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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

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The view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano in New Zealand, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Fearing a volcano could erupt again, search parties were unable to set foot on New Zealand's White Island for eight people still missing on Tuesday, as police raised the death toll to six from the eruption a day earlier.

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Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to the media after she was elected as the new Prime Minister of Finland in the session of the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Finland, December 10, 2019. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa via REUTERS

Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm of a government led by women.

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Nearly 175 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a "safety stand-down" after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Reporters are escorted out of the room as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats to hold talks with their delegations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, but that the United States has blocked their release.

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Reporters are escorted out of the room as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats to hold talks with their delegations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Arms control, election security and national security are expected to be on the agenda on Tuesday when President Donald Trump meets Russia's top diplomat, whose last White House visit was a public relations disaster for the U.S. leader.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a joint news conference with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the Trump administration is "very hopeful" North Korea will continue to abide by its commitments to work toward denuclearization and not to conduct further long-range missile test firings.

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Demonstrators march during a protest rally demanding the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in Prague, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tens of thousands of Czechs protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Thursday after prosecutors reopened a case into alleged subsidy fraud by the leader and Brussels declared a conflict of interest between his businesses and political role.

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Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Marseille as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads "work, shop and shut up". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Strikes against pension reforms shut schools and caused transport chaos around France on Tuesday, but the number of people taking to the streets dropped by more than half from last week, strengthening President Emmanuel Macron's hand.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference, a day ahead of the first meeting of the new Syrian Constitutional Committee at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Iran warned its citizens, particularly scientists, on Tuesday not to visit America, saying Iranians there were subjected to arbitrary and lengthy detention in inhuman conditions.

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Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside.

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Smoke billows from the wreckage of a derailed Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil, near Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Kayle Neis

Fires are still burning at the site where a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed early Monday while hauling oil, but they are under control, CP and public safety officials said on Tuesday.

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Austrian author Peter Handke shakes hands with Sweden's King Carl Gustaf as he receives the 2019 Nobel Prize during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden December 10, 2019.   TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS

Demonstrators braved freezing temperatures on Tuesday to protest against the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke because of his support for the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

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Opposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on international Human Rights Day.

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People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS

Tourists caught in the deadly blast at New Zealand's White Island were there despite a recent increase in volcanic activity, although experts said precise predictions on eruptions were all but impossible.

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U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg speaks during a panel at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A future U.S. government will have to rebuild relations with China to revive international efforts to combat climate change, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is running for president, said on Tuesday.

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The role of carbon markets and putting a price on emissions blamed for climate change is one of the major negotiating points at this year's U.N. climate talks in Madrid.

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's Public Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna attends a meeting with the Human Rights commission at the Senate in Mexico City November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICOPOLITICS - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)/File Photo

A former Mexican government official responsible for public security has been charged with accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel once run by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to help it operate with "impunity" in Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Vendor sales a news paper with a picture of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed on it's cover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia's federal police were deployed to universities across the country on Tuesday, the government said, as authorities sought to calm ethnic tensions which have claimed the lives of seven students in the past three months.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali receives medal and diploma from Chair of the Nobel Comitteee Berit Reiss-Andersen during Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Norway December 10, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Terje Bendiksby via REUTERS

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for forging a peace accord with Eritrea.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar military commander-in-chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, attends a military exercise at Ayeyarwaddy delta region in Myanmar, February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Lynn Bo Bo/Pool/File Photo

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities.

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The view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island, volcano in New Zealand, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Fearing a volcano could erupt again, search parties were unable to set foot on New Zealand's White Island for eight people still missing on Tuesday, as police raised the death toll to six from the eruption a day earlier.

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Social democrats minister Sanna Marin speaks to the media after she was elected as the new Prime Minister of Finland in the session of the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki, Finland, December 10, 2019. Lehtikuva/Heikki Saukkomaa via REUTERS

Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm of a government led by women.

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Nearly 175 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a "safety stand-down" after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy base in Florida, U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Reporters are escorted out of the room as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats to hold talks with their delegations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Russian Foreign Minister Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow wanted to publish a cache of communications with Washington that he said cleared Russia of allegations it interfered in the 2016 U.S. election, but that the United States has blocked their release.

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Reporters are escorted out of the room as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take their seats to hold talks with their delegations at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Arms control, election security and national security are expected to be on the agenda on Tuesday when President Donald Trump meets Russia's top diplomat, whose last White House visit was a public relations disaster for the U.S. leader.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses a joint news conference with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that the Trump administration is "very hopeful" North Korea will continue to abide by its commitments to work toward denuclearization and not to conduct further long-range missile test firings.

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Demonstrators march during a protest rally demanding the resignation of Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in Prague, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/David W Cerny

Tens of thousands of Czechs protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Thursday after prosecutors reopened a case into alleged subsidy fraud by the leader and Brussels declared a conflict of interest between his businesses and political role.

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Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against French government's pensions reform plans in Marseille as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France, December 10, 2019. The slogan reads "work, shop and shut up". REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Strikes against pension reforms shut schools and caused transport chaos around France on Tuesday, but the number of people taking to the streets dropped by more than half from last week, strengthening President Emmanuel Macron's hand.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference, a day ahead of the first meeting of the new Syrian Constitutional Committee at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Iran warned its citizens, particularly scientists, on Tuesday not to visit America, saying Iranians there were subjected to arbitrary and lengthy detention in inhuman conditions.

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Islamist Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a hotel in Somalia's capital near the presidential residence on Tuesday and police said they killed two attackers and rescued dozens of people from inside.

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Smoke billows from the wreckage of a derailed Canadian Pacific Railway train hauling crude oil, near Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Kayle Neis

Fires are still burning at the site where a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed early Monday while hauling oil, but they are under control, CP and public safety officials said on Tuesday.

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Austrian author Peter Handke shakes hands with Sweden's King Carl Gustaf as he receives the 2019 Nobel Prize during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden December 10, 2019.   TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomery via REUTERS

Demonstrators braved freezing temperatures on Tuesday to protest against the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke because of his support for the late Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic.

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Opposition activists and independent journalists in Communist-run Cuba said state security and police stopped them from leaving their homes on Tuesday to prevent them marking or reporting on international Human Rights Day.

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People on a boat react as smoke billows from the volcanic eruption of Whakaari, also known as White Island, New Zealand December 9, 2019 in this picture grab obtained from a social media video. INSTAGRAM @ALLESSANDROKAUFFMANN/via REUTERS

Tourists caught in the deadly blast at New Zealand's White Island were there despite a recent increase in volcanic activity, although experts said precise predictions on eruptions were all but impossible.

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U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg speaks during a panel at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A future U.S. government will have to rebuild relations with China to revive international efforts to combat climate change, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is running for president, said on Tuesday.

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The role of carbon markets and putting a price on emissions blamed for climate change is one of the major negotiating points at this year's U.N. climate talks in Madrid.

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's Public Security Minister Genaro Garcia Luna attends a meeting with the Human Rights commission at the Senate in Mexico City November 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICOPOLITICS - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)/File Photo

A former Mexican government official responsible for public security has been charged with accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the Sinaloa drug cartel once run by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to help it operate with "impunity" in Mexico, U.S. prosecutors said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Vendor sales a news paper with a picture of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed on it's cover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopia's federal police were deployed to universities across the country on Tuesday, the government said, as authorities sought to calm ethnic tensions which have claimed the lives of seven students in the past three months.

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali receives medal and diploma from Chair of the Nobel Comitteee Berit Reiss-Andersen during Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Norway December 10, 2019. NTB Scanpix/Terje Bendiksby via REUTERS

Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for forging a peace accord with Eritrea.

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