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FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, pauses as he gives a speech days after he called a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May's government, in Hastings, Britain, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a special session of the National Constituent Assembly to present his annual state of the nation in Caracas, Venezuela January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero -/File Photo

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he had ordered a "revision" of diplomatic relations with the United States and would announce new measures in the next few hours.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Any deal to end a territorial row with Japan needs public backing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, giving a nod to widespread Russian opposition to ceding territory to Japan.

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A U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement, without providing additional details.

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Demonstrators stand behind a burning barricade during a protest close to a National Guard outpost in Caracas, Venezuela January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's government said on Tuesday that a group of military officers who stole weapons as part of a failed revolt on Monday had delivered the arms to opposition party Popular Will, which the party dismissed as "lies" and an attempt to divert blame.

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A fan holds a portrait of Emiliano Sala in Nantes' city center after news that newly-signed Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala was missing after the light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared between France and England the previous evening, according to France's civil aviation authority, France, January 22, 2019.   REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cardiff City's new soccer star Emiliano Sala was on board a light aircraft that disappeared en route to the Welsh capital where he was to join up with the team, France's civil aviation authority said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro, son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is seen behind him at the transition government building in Brasilia, Brazil November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File photo

The son of Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he was the target of a "defamatory campaign" after news reports that he employed the mother and wife of a fugitive former policeman accused of running a criminal organization.

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FILE PHOTO: Sudanese demonstrators burn tyres as they participate in anti-government protests in Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Sudanese police fired tear gas on Tuesday at hundreds of protesters blocking roads, burning tires and chanting anti-government slogans in and around the capital Khartoum as month-long protests continued unabated.

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People take part in a candlelight vigil to honor victims, near the scene of a car bomb explosion, in Bogota, Colombia January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

The leadership of the Colombian ELN rebel group, which has been in Havana for peace negotiations since last year, has denied any role in a fatal car bombing in Bogota last week, even though the guerrilla organization took responsibility for the attack.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters attend a demonstration, after judges upheld the lesser charge of sexual assault against the five men known as the Manada (Wolf Pack), accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona's San Fermin festival, in Madrid, Spain, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo

Spanish prosecutors have tabled another sex crime charge against four men calling themselves "The Wolf Pack" who assaulted a young woman at the Pamplona bull-running festival in 2016.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Missile Defense Review announcement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence issued a video message of support to Venezuelans on Tuesday to encourage those who are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro and underline U.S. backing for opposition leader Juan Guaido.

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Borge Brende, President of World Economic Forum stands on a stage while U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen on screens as he addresses attendees via satellite, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained "an awful lot of work to do" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month, when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit.

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Former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who was detained by Russia's FSB security service on suspicion of spying, looks out of a defendants' cage before a court hearing in Moscow, Russia January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The lawyer for a former U.S. marine accused of spying by Russia said on Tuesday that his client had been misled before his arrest and believed that a thumb drive handed to him in a hotel room had contained holiday snaps rather than secret information.

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As many as 20,000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution, the head of Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said on Tuesday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a signing of a new agreement on bilateral cooperation and integration, known as Treaty of Aachen, in Aachen, Germany, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

The leaders of France and Germany signed a new treaty on Tuesday to update their 1963 post-war reconciliation accord, aiming to reinvigorate the European Union's main axis as growing euroskeptic nationalism tests the bloc's cohesion.

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FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised action on Tuesday in response to a brutal crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters, as two of his supporters spoke of a possible plot to remove him from office.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends meetings of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Ethiopia has pardoned more than 13,000 people in the past six months who had been charged with or convicted of treason or terrorism, state-affiliated media said on Tuesday.

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Smoke rises from a fire at a ship in the Kerch Strait near Crimea January 21, 2019 in this still image taken from Reuters TV footage. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia's transport ministry said on Monday, with a rescue operation still underway.

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A relative of a Palestinian Hamas militant reacts at a hospital in the central Gaza Strip January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

An Israeli tank fired into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing a Hamas militant in what the army described as retaliation for the wounding of a soldier and a brief incursion during a violent Palestinian border protest.

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Hilary Manson reacts inside the high court in Mombasa during the first day of the trial of Kenyan police officers accused of killing her son Alexander Monson, a British citizen who was found dead in his prison cell in 2012, in Mombasa, Kenya January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

Four Kenyan policemen went on trial in Mombasa on Tuesday accused of killing the son of a British aristocrat in police custody in 2012, a high-profile case that has become a litmus test of accountability for Kenya's security services.

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FILE PHOTO: Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, pauses as he gives a speech days after he called a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May's government, in Hastings, Britain, January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step closer to paving the way for another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use parliament to grab control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

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FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a special session of the National Constituent Assembly to present his annual state of the nation in Caracas, Venezuela January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero -/File Photo

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he had ordered a "revision" of diplomatic relations with the United States and would announce new measures in the next few hours.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia January 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Any deal to end a territorial row with Japan needs public backing, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, giving a nod to widespread Russian opposition to ceding territory to Japan.

