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Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019.  FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

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A view of White Island, New Zealand after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019, in this picture obtained from social media. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday heightened the risk of another massive eruption, preventing the recovery of bodies two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.

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File Photo: Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attend a hearing 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 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will lead Myanmar's defense at the World Court on Wednesday, where her country faces accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Turkey will retaliate if the United States takes negative steps against it, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday when asked about the prospect of Washington imposing sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during an interview with Reuters in Wellington, New Zealand, December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yiming Woo

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faces tough challenges as she heads into a general election campaign next year, with economic growth slowing, divisive referendums looming and a country reeling from disasters both natural and man-made.

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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

Five foreign experts have quit a panel advising Hong Kong's police watchdog on an investigation into police conduct during months of pro-democracy protests after raising doubts about the probe's independence, a lawmaker and media said on Wednesday.

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Suicide blasts in Afghanistan killed one person and injured more than 60 in an attack on Wednesday on the United States' main military base of Bagram that was repulsed after a 30-minute clash, Afghan and NATO officials said.

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Demonstrators burn copies of Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, during a protest in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's ruling Hindu nationalists pushed for final parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution by granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Residents hold a Bougainville flag at a polling station during a non-binding independence referendum in Arawa, on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Melvin Levongo/File Photo

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden separatists as they start negotiating the terms of their sovereignty.

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FILE PHOTO: Journalists take pictures outside the venue of a summit at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, May 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists report said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Turkey and Britain have agreed to speed up work on a project to build fighter jets, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told broadcaster A Haber on Wednesday.

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Pedestrians are seen wearing masks as smoke haze from bushfires in New South Wales blankets the CBD in Sydney, Australia, December 10, 2019. AAP Image/Steven Saphore/via REUTERS

Devastating bushfires that blanketed Australia's largest city with hazardous smoke this week have heightened public anger and raised political pressure on the government to do more to battle climate change.

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FILE PHOTO: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the banned Islamic charity Jamat-ud-Dawa, looks over the crowed as they end a "Kashmir Caravan" from Lahore with a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

A Pakistani court on Wednesday indicted Islamist militant Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, on terror financing charges, a government prosecutor and defense lawyer said.

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A general view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, as seen from Ohope beach in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Nine people have been officially listed as missing after the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island, police said on Wednesday, seven of them Australians and two New Zealanders.

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Bullet holes are seen around the windows of the SYL hotel after fighting between Somali security forces and Al Shabaab gunmen, who lunched an attack on the hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu, Somalia December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday.

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People walk on the street as a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers entered its seventh consecutive day in Paris, France, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The French government's pension reform plan, key details of which are set to be unveiled later on Wednesday, will fully apply to people entering the labor market from 2022 and will not impact anyone born before 1975, French media reported.

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A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano, also known as Whakaari, taken on December 11, 2019 following its eruption in New Zealand. Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Tremor activity at New Zealand's White Island volcano increased on Wednesday, geological agency GeoNet said, two days after an eruption that killed six people, left eight missing and presumed dead, and seriously injured 30.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the workers as he visits a JCB factory during his general election campaign in Uttoxeter, Britain, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's electoral contest could not be tighter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, a day before the vote.

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A combination picture shows New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (R) during an interview with Reuters in Wellington, New Zealand, December 11, 2019 and Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin (L) at a news conference in Helsinki, Finland December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yiming Woo and Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/via REUTERS

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Finland's new Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has become the world's youngest head of government, needs no advice from another youthful premier.

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Australia said on Wednesday it expects to transfer up to 10 injured people from New Zealand within next 24 hours if they are stable enough to travel.

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Saudi Arabia Defense Attache Major General Fawaz Al Fawaz and his Embassy staff and other officials arrive to meet with the Saudi students who remain restricted to the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola base by their Saudi commanding officer, in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. December 9, 2019.  FBI Jacksonville/Handout via REUTERS

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was halting operational training of all Saudi Arabian military personnel in the United States until further notice after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a base in Florida.

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A view of White Island, New Zealand after a volcanic eruption December 9, 2019, in this picture obtained from social media. AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST /via REUTERS

Increasing tremors on a volcanic island in New Zealand on Wednesday heightened the risk of another massive eruption, preventing the recovery of bodies two days after an eruption engulfed dozens of tourists in steam and hot ash.

