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FILE PHOTO: File picture of participants at Pink Dot, an annual event organised in support of the LGBT community, gathering in  formation to call for the repeal of Section 377A of Singapore's Penal Code, in Singapore, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim -/File Photo

Singapore's top court has heard challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law, a thorny issue in the socially-conservative city-state, for the first time since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year.

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Anti-government protesters scout at a makeshift gate during a standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

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Australian universities will name overseas research partners, list financial dealings with other countries and share cyber intelligence with national security agencies to curb foreign interference, Education Minister Dan Tehan said on Thursday.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks with Lt Col Tom Robinson from the Light Dragoons and Oliver Harmar, Yorkshire Area Director of the Environment Agency, following recent flooding in Stainforth, Doncaster, Britain November 13, 2019. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the "unbearable" uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands as they visit the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, Hubei province, China April 27, 2018. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo

Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China again next year after two informal summits between the men in each other's countries, despite deep disagreement over the disputed Kashmir region.

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The Gospers Mountain fire is seen burning in bushland near Colo Heights, north west of Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts/via REUTERS

A man's body has been found in burnt-out bushland in New South Wales (NSW) state, taking the death toll from bushfires that have swept across Australia's east coast to four, police said on Thursday.

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Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez reads a statement at the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday, firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to Bolivia's new interim leader.

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a "very serious challenge" to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as "wonderful."

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An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip killed six members of a Palestinian family on Thursday, all of them civilians, medical officials and residents said, bringing the death toll in the territory from a 48-hour surge in fighting to 32.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito rides in a car during the royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan, November 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese Emperor Naruhito will be ushered into a dark wooden hall on Thursday night to celebrate his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

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The planned exchange of two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group for an American and an Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2016 has not taken place, a diplomat and a former Afghan official said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday congratulated Jeanine Anez, a Bolivian senator who became interim president of the South American country following the resignation of Evo Morales, the State Department said.

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A general view shows the barricades outside the occupied campus of the Baptist University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

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A man dressed in black and aged in his 30s has died in Hong Kong, police said. It was not clear if his death was related to ongoing protests in the Chinese-ruled city.

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FILE PHOTO: UN Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, Eduardo Stein, speaks in news conference in Bogota, Colombia October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Funding of $1.35 billion will be needed to provide healthcare, education, nutrition and other services to Venezuelan migrants and to help their hosts in 2020, non-governmental organizations said on Wednesday.

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Bolivia's ousted president Evo Morales leaves after a ceremony where he was recognized as a distinguished guest, outside the town hall in Mexico City, Mexico, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales said on Wednesday that he condemned U.S. recognition of the South American country's new "de facto government" that has installed itself since his departure.

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FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sideline of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his country aims to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, in remarks to leaders at a summit of BRICS major emerging economies on Wednesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping wave during a meeting before the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economies on Wednesday criticized what they view as politically motivated protectionism at a time of a global slowdown and said their countries are doing their best to counter the trend.

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The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

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FILE PHOTO: File picture of participants at Pink Dot, an annual event organised in support of the LGBT community, gathering in  formation to call for the repeal of Section 377A of Singapore's Penal Code, in Singapore, June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Feline Lim -/File Photo

Singapore's top court has heard challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law, a thorny issue in the socially-conservative city-state, for the first time since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year.

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Anti-government protesters scout at a makeshift gate during a standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

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Australian universities will name overseas research partners, list financial dealings with other countries and share cyber intelligence with national security agencies to curb foreign interference, Education Minister Dan Tehan said on Thursday.

Brexit44 minutes ago

Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks with Lt Col Tom Robinson from the Light Dragoons and Oliver Harmar, Yorkshire Area Director of the Environment Agency, following recent flooding in Stainforth, Doncaster, Britain November 13, 2019. Danny Lawson/Pool via REUTERS

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the "unbearable" uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands as they visit the Hubei Provincial Museum in Wuhan, Hubei province, China April 27, 2018. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo

Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China again next year after two informal summits between the men in each other's countries, despite deep disagreement over the disputed Kashmir region.

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The Gospers Mountain fire is seen burning in bushland near Colo Heights, north west of Sydney, Australia, November 13, 2019. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts/via REUTERS

A man's body has been found in burnt-out bushland in New South Wales (NSW) state, taking the death toll from bushfires that have swept across Australia's east coast to four, police said on Thursday.

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Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez reads a statement at the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivian security forces clashed on the streets of La Paz with supporters of unseated president Evo Morales on Wednesday, firing tear gas to clear crowds who hurled rocks and set fires in a test to Bolivia's new interim leader.

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U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkey's Pressident Tayyip Erdogan at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a "very serious challenge" to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as "wonderful."

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An Israeli missile strike in the Gaza Strip killed six members of a Palestinian family on Thursday, all of them civilians, medical officials and residents said, bringing the death toll in the territory from a 48-hour surge in fighting to 32.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito rides in a car during the royal parade to mark the enthronement of Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan, November 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese Emperor Naruhito will be ushered into a dark wooden hall on Thursday night to celebrate his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

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The planned exchange of two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group for an American and an Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2016 has not taken place, a diplomat and a former Afghan official said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday congratulated Jeanine Anez, a Bolivian senator who became interim president of the South American country following the resignation of Evo Morales, the State Department said.

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A general view shows the barricades outside the occupied campus of the Baptist University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

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A man dressed in black and aged in his 30s has died in Hong Kong, police said. It was not clear if his death was related to ongoing protests in the Chinese-ruled city.

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FILE PHOTO: UN Joint Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, Eduardo Stein, speaks in news conference in Bogota, Colombia October 16, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Funding of $1.35 billion will be needed to provide healthcare, education, nutrition and other services to Venezuelan migrants and to help their hosts in 2020, non-governmental organizations said on Wednesday.

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Bolivia's ousted president Evo Morales leaves after a ceremony where he was recognized as a distinguished guest, outside the town hall in Mexico City, Mexico, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales said on Wednesday that he condemned U.S. recognition of the South American country's new "de facto government" that has installed itself since his departure.

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FILE PHOTO: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sideline of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his country aims to be a $5 trillion economy by 2024, in remarks to leaders at a summit of BRICS major emerging economies on Wednesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro and China's President Xi Jinping wave during a meeting before the BRICS summit in Brasilia, Brazil November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economies on Wednesday criticized what they view as politically motivated protectionism at a time of a global slowdown and said their countries are doing their best to counter the trend.

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The flooded crypt of St Mark's Basilica is pictured during an exceptionally high water levels in Venice, Italy November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Manuel Silvestri

Venice's mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after "apocalyptic" floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

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