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Protesters flee from tear gas during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Chile's government will extend a state of emergency to cities in its north and south, President Sebastian Pinera said late on Sunday, after at least seven people were killed amid violent clashes and arson attacks over the weekend.

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An anti-government demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, leaves for a visit to Japan on Monday as the Chinese-ruled city struggles to recover from a night of violence in which tens of thousands took to the streets, with further protests planned later in the day.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay.

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Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivers a speech at the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, China October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's defense minister said on Monday that resolving the "Taiwan question" is his country's "greatest national interest," and that no force could prevent China's "reunification."

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A Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighter walks near Ras al Ain Town, Syria October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Aboud Hamam

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election, in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, hit by scandals and locked in a near dead-heat ahead of Monday's election, has put away his teleprompter and taken his campaign on the offensive.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper addresses reporters during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States' longest war.

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A general view shows restaurants and bars at the Tres Rios neighborhood, which faced the most intense firefights on the street where soldiers attempted to arrest Ovidio Guzman, a son of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Mexico October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

The trendy bars and restaurants along the main strip of the Mexican city overwhelmed late last week by an army of cartel gunmen slowly began their recovery over the weekend even as many traumatized residents still shied away.

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Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera holds Catalan and Spanish flags during a demonstration in support of the unity of Spain at Sant Jaume square outside of Government of Catalonia headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of abating.

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Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party is greeted by supporters as he arrives to vote during the presidential election at a polling station in a school in Villa 14 de Septiembre, in the Chapare region, Bolivia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivian President Evo Morales led Sunday's election but did not have enough votes to avoid a potentially risky runoff with chief rival Carlos Mesa in December, a preliminary count of nearly 84% of official results by the electoral board showed.

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A riot police officer fires a tear gas canister during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Chilean military declared another night-time curfew in the capital on Sunday as the government struggled to contain violent protests, looting and arson in the streets over recent fare hikes in public transportation.

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FILE PHOTO: Chilean Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica, speaks during the CRU's World Copper Conference in Santiago, Chile  April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo

Chile´s mining industry was running as normal despite the violent protests that have rocked the capital, Santiago, and other cities across the world´s top copper producer, Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica said on Sunday.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was confident he would win Sunday's election outright, despite an official preliminary count of 84% of ballots that showed he would probably be forced to a run-off vote.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the audience during the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) 2019 Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said.

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FILE PHOTO: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announces a bipartisan agreement on Turkey sanctions during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed "historic solutions" were possible.

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Anti-government demonstrators vandalize a shop during a protest in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Hong Kong's businesses will likely foot the bill for vandalism inflicted over the past four months during the territory's most violent protests in living memory as few of them bought insurance coverage for riot damage, industry insiders said.

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An anti-government demonstrator holds a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, China October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on demonstrators.

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Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party is greeted by supporters as he arrives to vote during the presidential election at a polling station in a school in Villa 14 de Septiembre, in the Chapare region, Bolivia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivian President Evo Morales led Sunday's election with 45.71% of votes compared to 37.84% for his closest rival Carlos Mesa, according to a quick count of 83% of votes by the country's electoral board.

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Sudan's prime minister named a commission on Sunday to investigate a raid on a sit-in in June in which security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, following repeated calls for justice from protest and civilian groups.

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FILE PHOTO: Participants in an Orange Order march past Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown, Northern Ireland July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

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Protesters flee from tear gas during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Chile's government will extend a state of emergency to cities in its north and south, President Sebastian Pinera said late on Sunday, after at least seven people were killed amid violent clashes and arson attacks over the weekend.

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An anti-government demonstrator throws back a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hong Kong's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, leaves for a visit to Japan on Monday as the Chinese-ruled city struggles to recover from a night of violence in which tens of thousands took to the streets, with further protests planned later in the day.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Nicholson

The British government insisted on Sunday the country will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 despite a letter that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by parliament to send to the bloc requesting a Brexit delay.

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Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe delivers a speech at the Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, China October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's defense minister said on Monday that resolving the "Taiwan question" is his country's "greatest national interest," and that no force could prevent China's "reunification."

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A Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighter walks near Ras al Ain Town, Syria October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Aboud Hamam

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday said they had withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a U.S.-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said the withdrawal was not yet complete.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigns for the upcoming election, in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, hit by scandals and locked in a near dead-heat ahead of Monday's election, has put away his teleprompter and taken his campaign on the offensive.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper addresses reporters during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday in a bid to bring talks with the Taliban back on track after President Donald Trump abruptly broke off negotiations last month seeking to end the United States' longest war.

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A general view shows restaurants and bars at the Tres Rios neighborhood, which faced the most intense firefights on the street where soldiers attempted to arrest Ovidio Guzman, a son of jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Mexico October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

The trendy bars and restaurants along the main strip of the Mexican city overwhelmed late last week by an army of cartel gunmen slowly began their recovery over the weekend even as many traumatized residents still shied away.

World News8 hours ago

Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera holds Catalan and Spanish flags during a demonstration in support of the unity of Spain at Sant Jaume square outside of Government of Catalonia headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of abating.

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Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party is greeted by supporters as he arrives to vote during the presidential election at a polling station in a school in Villa 14 de Septiembre, in the Chapare region, Bolivia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivian President Evo Morales led Sunday's election but did not have enough votes to avoid a potentially risky runoff with chief rival Carlos Mesa in December, a preliminary count of nearly 84% of official results by the electoral board showed.

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A riot police officer fires a tear gas canister during a protest against Chile's state economic model in Santiago October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Chilean military declared another night-time curfew in the capital on Sunday as the government struggled to contain violent protests, looting and arson in the streets over recent fare hikes in public transportation.

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FILE PHOTO: Chilean Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica, speaks during the CRU's World Copper Conference in Santiago, Chile  April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido/File Photo

Chile´s mining industry was running as normal despite the violent protests that have rocked the capital, Santiago, and other cities across the world´s top copper producer, Mining Minister Baldo Prokurica said on Sunday.

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Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was confident he would win Sunday's election outright, despite an official preliminary count of 84% of ballots that showed he would probably be forced to a run-off vote.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses the audience during the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) 2019 Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior members of Congress made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said.

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FILE PHOTO: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announces a bipartisan agreement on Turkey sanctions during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed "historic solutions" were possible.

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Anti-government demonstrators vandalize a shop during a protest in Hong Kong, China, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Hong Kong's businesses will likely foot the bill for vandalism inflicted over the past four months during the territory's most violent protests in living memory as few of them bought insurance coverage for riot damage, industry insiders said.

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An anti-government demonstrator holds a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, China October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police and pro-democracy protesters battled on the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday as thousands of people rallied in several districts in defiance of attempts by the authorities to crack down on demonstrators.

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Bolivia's President and presidential candidate Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party is greeted by supporters as he arrives to vote during the presidential election at a polling station in a school in Villa 14 de Septiembre, in the Chapare region, Bolivia, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivian President Evo Morales led Sunday's election with 45.71% of votes compared to 37.84% for his closest rival Carlos Mesa, according to a quick count of 83% of votes by the country's electoral board.

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Sudan's prime minister named a commission on Sunday to investigate a raid on a sit-in in June in which security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, following repeated calls for justice from protest and civilian groups.

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FILE PHOTO: Participants in an Orange Order march past Drumcree Parish Church in Portadown, Northern Ireland July 9, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

The head of Northern Ireland's influential Orange Order said on Sunday unionists in the province should avoid staging violent protests over British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal despite feeling that they had been let down.

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