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A U.S. military service member was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. military said in a statement, without providing additional details.

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Demonstrators stand behind a burning barricade during a protest close to a National Guard outpost in Caracas, Venezuela January 21, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's government said on Tuesday that a group of military officers who stole weapons as part of a failed revolt on Monday had delivered the arms to opposition party Popular Will, which the party dismissed as "lies" and an attempt to divert blame.

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A fan holds a portrait of Emiliano Sala in Nantes' city center after news that newly-signed Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala was missing after the light aircraft he was travelling in disappeared between France and England the previous evening, according to France's civil aviation authority, France, January 22, 2019.   REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Cardiff City's new soccer star Emiliano Sala was on board a light aircraft that disappeared en route to the Welsh capital where he was to join up with the team, France's civil aviation authority said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro, son of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is seen behind him at the transition government building in Brasilia, Brazil November 27, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File photo

The son of Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he was the target of a "defamatory campaign" after news reports that he employed the mother and wife of a fugitive former policeman accused of running a criminal organization.

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FILE PHOTO: Sudanese demonstrators burn tyres as they participate in anti-government protests in Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan January 20, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Sudanese police fired tear gas on Tuesday at hundreds of protesters blocking roads, burning tires and chanting anti-government slogans in and around the capital Khartoum as month-long protests continued unabated.

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People take part in a candlelight vigil to honor victims, near the scene of a car bomb explosion, in Bogota, Colombia January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

The leadership of the Colombian ELN rebel group, which has been in Havana for peace negotiations since last year, has denied any role in a fatal car bombing in Bogota last week, even though the guerrilla organization took responsibility for the attack.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters attend a demonstration, after judges upheld the lesser charge of sexual assault against the five men known as the Manada (Wolf Pack), accused of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona's San Fermin festival, in Madrid, Spain, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo

Spanish prosecutors have tabled another sex crime charge against four men calling themselves "The Wolf Pack" who assaulted a young woman at the Pamplona bull-running festival in 2016.

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Missile Defense Review announcement at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence issued a video message of support to Venezuelans on Tuesday to encourage those who are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro and underline U.S. backing for opposition leader Juan Guaido.

News from the 2019 World Economic Forum2 hours ago

Borge Brende, President of World Economic Forum stands on a stage while U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seen on screens as he addresses attendees via satellite, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday there remained "an awful lot of work to do" to achieve the denuclearization of North Korea but he anticipates further progress by the end of next month, when the U.S. and North Korean leaders are expected to meet for a second summit.

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Former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who was detained by Russia's FSB security service on suspicion of spying, looks out of a defendants' cage before a court hearing in Moscow, Russia January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

The lawyer for a former U.S. marine accused of spying by Russia said on Tuesday that his client had been misled before his arrest and believed that a thumb drive handed to him in a hotel room had contained holiday snaps rather than secret information.

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As many as 20,000 women and girls are feared to have been trafficked from Nigeria to Mali where they are stranded after being forced into prostitution, the head of Nigeria's anti-trafficking agency said on Tuesday.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron attend a signing of a new agreement on bilateral cooperation and integration, known as Treaty of Aachen, in Aachen, Germany, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

The leaders of France and Germany signed a new treaty on Tuesday to update their 1963 post-war reconciliation accord, aiming to reinvigorate the European Union's main axis as growing euroskeptic nationalism tests the bloc's cohesion.

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FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa looks on as he gives a media conference at the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised action on Tuesday in response to a brutal crackdown by security forces on anti-government protesters, as two of his supporters spoke of a possible plot to remove him from office.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed attends meetings of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Ethiopia has pardoned more than 13,000 people in the past six months who had been charged with or convicted of treason or terrorism, state-affiliated media said on Tuesday.

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Smoke rises from a fire at a ship in the Kerch Strait near Crimea January 21, 2019 in this still image taken from Reuters TV footage. REUTERS/Reuters TV

Ten crew members have been found dead and 14 have been rescued after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait near Crimea, Russia's transport ministry said on Monday, with a rescue operation still underway.

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A relative of a Palestinian Hamas militant reacts at a hospital in the central Gaza Strip January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

An Israeli tank fired into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing a Hamas militant in what the army described as retaliation for the wounding of a soldier and a brief incursion during a violent Palestinian border protest.

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Hilary Manson reacts inside the high court in Mombasa during the first day of the trial of Kenyan police officers accused of killing her son Alexander Monson, a British citizen who was found dead in his prison cell in 2012, in Mombasa, Kenya January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

Four Kenyan policemen went on trial in Mombasa on Tuesday accused of killing the son of a British aristocrat in police custody in 2012, a high-profile case that has become a litmus test of accountability for Kenya's security services.

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