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FILE PHOTO: Riot police tries to disperse people as they protest on a highway against increased gas price in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's general election manifesto at its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his opposition party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out his "radical" plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalization of infrastructure.

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Helmets of protesters are left behind in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk during a luncheon, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2018. KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo

North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be "pointless" due to strained ties with Seoul, North Korean state media reported on Thursday.

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Pope Francis leads the Holy Mass at the National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis condemned on Thursday the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in Thailand, which is notorious for its sex tourism, saying the violence, abuse and enslavement they suffer are evils that must be uprooted.

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FILE PHOTO - Nabih Berri, speaks after he was re-elected Lebanon's parliamentary speaker, as Lebanon's newly elected parliament convenes for the first time to elect a speaker and deputy speaker in Beirut, Lebanon May 23, 2018. Lebanese Parliament/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday scheduled a session of parliament next week to discuss draft legislation on banking secrecy and returning stolen state funds, state news agency NNA reported.

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Demonstrators gesture as they take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Germany's Defence Minister and CDU Chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a CDU board meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 14, 2019.   REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Senior members of Germany's ruling party are rallying around their leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, before a weekend congress at which she hopes to show she is the right person to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor.

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Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Cornel Feruta waits for the start of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria November 21, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran will discuss the discovery of uranium traces at an undeclared site in Tehran next week, the agency's acting chief said on Thursday, adding that Iran had not provided any more information about the origin of the particles.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper holds hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

The Pentagon on Thursday denied a South Korean news report saying that the United States was considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the costs of the deployment.

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The United States is ready to work with a new Lebanese government that responds to the needs of its people, President Donald Trump said in a cable to Lebanese President Michael Aoun, according to a tweet from Aoun on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A protester walks inside the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights, sending two bills to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign them into law.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's general election manifesto at its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party published its election manifesto on Thursday, including plans for higher taxes to raise billions of pounds for more public spending and tougher regulation of London's huge financial services industry.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday that nobody was above the law and anyone who had done something wrong should be open to investigation, when asked about whether Prince Andrew should make a statement to U.S. authorities.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party three weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 general election, according to an Ipsos MORI poll for the Evening Standard newspaper.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn gestures at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party will fund a pay rise for workers and upgrades to national infrastructure by taxing the rich, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday as he unveiled the party's Dec 12. election manifesto.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's manifesto during its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn lacks credibility because he will not say how he would vote in the new Brexit referendum he proposes, the Conservative party said after its main rivals released their election manifesto.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen during a visit to Birkenshaw Sports Barn as part of his general election campaign, in Uddingston, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would increase annual government spending by 82.9 billion pounds by the 2023/24 financial year if it wins Dec. 12's national election, on top of increases in public investment.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled a radical socialist plan for government on Thursday including a 5% increase in public sector pay, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalisation of infrastructure.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn gestures at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party unveiled its election manifesto on Thursday, including a sweeping programme of nationalization to reverse decades of pro-privatisation public policy.

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FILE PHOTO: Riot police tries to disperse people as they protest on a highway against increased gas price in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's general election manifesto at its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled his opposition party's election manifesto on Thursday, setting out his "radical" plans to transform Britain with public sector pay rises, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalization of infrastructure.

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Helmets of protesters are left behind in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk during a luncheon, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 21, 2018. KCNA via REUTERS/File Photo

North Korea rejected an invitation for leader Kim Jong Un to attend a planned summit in South Korea next week with Southeast Asian nations, saying it would be "pointless" due to strained ties with Seoul, North Korean state media reported on Thursday.

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Pope Francis leads the Holy Mass at the National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Pope Francis condemned on Thursday the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in Thailand, which is notorious for its sex tourism, saying the violence, abuse and enslavement they suffer are evils that must be uprooted.

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FILE PHOTO - Nabih Berri, speaks after he was re-elected Lebanon's parliamentary speaker, as Lebanon's newly elected parliament convenes for the first time to elect a speaker and deputy speaker in Beirut, Lebanon May 23, 2018. Lebanese Parliament/Handout via REUTERS

Lebanese House Speaker Nabih Berri on Thursday scheduled a session of parliament next week to discuss draft legislation on banking secrecy and returning stolen state funds, state news agency NNA reported.

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Demonstrators gesture as they take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid al-Mousily

Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

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FILE PHOTO: Germany's Defence Minister and CDU Chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a CDU board meeting in Berlin, Germany, October 14, 2019.   REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/File Photo

Senior members of Germany's ruling party are rallying around their leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, before a weekend congress at which she hopes to show she is the right person to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor.

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Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Cornel Feruta waits for the start of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria November 21, 2019.   REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The U.N. nuclear watchdog and Iran will discuss the discovery of uranium traces at an undeclared site in Tehran next week, the agency's acting chief said on Thursday, adding that Iran had not provided any more information about the origin of the particles.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper holds hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

The Pentagon on Thursday denied a South Korean news report saying that the United States was considering a significant cut to its troop numbers in South Korea if Seoul does not contribute more to the costs of the deployment.

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The United States is ready to work with a new Lebanese government that responds to the needs of its people, President Donald Trump said in a cable to Lebanese President Michael Aoun, according to a tweet from Aoun on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A protester walks inside the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/File Photo

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to back protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights, sending two bills to the White House where President Donald Trump is expected to sign them into law.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's general election manifesto at its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party published its election manifesto on Thursday, including plans for higher taxes to raise billions of pounds for more public spending and tougher regulation of London's huge financial services industry.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday that nobody was above the law and anyone who had done something wrong should be open to investigation, when asked about whether Prince Andrew should make a statement to U.S. authorities.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party holds a 16-point lead over the opposition Labour Party three weeks ahead of the Dec. 12 general election, according to an Ipsos MORI poll for the Evening Standard newspaper.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn gestures at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party will fund a pay rise for workers and upgrades to national infrastructure by taxing the rich, party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday as he unveiled the party's Dec 12. election manifesto.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn holds his party's manifesto during its launch in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn lacks credibility because he will not say how he would vote in the new Brexit referendum he proposes, the Conservative party said after its main rivals released their election manifesto.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen during a visit to Birkenshaw Sports Barn as part of his general election campaign, in Uddingston, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would increase annual government spending by 82.9 billion pounds by the 2023/24 financial year if it wins Dec. 12's national election, on top of increases in public investment.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn unveiled a radical socialist plan for government on Thursday including a 5% increase in public sector pay, higher taxes on companies and a sweeping nationalisation of infrastructure.

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Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn gestures at the launch of the party manifesto in Birmingham, Britain November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Britain's opposition Labour Party unveiled its election manifesto on Thursday, including a sweeping programme of nationalization to reverse decades of pro-privatisation public policy.

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