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Students take selfies with a mannequin, representing Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, after his Mig-21 fighter aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force on February 27, 2019, at a gallery ‘Operation Swift Retort’ at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Museum in Karachi, Pakistan November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Imran Ali

The crude waxwork figure isn't much to look at, although it does feature the famous moustache. But Pakistan's new museum exhibit on an Indian pilot captured when the two nations came close to war earlier this year is causing ire across the border.

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FILE PHOTO: Stephan Brandner, member of the German parliament from the Alternative for Germany (AfD), arrives for a plenary session in Berlin, Germany, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German lawmakers on Wednesday ousted a member of the far-right opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) as head of a parliamentary committee after he made comments widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

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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

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise on Wednesday to end the delays over Britain's departure from the European Union if he wins next month's election and he will describe the opposition Labour Party's plans as political "onanism".

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F. Hassan, a 27-year-old Syrian charged with terrorism and crimes against humanity as a member of Islamic State, attends a court hearing as his trial gets under way in Budapest, Hungary November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A Hungarian court on Wednesday began the trial of a Syrian man accused of terrorism and crimes against humanity as a military leader of Islamic State near the city of Homs in 2015, saying he participated in the murders of dozens of people.

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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 called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water.

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Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez poses for photos after she declared herself as Interim President of Bolivia, at the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

The head of Bolivia's Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political fight from exile in Mexico after resigning in what he has alleged was a coup.

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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun attends a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, November 13, 2019.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case brought against its government by a group of victims.

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Israeli soldiers run during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians in al-Arroub refugee camp, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander.

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A riot police officer clashes with an anti-government protester during a demonstration at the Central District in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day on Wednesday, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing as police warned of a rise in violence to a deadly level.

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FILE PHOTO: Flanked by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2019./File Photo

A $5 billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week.

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FILE PHOTO: Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a climate change rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. November 8, 2019.  REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo

A massive portrait of Greta Thunberg gazed down onto San Francisco on Tuesday night after an artist unveiled a mural of the Swedish teen activist in a bid to remind residents of the dangers posed by climate change.

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A resident fights a grass fire in the Hillville area near Taree, NSW, Australia, November 13, 2019.  AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150 bushfires raging on both the east and west coasts.

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A demonstrator walks past a closed road by burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests, in Khaldeh, Lebanon November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Kanaan

Protesters barricaded main roads across Lebanon on Wednesday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political establishment.

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Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for the acceleration of efforts to form a new, inclusive Lebanese government, MP Ali Bazzi said after a weekly meeting of Berri's parliamentary bloc.

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Police officers walk as members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami block the AP-7 highway in Girona, Spain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Spanish police on Wednesday cleared out scores of protesters supporting Catalan independence who had trapped around 500 vehicles while blocking a major highway for more than 15 hours.

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Vehicles are seen after they were stopped on a highway linking the country's southwest region with Afghanistan, during the second phase of so-called Azadi March (Freedom March), called by the opposition to protest against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Qilla Abdullah near Quetta, Pakistan November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan blocked a key highway linking the country to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as part of what they called the "second phase" of action aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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Singapore's top court on Wednesday heard the first legal challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year, an issue that divides the socially-conservative city-state.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Tayyip Erdogan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his ruling party in local elections this year.

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FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi chant slogans in Cairo, Egypt September 27, 2019.    REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo

The United States and other Western countries urged Egypt on Wednesday to investigate alleged killings and torture by its security forces and to release journalists and others arrested for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters chant slogans as as they demonstrate outside Lebanon's central bank during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

Lebanese student Fatima Jaber's family is struggling to pay off multiple loans with double-digit interest rates.

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Students take selfies with a mannequin, representing Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, after his Mig-21 fighter aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force on February 27, 2019, at a gallery ‘Operation Swift Retort’ at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Museum in Karachi, Pakistan November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Imran Ali

The crude waxwork figure isn't much to look at, although it does feature the famous moustache. But Pakistan's new museum exhibit on an Indian pilot captured when the two nations came close to war earlier this year is causing ire across the border.

