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FILE PHOTO: A doctor wears a protest ribbon during a picket by medical staff denouncing what they say is police brutality during recent anti-government protests, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Hong Kong's public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five months.

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Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security Strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

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A canteen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pictured, in Hong Kong, China November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered early on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world's two largest economies.

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FILE PHOTO: A guard stands in front of an entrance of the venue of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings.

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Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, speaks in Taipei, Taiwan November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher

The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island ahead of the vote in January.

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Pope Francis paid tribute on Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today's Thais not to consider Christianity a "foreign" religion.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket during a tour of Apple's Mac Pro manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's closest regional allies.

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FILE PHOTO: Fort Denison is seen as haze from the ongoing bushfires covers the city skyline and the Sydney Opera House in the background, in Sydney, Australia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/John Mair/File Photo

The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers.

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FILE PHOTO: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sacked the mayor of the southern city of Taraz after a 12-year-old student was raped in a school latrine this month, prompting public outrage over officials' negligence and poor education funding.

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A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe, easy-going holiday destination.

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U.S. President Donald Trump salutes a transfer case holding the remains of Chief Warrant Officer David Knadle, who was killed November 20 in a helicopter crash while supporting ground troops in Afghanistan, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Delaware, U.S. November 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week.

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FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands guard near Japan and South Korea national flags at a hotel, where the South Korean embassy in Japan is holding the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of ties between Seoul and Tokyo, in Tokyo  June 22, 2015.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

South Korea is set to let an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan lapse on Saturday over a feud about history and trade, defying U.S. pressure to maintain an important element of trilateral security cooperation in Asia.

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One of the last remaining protesters walk through an abandoned barricade that was a frontline, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters holed up at a Hong Kong university campus should leave and there is no deadline to clear them, the city's police chief said on Friday, adding that he hoped for a peaceful resolution to the standoff.

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FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother and former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister, look on during the swearing in ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a live telecast on Friday.

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A Boeing 777 bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure Thursday shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing in Los Angeles, the FAA said. User generated video captures the plane with flames and smoke coming out of the right engine.

A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.

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A demonstrator is pulled from his hair while is detained by riot policemen during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

Chilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out "generalized" attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of "punishing and harming" them, Amnesty International said in a report published on Thursday.

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People place the coffin of a person they say was killed during recent clashes with security forces in Senkata on top of an armored vehicle during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human cost of the crisis gripping the South American nation.

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China on Friday urged the United States to stop provocative acts in the South China Sea after two U.S. Navy ships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing there.

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Honduran man Erwin Ardon, the first foreign asylum-seeker who arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands, is seen in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Mandatory credit Government Ministry Of Guatemala/via REUTERS

A Honduran man flew from El Paso, Texas, to Guatemala City on a nearly empty Boeing 737 on Thursday, the first foreign asylum seeker sent back under a U.S. agreement designating Guatemala as a so-called safe third country for people fleeing persecution.

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FILE PHOTO: A doctor wears a protest ribbon during a picket by medical staff denouncing what they say is police brutality during recent anti-government protests, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Hong Kong's public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five months.

World News11 hours ago

Supporters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu protest outside his residence following Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's indictment ruling in Jerusalem November 21, 2019. The placards in Hebrew read, "Strong in security Strong in Economy ". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an "attempted coup".

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A canteen at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pictured, in Hong Kong, China November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

At least eight protesters who had been holding out at a trashed Hong Kong university surrendered early on Friday, while others searched for escape routes past riot police who surrounded the campus but said there was no deadline for ending the standoff.

World News4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo taken though a glass window of a Philippine military plane shows the alleged on-going land reclamation by China on mischief reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015.  REUTERS/Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool

U.S. Navy warships twice sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea in the past few days, the U.S. military told Reuters on Thursday, at a time of heightened tension between the world's two largest economies.

