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Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of German Bishops's Conference attends a press conference to present the findings of a study into the report of sexual abuse by Catholic priests of thousands of children over a 70-year period in Fulda, Germany, September 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologized on Tuesday "for all the failure and pain" after a report found thousands of children were sexually abused by its clergy, a number an expert said was only the "tip of the iceberg".

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks to the press, after he was ousted in no-confidence vote, in Stockholm, Sweden September 25, 2018.  TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats threatening to block any new government unless they are given a say in policy.

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Family members of sanitation workers attend a protest against the rising deaths of people cleaning sewers, in New Delhi, India, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The relatives of thousands of Indians who died cleaning sewers protested in the capital on Tuesday, aiming to stop the practice of workers entering underground conduits to unclog drains and remove waste with their bare hands.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signaled he was open to a future meeting, despite ongoing tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal.

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Pope Francis addresses Estonian youth at an ecumenical meeting at Kaarli Lutheran Church in Tallinn, Estonia September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that young people around the world were right to feel outrage at the Roman Catholic Church's handling of its sexual abuse scandals as it grapples with a wave of new cases in countries including Chile and Germany.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem September 16, 2018 Sebastian Scheiner/Pool via Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel would continue its military operations in Syria, after Russia announced it would supply an advanced anti-aircraft system to its Syrian ally.

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The Labour Party's Shadow Secretary of State for Departing the European Union Keir Starmer walks to a radio interview at his party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018.   REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba/File Photo

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

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Taiwan Air Force's F-16 fighter jets fly during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick Lin

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation.

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FILE PHOTO: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016.     Courtesy Steve Smith/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military.

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FILE PHOTO: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a news conference at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday said she hoped to meet her Saudi counterpart this week on the sidelines of a U.N. meeting to discuss a diplomatic dispute between the two nations.

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A man who slapped a woman's bottom on a bus near Paris has been jailed for three months and, in a first under a new law against cat-calling, also fined for lewd remarks about her physique.

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Thai police on Tuesday (September 25) found the bodies of a British man and his Thai wife buried near a small creek on their property in the northern province of Phrae, days after the couple were reported missing.

Police in Thailand discovered on Tuesday the bodies of a British man and his Thai wife buried near a creek on their property in the country's north, days after the couple were reported missing.

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The United Nations mission in Afghanistan voiced concern on Tuesday over increasing numbers of civilian casualties as a result of airstrikes by U.S. or government forces, following reports that nine were killed in an eastern province last week.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi people attend the concert of composer Yanni at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo

Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December, the kingdom said on Tuesday, as it tries to diversify its economy and open up its society.

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FILE PHOTO: Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon's General Security agency is seen in Beirut, Lebanon May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/File Photo

Fifty thousand Syrians have returned home from Lebanon so far in 2018 and the number could reach 200,000 in a year's time if it continues at this rate, a top Lebanese official said on Tuesday.

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The son of Angola’s ex-president has been detained in connection with an investigation into corruption and other crimes, the official ANGOP news agency said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A migrant sleeps inside a tent in a makeshift tent camp in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Bosnia should do more to organize shelter for migrants before the arrival of winter, including for hundreds sleeping rough in towns near the Croatian border, the U.N. said on Tuesday.

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Employees are seen at empty check-in counters at the hall of Jorge Newbery metropolitan airport during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Shops were shuttered and the streets of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires were quiet on Tuesday as the country's largest union called a 24-hour strike to protest against the business-friendly policies of President Mauricio Macri's government.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed addresses a news conference in his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kumera Gemechu/File Photo

Ethiopian authorities arrested more than 1,200 people after violence erupted in and around the capital this month, a senior police official said, three times more than earlier estimates.

World News28 minutes ago

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of German Bishops's Conference attends a press conference to present the findings of a study into the report of sexual abuse by Catholic priests of thousands of children over a 70-year period in Fulda, Germany, September 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologized on Tuesday "for all the failure and pain" after a report found thousands of children were sexually abused by its clergy, a number an expert said was only the "tip of the iceberg".

World News29 minutes ago

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven speaks to the press, after he was ousted in no-confidence vote, in Stockholm, Sweden September 25, 2018.  TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats threatening to block any new government unless they are given a say in policy.

