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Anti-government protester makes a barricade at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to a woman during a visit following recent flooding in Stainforth, Doncaster, Britain November 13, 2019. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise on Wednesday to get Britain out of its Brexit "rut" if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying the world is baffled by why the country is so "hesitant about its future."

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Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez takes part in a ceremony with the police in front of the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Bolivia's new interim president pledged on Wednesday to hold a new election as soon as possible and condemned "revenge" acts by disgruntled supporters of fallen leader Evo Morales who resigned after protests over a disputed vote.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen during a visit to Sainsbury's as part of his general election campaign in Hamilton, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

It would have been the right thing to do to capture Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alive if it had been possible, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Wednesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping wave during a meeting before the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday praised strong bilateral relations between their countries and signaled a desire to expand two-way trade in a brief public ceremony in Brasilia.

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Israeli soldiers run during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians in al-Arroub refugee camp, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Israeli air strikes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 23 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander.

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Spain's anti-corruption public prosecutor asked the High Court on Wednesday to put the former chairman of BBVA, Francisco Gonzalez, under investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case, two judicial sources said.

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Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Wednesday nominated former finance minister Ion Chicu to be the next prime minister.

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The founder of Cirque de Soleil, Guy Laliberté, has been taken into police custody in French Polynesia for growing cannabis, Laliberté's investment firm said on Wednesday.

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The United States on Wednesday said it was "gravely disappointed" with South Sudan's failure to form a unity government by a Nov. 12 deadline and would "reevaluate" its relationship with the African nation's government.

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

Tunisia's new parliament opened on Wednesday with a session to elect a speaker, a task likely to prove difficult in a deeply divided chamber but which will provide insight into wider efforts to form a government.

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The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the helicopter carrying the coffin of late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at The Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, October 24, 2019. Chema Moya/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Spanish authorities said on Wednesday they would endeavor to exhume some of the thousands of civil war victims in the Valley of the Fallen, weeks after the remains of dictator Francisco Franco were ferried out of the mausoleum by helicopter.

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Rescue workers are seen at the site of a bus crash near the city of Nitra, Slovakia November,13 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. FACEBOOK/POLICIASLOVAKIA/via REUTERS

A lorry carrying gravel collided with a passenger bus, killing 12 people in western Slovakia on Wednesday, the country's deadliest road accident in a decade, police said.

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Vehicles are seen after they were stopped on a highway linking the country's southwest region with Afghanistan, during the second phase of so-called Azadi March (Freedom March), called by the opposition to protest against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Qilla Abdullah near Quetta, Pakistan November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway on Wednesday, but began what they called a "Plan B" aimed at crippling the country's roads and ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for the acceleration of efforts to form a new, inclusive Lebanese government, MP Ali Bazzi said after a weekly meeting of Berri's parliamentary bloc.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters chant slogans as as they demonstrate outside Lebanon's central bank during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

Lebanese student Fatima Jaber's family is struggling to pay off multiple loans with double-digit interest rates.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun presides a cabinet session at the Baabda palace, Lebanon October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday economic conditions in Lebanon were deteriorating further as a result of the situation in the country but the start of oil and gas exploration would help to gradually improve things.

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A demonstrator walks past a closed road by burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests, in Khaldeh, Lebanon November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Kanaan

A new wave of protests paralyzed Lebanon on Wednesday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political establishment.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would stand down no more candidates beyond the 317 Conservative seats his party has already withdrawn from.

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Anti-government protester makes a barricade at the Chinese University in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to a woman during a visit following recent flooding in Stainforth, Doncaster, Britain November 13, 2019. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise on Wednesday to get Britain out of its Brexit "rut" if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying the world is baffled by why the country is so "hesitant about its future."

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Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez takes part in a ceremony with the police in front of the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Bolivia's new interim president pledged on Wednesday to hold a new election as soon as possible and condemned "revenge" acts by disgruntled supporters of fallen leader Evo Morales who resigned after protests over a disputed vote.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen during a visit to Sainsbury's as part of his general election campaign in Hamilton, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

It would have been the right thing to do to capture Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alive if it had been possible, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Wednesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping wave during a meeting before the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday praised strong bilateral relations between their countries and signaled a desire to expand two-way trade in a brief public ceremony in Brasilia.

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Israeli soldiers run during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians in al-Arroub refugee camp, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Israeli air strikes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 23 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander.

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Spain's anti-corruption public prosecutor asked the High Court on Wednesday to put the former chairman of BBVA, Francisco Gonzalez, under investigation as part of a probe into an alleged spying case, two judicial sources said.

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Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Wednesday nominated former finance minister Ion Chicu to be the next prime minister.

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The founder of Cirque de Soleil, Guy Laliberté, has been taken into police custody in French Polynesia for growing cannabis, Laliberté's investment firm said on Wednesday.

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The United States on Wednesday said it was "gravely disappointed" with South Sudan's failure to form a unity government by a Nov. 12 deadline and would "reevaluate" its relationship with the African nation's government.

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

Tunisia's new parliament opened on Wednesday with a session to elect a speaker, a task likely to prove difficult in a deeply divided chamber but which will provide insight into wider efforts to form a government.

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The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the helicopter carrying the coffin of late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at The Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, October 24, 2019. Chema Moya/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Spanish authorities said on Wednesday they would endeavor to exhume some of the thousands of civil war victims in the Valley of the Fallen, weeks after the remains of dictator Francisco Franco were ferried out of the mausoleum by helicopter.

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Rescue workers are seen at the site of a bus crash near the city of Nitra, Slovakia November,13 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. FACEBOOK/POLICIASLOVAKIA/via REUTERS

A lorry carrying gravel collided with a passenger bus, killing 12 people in western Slovakia on Wednesday, the country's deadliest road accident in a decade, police said.

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Vehicles are seen after they were stopped on a highway linking the country's southwest region with Afghanistan, during the second phase of so-called Azadi March (Freedom March), called by the opposition to protest against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Qilla Abdullah near Quetta, Pakistan November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan called off a two-week sit-in on the capital's main highway on Wednesday, but began what they called a "Plan B" aimed at crippling the country's roads and ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for the acceleration of efforts to form a new, inclusive Lebanese government, MP Ali Bazzi said after a weekly meeting of Berri's parliamentary bloc.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters chant slogans as as they demonstrate outside Lebanon's central bank during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

Lebanese student Fatima Jaber's family is struggling to pay off multiple loans with double-digit interest rates.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's President Michel Aoun presides a cabinet session at the Baabda palace, Lebanon October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday economic conditions in Lebanon were deteriorating further as a result of the situation in the country but the start of oil and gas exploration would help to gradually improve things.

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A demonstrator walks past a closed road by burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests, in Khaldeh, Lebanon November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Kanaan

A new wave of protests paralyzed Lebanon on Wednesday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political establishment.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said he would stand down no more candidates beyond the 317 Conservative seats his party has already withdrawn from.

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