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FILE PHOTO: Civil defence members and civilians are seen running after an air raid in the besieged town of Douma in eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/ Bassam Khabieh

Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday, a war monitoring group said.

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South Korean Army K1A1 and U.S. Army M1A2 tanks fire live rounds during a U.S.-South Korea joint live-fire military exercise, at a training field, near the demilitarized zone, separating the two Koreas in Pocheon, South Korea April 21, 2017. Picture taken on April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

South Korea and the United States will announce plans before April for a postponed joint military drill, South Korea's defense minister said on Tuesday.

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REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR  Relatives of a passenger who was believed to have been killed in a plane crash react near the town of Semirom, Iran, February 18, 2018. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency

Iran has located a passenger plane that crashed with 65 people on board, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, two days after it disappeared from radar over mountainous terrain, increasing Iranians' fears about the country's aging fleet of aircraft.

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A combination picture shows Alexanda Kotey and Shafee Elsheikh, who the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claim are British nationals, in these undated handout pictures in Amouda, Syria released February 9, 2018. Syrian Democratic Forces/Handout via REUTERS

Britain and the United States are in talks about the fate of two captured British Islamic State militants, suspected of being part of a notorious group known for torturing and killing Western hostages, British Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman attends the Annual Horse Race ceremony, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 30, 2017. Bandar Algaloud/Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.

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A sign is seen above a branch of Oxfam, in central London, Britain February 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Oxfam chief executive Mark Goldring apologized on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation of the charity over sex abuse by its staff was disproportionate as it had not "murdered babies in their cots".

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A view shows the checkpoint Rava-Ruska on the border with Poland, in Ukraine November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Staff

The European Union is shutting down a border checkpoint scheme with Ukraine, deepening doubts about Kiev's ability to deliver reforms in return for billions in European aid.

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The Iranian foreign ministry said on Tuesday it had summoned the Swedish ambassador to protest over Sweden's granting of citizenship to a Stockholm-based scientist being held in Tehran under a death sentence.

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Yasmira Castano, 40, who lost her transplanted kidney, lies on a bed at a state hospital in Caracas, Venezuela February 7, 2018. Castano was unable to find the drugs needed to keep her body from rejecting the organ. On Christmas Eve 2017, she was rushed to a state hospital. Her immune system had attacked the foreign organ and she lost her kidney shortly afterwards. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Yasmira Castano felt she had a fresh chance at life when she received a kidney transplant almost two decades ago. The young Venezuelan was able to finish high school and went on to work as a manicurist.

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Internally displaced Congolese civilians receive food aid at Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) centre in Bunia, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo February 16, 2018. Picture taken February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

An upsurge of violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo is set to cause a "humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions", the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

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Former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An Egyptian court put former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh on a terrorism list on Tuesday, state news agency MENA reported, following his arrest for alleged contacts with the banned Muslim Brotherhood.

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An Indonesian naval officer arranges bags of confiscated crystal meth, part of a 1 tonne seizure, on a dock in Batam, Riau Islands, Indonesia February 10, 2018  in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/M N Kanwa/via REUTERS

Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month.

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FILE PHOTO: Acting President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa listens to debate in Parliament in Cape Town in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday it was time to consider the make-up of his cabinet, amid growing speculation about whether Finance Minister Gigaba would keep his job.

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South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday he would not allow "smash and grab" interventions when undertaking land expropriation without compensation, a policy he has promised to pursue to speed up the transfer of land to black people.

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Rohingya refugees walk at Jamtoli camp in the morning in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Myanmar and Bangladeshi representatives held talks about 5,300 Rohingya Muslims trapped on a strip of unclaimed land between their two countries and visited the area on Tuesday, officials and Rohingya refugees told Reuters.

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Afghan Artlords paint a message on a wall at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete blast walls that have risen to ward off militant bombs.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn gestures during a news conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defense minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation.

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The coffin leaves the church after the funeral of Prince Henrik which took place at Christiansborg Palace Chapel in Copenhagen, Denmark February 20, 2018. Ritzau Scanpix Denmark/Bax Lindhardt/via REUTERS

Thousands of Danes bid farewell to the late Prince Henrik ahead of his funeral on Tuesday, despite a controversy over his choice not to be buried in the tomb prepared for him and his wife Queen Margrethe.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and people from countries in the former Soviet Union had been killed or wounded in recent clashes in Syria.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel in Moscow, Russia February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the situation in Syria's Afrin could be resolved through direct dialogue between Damascus and Ankara, the Interfax news agency cited him as saying.

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