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An Afghan worker is seen at the wedding hall after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one.

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain July 29, 2019.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.

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Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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Members of a bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a mosque in Kuchlak, in the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday and discussed "the wrongful detention" of two Canadian citizens by China, a White House spokesman said.

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Riot police walk past a shop as they chase anti-government protesters down Nathan Road in Mong Kok in Hong Kong, China August 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.

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Kashmiris walk past broken window glass after clashes between protesters and the security forces on Friday evening, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week.

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Deputy Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and Sudan's opposition alliance coalition's leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, sign a power sharing deal, as Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed witnesses, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Nureldin Mohamed Abdallah

Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

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Britain's Royal Navy rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) sails at sunset next to Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 as it sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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FILE PHOTO: An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2019.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its longest war, according to three source familiar with the efforts.

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Muftia, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, is seen with her granddaughter outside her house in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.

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A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread.

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A woman takes part in a protest demanding authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election and release people arrested for participation in opposition rallies, in Moscow, Russia August 17, 2019. A placard reads: "It's time to change". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.

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Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive against the last major rebel stronghold, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.

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A bomb and two illegal valves have damaged sections of Colombia's Transandino pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatists forces are seen together with their supporters as they march during a rally in southern port city in Aden, Yemen August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File Photo

Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's ousted Saudi-backed government.

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EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker poses with future head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press team said in a statement on Saturday.

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Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms lies anchored close to the Italian shore in Lampedusa, Italy August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said.

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An Afghan worker is seen at the wedding hall after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said.

Brexit4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one.

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FILE PHOTO: An anti-Brexit protester is seen outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain July 29, 2019.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.

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Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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Members of a bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a mosque in Kuchlak, in the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday and discussed "the wrongful detention" of two Canadian citizens by China, a White House spokesman said.

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Riot police walk past a shop as they chase anti-government protesters down Nathan Road in Mong Kok in Hong Kong, China August 17, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.

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Kashmiris walk past broken window glass after clashes between protesters and the security forces on Friday evening, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian security forces injured at least six people on Saturday in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as several protests broke out against New Delhi's revocation of the region's autonomy last week.

World News9 hours ago

Deputy Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and Sudan's opposition alliance coalition's leader Ahmad al-Rabiah, sign a power sharing deal, as Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed witnesses, in Khartoum, Sudan, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Nureldin Mohamed Abdallah

Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

World News11 hours ago

Britain's Royal Navy rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) sails at sunset next to Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 as it sits anchored after the Supreme Court of the British territory lifted its detention order, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain, August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions.

World News21 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a hilltop in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2019.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/File Photo

Western intermediaries are trying to persuade arch foes Iran and the United States to cooperate on bolstering security in Afghanistan as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to extract America from its longest war, according to three source familiar with the efforts.

World News43 minutes ago

Muftia, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, is seen with her granddaughter outside her house in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.

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A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread.

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A woman takes part in a protest demanding authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election and release people arrested for participation in opposition rallies, in Moscow, Russia August 17, 2019. A placard reads: "It's time to change". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.

World News9 hours ago

Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive against the last major rebel stronghold, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.

World News10 hours ago

A bomb and two illegal valves have damaged sections of Colombia's Transandino pipeline, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatists forces are seen together with their supporters as they march during a rally in southern port city in Aden, Yemen August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File Photo

Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's ousted Saudi-backed government.

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EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker poses with future head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press team said in a statement on Saturday.

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Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms lies anchored close to the Italian shore in Lampedusa, Italy August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said.

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