World News14 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Stephan Brandner, member of the German parliament from the Alternative for Germany (AfD), arrives for a plenary session in Berlin, Germany, January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German lawmakers on Wednesday ousted a member of the far-right opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) as head of a parliamentary committee after he made comments widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

Brexit19 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

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will promise on Wednesday to end the delays over Britain's departure from the European Union if he wins next month's election and he will describe the opposition Labour Party's plans as political "onanism".

World News29 minutes ago

F. Hassan, a 27-year-old Syrian charged with terrorism and crimes against humanity as a member of Islamic State, attends a court hearing as his trial gets under way in Budapest, Hungary November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A Hungarian court on Wednesday began the trial of a Syrian man accused of terrorism and crimes against humanity as a military leader of Islamic State near the city of Homs in 2015, saying he participated in the murders of dozens of people.

World News34 minutes ago

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 called the city a disaster zone on Wednesday after the second highest tide ever recorded swept through it overnight, flooding its historic basilica and leaving many squares and alleyways deep under water.

World News2 hours ago

Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez poses for photos after she declared herself as Interim President of Bolivia, at the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

The head of Bolivia's Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political fight from exile in Mexico after resigning in what he has alleged was a coup.

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Former South Korean "comfort woman" Lee Ok-sun attends a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, November 13, 2019.   REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

A South Korean woman who had been forced to work in a Japanese wartime military brothel said Japan lacked honor for failing to attend a South Korean court on Wednesday as it began hearing a civil case brought against its government by a group of victims.

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Israeli soldiers run during an anti-Israel protest by Palestinians in al-Arroub refugee camp, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander.

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A riot police officer clashes with an anti-government protester during a demonstration at the Central District in Hong Kong, China, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day on Wednesday, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing as police warned of a rise in violence to a deadly level.

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FILE PHOTO: Flanked by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Army Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 7, 2019./File Photo

A $5 billion demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defense officials visit South Korea this week.

World News6 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a climate change rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S. November 8, 2019.  REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Photo

A massive portrait of Greta Thunberg gazed down onto San Francisco on Tuesday night after an artist unveiled a mural of the Swedish teen activist in a bid to remind residents of the dangers posed by climate change.

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A resident fights a grass fire in the Hillville area near Taree, NSW, Australia, November 13, 2019.  AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

Australian officials on Wednesday ordered residents and tourists to get out of the way of fast-approaching flames as firefighters struggled to contain more than 150 bushfires raging on both the east and west coasts.

World News8 minutes ago

A demonstrator walks past a closed road by burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests, in Khaldeh, Lebanon November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa Kanaan

Protesters barricaded main roads across Lebanon on Wednesday after President Michel Aoun enraged demonstrators by urging them to end their revolt against corruption and cronyism in the political establishment.

World News9 minutes ago

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri called on Wednesday for the acceleration of efforts to form a new, inclusive Lebanese government, MP Ali Bazzi said after a weekly meeting of Berri's parliamentary bloc.

World News23 minutes ago

Police officers walk as members of Catalan protest group Democratic Tsunami block the AP-7 highway in Girona, Spain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Spanish police on Wednesday cleared out scores of protesters supporting Catalan independence who had trapped around 500 vehicles while blocking a major highway for more than 15 hours.

World News26 minutes ago

Vehicles are seen after they were stopped on a highway linking the country's southwest region with Afghanistan, during the second phase of so-called Azadi March (Freedom March), called by the opposition to protest against the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan, in Qilla Abdullah near Quetta, Pakistan November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-government protesters in Pakistan blocked a key highway linking the country to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as part of what they called the "second phase" of action aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

World News31 minutes ago

Singapore's top court on Wednesday heard the first legal challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year, an issue that divides the socially-conservative city-state.

World News36 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Tayyip Erdogan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his ruling party in local elections this year.

World News41 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi chant slogans in Cairo, Egypt September 27, 2019.    REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo

The United States and other Western countries urged Egypt on Wednesday to investigate alleged killings and torture by its security forces and to release journalists and others arrested for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

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FILE PHOTO: Protesters chant slogans as as they demonstrate outside Lebanon's central bank during ongoing anti-government protests in Beirut, Lebanon November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

Lebanese student Fatima Jaber's family is struggling to pay off multiple loans with double-digit interest rates.

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