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FILE PHOTO: A volunteer, for recovery work, wipes his sweat as he takes a break in a heat wave at a flood affected area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.

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U.S. President Donald Trump receives a football from Russian President Vladimir Putin as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

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U.S. Army General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were "mischaracterized".

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Peru arrested more than 50 people on Monday, the majority Colombian, as part of an operation against drug trafficking in a jungle border province where dissident former Marxist FARC rebels have reportedly taken refuge.

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FILE PHOTO: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during his visit to the United Nations School in San Jose, Costa Rica July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/File Photo

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that groups linked to Nicaragua's government were using "unacceptable" lethal force against citizens, and urged an end to violence that has killed at least 275 people in months of protests.

Brexitin 5 hours

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets U.S. President Donald Trump at Chequers, Britain July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.

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Smoke following an explosion in Syria is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Syrian army and its allies have taken control of a strategic hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as it pushes forward with an offensive to seize the remaining parts of the southwest from rebels, state TV and rebels said on Monday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin testifies to the House Financial Services hearing on state of the international financial system on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 12, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

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Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini listens to media after government's open session for members of public took place during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence in Porvoo, Finland May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Russia may try to carve out a peacemaker role for itself after successfully hosting the World Cup and following the summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, Finland's foreign minister said on Monday.

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Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police officers at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

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U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A wave of condemnation by U.S. lawmakers from both Republican and Democratic parties followed President Donald Trump's failure at a Helsinki summit to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for a bipartisan effort to "ratchet up" sanctions on Moscow following U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier on Monday.

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U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.

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Rafiqullah Dawoodzai says his fields were too dry to sow crops this year, the first time he has skipped a growing season in more than 40 years. The 60 acres he farms lie along the banks of Afghanistan's Helmand River, but the country lacks the infrastructure to use its waters for large-scale irrigation.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of far right British party English Defence League Steven Yaxley-Lennon aka "Tommy Robinson" delivers a speech during a meeting in Lyon May 14, 2011. Picture taken May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

A representative of U.S. President Donald Trump raised the case of jailed British anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson with Britain's ambassador to the United States following lobbying by the right-wing Breitbart.com website, according to a British government source and a pro-Robinson campaigner.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Monday that he told U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia is prepared to extend the New START nuclear treaty that expires in 2021.

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Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May won approval from the lower of house of parliament on Monday for a law designed to create an independent customs policy after Brexit.

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Rene Juarez Cisneros, president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), addresses supporters at the party's headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico July 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme

The head of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) stood down on Monday after the party's record defeat in the July 1 presidential election, reducing the long-dominant force of Mexican politics to a fraction of its former strength.

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Washington on Monday condemned attacks by paramilitary police against university students, journalists and clergy across Nicaragua, the U.S. State Department said.

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Firefighters work at the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Mexican aviation company Damojh said on Monday a very steep take-off angle led one of its planes to crash in Cuba in May, killing 112 people, according to black boxes retrieved from the wreckage.

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FILE PHOTO: A volunteer, for recovery work, wipes his sweat as he takes a break in a heat wave at a flood affected area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan, July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo

An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.

World Newsin 38 minutes

U.S. President Donald Trump receives a football from Russian President Vladimir Putin as they hold a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

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U.S. Army General John Nicholson, commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were "mischaracterized".

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Peru arrested more than 50 people on Monday, the majority Colombian, as part of an operation against drug trafficking in a jungle border province where dissident former Marxist FARC rebels have reportedly taken refuge.

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FILE PHOTO: U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during his visit to the United Nations School in San Jose, Costa Rica July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate/File Photo

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that groups linked to Nicaragua's government were using "unacceptable" lethal force against citizens, and urged an end to violence that has killed at least 275 people in months of protests.

Brexitin 5 hours

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets U.S. President Donald Trump at Chequers, Britain July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday, keeping her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.

World Newsin 6 hours

Smoke following an explosion in Syria is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights near the Israeli Syrian border July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

The Syrian army and its allies have taken control of a strategic hill overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as it pushes forward with an offensive to seize the remaining parts of the southwest from rebels, state TV and rebels said on Monday.

World Newsin 7 hours

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin testifies to the House Financial Services hearing on state of the international financial system on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 12, 2018.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

World Newsin 9 hours

Finland's Foreign Minister Timo Soini listens to media after government's open session for members of public took place during the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence in Porvoo, Finland May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Russia may try to carve out a peacemaker role for itself after successfully hosting the World Cup and following the summit in Helsinki between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, Finland's foreign minister said on Monday.

World Newsin 15 hours

Detained Reuters journalist Wa Lone is escorted by police officers at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A Reuters reporter accused of obtaining secret state documents in Myanmar told a court on Monday a policeman had called him on the day he was arrested and insisted on a meeting, at which the officer abruptly handed some papers to him and a colleague.

World Newsin 3 hours

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A wave of condemnation by U.S. lawmakers from both Republican and Democratic parties followed President Donald Trump's failure at a Helsinki summit to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

World Newsin 3 hours

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called for a bipartisan effort to "ratchet up" sanctions on Moscow following U.S. President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki earlier on Monday.

World Newsin 3 hours

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.

World Newsin 3 hours

Rafiqullah Dawoodzai says his fields were too dry to sow crops this year, the first time he has skipped a growing season in more than 40 years. The 60 acres he farms lie along the banks of Afghanistan's Helmand River, but the country lacks the infrastructure to use its waters for large-scale irrigation.

World Newsin 5 hours

FILE PHOTO: Leader of far right British party English Defence League Steven Yaxley-Lennon aka "Tommy Robinson" delivers a speech during a meeting in Lyon May 14, 2011. Picture taken May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

A representative of U.S. President Donald Trump raised the case of jailed British anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson with Britain's ambassador to the United States following lobbying by the right-wing Breitbart.com website, according to a British government source and a pro-Robinson campaigner.

World Newsin 5 hours

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during the joint press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland July 16, 2018. Lehtikuva/Jussi Nukari via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Monday that he told U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia is prepared to extend the New START nuclear treaty that expires in 2021.

World Newsin 6 hours

Anti-Brexit demonstrators wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May won approval from the lower of house of parliament on Monday for a law designed to create an independent customs policy after Brexit.

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Rene Juarez Cisneros, president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), addresses supporters at the party's headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico July 1, 2018.  REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme

The head of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) stood down on Monday after the party's record defeat in the July 1 presidential election, reducing the long-dominant force of Mexican politics to a fraction of its former strength.

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Washington on Monday condemned attacks by paramilitary police against university students, journalists and clergy across Nicaragua, the U.S. State Department said.

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Firefighters work at the wreckage site of a Boeing 737 plane that crashed in the agricultural area of Boyeros, around 20 km (12 miles) south of Havana, shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport in Cuba, May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Mexican aviation company Damojh said on Monday a very steep take-off angle led one of its planes to crash in Cuba in May, killing 112 people, according to black boxes retrieved from the wreckage.

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