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File Photo: Gambia's Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi attend a hearing 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 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Yves Herman

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will lead Myanmar's defense at the World Court on Wednesday, where her country faces accusations of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 29, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Turkey will retaliate if the United States takes negative steps against it, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday when asked about the prospect of Washington imposing sanctions over Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems.

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during an interview with Reuters in Wellington, New Zealand, December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Yiming Woo

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faces tough challenges as she heads into a general election campaign next year, with economic growth slowing, divisive referendums looming and a country reeling from disasters both natural and man-made.

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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

Five foreign experts have quit a panel advising Hong Kong's police watchdog on an investigation into police conduct during months of pro-democracy protests after raising doubts about the probe's independence, a lawmaker and media said on Wednesday.

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Afghan security forces inspect the site of an attack in a U.S. military air base in Bagram, north of Kabul, Afghanistan December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Suicide blasts in Afghanistan killed one person and injured more than 60 in an attack on Wednesday on the United States' main military base of Bagram that was repulsed after a 30-minute clash, Afghan and NATO officials said.

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Demonstrators burn copies of Citizenship Amendment Bill, a bill that seeks to give citizenship to religious minorities persecuted in neighbouring Muslim countries, during a protest in New Delhi, India, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's ruling Hindu nationalists pushed for final parliamentary approval on Wednesday for a law that critics say undermines the country's secular constitution by granting citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Residents hold a Bougainville flag at a polling station during a non-binding independence referendum in Arawa, on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Melvin Levongo/File Photo

The South Pacific islands of Bougainville have overwhelmingly voted to be independent from Papua New Guinea, the referendum commission said on Wednesday, in a historic poll that will embolden separatists as they start negotiating the terms of their sovereignty.

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FILE PHOTO: Journalists take pictures outside the venue of a summit at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, May 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China imprisoned at least 48 journalists in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists report said on Wednesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attends a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Turkey and Britain have agreed to speed up work on a project to build fighter jets, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told broadcaster A Haber on Wednesday.

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Pedestrians are seen wearing masks as smoke haze from bushfires in New South Wales blankets the CBD in Sydney, Australia, December 10, 2019. AAP Image/Steven Saphore/via REUTERS

Devastating bushfires that blanketed Australia's largest city with hazardous smoke this week have heightened public anger and raised political pressure on the government to do more to battle climate change.

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FILE PHOTO: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the banned Islamic charity Jamat-ud-Dawa, looks over the crowed as they end a "Kashmir Caravan" from Lahore with a protest in Islamabad, Pakistan July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

A Pakistani court on Wednesday indicted Islamist militant Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, on terror financing charges, a government prosecutor and defense lawyer said.

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A general view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, as seen from Ohope beach in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Nine people have been officially listed as missing after the eruption of a volcano on New Zealand's White Island, police said on Wednesday, seven of them Australians and two New Zealanders.

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Bullet holes are seen around the windows of the SYL hotel after fighting between Somali security forces and Al Shabaab gunmen, who lunched an attack on the hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu, Somalia December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Somali security forces shot dead five Al Shabaab gunmen, who had killed three civilians and two soldiers during an attack on a hotel near the presidential residence in Mogadishu on Tuesday night, police said early on Wednesday.

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People walk on the street as a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers entered its seventh consecutive day in Paris, France, December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

The French government's pension reform plan, key details of which are set to be unveiled later on Wednesday, will fully apply to people entering the labor market from 2022 and will not impact anyone born before 1975, French media reported.

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A satellite imagery of the White Island volcano, also known as Whakaari, taken on December 11, 2019 following its eruption in New Zealand. Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Tremor activity at New Zealand's White Island volcano increased on Wednesday, geological agency GeoNet said, two days after an eruption that killed six people, left eight missing and presumed dead, and seriously injured 30.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the workers as he visits a JCB factory during his general election campaign in Uttoxeter, Britain, December 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's electoral contest could not be tighter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, a day before the vote.

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A combination picture shows New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (R) during an interview with Reuters in Wellington, New Zealand, December 11, 2019 and Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin (L) at a news conference in Helsinki, Finland December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Yiming Woo and Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva/via REUTERS

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Finland's new Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has become the world's youngest head of government, needs no advice from another youthful premier.

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Australia said on Wednesday it expects to transfer up to 10 injured people from New Zealand within next 24 hours if they are stable enough to travel.

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