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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country's Muslim Rohingya minority as "incomplete and misleading", and said the case should not be heard by the U.N.'s highest court.

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Time cover features Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg named the magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 in this undated handout. TIME via REUTERS

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn face each other in a head-to-head debate on the BBC in London, Britain December 6, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

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Israel will hold an election on March 2, its third in less than a year, parliament decided on Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival failed to parlay the previous two ballots into a new coalition government.

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Aa aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, as seen from Ohope beach in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police in New Zealand are planning to go to the volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.

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Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar police officer stands guard in Maungdaw, Rakhine July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo

It was a brazen daytime attack by ethnic rebels fighting for greater autonomy in the jungles of western Myanmar.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a final general election campaign event in London, Britain, December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's governing Conservatives have seen their lead over the opposition Labour Party cut to five percentage points, according to a Savanta ComRes poll for The Telegraph newspaper published on the eve of an election.

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A children's book titled "Dear Donald Trump" by author Sophie Siers and illustrated by Anne Villeneuve is pictured in this illustration photo taken December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Jane Wardell

The reading pile in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office includes a children's picture book about U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall.

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Police chase away demonstrators during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in Guwahati, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

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FILE PHOTO: A Star Ferry sails past Hong Kong's business Central district June 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's role in global finance is intact, with little evidence to suggest recent protests and social unrest in the city have adversely impacted that role, global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Riot police officers check the documents of a man outside Mong Kok station in Hong Kong, China, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Foreign experts said they had quit advising a Hong Kong police watchdog on Wednesday due to doubts over its independence and ability to conduct an investigation into police conduct during months of anti-government protests.

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A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara.

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A woman holds a flower at a memorial at the harbour in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva. Picture taken December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police in New Zealand said they are making plans to retrieve the bodies on Friday of eight people killed in a volcanic eruption.

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Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on December 11, 2019.  Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) /via REUTERS

The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had located debris believed to be from a military cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the Antarctic.

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Chile's former interior minister, Andres Chadwick, attends a session at the congress in Valparaiso, Chile  December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent protests.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a meeting with businessmen at the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) in Brasilia, Brazil December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear.

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Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state government said on Thursday 10 victims of the volcano eruption in New Zealand will be transferred to hospitals around Sydney.

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A tour operator's boat to White Island is seen at the harbour in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

New Zealand officials said on Thursday the situation on White Island, the volcanic island where an eruption earlier in the week killed eight people, remains "highly volatile" with the risk of a further eruption over the next 24 hours at 40% to 60%.

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FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel November 17, 2019, and the leader of Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, in Tel Aviv, Israel November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Nir Elias, Amir Cohen/File Photo

Israel headed on Wednesday toward a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his life for political survival after a criminal indictment.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on the second day of hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday rejected accusations of genocide committed against her country's Muslim Rohingya minority as "incomplete and misleading", and said the case should not be heard by the U.N.'s highest court.

World News11 hours ago

Time cover features Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg named the magazine's Person of the Year for 2019 in this undated handout. TIME via REUTERS

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who inspired millions of young people to take action against climate change, has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn face each other in a head-to-head debate on the BBC in London, Britain December 6, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

World News4 hours ago

Israel will hold an election on March 2, its third in less than a year, parliament decided on Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival failed to parlay the previous two ballots into a new coalition government.

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Aa aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, as seen from Ohope beach in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police in New Zealand are planning to go to the volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.

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Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Myanmar police officer stands guard in Maungdaw, Rakhine July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo

It was a brazen daytime attack by ethnic rebels fighting for greater autonomy in the jungles of western Myanmar.

World News8 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a final general election campaign event in London, Britain, December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Britain's governing Conservatives have seen their lead over the opposition Labour Party cut to five percentage points, according to a Savanta ComRes poll for The Telegraph newspaper published on the eve of an election.

World News4 hours ago

A children's book titled "Dear Donald Trump" by author Sophie Siers and illustrated by Anne Villeneuve is pictured in this illustration photo taken December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Jane Wardell

The reading pile in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office includes a children's picture book about U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall.

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Police chase away demonstrators during a protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, in Guwahati, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

India moved thousands of troops into the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

World News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A Star Ferry sails past Hong Kong's business Central district June 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong's role in global finance is intact, with little evidence to suggest recent protests and social unrest in the city have adversely impacted that role, global credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said on Thursday.

World News12 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Riot police officers check the documents of a man outside Mong Kok station in Hong Kong, China, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Foreign experts said they had quit advising a Hong Kong police watchdog on Wednesday due to doubts over its independence and ability to conduct an investigation into police conduct during months of anti-government protests.

World News30 minutes ago

A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara.

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A woman holds a flower at a memorial at the harbour in Whakatane, following the White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva. Picture taken December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police in New Zealand said they are making plans to retrieve the bodies on Friday of eight people killed in a volcanic eruption.

World News4 hours ago

Debris believed by the Chilean Air Force to be from a Hercules C-130 military cargo plane that crashed this week and went missing, is seen in the Drake Passage or Sea of Hoces, Mid-Sea in this undated handout received on December 11, 2019.  Fuerza Aerea de Chile (Chilean Air Force) /via REUTERS

The Chilean Air Force said on Wednesday it had located debris believed to be from a military cargo plane that crashed this week with 38 people aboard over a remote stretch of frigid sea between South America and the Antarctic.

World News4 hours ago

Chile's former interior minister, Andres Chadwick, attends a session at the congress in Valparaiso, Chile  December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chile's Senate voted on Wednesday to strip a former interior minister of his right to hold public office, saying he failed to prevent human rights abuses by security forces during days of violent protests.

World News5 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a meeting with businessmen at the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) in Brasilia, Brazil December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that he has a possible skin cancer, after a medical visit where he had a mole removed from his ear.

World News6 hours ago

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state government said on Thursday 10 victims of the volcano eruption in New Zealand will be transferred to hospitals around Sydney.

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A tour operator's boat to White Island is seen at the harbour in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

New Zealand officials said on Thursday the situation on White Island, the volcanic island where an eruption earlier in the week killed eight people, remains "highly volatile" with the risk of a further eruption over the next 24 hours at 40% to 60%.

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FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel November 17, 2019, and the leader of Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, in Tel Aviv, Israel November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Nir Elias, Amir Cohen/File Photo

Israel headed on Wednesday toward a third national election in less than a year with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing the fight of his life for political survival after a criminal indictment.

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