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A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover.

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Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a news conference at the European Union leaders summit dominated by Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament.

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Catalan demonstrators chant slogans in front of La Sagrada Familia basilica during Catalonia's general strike in Barcelona, Spain, October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" joined marches across Catalonia on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the jailing of nine separatist leaders over a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017.

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People march with a banner to protest against what they say is the abuse of pro-democracy protesters by Hong Kong police, near Chater Garden in Central district, Hong Kong, China October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong is preparing for a weekend of demonstrations, including a human chain at major subway lines on Friday and a democracy march on Sunday, the latest moves in more than four months of anti-government protests.

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Bolivia's President and current presidential candidate for the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party Evo Morales speaks during a closing campaign rally in El Alto, Bolivia October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivia will go to the polls on Sunday in an era-defining vote either to cement Evo Morales in power for a controversial fourth term or to dislodge the iconic left-wing leader, who has ruled the land-locked South American country for nearly 14 years.

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The offices of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia are pictured covered with logos reading "EU for You" in different languages in Skopje, North Macedonia, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

French President Emmanuel Macron refused on Friday to let North Macedonia start talks on joining the European Union and led a group of leaders who blocked opening talks with Albania, despite concerns over Chinese and Russian influence in the Balkans.

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FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives for the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

European Union leaders confirmed on Friday the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the new chief of the European Central Bank, replacing Mario Draghi from November 1.

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A bomb exploded in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, officials said, killing and wounding at least 10 men who had gathered for worship.

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A demonstrator holds a tire during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, in Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Protesters across Lebanon blocked roads with burning tires on Friday and marched in Beirut for a second day in demonstrations targeting the government over an economic crisis.

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The words "Britain now wants to remain" cut by anti-Brexit group Led By Donkeys are seen in a field near Swindon, county Wiltshire, Britain October 16, 2019. Picture taken October 16, 2019. Led By Donkeys/via REUTERS

Anti-Brexit campaigners have plowed a protest message in giant letters reading "Britain now wants to remain" into a field in rural southern England, as Britain's exit from the European Union hangs on a knife edge.

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FILE PHOTO: Anti-government protesters adjust their masks during a protest at Wong Tai Sin district, in Hong Kong, China, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

China has banned the bulk shipment of black clothing and other items popularly used by Hong Kong protesters to the city, staff at Chinese courier firms said, as authorities grapple with often violent anti-government protests that have gripped the city.

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FILE PHOTO: Police officers patrol ahead of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's annual policy address, after four months of anti-government protests, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China, October  16, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Hong Kong police association is in talks with a Chinese property developer about a planned Hong Kong-themed retirement community in mainland China, it said on its website.

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Pro-democracy candidates will stand in almost all 452 seats in Hong Kong's upcoming local elections, encouraged by four months of anti-government protests, with the outcome of the November poll a barometer of support for the city's embattled government.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that there were no ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria, where Turkey has been carrying out an offensive, after Ankara agreed with Washington to pause its offensive while Kurdish forces withdraw.

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FATF (the Financial Action Task Force) President Xiangmin Liu will attends a news conference after a plenary session at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France, October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Pakistan has until February to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan, or face action against it, a global watchdog said on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Permanent Representative to the EU Tim Barrow depart the EU Council after the Brexit-dominated European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his Northern Irish allies oppose.

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FILE PHOTO: Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA, gives a statement during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan October 8, 2019 in this still image taken from a video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial financial losses in China.

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FILE PHOTO: A man pours Remy Cointreau into a glass at the Remy Martin factory in Cognac, France, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

French spirits maker Remy Cointreau <RCOP.PA> said falling tourism in Hong Kong hurt cognac sales in its second quarter, as a revenue decline deepened across the group.

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FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol and company logo for InterContinental Hotels Group is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Holiday Inn-owner InterContinental Hotels Group <IHG.L> blamed lower business bookings in China and Hong Kong protests for a 0.8% fall in third-quarter revenue per room on Friday, the latest company to be pinched by weaker global travel.

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A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

Heavily armed fighters surrounded security forces in a Mexican city on Thursday and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, after his capture triggered gunbattles and a prison break that sent civilians scurrying for cover.

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Smoke rises from a building near the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Shelling could be heard at the Syrian-Turkish border on Friday morning despite a five-day ceasefire agreed between Turkey and the United States, and Washington said the deal covered only a small part of the territory Ankara aims to seize.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a news conference at the European Union leaders summit dominated by Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's exit from the European Union hung on a knife-edge on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson scrambled to persuade doubters to rally behind his last-minute European Union divorce deal in an extraordinary vote in parliament.

