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New Zealand's Prime minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead.

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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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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ahead of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing after local elections in Hong Kong, China, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A reshuffle of Hong Kong's cabinet is not an "immediate task", the city's Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as she prepared to visit the Chinese capital for the first time since her government's humiliation at local polls last month.

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Police officers are seen near the site of a shooting in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.   REUTERS/Lukas Kabon

An attacker shot dead six people sitting in a waiting room at a hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday, the government said.

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reacts during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest serving premier, said on Tuesday it would be a good idea for the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, to ask "old people" for their advice.

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Commuters walk on a platform at Gare de l'Est train station during a strike by all unions of French SNCF workers and the Paris transport network (RATP) in Paris as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French unions called on Tuesday for public workers to stage one of the biggest protests in decades, hoping to exceed the 800,000 people they brought into the streets last week in an uprising against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in raises his glass to offer a toast as he hosts a welcoming banquet for the leaders of ASEAN member states attending the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan,  South Korea, November 25, 2019.  Yonhap via REUTERS

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States, Moon's office said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Amit Shah addresses Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Ahmedabad, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against India's Home Minister Amit Shah if the south Asian nation adopts legislation to exclude Muslims from a path to citizenship for religious minorities from its neighbors.

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Ash from bushfires that affected New South Wales in the last days is seen on Balmoral Beach in Sydney, Australia, December 7, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video. IMOGEN BRENNAN/via REUTERS

Smoke from Australia's fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the worst haze seen in the harbor city.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ahead of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Women, who say they have been abandoned  by their NRI (non-resident Indian) husbands, take part in an organised protest outside the regional passport office in Jalandhar, Punjab, India, March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

In a pink-walled room of a government office at the foot of the Himalayas, Indian women spend their days cancelling the passports of runaway husbands.

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FILE PHOTO: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen signs a guest book during his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of the presidential inauguration for the second term of Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusing them of corruption.

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

A website managed by the New Zealand Red Cross on Tuesday listed 17 Australians as still missing in the White Island volcanic eruption, including a family of four from the northern suburbs of Sydney.

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Police officers stand guard near the site of a shooting in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.   REUTERS/Lukas Kabon

The number of people killed in a shooting at a hospital in northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday has risen to six, Health Minister Adam Vojtech told Czech Radio.

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A Japanese man accused of killing 19 disabled people at a care home south of Tokyo in 2016 said he will admit to the killings at his trial due to begin in January, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported.

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Japanese police have caught 3 people, including a teenager, trading uranium online in violation of laws on nuclear materials, Kyodo News said on Tuesday.

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

A paramedic who flew to help victims of the New Zealand volcanic eruption said on Tuesday what he saw was a "shocking experience", likening the scene on White Island to the recent TV drama mini-series "Chernobyl".

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FILE PHOTO: An exterior view of Tokyo Aquatics Centre, the venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games swimming and diving events, in Tokyo, Japan, November 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Jack Tarrant

Russia may be banned from the next two Olympics but the door is open for Russian participation at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games if athletes can meet the rigid criteria laid out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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WADA Director, Intelligence and Investigations, Gunter Younger, WADA President-Elect, Witold Banka, WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie, WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli and Chair of the CRC, Jonathan Taylor QC attend a news conference after World Anti-Doping Agency's extraordinary Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting that has banned Russian athletes from all major sporting events in the next four years, in Lausanne, Switzerland, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.

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New Zealand's Prime minister Jacinda Ardern addresses the media following an eruption of the White Island volcano, in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Charlotte Greenfield

New Zealand police launched an investigation on Tuesday after a volcanic eruption on an island popular with tourists killed five people, injured more than 30 and left eight people missing, who are presumed dead.

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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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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ahead of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam speaks to the media in a weekly news briefing after local elections in Hong Kong, China, November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A reshuffle of Hong Kong's cabinet is not an "immediate task", the city's Beijing-backed leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday, as she prepared to visit the Chinese capital for the first time since her government's humiliation at local polls last month.

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Police officers are seen near the site of a shooting in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.   REUTERS/Lukas Kabon

An attacker shot dead six people sitting in a waiting room at a hospital in the northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday, the government said.

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Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reacts during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya, Malaysia, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest serving premier, said on Tuesday it would be a good idea for the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, to ask "old people" for their advice.

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Commuters walk on a platform at Gare de l'Est train station during a strike by all unions of French SNCF workers and the Paris transport network (RATP) in Paris as part of a second day of national strike and protests in France, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

French unions called on Tuesday for public workers to stage one of the biggest protests in decades, hoping to exceed the 800,000 people they brought into the streets last week in an uprising against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms.

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FILE PHOTO: South Korean President Moon Jae-in raises his glass to offer a toast as he hosts a welcoming banquet for the leaders of ASEAN member states attending the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan,  South Korea, November 25, 2019.  Yonhap via REUTERS

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China next week for a trilateral summit with Japan amid rising tension over stalled denuclearization talks between North Korea and the United States, Moon's office said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Amit Shah addresses Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Ahmedabad, February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against India's Home Minister Amit Shah if the south Asian nation adopts legislation to exclude Muslims from a path to citizenship for religious minorities from its neighbors.

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Ash from bushfires that affected New South Wales in the last days is seen on Balmoral Beach in Sydney, Australia, December 7, 2019, in this still image obtained from a social media video. IMOGEN BRENNAN/via REUTERS

Smoke from Australia's fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the worst haze seen in the harbor city.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), ahead of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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Women, who say they have been abandoned  by their NRI (non-resident Indian) husbands, take part in an organised protest outside the regional passport office in Jalandhar, Punjab, India, March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

In a pink-walled room of a government office at the foot of the Himalayas, Indian women spend their days cancelling the passports of runaway husbands.

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FILE PHOTO: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen signs a guest book during his meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of the presidential inauguration for the second term of Widodo at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on a businessman and a senior government official with close links to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, accusing them of corruption.

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

A website managed by the New Zealand Red Cross on Tuesday listed 17 Australians as still missing in the White Island volcanic eruption, including a family of four from the northern suburbs of Sydney.

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Police officers stand guard near the site of a shooting in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019.   REUTERS/Lukas Kabon

The number of people killed in a shooting at a hospital in northeastern Czech city of Ostrava on Tuesday has risen to six, Health Minister Adam Vojtech told Czech Radio.

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A Japanese man accused of killing 19 disabled people at a care home south of Tokyo in 2016 said he will admit to the killings at his trial due to begin in January, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper reported.

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Japanese police have caught 3 people, including a teenager, trading uranium online in violation of laws on nuclear materials, Kyodo News said on Tuesday.

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

A paramedic who flew to help victims of the New Zealand volcanic eruption said on Tuesday what he saw was a "shocking experience", likening the scene on White Island to the recent TV drama mini-series "Chernobyl".

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FILE PHOTO: An exterior view of Tokyo Aquatics Centre, the venue for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games swimming and diving events, in Tokyo, Japan, November 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Jack Tarrant

Russia may be banned from the next two Olympics but the door is open for Russian participation at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games if athletes can meet the rigid criteria laid out by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

World News2 hours ago

WADA Director, Intelligence and Investigations, Gunter Younger, WADA President-Elect, Witold Banka, WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie, WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli and Chair of the CRC, Jonathan Taylor QC attend a news conference after World Anti-Doping Agency's extraordinary Executive Committee (ExCo) meeting that has banned Russian athletes from all major sporting events in the next four years, in Lausanne, Switzerland, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.

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