arrivals.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks at the launch of the party's policy launch in London, Britain, November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The leader of Britain's Brexit Party, Nigel Farage said on Friday he would go on campaigning for years to come, setting out an agenda beyond securing an exit from the European Union, focused on reforming the country's political system.

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Kevin Cheung, an upcycling product designer, holds a "Glory to Hong Kong" thumb piano that he made using the ribs of umbrellas left over from protests this summer, in Hong Kong, China November 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Sarah Wu

When government workers began to clear up a street back in June, after one of Hong Kong's largest and most violent protests in decades, Kevin Cheung rushed to salvage 36 umbrellas from the debris.

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Iraqi security forces opened fire and launched tear gas on Friday at protesters on a bridge in central Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 22 others, police sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafez al-Assad are seen inside a hotel in Damascus, Syria, September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/

Spain is heading towards a money laundering trial against an uncle of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the High Court said on Friday, after an investigating judge finished his probe.

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Shattered glass is seen at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in Hong Kong, China November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.

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FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands guard near Japan and South Korea national flags at a hotel, where the South Korean embassy in Japan is holding the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of ties between Seoul and Tokyo, in Tokyo  June 22, 2015.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

South Korea on Friday made a last-minute decision to stick with its critical intelligence-sharing deal with Japan, a dramatic reversal after months of frigid relations complicated by painful, wartime history.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside Likud Party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel November 22, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security, strong in Economy ".  REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced calls to resign over a corruption scandal on Friday, as senior government colleagues publicly declared support after some signs of cracks in party loyalty.

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Banners promoting safety about radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant are displayed at a press center of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to reject a South Korean warning about radiation from the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a dispute between the neighbors threatened to overshadow the meetings.

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FILE PHOTO: Iraqi demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Iraqi security forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed protesters blocking the country's main port near Basra, as the country's top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral reforms would resolve unrest.

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FILE PHOTO: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/

The African Union ordered Britain on Friday to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its "continued colonial administration" after a United Nations deadline for it to do so expired.

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo gesture during a march called "We walk for peace and life. Justice" in Managua, Nicaragua, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

When Nicaraguan police pulled over his luxury SUV, businessman Jose Adan Aguerri thought it was a routine traffic stop.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters hold placards saying "What if it was about your children?", "Is it the 12th or 21st century?", "We will not surrender our children" and "Children have rights too" during a protest against abuse in an institution for children with special needs after photographs emerged of children tied to beds and radiators in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/

Bosnian officials bowed to pressure from protesters on Friday and dismissed the management of a residential home after an opposition lawmaker publicized photos showing children with special needs tied to beds and radiators.

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Opposition activists in Georgia tried to shut state buildings with padlocks and chains in the capital and other cities across the country, as protests spread demanding an early parliamentary election.

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The bodies of six migrants were washed up on the coast east of Libya's capital Tripoli on Friday, while about 100 survivors were brought back to shore, coastguards and U.N. officials said.

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CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Leipzig, Germany, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Chancellor Angela Merkel's would-be successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, urged delegates from her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to back her vision for Germany at their party congress on Friday or else "let's end it here and now".

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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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Bear, a Cattle Dog cross-breed who is helping to find and save koalas injured in Australia's recent bushfires, is seen in Queensland, Australia, in this picture obtained from social media on November 20, 2019. Mandatory credit INSTAGRAM/@ficlarkphotography/via REUTERS

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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Pope Francis attends a meeting with cardinals and bishops at the Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine in Bankgok, Thailand November 22, 2019. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis warned on Friday that technology and globalization were homogenizing young people around the world to the point where their uniqueness and cultural individuality were becoming endangered species.

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A Boeing 777 bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure Thursday shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing in Los Angeles, the FAA said. User generated video captures the plane with flames and smoke coming out of the right engine.

A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman holds her baby as refugees and migrants arrive on a passenger ferry from the island of Lesbos at the port of Piraeus, Greece, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis/File Photo

Greece said on Friday it was deploying more border guards to "shut the door" to migrants not entitled to stay, the latest sign of a hardening stance against asylum seekers since a new surge in the number of arrivals.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks at the launch of the party's policy launch in London, Britain, November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

The leader of Britain's Brexit Party, Nigel Farage said on Friday he would go on campaigning for years to come, setting out an agenda beyond securing an exit from the European Union, focused on reforming the country's political system.

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Kevin Cheung, an upcycling product designer, holds a "Glory to Hong Kong" thumb piano that he made using the ribs of umbrellas left over from protests this summer, in Hong Kong, China November 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Sarah Wu

When government workers began to clear up a street back in June, after one of Hong Kong's largest and most violent protests in decades, Kevin Cheung rushed to salvage 36 umbrellas from the debris.

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Iraqi security forces opened fire and launched tear gas on Friday at protesters on a bridge in central Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 22 others, police sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Pictures of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafez al-Assad are seen inside a hotel in Damascus, Syria, September 16, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/

Spain is heading towards a money laundering trial against an uncle of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the High Court said on Friday, after an investigating judge finished his probe.

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