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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was abandoned by U.S. forces.

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Driven from his hometown in northeast Syria as bombs rained down in a Turkish assault, a Kurdish father worried for his toddler son, who was ill, and accused America of betraying the Kurds in the region.

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Separatist demonstrators attend a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Clashes between protesters and police erupted late on Tuesday in Barcelona, in a second day of rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the Supreme Court over their role in a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017.

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FILE PHOTO: A partial view shows the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock tower in London, Britain September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain and the EU made headway on Tuesday in last-ditch talks on a Brexit deal ahead of a leaders' summit, but with just hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid postponing its scheduled departure on Oct. 31.

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A senior U.S. State Department official on Tuesday warned Guatemala that it must reach agreement with the United States on accepting asylum-seekers from other countries in order to benefit from a regional economic development plan.

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Anti-government protesters form a sign reading "Free HK" from folded paper birds during a demonstration at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, China, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday that the United States has some concerns about some of the tactics used by demonstrators in Hong Kong but was also concerned about the heavier hand Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have used against protests in the territory.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election, in Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canada's federal elections watchdog said on Tuesday more Canadians voted early this year compared with four years ago, while on the campaign trail party leaders increasingly discussed the possibility that no party will win a majority in parliament.

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Haiti's President Jovenel Moise addresses the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

The United Nations ended its 15-year-long peacekeeping and justice mission to stabilize Haiti on Tuesday with a mixed legacy highlighted by the fact the country is entering its fifth week of violent anti-government protests.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint press conference with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic after their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic

Turkey's alternatives for the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets are ready and "offers are coming in", President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by broadcaster NTV on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A pile of marijuana is being incinerated at the 28th Infantry Batallion in Tijuana, Mexico September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Mexico's Senate will vote for a bill to fully legalize marijuana in the next few days, a key lawmaker told Reuters, marking a major step toward changing the country's approach to the drug by removing it as a source of income for violent drug gangs.

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during his daily news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico October 15, 2019. Press Office Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador/Handout via REUTERS

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended his security strategy on Tuesday and blamed past administrations for chronic violence, a day after at least 13 police were killed in an ambush by suspected cartel gunmen.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul, Turkey, October 13, 2019. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria, and added that he was not worried about U.S. sanctions over Ankara's offensive, broadcaster NTV reported on Tuesday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that an attack from the northern Syrian town of Manbij earlier in the day that killed one Turkish soldier was launched by Syrian government forces in the region.

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FILE PHOTO: Owen Paterson leaves Winfield House during U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Brexit supporting Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's emerging European Union divorce deal was "absurd" and "unacceptable", The Sun newspaper reported.

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A group of Russian journalists who investigated the activities of a secretive group of Russian mercenaries in Africa and the Middle East have been subject to a campaign of physical threats and harassment, their editor-in-chief said.

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Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in the stands and Pyongyang refused to broadcast the game live.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan October 11, 2019.  Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia's president Vladimir Putin spoke with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan about Syria by phone and invited him to visit Russia in the next few days, the Kremlin said late on Tuesday.

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A separatist demonstrator puts an object into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

New clashes erupted between Catalan pro-independence demonstrators and riot police in the center of Barcelona late on Tuesday in tense protests over the jailing of nine separatists by the Supreme Court over a 2017 independence bid.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham speaks during the roundtable with U.S. Border Patrol and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, U.S. July 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill on Thursday sanctioning Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria.

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The small Northern Irish party supporting Britain's minority government said further work was required on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal because gaps remain over what they can sign up to.

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Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, Turkey, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Turkey pressed ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was abandoned by U.S. forces.

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Driven from his hometown in northeast Syria as bombs rained down in a Turkish assault, a Kurdish father worried for his toddler son, who was ill, and accused America of betraying the Kurds in the region.

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Separatist demonstrators attend a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Clashes between protesters and police erupted late on Tuesday in Barcelona, in a second day of rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the Supreme Court over their role in a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017.

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FILE PHOTO: A partial view shows the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock tower in London, Britain September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

Britain and the EU made headway on Tuesday in last-ditch talks on a Brexit deal ahead of a leaders' summit, but with just hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid postponing its scheduled departure on Oct. 31.

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A senior U.S. State Department official on Tuesday warned Guatemala that it must reach agreement with the United States on accepting asylum-seekers from other countries in order to benefit from a regional economic development plan.

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Anti-government protesters form a sign reading "Free HK" from folded paper birds during a demonstration at New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong, China, October 12, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The senior U.S. defense official for Asia said on Tuesday that the United States has some concerns about some of the tactics used by demonstrators in Hong Kong but was also concerned about the heavier hand Beijing and Hong Kong authorities have used against protests in the territory.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election, in Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canada's federal elections watchdog said on Tuesday more Canadians voted early this year compared with four years ago, while on the campaign trail party leaders increasingly discussed the possibility that no party will win a majority in parliament.

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Haiti's President Jovenel Moise addresses the media in Port-au-Prince, Haiti October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

The United Nations ended its 15-year-long peacekeeping and justice mission to stabilize Haiti on Tuesday with a mixed legacy highlighted by the fact the country is entering its fifth week of violent anti-government protests.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint press conference with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic after their meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Djordje Kojadinovic

Turkey's alternatives for the U.S. F-35 stealth fighter jets are ready and "offers are coming in", President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying by broadcaster NTV on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: A pile of marijuana is being incinerated at the 28th Infantry Batallion in Tijuana, Mexico September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Mexico's Senate will vote for a bill to fully legalize marijuana in the next few days, a key lawmaker told Reuters, marking a major step toward changing the country's approach to the drug by removing it as a source of income for violent drug gangs.

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during his daily news conference at National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico October 15, 2019. Press Office Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador/Handout via REUTERS

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador defended his security strategy on Tuesday and blamed past administrations for chronic violence, a day after at least 13 police were killed in an ambush by suspected cartel gunmen.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan talks to journalists in Istanbul, Turkey, October 13, 2019. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

President Tayyip Erdogan told U.S. President Donald Trump that Turkey will never declare a ceasefire in northeastern Syria, and added that he was not worried about U.S. sanctions over Ankara's offensive, broadcaster NTV reported on Tuesday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that an attack from the northern Syrian town of Manbij earlier in the day that killed one Turkish soldier was launched by Syrian government forces in the region.

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FILE PHOTO: Owen Paterson leaves Winfield House during U.S. President Donald Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Brexit supporting Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson said Prime Minister Boris Johnson's emerging European Union divorce deal was "absurd" and "unacceptable", The Sun newspaper reported.

World News29 minutes ago

A group of Russian journalists who investigated the activities of a secretive group of Russian mercenaries in Africa and the Middle East have been subject to a campaign of physical threats and harassment, their editor-in-chief said.

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Long-time foes North and South Korea played a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, their first football match in the North in 30 years, but no fans were allowed in the stands and Pyongyang refused to broadcast the game live.

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FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan October 11, 2019.  Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia's president Vladimir Putin spoke with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan about Syria by phone and invited him to visit Russia in the next few days, the Kremlin said late on Tuesday.

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A separatist demonstrator puts an object into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

New clashes erupted between Catalan pro-independence demonstrators and riot police in the center of Barcelona late on Tuesday in tense protests over the jailing of nine separatists by the Supreme Court over a 2017 independence bid.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham speaks during the roundtable with U.S. Border Patrol and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, U.S. July 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill on Thursday sanctioning Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria.

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The small Northern Irish party supporting Britain's minority government said further work was required on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal because gaps remain over what they can sign up to.

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