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A proester holds a banner as he attends a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb controls by China.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to activists and supporters as he poses for a photograph at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters Call Centre in central London, Britain, December 8, 2019. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was nervous about his narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of Thursday's election but pledged to deliver a "transformative" Brexit that will allow lower immigration.

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi departs from Naypyidaw International Airport ahead of her appearance at the International Court of Justice to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority, in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, December 8, 2019. Myanmar's State Counsellor Office/Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N.’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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A sign reading metro lines closed is seen at Gare Montparnasse train station as a strike by French SNCF railway and Paris transport network (RATP) workers continues against French government's pensions reform plans, in Paris, France, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The French government said it would see through planned pension reforms but tried to assuage union anger with promises of a gradual introduction of the new system that has sparked nationwide strikes.

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FILE PHOTO: Women sit among men in a newly opened cafe in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2019. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 76th anniversary of Lebanon's independence at the Ministry of Defense in Yarze, Lebanon November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Lebanese Sunnis want Saad al-Hariri to be prime minister of the next government, businessman Samir Khatib said on Sunday after meeting Lebanon's top Sunni cleric, spelling the end of his own candidacy for the position.

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FILE PHOTO: CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Leipzig, Germany, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel/File Photo

The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives sharply criticized attempts by the Social Democrats (SPD) to push their ruling coalition to the left, accusing her partners of thinking of themselves more than Germany.

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Members of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) head towards the site of a fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping, in New Delhi, India December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

At least forty-three people were killed in India's capital New Delhi on Sunday when a fire swept through a six-storey factory where laborers were sleeping, government officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: Archbishop of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrate mass at a solidarity campaign against human rights abuses, in Quezon City, Philippines, February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

Pope Francis named Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Sunday to a major global Vatican post in a move likely to increase the Filipino's chances of one day being elected pope himself.

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Sudan has 5,000 troops operating in Yemen, down from a peak of 15,000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday.

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FILE PHOTO: Kevin Kuehnert, leader of the Social Democratic Party's youth wing Jusos, speaks during a party congress of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin, Germany, December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) saved their loudest cheers at their conference this week for the 30-year old leader of the party's youth wing, as he called for more radical labor and social policies and for the SPD to believe in itself.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a general election campaign event in London, Britain November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British cyber security officials are investigating whether classified UK-U.S. trade documents that were shared online ahead of Thursday's election were acquired by hacking or were leaked, two sources told Reuters.

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Four mineworkers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to a caller at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters Call Centre in central London, Britain, December 8, 2019. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his supporters not to be complacent before a Dec. 12 general election that he is forecast to win, saying the race was not over yet.

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U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland December 7, 2019. U.S. Embassy in Switzerland/Handout via REUTERS

The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell attends a general election campaign event in Birmingham, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

British opposition Labour Party's John McDonnell said on Sunday he was worried that accusations of failing to tackle anti-Semitism had damaged his party's election campaign.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the launch of a general campaign poster at the Kent Showground in Detling, Kent, Britain, December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the naughtiest thing he was prepared to admit to was breaking the law by cycling on the pavement.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Minister of State for Security and Deputy for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation Brandon Lewis  is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has not funded its election campaign with Russian money, security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday.

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Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar's army while authorities carry out a full investigation, Thai officials said on Sunday.

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A proester holds a banner as he attends a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. Picture taken with a long exposure. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Vast crowds of black-clad demonstrators thronged Hong Kong on Sunday in the largest anti-government protests since local elections last month that boosted the pro-democracy movement seeking to curb controls by China.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to activists and supporters as he poses for a photograph at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters Call Centre in central London, Britain, December 8, 2019. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was nervous about his narrowing lead in opinion polls ahead of Thursday's election but pledged to deliver a "transformative" Brexit that will allow lower immigration.

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi departs from Naypyidaw International Airport ahead of her appearance at the International Court of Justice to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority, in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, December 8, 2019. Myanmar's State Counsellor Office/Handout via REUTERS

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N.’s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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A sign reading metro lines closed is seen at Gare Montparnasse train station as a strike by French SNCF railway and Paris transport network (RATP) workers continues against French government's pensions reform plans, in Paris, France, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The French government said it would see through planned pension reforms but tried to assuage union anger with promises of a gradual introduction of the new system that has sparked nationwide strikes.

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FILE PHOTO: Women sit among men in a newly opened cafe in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, August 2, 2019. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo

Restaurants in Saudi Arabia will no longer need to maintain entrances segregated by sex, the authorities said on Sunday, further eroding some of the world's strictest social rules as sweeping reforms take hold.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 76th anniversary of Lebanon's independence at the Ministry of Defense in Yarze, Lebanon November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

Lebanese Sunnis want Saad al-Hariri to be prime minister of the next government, businessman Samir Khatib said on Sunday after meeting Lebanon's top Sunni cleric, spelling the end of his own candidacy for the position.

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FILE PHOTO: CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Leipzig, Germany, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel/File Photo

The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives sharply criticized attempts by the Social Democrats (SPD) to push their ruling coalition to the left, accusing her partners of thinking of themselves more than Germany.

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Members of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) head towards the site of a fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping, in New Delhi, India December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

At least forty-three people were killed in India's capital New Delhi on Sunday when a fire swept through a six-storey factory where laborers were sleeping, government officials said.

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FILE PHOTO: Archbishop of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle celebrate mass at a solidarity campaign against human rights abuses, in Quezon City, Philippines, February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

Pope Francis named Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on Sunday to a major global Vatican post in a move likely to increase the Filipino's chances of one day being elected pope himself.

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Sudan has 5,000 troops operating in Yemen, down from a peak of 15,000, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said on Sunday.

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FILE PHOTO: Kevin Kuehnert, leader of the Social Democratic Party's youth wing Jusos, speaks during a party congress of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin, Germany, December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) saved their loudest cheers at their conference this week for the 30-year old leader of the party's youth wing, as he called for more radical labor and social policies and for the SPD to believe in itself.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a general election campaign event in London, Britain November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British cyber security officials are investigating whether classified UK-U.S. trade documents that were shared online ahead of Thursday's election were acquired by hacking or were leaked, two sources told Reuters.

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Four mineworkers were killed and one was seriously injured after a rock fall at a South African gold mine on Friday trapped five workers underground, the company and a mining union said on Sunday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to a caller at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters Call Centre in central London, Britain, December 8, 2019. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his supporters not to be complacent before a Dec. 12 general election that he is forecast to win, saying the race was not over yet.

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U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Edward McMullen greets Xiyue Wang in Zurich, Switzerland December 7, 2019. U.S. Embassy in Switzerland/Handout via REUTERS

The United States and Iran each freed a prisoner on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime foes whose ties have worsened since President Donald Trump took office.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell attends a general election campaign event in Birmingham, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

British opposition Labour Party's John McDonnell said on Sunday he was worried that accusations of failing to tackle anti-Semitism had damaged his party's election campaign.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends the launch of a general campaign poster at the Kent Showground in Detling, Kent, Britain, December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the naughtiest thing he was prepared to admit to was breaking the law by cycling on the pavement.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Minister of State for Security and Deputy for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation Brandon Lewis  is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has not funded its election campaign with Russian money, security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday.

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Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar's army while authorities carry out a full investigation, Thai officials said on Sunday.

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