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A protester sits amid a road block outside City University in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China November 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A flash mob sprang up in the heart of Hong Kong's financial center on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas at a university campus and territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a Mexican flag onboard a Mexican government's aircraft in an unidentified location  November 11, 2019.   Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard via Twitter via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY        REFILE - CORRECTING SOURCE.

Bolivia's ousted president Evo Morales was flying to political asylum in Mexico on Monday night, the latest step the once-beloved leader's rapid fall, while military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz to quell violence.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was "highly respected" around the world.

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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an event promoting "The Book of Gutsy Women" at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

Britain's failure to publish a parliamentary report on alleged Russian meddling is "inexplicable and shameful", former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

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The home of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta is seen after it was hit by an Israeli strike in Gaza City November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, while militants responded by firing rockets at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani speaks after casting his vote in the presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.

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A Tuncurry fire crew member fights part of the Hillville bushfire south of Taree, in the Mid North Coast region of NSW, Australia, November 12, 2019.  AAP Image/Darren Pateman/via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.

Tens of thousands of Australians took shelter on Tuesday after authorities warned it was too late for them to leave their homes as bushfires raged across a vast area of the country's east coast.

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Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomats alongside U.S. troops deployed at a military base in the south of the country, state-owned al-Rai newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: The national flags of Solomon Islands and China flutter at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

The battle fields of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, draw visitors from the United States and its war allies, as well as those from Japan, decades after the bloody campaign in the South Pacific ended.

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FILE PHOTO: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief, with his brothers, Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president and opposition leader and Chamal Rajapaksa (R) are seen as they leave after handing over nomination papers at the election commission ahead of Sri Lanka's presidential election, scheduled for November 16 in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 7, 2019. Picture taken October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka's president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister's post when that election becomes due early next year.

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Student protesters sit outside a dormitory in City University in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China November 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China said stopping violence is the most important thing in Hong Kong now after the United States condemned "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest violence and urged China to honor its commitments to freedom of expression in the territory.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 3, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Britain has not yet published a parliamentary select committee report on alleged Russian meddling in British politics because of necessary procedure, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deputy finance minister said on Tuesday.

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Mauritius has sworn in Renganaden Padayachy as its new finance minister, local media reported on Tuesday, days after incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth secured another a five-year term.

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Hyundai were confirmed winners of the World Rally Championship's manufacturers' title after the season-ending Rally of Australia was canceled on Tuesday due to the threat of bushfires.

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Office workers run away from tear gas as they attend a flash mob anti-government protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protests gripped Hong Kong on Tuesday as riot police fired tear gas at a university campus and a flash mob sprang up in the heart of the financial district.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a Mexican flag onboard a Mexican government's aircraft in an unidentified location  November 11, 2019.   Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard via Twitter via REUTERS

Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, was flying to Mexico on Tuesday after fleeing his South American homeland, seeking refuge under a leftist government that has supported the veteran socialist in the wake of a disputed election.

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FILE PHOTO: Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev leaves after the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019.  Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Kazakhstan's former president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is trying to arrange a one-on-one meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Nazarbayev said on Tuesday.

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The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Israel targeted the house of one of its officials in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing one of his sons.

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Rescuers in Bangladesh were struggling on Tuesday to pull passengers from mangled wreckage after a head-on collision of two trains killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40, officials said.

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Sirens sounded in central Israeli towns on Tuesday, the military said, warning of possible rocket launches from the Gaza Strip after Israel killed a top Palestinian militant there.

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A protester sits amid a road block outside City University in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China November 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A flash mob sprang up in the heart of Hong Kong's financial center on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas at a university campus and territory-wide transport disruptions wreaked commuter havoc in the Chinese-ruled city.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a Mexican flag onboard a Mexican government's aircraft in an unidentified location  November 11, 2019.   Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard via Twitter via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY        REFILE - CORRECTING SOURCE.

Bolivia's ousted president Evo Morales was flying to political asylum in Mexico on Monday night, the latest step the once-beloved leader's rapid fall, while military and police deployed in the streets of La Paz to quell violence.

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FILE PHOTO: Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, June 29, 2019. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

At the 2012 opening of Trump Towers in Istanbul, real estate mogul Donald Trump sang the praises of Tayyip Erdogan, telling a mostly Turkish audience that their leader, prime minister at the time, was "highly respected" around the world.

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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an event promoting "The Book of Gutsy Women" at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo

Britain's failure to publish a parliamentary report on alleged Russian meddling is "inexplicable and shameful", former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

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The home of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta is seen after it was hit by an Israeli strike in Gaza City November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, while militants responded by firing rockets at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv.

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FILE PHOTO: Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani speaks after casting his vote in the presidential election in Kabul, Afghanistan September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/File Photo

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.

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A Tuncurry fire crew member fights part of the Hillville bushfire south of Taree, in the Mid North Coast region of NSW, Australia, November 12, 2019.  AAP Image/Darren Pateman/via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. AUSTRALIA OUT. NEW ZEALAND OUT.

Tens of thousands of Australians took shelter on Tuesday after authorities warned it was too late for them to leave their homes as bushfires raged across a vast area of the country's east coast.

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Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomats alongside U.S. troops deployed at a military base in the south of the country, state-owned al-Rai newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: The national flags of Solomon Islands and China flutter at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

The battle fields of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, draw visitors from the United States and its war allies, as well as those from Japan, decades after the bloody campaign in the South Pacific ended.

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FILE PHOTO: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka People's Front party presidential election candidate and former wartime defence chief, with his brothers, Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president and opposition leader and Chamal Rajapaksa (R) are seen as they leave after handing over nomination papers at the election commission ahead of Sri Lanka's presidential election, scheduled for November 16 in Colombo, Sri Lanka October 7, 2019. Picture taken October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka's president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister's post when that election becomes due early next year.

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Student protesters sit outside a dormitory in City University in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China November 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China said stopping violence is the most important thing in Hong Kong now after the United States condemned "unjustified use of deadly force" in the latest violence and urged China to honor its commitments to freedom of expression in the territory.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 3, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Britain has not yet published a parliamentary select committee report on alleged Russian meddling in British politics because of necessary procedure, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deputy finance minister said on Tuesday.

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Mauritius has sworn in Renganaden Padayachy as its new finance minister, local media reported on Tuesday, days after incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth secured another a five-year term.

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Hyundai were confirmed winners of the World Rally Championship's manufacturers' title after the season-ending Rally of Australia was canceled on Tuesday due to the threat of bushfires.

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Office workers run away from tear gas as they attend a flash mob anti-government protest at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China, November 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-government protests gripped Hong Kong on Tuesday as riot police fired tear gas at a university campus and a flash mob sprang up in the heart of the financial district.

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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a Mexican flag onboard a Mexican government's aircraft in an unidentified location  November 11, 2019.   Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard via Twitter via REUTERS

Bolivia's former president, Evo Morales, was flying to Mexico on Tuesday after fleeing his South American homeland, seeking refuge under a leftist government that has supported the veteran socialist in the wake of a disputed election.

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FILE PHOTO: Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev leaves after the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019.  Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

Kazakhstan's former president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is trying to arrange a one-on-one meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Nazarbayev said on Tuesday.

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The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Israel targeted the house of one of its officials in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing one of his sons.

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Rescuers in Bangladesh were struggling on Tuesday to pull passengers from mangled wreckage after a head-on collision of two trains killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40, officials said.

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Sirens sounded in central Israeli towns on Tuesday, the military said, warning of possible rocket launches from the Gaza Strip after Israel killed a top Palestinian militant there.

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