World News30 minutes ago

Family members of sanitation workers attend a protest against the rising deaths of people cleaning sewers, in New Delhi, India, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

The relatives of thousands of Indians who died cleaning sewers protested in the capital on Tuesday, aiming to stop the practice of workers entering underground conduits to unclog drains and remove waste with their bare hands.

World News35 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signaled he was open to a future meeting, despite ongoing tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal.

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Pope Francis addresses Estonian youth at an ecumenical meeting at Kaarli Lutheran Church in Tallinn, Estonia September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that young people around the world were right to feel outrage at the Roman Catholic Church's handling of its sexual abuse scandals as it grapples with a wave of new cases in countries including Chile and Germany.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem September 16, 2018 Sebastian Scheiner/Pool via Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel would continue its military operations in Syria, after Russia announced it would supply an advanced anti-aircraft system to its Syrian ally.

Brexit2 hours ago

The Labour Party's Shadow Secretary of State for Departing the European Union Keir Starmer walks to a radio interview at his party's conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's opposition Labour Party will vote against any deal Prime Minister Theresa May clinches with the European Union and is open to a second referendum with the option of staying in the bloc, Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said on Tuesday.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018.   REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba/File Photo

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community resistance and the geographic spread of the disease.

World News3 hours ago

Taiwan Air Force's F-16 fighter jets fly during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at an army base in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, July 4, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick Lin

The U.S. State Department has approved the sale to Taiwan of spare parts for F-16 fighter planes and other military aircraft worth up to $330 million, prompting China to warn on Tuesday that the move jeopardized Sino-U.S. cooperation.

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FILE PHOTO: A combined formation of aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 pass in formation above the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the Philippine Sea on June 18, 2016.     Courtesy Steve Smith/U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation's military.

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FILE PHOTO: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland takes part in a news conference at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, U.S., August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday said she hoped to meet her Saudi counterpart this week on the sidelines of a U.N. meeting to discuss a diplomatic dispute between the two nations.

World News38 minutes ago

A man who slapped a woman's bottom on a bus near Paris has been jailed for three months and, in a first under a new law against cat-calling, also fined for lewd remarks about her physique.

World News39 minutes ago

Thai police on Tuesday (September 25) found the bodies of a British man and his Thai wife buried near a small creek on their property in the northern province of Phrae, days after the couple were reported missing.

Police in Thailand discovered on Tuesday the bodies of a British man and his Thai wife buried near a creek on their property in the country's north, days after the couple were reported missing.

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The United Nations mission in Afghanistan voiced concern on Tuesday over increasing numbers of civilian casualties as a result of airstrikes by U.S. or government forces, following reports that nine were killed in an eastern province last week.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi people attend the concert of composer Yanni at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 3, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo

Saudi Arabia will offer an electronic visa for foreign visitors to attend sporting events and concerts from December, the kingdom said on Tuesday, as it tries to diversify its economy and open up its society.

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FILE PHOTO: Major General Abbas Ibrahim, head of Lebanon's General Security agency is seen in Beirut, Lebanon May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi/File Photo

Fifty thousand Syrians have returned home from Lebanon so far in 2018 and the number could reach 200,000 in a year's time if it continues at this rate, a top Lebanese official said on Tuesday.

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The son of Angola’s ex-president has been detained in connection with an investigation into corruption and other crimes, the official ANGOP news agency said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A migrant sleeps inside a tent in a makeshift tent camp in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Bosnia should do more to organize shelter for migrants before the arrival of winter, including for hundreds sleeping rough in towns near the Croatian border, the U.N. said on Tuesday.

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Employees are seen at empty check-in counters at the hall of Jorge Newbery metropolitan airport during a one-day nationwide strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Shops were shuttered and the streets of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires were quiet on Tuesday as the country's largest union called a 24-hour strike to protest against the business-friendly policies of President Mauricio Macri's government.

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FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed addresses a news conference in his office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Kumera Gemechu/File Photo

Ethiopian authorities arrested more than 1,200 people after violence erupted in and around the capital this month, a senior police official said, three times more than earlier estimates.

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