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Members of a rescue crew are seen at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. New Zealand Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Friday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he arrives at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years.

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The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are "linked as one", as he visited Taipei amid a growing tussle for influence in the region between Beijing and Washington.

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A Salvadoran man seeking asylum in the United States was kidnapped and murdered in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where he was sent to wait for his asylum court hearing under a migrant protection program instated by President Donald Trump.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at an annual symposium on international situation and China's diplomacy in Beijing, China December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticizing Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs.

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U.S. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf speaks next to Honduran Minister of Security Julian Pacheco and Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart during a meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.

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FILE PHOTO: Joy Luk prepares her megaphone as fellow protesters prepare to march in Hong Kong, China, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost their beat.

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows the old city of Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 2, 2019. Picture taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.

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A military helicopter flies in direction to the airport during the rescue mission following the White Island volcano eruptions in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A dive team will be redeployed on Saturday to search for a body that is believed to be in the waters off New Zealand's volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week, New Zealand's Police Commissioner said.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks after the General Election results of the Islington North constituency were announced at a counting centre in Islington during Britain's general election, London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

U.S President Donald Trump said it was looking like "a big win" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British election.

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Nigel Dodds of the DUP, the losing candidate in the Belfast North seat, speaks at the count centre after the result was announced, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost his seat in the British parliament on Friday, increasing the chances of Northern Ireland electing more Irish nationalists than pro-British unionists for the first time on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon attends a "Lock Boris Out" photo opportunity as she campaigns in Coatbridge, Scotland, Britain, December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

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Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after winning his seat at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that his government appeared to have won a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds arrives at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said things seemed to be going in the right direction when he arrived to hear the result of his own electoral vote in the west London seat of Uxbridge, an ITV reporter said.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks with his dog Dilyn as he arrives at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, after voting in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win Thursday's election comfortably, giving him the numbers in parliament needed to pass his Brexit divorce deal next month, according to an exit poll on Thursday.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday appointed a woman to head a major Australian spy agency for the first time.

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Liberal Democrats candidate Jo Swinson speaks after losing her seat in East Dunbartonshire constituency, at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Bishopbriggs, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her parliamentary seat to the Scottish National Party on Friday.

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Members of a rescue crew are seen at the White Island volcano, also known by its Maori name Whakaari, in New Zealand, December 13, 2019, in this image obtained via social media. New Zealand Defence Force/Handout via REUTERS

A New Zealand military team recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, in a high risk operation watched by dozens of grieving family members waiting on the mainland.

World News8 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks during a debate at Tolo TV channel in Kabul, Afghanistan April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Friday.

Brexit10 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he arrives at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was on course for a resounding victory in Britain's election after voters backed his bid to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, the country's most significant geopolitical move in 70 years.

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The president of the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru promised on Friday to always stand beside Taiwan as their hearts are "linked as one", as he visited Taipei amid a growing tussle for influence in the region between Beijing and Washington.

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A Salvadoran man seeking asylum in the United States was kidnapped and murdered in the Mexican border city of Tijuana where he was sent to wait for his asylum court hearing under a migrant protection program instated by President Donald Trump.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivers a speech at an annual symposium on international situation and China's diplomacy in Beijing, China December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticizing Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs.

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U.S. Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf speaks next to Honduran Minister of Security Julian Pacheco and Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart during a meeting in Guatemala City, Guatemala December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

U.S. asylum seekers sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration program have mostly preferred to return to their country of origin instead of staying in the Central American nation, Guatemala's Interior Minister said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: An advertisement for Refinitiv is seen on a screen in London's Canary Wharf financial centre, London, Britain, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Russell Boyce/File Photo

As anti-government demonstrations engulfed Hong Kong in August, Reuters broke a sensitive story: Beijing had rejected a secret proposal by city leader Carrie Lam to meet several of the protesters’ demands in a bid to defuse the unrest.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Joy Luk prepares her megaphone as fellow protesters prepare to march in Hong Kong, China, December 8, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

In Hong Kong, when the tempo of traffic-light signals accelerates to about 800 ticks a minute, visually impaired residents know they can safely cross the road. But over the past six months of unrest, many streets have lost their beat.

World News9 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A view shows the old city of Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 2, 2019. Picture taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Christians in the Gaza Strip will not be allowed to visit holy cities such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas this year, Israeli authorities said on Thursday.

World News6 minutes ago

A military helicopter flies in direction to the airport during the rescue mission following the White Island volcano eruptions in Whakatane, New Zealand, December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A dive team will be redeployed on Saturday to search for a body that is believed to be in the waters off New Zealand's volcanic White Island that fatally erupted earlier this week, New Zealand's Police Commissioner said.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks after the General Election results of the Islington North constituency were announced at a counting centre in Islington during Britain's general election, London, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson shakes hands with President Donald Trump during a welcoming ceremony at the NATO leaders summit in Watford, Britain December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Pool

U.S President Donald Trump said it was looking like "a big win" for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the British election.

World News31 minutes ago

Nigel Dodds of the DUP, the losing candidate in the Belfast North seat, speaks at the count centre after the result was announced, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, Northern Ireland December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Democratic Unionist Party deputy leader Nigel Dodds lost his seat in the British parliament on Friday, increasing the chances of Northern Ireland electing more Irish nationalists than pro-British unionists for the first time on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon attends a "Lock Boris Out" photo opportunity as she campaigns in Coatbridge, Scotland, Britain, December 9, 2019.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Scotland must be allowed to hold another referendum on its place inside the United Kingdom following the crushing victory of the nationalists in the election, leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.

World News37 minutes ago

Conservatives' British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after winning his seat at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that his government appeared to have won a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds arrives at the counting centre in Britain's general election in Uxbridge, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said things seemed to be going in the right direction when he arrived to hear the result of his own electoral vote in the west London seat of Uxbridge, an ITV reporter said.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks with his dog Dilyn as he arrives at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, after voting in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win Thursday's election comfortably, giving him the numbers in parliament needed to pass his Brexit divorce deal next month, according to an exit poll on Thursday.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday appointed a woman to head a major Australian spy agency for the first time.

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Liberal Democrats candidate Jo Swinson speaks after losing her seat in East Dunbartonshire constituency, at a counting centre for Britain's general election in Bishopbriggs, Britain December 13, 2019.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The leader of Britain's pro-European Union Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, lost her parliamentary seat to the Scottish National Party on Friday.

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