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Children ride their bicycles in an empty street in Jerusalem during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, September 19, 2018. Most Israeli Jews refrain from driving during the 25-hour period. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual opportunity for children to ride their bicycles on deserted streets (pictured here).

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges the audience after watching the performance titled "The Glorious Country"  at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.

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A migrant is silhouetted inside his tent at a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water.

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A supporter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Saharif touches his picture as he celebrate with others following the court's decision in Islamabad, Pakistan September 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani authorities released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from jail on Wednesday after a court suspended prison sentences they got in July over the purchase of upscale apartments in London.

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Hungary's foreign minister lashed out at what he called "biased, pro-migration" U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday, accusing them of spreading lies about his country and saying Budapest had the right to keep out illegal migrants.

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The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.

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A combination picture shows (top row L-R) presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad (bottom row L-R) Ciro Gomes and Geraldo Alckmin respectively, from Reuters files. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Paulo Whitaker/Leonardo Benassatto/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazil's presidential campaign, already the most divisive since the end of military rule three decades ago, has become even more polarized, raising concerns about the future of the country's democracy.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in London, September 19, 2018. Frank Augstein/Pool via Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May received less than glowing praise for her Brexit plan on Wednesday, with top EU official Donald Tusk saying Britain must rework its proposals for Northern Ireland and trade.

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FILE PHOTO: Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz) addresses a news conference to introduce the agency's 2015 report on threats to the constitution in Berlin, Germany, June 28, 2016.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a luncheon in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among skeptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

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FILE PHOTO: France national flag flutters as an Iranian flag is seen behind during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

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Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been "tremendous progress" with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang's denuclearization.

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Peruvian Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva speaks to Congress as he asks for the approval of four anti-graft bills in Lima, Peru September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra said on Wednesday he was confident lawmakers would renew their confidence in his Cabinet and avert a situation that could lead to the dissolution of his Cabinet and Congress.

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FILE PHOTO: A sign for customs and excise is seen on the motorway approaching the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, near Newry, Northern Ireland July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Any deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union must ensure that a hard border in Northern Ireland is avoided, Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament told a German newspaper on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaks during the party's annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Paton

A new EU proposal to operate checks on goods along the Britain-Northern Ireland sea route will still mean an unacceptable border between the two, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party backing Britain's minority government said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk delivers a speech during a debate on the outcome of the last June 28-29 EU summit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he would call an extra Brexit summit of European Union leaders around mid-November to finalize a deal with Britain.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives for the European People's Party (EPP) meeting ahead of the informal meeting of EU leaders, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on Britain to be more flexible in the Brexit negotiations after the EU's chief negotiator offered compromises.

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong, in this picture taken from the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that U.S. accusations that Russia helped North Korea illegally obtain fuel through transfers at sea were not backed up by evidence.

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FILE PHOTO: Zambian President Edgar Lungu participates in a discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo

Zambian President Edgar Lungu fired a cabinet minister in charge of social welfare funds on Wednesday after Britain and Finland froze aid over suspicions that $4 million of funding may have been misused.

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Children ride their bicycles in an empty street in Jerusalem during the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, September 19, 2018. Most Israeli Jews refrain from driving during the 25-hour period. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual opportunity for children to ride their bicycles on deserted streets (pictured here).

World News15 minutes ago

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledges the audience after watching the performance titled "The Glorious Country"  at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country's nuclear program.

World News16 minutes ago

A migrant is silhouetted inside his tent at a makeshift camp next to the Moria camp for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

Hundreds of asylum-seekers stranded on Greece's Lesbos island are living in makeshift tents in a field overrun by garbage, without electricity or running water.

World News19 minutes ago

A supporter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Saharif touches his picture as he celebrate with others following the court's decision in Islamabad, Pakistan September 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Pakistani authorities released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from jail on Wednesday after a court suspended prison sentences they got in July over the purchase of upscale apartments in London.

World News21 minutes ago

Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Hungary's foreign minister lashed out at what he called "biased, pro-migration" U.N. human rights experts on Wednesday, accusing them of spreading lies about his country and saying Budapest had the right to keep out illegal migrants.

World News24 minutes ago

The United States is seeking to negotiate a treaty with Iran that will cover both its ballistic missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. special envoy for Iran said on Wednesday ahead of U.N. meetings in New York next week.

World News25 minutes ago

A combination picture shows (top row L-R) presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad (bottom row L-R) Ciro Gomes and Geraldo Alckmin respectively, from Reuters files. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/Paulo Whitaker/Leonardo Benassatto/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazil's presidential campaign, already the most divisive since the end of military rule three decades ago, has become even more polarized, raising concerns about the future of the country's democracy.

Brexit32 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the National Housing Summit in London, September 19, 2018. Frank Augstein/Pool via Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May received less than glowing praise for her Brexit plan on Wednesday, with top EU official Donald Tusk saying Britain must rework its proposals for Northern Ireland and trade.

World News42 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Hans-Georg Maassen, Germany's head of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt fuer Verfassungsschutz) addresses a news conference to introduce the agency's 2015 report on threats to the constitution in Berlin, Germany, June 28, 2016.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit.

World News6 hours ago

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attend a luncheon in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 19, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

A pledge by the leaders of North and South Korea to foster economic ties has heightened worries among skeptics that Seoul's push to revive nuclear talks could undermine the sanction regime credited with bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

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FILE PHOTO: France national flag flutters as an Iranian flag is seen behind during the opening ceremony of the 16th International Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Exhibition (IOGPE) in Tehran April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

France will not name a new ambassador to Tehran before getting information from Iran following a foiled plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in Paris last June, French officials said on Wednesday.

World News6 minutes ago

Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.

World News10 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump hailed Wednesday's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and said there had been "tremendous progress" with North Korea on several fronts including Pyongyang's denuclearization.

World News19 minutes ago

Peruvian Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva speaks to Congress as he asks for the approval of four anti-graft bills in Lima, Peru September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra said on Wednesday he was confident lawmakers would renew their confidence in his Cabinet and avert a situation that could lead to the dissolution of his Cabinet and Congress.

World News32 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A sign for customs and excise is seen on the motorway approaching the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, near Newry, Northern Ireland July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Any deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union must ensure that a hard border in Northern Ireland is avoided, Manfred Weber, leader of the European People's Party in the European Parliament told a German newspaper on Wednesday.

World News32 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaks during the party's annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Paton

A new EU proposal to operate checks on goods along the Britain-Northern Ireland sea route will still mean an unacceptable border between the two, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party backing Britain's minority government said on Wednesday.

World News33 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: European Council President Donald Tusk delivers a speech during a debate on the outcome of the last June 28-29 EU summit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he would call an extra Brexit summit of European Union leaders around mid-November to finalize a deal with Britain.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrives for the European People's Party (EPP) meeting ahead of the informal meeting of EU leaders, in Salzburg, Austria, September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on Britain to be more flexible in the Brexit negotiations after the EU's chief negotiator offered compromises.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong, in this picture taken from the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday that U.S. accusations that Russia helped North Korea illegally obtain fuel through transfers at sea were not backed up by evidence.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Zambian President Edgar Lungu participates in a discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo

Zambian President Edgar Lungu fired a cabinet minister in charge of social welfare funds on Wednesday after Britain and Finland froze aid over suspicions that $4 million of funding may have been misused.

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