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Catalan demonstrators chant slogans in front of La Sagrada Familia basilica during Catalonia's general strike in Barcelona, Spain, October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Albert Gea

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" joined marches across Catalonia on Friday, the fifth day of protests against the jailing of nine separatist leaders over a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017.

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People march with a banner to protest against what they say is the abuse of pro-democracy protesters by Hong Kong police, near Chater Garden in Central district, Hong Kong, China October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong is preparing for a weekend of demonstrations, including a human chain at major subway lines on Friday and a democracy march on Sunday, the latest moves in more than four months of anti-government protests.

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Bolivia's President and current presidential candidate for the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party Evo Morales speaks during a closing campaign rally in El Alto, Bolivia October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivia will go to the polls on Sunday in an era-defining vote either to cement Evo Morales in power for a controversial fourth term or to dislodge the iconic left-wing leader, who has ruled the land-locked South American country for nearly 14 years.

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The offices of Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia are pictured covered with logos reading "EU for You" in different languages in Skopje, North Macedonia, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

French President Emmanuel Macron refused on Friday to let North Macedonia start talks on joining the European Union and led a group of leaders who blocked opening talks with Albania, despite concerns over Chinese and Russian influence in the Balkans.

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FILE PHOTO: International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde arrives for the Women's Forum Americas, at Claustro de Sor Juana University in Mexico City, Mexico, May 30, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

European Union leaders confirmed on Friday the appointment of Christine Lagarde as the new chief of the European Central Bank, replacing Mario Draghi from November 1.

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A bomb exploded in a mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, officials said, killing and wounding at least 10 men who had gathered for worship.

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A demonstrator holds a tire during a protest targeting the government over an economic crisis, in Nabatiyeh, southern Lebanon October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

Protesters across Lebanon blocked roads with burning tires on Friday and marched in Beirut for a second day in demonstrations targeting the government over an economic crisis.

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The words "Britain now wants to remain" cut by anti-Brexit group Led By Donkeys are seen in a field near Swindon, county Wiltshire, Britain October 16, 2019. Picture taken October 16, 2019. Led By Donkeys/via REUTERS

Anti-Brexit campaigners have plowed a protest message in giant letters reading "Britain now wants to remain" into a field in rural southern England, as Britain's exit from the European Union hangs on a knife edge.

World News18 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Anti-government protesters adjust their masks during a protest at Wong Tai Sin district, in Hong Kong, China, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

China has banned the bulk shipment of black clothing and other items popularly used by Hong Kong protesters to the city, staff at Chinese courier firms said, as authorities grapple with often violent anti-government protests that have gripped the city.

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FILE PHOTO: Police officers patrol ahead of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam's annual policy address, after four months of anti-government protests, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China, October  16, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A Hong Kong police association is in talks with a Chinese property developer about a planned Hong Kong-themed retirement community in mainland China, it said on its website.

World News20 minutes ago

Pro-democracy candidates will stand in almost all 452 seats in Hong Kong's upcoming local elections, encouraged by four months of anti-government protests, with the outcome of the November poll a barometer of support for the city's embattled government.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that there were no ongoing clashes in northeastern Syria, where Turkey has been carrying out an offensive, after Ankara agreed with Washington to pause its offensive while Kurdish forces withdraw.

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FATF (the Financial Action Task Force) President Xiangmin Liu will attends a news conference after a plenary session at the OECD Headquarters in Paris, France, October 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Pakistan has until February to improve its counter-terror financing operations in line with an internationally agreed action plan, or face action against it, a global watchdog said on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Permanent Representative to the EU Tim Barrow depart the EU Council after the Brexit-dominated European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the European Union that his Northern Irish allies oppose.

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FILE PHOTO: Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA, gives a statement during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan October 8, 2019 in this still image taken from a video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said on Thursday that the fallout following a tweet from a Houston Rockets official who backed the Hong Kong democracy protests has already cost the league substantial financial losses in China.

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FILE PHOTO: A man pours Remy Cointreau into a glass at the Remy Martin factory in Cognac, France, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

French spirits maker Remy Cointreau <RCOP.PA> said falling tourism in Hong Kong hurt cognac sales in its second quarter, as a revenue decline deepened across the group.

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FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol and company logo for InterContinental Hotels Group is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Holiday Inn-owner InterContinental Hotels Group <IHG.L> blamed lower business bookings in China and Hong Kong protests for a 0.8% fall in third-quarter revenue per room on Friday, the latest company to be pinched by weaker global travel.

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