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A general view of protesters as they attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday under a crisp blue sky for a rally that is expected to gauge support for democracy in the financial hub which has been roiled by protests for six months.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during 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 promised lower immigration if he wins power in an election on Thursday, but said he was not hostile to allowing foreigners to work and live in Britain overall.

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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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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/File Picture

North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said Pyongyang had promised to close.

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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: President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim reacts during their general assembly in Melaka, Malaysia, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Leaders of Malaysia's ruling party on Sunday renewed a push for Anwar Ibrahim to lead the country, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad dithers on the timing of the planned power transition he had promised to his former rival-turned-ally.

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FILE PHOTO: North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song speaks during a news conference in New York, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/FIle Photo

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed, the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang.

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An ambulance makes its way 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: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Iran will unveil a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges, the deputy head of Iran's nuclear agency Ali Asghar Zarean told State TV on Saturday.

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A NSW Rural Firefighter establishes a backburn during bushfires in Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales, Australia,  December 8, 2019. AAP Image/Jeremy Piper/via REUTERS

Firefighters in eastern Australia used easing weather conditions on Sunday to bring bushfires under control ahead of forecast of soaring temperatures for next week.

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Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Here are comments from some protesters at a pro-democracy rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six months.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits John Smedley Mill in Matlock, Derbyshire, Britain December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool/File Photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call.

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Two indigenous men, members of the Guajajara tribe in northeastern Brazil, were shot dead on Saturday, and two others were wounded, not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainforest was also killed last month, authorities said.

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Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico's National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital's historic downtown, officials said.

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The chairman and president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong were separately denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau on Saturday after being detained by immigration officials.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on course to win a parliamentary majority of 38 seats in Thursday's election, according to a new poll, the Sunday Times' political editor reported.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives on the platform to board a train in London, Britain December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool/File Photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has increased its lead slightly over the opposition Labour Party to 10 points, a YouGov poll for The Sunday Times showed ahead of Thursday's national election.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party although its advantage has been cut slightly, a Deltapoll survey for the Mail on Sunday newspaper showed.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House en route to Florida, in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Erin Scott

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he did not think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to interfere in next year's U.S. presidential election and said he would be surprised if Pyongyang acted hostilely.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko toast during a dinner following their meeting in Sochi, Russia December 7, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia and Belarus have come closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia's economy minister said on Saturday after talks between the two countries.

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A general view of protesters as they attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Thousands of black-clad protesters from all walks of life gathered in Hong Kong on Sunday under a crisp blue sky for a rally that is expected to gauge support for democracy in the financial hub which has been roiled by protests for six months.

World News15 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during 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 promised lower immigration if he wins power in an election on Thursday, but said he was not hostile to allowing foreigners to work and live in Britain overall.

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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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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/File Picture

North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once said Pyongyang had promised to close.

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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: President of the People’s Justice Party Anwar Ibrahim reacts during their general assembly in Melaka, Malaysia, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Leaders of Malaysia's ruling party on Sunday renewed a push for Anwar Ibrahim to lead the country, as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad dithers on the timing of the planned power transition he had promised to his former rival-turned-ally.

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FILE PHOTO: North Korean ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song speaks during a news conference in New York, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/FIle Photo

North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed, the starkest statement yet emphasizing the gulf between the two sides ahead of a year-end deadline set by Pyongyang.

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An ambulance makes its way 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: An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Iran will unveil a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges, the deputy head of Iran's nuclear agency Ali Asghar Zarean told State TV on Saturday.

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A NSW Rural Firefighter establishes a backburn during bushfires in Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales, Australia,  December 8, 2019. AAP Image/Jeremy Piper/via REUTERS

Firefighters in eastern Australia used easing weather conditions on Sunday to bring bushfires under control ahead of forecast of soaring temperatures for next week.

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Protesters attend a Human Rights Day march, organised by the Civil Human Right Front, in Hong Kong, China December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Here are comments from some protesters at a pro-democracy rally on Sunday that is expected to gauge broad support for anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the Chinese-ruled city for six months.

World News6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits John Smedley Mill in Matlock, Derbyshire, Britain December 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool/File Photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading into Britain's election next week with a lead in opinion polls, but some of the surveys also suggest that his chance of winning a parliamentary majority could be too close to call.

World News7 hours ago

Two indigenous men, members of the Guajajara tribe in northeastern Brazil, were shot dead on Saturday, and two others were wounded, not far from where a prominent tribesman who defended the Amazon rainforest was also killed last month, authorities said.

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Four people were killed and two injured in a shooting on Saturday near Mexico's National Palace, the presidential residence in the capital's historic downtown, officials said.

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The chairman and president of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Hong Kong were separately denied entry to the neighboring Chinese-ruled city of Macau on Saturday after being detained by immigration officials.

World News11 hours ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party is on course to win a parliamentary majority of 38 seats in Thursday's election, according to a new poll, the Sunday Times' political editor reported.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives on the platform to board a train in London, Britain December 6, 2019.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Pool/File Photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has increased its lead slightly over the opposition Labour Party to 10 points, a YouGov poll for The Sunday Times showed ahead of Thursday's national election.

World News11 hours ago

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has an 11-point lead over the opposition Labour Party although its advantage has been cut slightly, a Deltapoll survey for the Mail on Sunday newspaper showed.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House en route to Florida, in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2019.  REUTERS/Erin Scott

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he did not think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wanted to interfere in next year's U.S. presidential election and said he would be surprised if Pyongyang acted hostilely.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko toast during a dinner following their meeting in Sochi, Russia December 7, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia and Belarus have come closer to resolving their differences on oil and gas supplies, Russia's economy minister said on Saturday after talks between the two countries.

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