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Memorial services in the Scottish town of Lockerbie will this week mark the 30th anniversary of the bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet that killed 270 people.

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Forensic experts search for evidence after a bomb blast outside the Greece's SKAI TV building in Athens, Greece December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A powerful blast smashed windows and wrecked offices at Greece's SKAI TV in Athens on Monday in what officials called an attack on democracy. No one was injured.

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Mucella Yapici, who was called in last month by police to face more questions about her role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests, poses in Istanbul, Turkey, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Three years after she was acquitted over her role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests, Mucella Yapici was called in last month by police to face more questions about the unrest that had posed a direct challenge to the authority of President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Steet in London, Britain, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May is pressing on with her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, rejecting calls for a second referendum or to test support for different Brexit options in parliament.

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FILE PHOTO: Workers paint the ground at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

The United States said on Monday that China's "unfair competitive practices" were harming foreign companies and workers in a way that violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but vowed to lead reform efforts.

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The wives of prominent Chinese rights lawyers Wang Qiaoling, Liu Ermin, Li Wenzu and Yuan Shanshan pose with petition letters they unsuccessfully tried to lodge at China's Supreme People's Court to protest their husband's treatment by the government in Beijing, China, December 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The wives of four of China's most prominent rights lawyers and activists shaved their heads on Monday in protest over what they called the "persecution" of their husbands by the government.

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha waves as he arrives at the Tham Luang cave complex during an ongoing search for members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand will soon hold its first election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup and many hope the vote will return Southeast Asia's second-largest economy to democracy.

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The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, Sept. 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were based on unsubstantiated claims.

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FILE PHOTO: Canadian businessman Michael Spavor arrives next to the former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (not pictured) after a trip to North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected.

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Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex with Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex meet young people from a number of mental health projects operating in New Zealand, at the Maranui Cafe in Wellington, New Zealand October 29, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Meghan Markle's father appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry.

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More than 24 people have been rescued from a government hospital in a suburb of India's financial capital Mumbai after a major fire raged through the building, fire and police officials said on Monday.

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An Indian court on Monday jailed for life a leader of the main opposition Congress party for his role in anti-Sikh riots that erupted after the 1984 murder of the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, and killed nearly 3,000 people.

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Brazilian spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God", arrives at the police station a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, in Goiania, Brazil December 16, 2018. Picture taken December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Metropoles/Igo Estrela

A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, local news media reported on Sunday.

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Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring

Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a conference in Istanbul, Turkey December 14, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that U.S. President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey's plans for an operation east of the Euphrates.

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China said on Monday that the Trump administration's trade measures on items from steel to intellectual property taken under the guise national security were "bringing back to life the ghost of unilateralism".

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British police evacuated an Asda supermarket in Chelmsford, southern England, on Monday after reports that a suspicious package had been found.

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The logo of Airbus is seen at the Airbus A330 final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Colomiers, near Toulouse, France, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Iran called on the European Union on Monday to press U.S. authorities to allow delivery of Airbus passenger aircraft purchased by Tehran, Iran's student news agency ISNA reported.To upgrade its aging fleet, Iran Air ordered 200 passenger aircraft - 100 from Airbus, 80 from Boeing and 20 from Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR - after a 2015 nuclear deal was reached between Iran and six major powers. But the U.S. Treasury revoked licenses for Boeing Co and France's Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement in May and reimposed sanctions.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a news conference following a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking the "extra assurances" needed to get parliament's backing for her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, ruling out a second referendum or an indicative vote on Brexit options.

World Newsin 11 minutes

Memorial services in the Scottish town of Lockerbie will this week mark the 30th anniversary of the bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet that killed 270 people.

World Newsin 13 minutes

Forensic experts search for evidence after a bomb blast outside the Greece's SKAI TV building in Athens, Greece December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

A powerful blast smashed windows and wrecked offices at Greece's SKAI TV in Athens on Monday in what officials called an attack on democracy. No one was injured.

