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Protesters keep watch at a barricade outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's political crisis.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress toward a new government at a time of acute economic crisis.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down.

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A Palestinian demonstrator runs away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during an anti-Israel protest in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of the 160-metre tall tower at North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong in this picture taken from Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea said on Friday it had sent South Korea an "ultimatum" about its Mt Kumgang tourist resort, saying it will unilaterally remove South Korea's facilities there if Seoul insists on talks about the issue.

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Overview of wildfires in New South Wales, Australia November 14, 2019. Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Australia braced on Friday for strong winds that could whip up bushfires in two states over the weekend and add to a toll of more than 270 homes destroyed and 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of land ravaged during the past week.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha attends a meeting with German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger at his home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File Photo

A Cambodian judge has closed the investigation into treason charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha and that means he could now be brought to trial or the charges dropped, his daughter said on Friday.

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A statue of Virgin Mary is seen on a gravestone of descendants of 'Hidden Christians' who preserved their faith in secret during centuries of persecution, at a cemetery on Ikitsuki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he softly intones chants handed down through centuries.

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A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a "sensible response" regarding Seoul's decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact, known as GSOMIA, with the agreement expiring in a week.

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Protesters sit on the roof of a bridge overlooking the Cross Harbour Tunnel, which was blocked after demonstrators occupied the nearby Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some major highways, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman crosses a street in the Central business district in Hong Kong, China August 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng speaks during a ceremony to mark the beginning of the legal year in Hong Kong, China January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany November 7, 2019.  Jens Meyer/Pool via REUTERS

The United States on Thursday pressured members of a global coalition fighting Islamic State to allow foreign fighters to be repatriated but despite consensus on the gravity of the problem, disagreements on whether and how to send people back persisted.

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Police clash with demonstrators during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Chile's finance minister predicted on Thursday that as many as 300,000 jobs could be lost because of the impact of four weeks of rioting on one of Latin America's strongest economies.

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FILE PHOTO: Israel Foreign Minister Israel Katz arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the Islamic Jihad militant group for a truce.

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A general view shows a session of the Bolivian senate in La Paz, Bolivia November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Bolivian lawmakers in the country's Senate voted on Thursday night in favor of a new chamber President and two vice president, after a spate of resignations amid major political upheaval in the South American nation.

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Georgian lawmakers failed on Thursday to pass constitutional amendments aimed at holding elections in 2020 under a proportional voting system, triggering protests outside parliament by thousands of opposition and civil activists.

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Writer and refugee Behrouz Boochani left the Australian-run offshore Pacific detention camp where he has been held for six years, arriving in New Zealand late on Thursday to speak at a literary festival.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Three major Lebanese parties have agreed on nominating Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister of a new government, the Lebanese broadcasters LBCI and MTV reported on Thursday.

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Protesters keep watch at a barricade outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Hong Kong government condemned on Friday an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's political crisis.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress toward a new government at a time of acute economic crisis.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down.

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A Palestinian demonstrator runs away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during an anti-Israel protest in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of the 160-metre tall tower at North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong in this picture taken from Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea said on Friday it had sent South Korea an "ultimatum" about its Mt Kumgang tourist resort, saying it will unilaterally remove South Korea's facilities there if Seoul insists on talks about the issue.

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Overview of wildfires in New South Wales, Australia November 14, 2019. Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Australia braced on Friday for strong winds that could whip up bushfires in two states over the weekend and add to a toll of more than 270 homes destroyed and 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of land ravaged during the past week.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha attends a meeting with German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger at his home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File Photo

A Cambodian judge has closed the investigation into treason charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha and that means he could now be brought to trial or the charges dropped, his daughter said on Friday.

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A statue of Virgin Mary is seen on a gravestone of descendants of 'Hidden Christians' who preserved their faith in secret during centuries of persecution, at a cemetery on Ikitsuki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

His face weathered from years at sea, kimono-clad Japanese fisherman Masaichi Kawasaki kneels before an altar adorned with images of the Virgin Mary, crossing himself as he softly intones chants handed down through centuries.

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A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a "sensible response" regarding Seoul's decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact, known as GSOMIA, with the agreement expiring in a week.

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Protesters sit on the roof of a bridge overlooking the Cross Harbour Tunnel, which was blocked after demonstrators occupied the nearby Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some major highways, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman crosses a street in the Central business district in Hong Kong, China August 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Secretary of Justice Teresa Cheng speaks during a ceremony to mark the beginning of the legal year in Hong Kong, China January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany November 7, 2019.  Jens Meyer/Pool via REUTERS

The United States on Thursday pressured members of a global coalition fighting Islamic State to allow foreign fighters to be repatriated but despite consensus on the gravity of the problem, disagreements on whether and how to send people back persisted.

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Police clash with demonstrators during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Chile's finance minister predicted on Thursday that as many as 300,000 jobs could be lost because of the impact of four weeks of rioting on one of Latin America's strongest economies.

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FILE PHOTO: Israel Foreign Minister Israel Katz arrives to address the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the Islamic Jihad militant group for a truce.

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A general view shows a session of the Bolivian senate in La Paz, Bolivia November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Bolivian lawmakers in the country's Senate voted on Thursday night in favor of a new chamber President and two vice president, after a spate of resignations amid major political upheaval in the South American nation.

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Georgian lawmakers failed on Thursday to pass constitutional amendments aimed at holding elections in 2020 under a proportional voting system, triggering protests outside parliament by thousands of opposition and civil activists.

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Writer and refugee Behrouz Boochani left the Australian-run offshore Pacific detention camp where he has been held for six years, arriving in New Zealand late on Thursday to speak at a literary festival.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Three major Lebanese parties have agreed on nominating Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister of a new government, the Lebanese broadcasters LBCI and MTV reported on Thursday.

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