World News32 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A guard stands in front of an entrance of the venue of G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in Nagoya, Japan, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan seized the last event of its G20 presidency on Friday to push back at South Korean claims about radiation from its ruined Fukushima nuclear plant as a deep dispute between Tokyo and Seoul threatened to overshadow the meetings.

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Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, speaks in Taipei, Taiwan November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher

The United States is concerned about China's attempts to influence Taiwan's presidential election, the top U.S. official in Taiwan said on Friday, as China stepped up pressure on the self-ruled island ahead of the vote in January.

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd following his visit to St. Peter's Parish church in the Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Pope Francis paid tribute on Friday to Catholics in Thailand who suffered or were killed for their faith in the past and urged today's Thais not to consider Christianity a "foreign" religion.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump adjusts his jacket during a tour of Apple's Mac Pro manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China's closest regional allies.

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FILE PHOTO: Fort Denison is seen as haze from the ongoing bushfires covers the city skyline and the Sydney Opera House in the background, in Sydney, Australia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/John Mair/File Photo

The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards including poor visibility for drivers.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sacked the mayor of the southern city of Taraz after a 12-year-old student was raped in a school latrine this month, prompting public outrage over officials' negligence and poor education funding.

World News37 minutes ago

A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe, easy-going holiday destination.

World Newsan hour ago

U.S. President Donald Trump salutes a transfer case holding the remains of Chief Warrant Officer David Knadle, who was killed November 20 in a helicopter crash while supporting ground troops in Afghanistan, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, in Dover, Delaware, U.S. November 21, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Thursday to receive the remains of two American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan this week.

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FILE PHOTO: A police officer stands guard near Japan and South Korea national flags at a hotel, where the South Korean embassy in Japan is holding the reception to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of ties between Seoul and Tokyo, in Tokyo  June 22, 2015.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

South Korea is set to let an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan lapse on Saturday over a feud about history and trade, defying U.S. pressure to maintain an important element of trilateral security cooperation in Asia.

World News3 hours ago

One of the last remaining protesters walk through an abandoned barricade that was a frontline, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters holed up at a Hong Kong university campus should leave and there is no deadline to clear them, the city's police chief said on Friday, adding that he hoped for a peaceful resolution to the standoff.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his brother and former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as the new Prime Minister, look on during the swearing in ceremony in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File Photo

Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a live telecast on Friday.

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A Boeing 777 bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure Thursday shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing in Los Angeles, the FAA said. User generated video captures the plane with flames and smoke coming out of the right engine.

A Philippine Airlines flight bound for Manila suffered an apparent engine failure on Thursday shortly after takeoff from Los Angeles and made an emergency landing, authorities said.

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A demonstrator is pulled from his hair while is detained by riot policemen during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

Chilean police and soldiers backed by their commanders have carried out "generalized" attacks on people protesting over inequality with the intention of "punishing and harming" them, Amnesty International said in a report published on Thursday.

World News5 hours ago

People place the coffin of a person they say was killed during recent clashes with security forces in Senkata on top of an armored vehicle during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

Supporters of ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales marched into the capital La Paz on Thursday carrying coffins of people killed in clashes with the military and police, drawing attention to the human cost of the crisis gripping the South American nation.

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China on Friday urged the United States to stop provocative acts in the South China Sea after two U.S. Navy ships sailed near islands claimed by Beijing there.

World News5 hours ago

Honduran man Erwin Ardon, the first foreign asylum-seeker who arrived in Guatemala on Thursday from El Paso, Texas, under a U.S. agreement that establishes it as a so-called safe third country to process people fleeing persecution in their homelands, is seen in Guatemala City, Guatemala November 21, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Mandatory credit Government Ministry Of Guatemala/via REUTERS

A Honduran man flew from El Paso, Texas, to Guatemala City on a nearly empty Boeing 737 on Thursday, the first foreign asylum seeker sent back under a U.S. agreement designating Guatemala as a so-called safe third country for people fleeing persecution.

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