World Newsin 29 minutes

Mucella Yapici, who was called in last month by police to face more questions about her role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests, poses in Istanbul, Turkey, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Three years after she was acquitted over her role in Turkey's Gezi Park protests, Mucella Yapici was called in last month by police to face more questions about the unrest that had posed a direct challenge to the authority of President Tayyip Erdogan.

Brexitin an hour

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Steet in London, Britain, December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

British Prime Minister Theresa May is pressing on with her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, rejecting calls for a second referendum or to test support for different Brexit options in parliament.

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FILE PHOTO: Workers paint the ground at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

The United States said on Monday that China's "unfair competitive practices" were harming foreign companies and workers in a way that violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but vowed to lead reform efforts.

World Newsin 2 hours

The wives of prominent Chinese rights lawyers Wang Qiaoling, Liu Ermin, Li Wenzu and Yuan Shanshan pose with petition letters they unsuccessfully tried to lodge at China's Supreme People's Court to protest their husband's treatment by the government in Beijing, China, December 17, 2018.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The wives of four of China's most prominent rights lawyers and activists shaved their heads on Monday in protest over what they called the "persecution" of their husbands by the government.

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FILE PHOTO: Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha waves as he arrives at the Tham Luang cave complex during an ongoing search for members of an under-16 soccer team and their coach, in the northern province of Chiang Rai, Thailand, June 29, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thailand will soon hold its first election since the military seized power in a 2014 coup and many hope the vote will return Southeast Asia's second-largest economy to democracy.

World Newsin 4 hours

The U.S. military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London, Britain, Sept. 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were based on unsubstantiated claims.

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FILE PHOTO: Canadian businessman Michael Spavor arrives next to the former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (not pictured) after a trip to North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected.

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Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex with Meghan Markle the Duchess of Sussex meet young people from a number of mental health projects operating in New Zealand, at the Maranui Cafe in Wellington, New Zealand October 29, 2018. Ian Vogler/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Meghan Markle's father appealed to Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday to intercede to end his estrangement from his daughter, the wife of Prince Harry.

World Newsin 25 minutes

More than 24 people have been rescued from a government hospital in a suburb of India's financial capital Mumbai after a major fire raged through the building, fire and police officials said on Monday.

World Newsin 43 minutes

An Indian court on Monday jailed for life a leader of the main opposition Congress party for his role in anti-Sikh riots that erupted after the 1984 murder of the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi, and killed nearly 3,000 people.

World Newsin an hour

Brazilian spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God", arrives at the police station a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, in Goiania, Brazil December 16, 2018. Picture taken December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Metropoles/Igo Estrela

A Brazilian faith healer who was accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women has turned himself in a day after being officially ruled a fugitive, local news media reported on Sunday.

World Newsin an hour

Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring

Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring.

World Newsin an hour

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a conference in Istanbul, Turkey December 14, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that U.S. President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey's plans for an operation east of the Euphrates.

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China said on Monday that the Trump administration's trade measures on items from steel to intellectual property taken under the guise national security were "bringing back to life the ghost of unilateralism".

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British police evacuated an Asda supermarket in Chelmsford, southern England, on Monday after reports that a suspicious package had been found.

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The logo of Airbus is seen at the Airbus A330 final assembly line at Airbus headquarters in Colomiers, near Toulouse, France, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

Iran called on the European Union on Monday to press U.S. authorities to allow delivery of Airbus passenger aircraft purchased by Tehran, Iran's student news agency ISNA reported.To upgrade its aging fleet, Iran Air ordered 200 passenger aircraft - 100 from Airbus, 80 from Boeing and 20 from Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR - after a 2015 nuclear deal was reached between Iran and six major powers. But the U.S. Treasury revoked licenses for Boeing Co and France's Airbus to sell commercial planes to Iran Air after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement in May and reimposed sanctions.

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a news conference following a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking the "extra assurances" needed to get parliament's backing for her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, ruling out a second referendum or an indicative vote on Brexit options.

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