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Turkish police forensic experts and Saudi officials are seen at the backyard of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be "very severe" but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia October 18, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

A date for Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being discussed, Russian state news agency RIA cited Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov as saying on Friday.

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends the EU Commission's weekly College meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.

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Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint a day before parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Saturday's parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini talks to journalists after a G6 meeting of Interior Ministers, the European Commissioner for Security and the European Commissioner for Migration near Lyon, France, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/File Photo

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he will halt an election tour in the north of Italy and return to Rome to settle a row within the government over a tax amnesty as financial markets sold off Italian assets.

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The Swedish Academy, the body that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, picked an expert in ancient Nordic languages as a new member on Friday, a step toward recovering its standing after a sex scandal forced it to postpone this year's prize.

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A four-way summit between the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France on the conflict in Syria will be held in Istanbul on Oct. 27, the spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday.

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ASEAN defence ministers pose for a group photo at the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting in Singapore October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Southeast Asian countries agreed on Friday to guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, with host Singapore calling the pact a world first and saying they would encourage their international partners to join.

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FILE PHOTO: The Chinese national flag flies in front of an underground Catholic church in the village of Huangtugang, Hebei province, China, September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

In 1996, a tiny village with a huge Gothic-style church in China's Catholic heartland of northern Hebei province was the scene of a tense stand-off between the ruling Communist Party and the faithful.

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Norway is to release a Russian man held on suspicion of spying, police tweeted on Friday.

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Kazuyuki Kitami, a city official of Yokosuka, holds a lantern as he visits a facility which keeps the unclaimed burial urns containing ashes of the dead in Yokosuka, Japan September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly aging nation.

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Turkey has not shared any audio recordings with anyone, its foreign minister said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara had passed on audio evidence of the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist to the United States.

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Britain's Prince Harry gives a thumbs-up as he climbs the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Rick Stevens

Britain's Prince Harry climbed Australia's Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid routine of such events to involve the royal couple in a group hug on Bondi Beach.

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A senior leader of India's ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in the southern state of Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the center of a raging controversy.

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FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of Malaysia speaks during a high-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Malaysian former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged on Friday with 45 offences including money laundering and graft amid a widening crackdown on corruption.

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FILE PHOTO: Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar during the annual report of the anti-corruption unit DNA, in Bucharest, Romania, February 28, 2018. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS/File Photo

A power struggle between Romania's government and judiciary is reaching a tipping point that risks driving a new wedge between the European Union and its eastern members over democratic standards.

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Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar holds a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain's post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland's need for a "backstop" to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Turkey and Russia will meet on Oct 27 in Istanbul to discuss the war in Syria and identify ways of avoiding a humanitarian catastrophe in the country's Idlib region, the French presidency said on Friday.

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Parliamentary elections in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, due to be held on Saturday, will be delayed by one week following the assassination of the powerful provincial police commander, officials said on Friday.

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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he will halt an electoral tour in the North of Italy and return to Rome to settle a row within the government over a tax amnesty.

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Turkish police forensic experts and Saudi officials are seen at the backyard of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he presumes missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and that the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia will likely be "very severe" but that he still wanted to get to the bottom of what exactly happened.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a session of the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia October 18, 2018. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

A date for Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is being discussed, Russian state news agency RIA cited Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov as saying on Friday.

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European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends the EU Commission's weekly College meeting in Brussels, Belgium, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.

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Afghan policemen stand guard at a checkpoint a day before parliamentary elections in Kabul, Afghanistan October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Saturday's parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs dealt a stunning blow to the Western-backed government.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini talks to journalists after a G6 meeting of Interior Ministers, the European Commissioner for Security and the European Commissioner for Migration near Lyon, France, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/File Photo

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he will halt an election tour in the north of Italy and return to Rome to settle a row within the government over a tax amnesty as financial markets sold off Italian assets.

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The Swedish Academy, the body that awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, picked an expert in ancient Nordic languages as a new member on Friday, a step toward recovering its standing after a sex scandal forced it to postpone this year's prize.

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A four-way summit between the leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France on the conflict in Syria will be held in Istanbul on Oct. 27, the spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Friday.

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ASEAN defence ministers pose for a group photo at the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting in Singapore October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Southeast Asian countries agreed on Friday to guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, with host Singapore calling the pact a world first and saying they would encourage their international partners to join.

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FILE PHOTO: The Chinese national flag flies in front of an underground Catholic church in the village of Huangtugang, Hebei province, China, September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

In 1996, a tiny village with a huge Gothic-style church in China's Catholic heartland of northern Hebei province was the scene of a tense stand-off between the ruling Communist Party and the faithful.

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Norway is to release a Russian man held on suspicion of spying, police tweeted on Friday.

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Kazuyuki Kitami, a city official of Yokosuka, holds a lantern as he visits a facility which keeps the unclaimed burial urns containing ashes of the dead in Yokosuka, Japan September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Unclaimed urns containing ashes of the dead are piling up by the thousands across Japan, creating storage headaches and reflecting fraying family ties and economic pressures in a rapidly aging nation.

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Turkey has not shared any audio recordings with anyone, its foreign minister said on Friday, dismissing reports that Ankara had passed on audio evidence of the killing of a dissident Saudi journalist to the United States.

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Britain's Prince Harry gives a thumbs-up as he climbs the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Rick Stevens

Britain's Prince Harry climbed Australia's Harbour Bridge on Friday, accompanied by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a royal tour that broke with the staid routine of such events to involve the royal couple in a group hug on Bondi Beach.

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A senior leader of India's ruling party warned on Friday that protesters in the southern state of Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the center of a raging controversy.

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FILE PHOTO: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi of Malaysia speaks during a high-level meeting on addressing large movements of refugees and migrants at the United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S. September 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

Malaysian former deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was charged on Friday with 45 offences including money laundering and graft amid a widening crackdown on corruption.

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FILE PHOTO: Prosecutor General Augustin Lazar during the annual report of the anti-corruption unit DNA, in Bucharest, Romania, February 28, 2018. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS/File Photo

A power struggle between Romania's government and judiciary is reaching a tipping point that risks driving a new wedge between the European Union and its eastern members over democratic standards.

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Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) and Defence Minister Leo Varadkar holds a news conference at the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday that a possible extension of Britain's post-Brexit transition period would not diminish Ireland's need for a "backstop" to avoid a hard border with Northern Ireland.

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The leaders of France, Germany, Turkey and Russia will meet on Oct 27 in Istanbul to discuss the war in Syria and identify ways of avoiding a humanitarian catastrophe in the country's Idlib region, the French presidency said on Friday.

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Parliamentary elections in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, due to be held on Saturday, will be delayed by one week following the assassination of the powerful provincial police commander, officials said on Friday.

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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he will halt an electoral tour in the North of Italy and return to Rome to settle a row within the government over a tax amnesty.

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