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Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol (L) arrives at the international airport as he leaves for Washington from Beijing, China January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Place de la Republique as protesters wearing yellow vests gather during a national day of protest by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

France's "yellow vest" protests have exposed a deep-rooted belief that society is not working for large swathes of the French population, especially outside major cities.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with some of her top ministers on Friday to discuss the way forward on Brexit after her deal with Brussels was rejected by parliament, her spokeswoman said.

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Abu Bakar Bashir (C), the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, walks as he is visited by Yusril Ihza Mahendra (R), who is the lawyer of Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko Widodo, at Gunung Sindur prison in Bogor, Indonesia, January 18, 2019.  Antara Foto/Yulius Satria Wijaya/via REUTERS

Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia's president said on Friday.

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People belonging to a caravan of migrants from Honduras en route to the United States, walk at the border crossing to Mexico in Hidalgo, Mexico, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

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Shoppers wait to enter a supermarket in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe was under an internet blackout on Friday after authorities extended a communications ban to cover emails, while the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown on civilians triggered by days of deadly protests.

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FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu hold a sign before a political rally in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 11, 2019. REUTERS//File Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo rejected on Friday an African Union demand to delay announcing final results from its presidential election, compounding the turmoil surrounding a chaotic vote that many fear could fan widespread unrest.

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Rodrigue Dadje, lawyer of Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, speaks on the phone in Abidjan, Ivory Coast January 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

International Criminal Court appeals judges delayed the release of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, ordering that he be held for at least two more weeks after being acquitted on crimes against humanity charges.

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FILE PHOTO: Flags of the member countries on display ahead of a Arab Economic and Social Development Summit meeting in Beirut, Lebanon January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Divisions among Arab states over Syria, and internal Lebanese disputes, have overshadowed a summit to be held in Beirut this weekend, with several leaders who had planned to come now staying away.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal -/File Photo

Comoros President Azali Assoumani has provoked anger by saying the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was an internal Saudi matter that did not warrant the international outrage it had triggered.

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Brazil's Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina gestures during an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday the farm sector is worried that President Jair Bolsonaro's plan to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could hurt halal meat exports to Muslim countries.

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Osman Ibrahim is escorted from the Mililani Law Courts where he appeared as a suspect in connection with the attack at the DusitD2 complex, in Nairobi, Kenya January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace.

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FILE PHOTO: Malaysian aborigines from the Temiar tribes listen to a preacher deep in the heart of a jungle in northeastern Kelantan state, bordering Thailand in this picture taken June 25, 2007. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim

Malaysia has filed a lawsuit against an opposition-run state for infringing on an indigenous tribe's land rights by handing out licenses to plantation companies to cut down timber, the first such action by a sitting government.

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A Chinese national and a former Huawei executive in Poland, Weijing W., said on Friday he was not guilty of spying charges.

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A knife attack in a supermarket in Oslo on Thursday is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, the head of the Norwegian police's security service (PST) said on Friday.

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A man stands on top of a car flipped over and damaged by mourners outside the home of a demonstrator who died of a gunshot wound sustained during anti-government protests in Khartoum, Sudan January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid Abdelaziz

Sudanese police clashed with mourners on Friday during the funeral of a 60-year-old protester who died from a gunshot wound sustained during a fifth week of anti-government demonstrations.

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Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a group of aid agencies said on Friday, weeks ahead of an election in which security is a campaign issue.

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FILE PHOTO: Police and security personnel work at the scene where a car bomb exploded, according to authorities, in Bogota, Colombia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Colombia's ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, Defense Minister Guillermo Botero said on Friday, making unlikely any possibility of restarting government peace talks with the insurgent group.

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The member of the Swedish Academy and wife of Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault, Katarina Frostenson (C), arrives to the Svea Hovratt appeal court together with laywer Bjorn Hurtig (R) and counsel Samuel Hartman (L) on the third day of Arnault's appeal trial in Stockholm, Sweden, November 14, 2018. Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

The scandal-plagued Swedish body that awards the Nobel Prize for literature said on Friday that one of its members would leave after an investigation determined she had leaked the names of winners.

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Eastern Libyan forces have killed a senior Al Qaeda commander in southern Libya, a military spokesman said on Friday, days after launching an operation in the south to secure oil and gas assets and fight militants.

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Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol (L) arrives at the international airport as he leaves for Washington from Beijing, China January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is due to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.

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FILE PHOTO: A view of the Place de la Republique as protesters wearing yellow vests gather during a national day of protest by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

France's "yellow vest" protests have exposed a deep-rooted belief that society is not working for large swathes of the French population, especially outside major cities.

World News3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

British Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a series of meetings with some of her top ministers on Friday to discuss the way forward on Brexit after her deal with Brussels was rejected by parliament, her spokeswoman said.

World News2 hours ago

Abu Bakar Bashir (C), the alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, walks as he is visited by Yusril Ihza Mahendra (R), who is the lawyer of Indonesia's presidential candidate Joko Widodo, at Gunung Sindur prison in Bogor, Indonesia, January 18, 2019.  Antara Foto/Yulius Satria Wijaya/via REUTERS

Abu Bakar Bashir, the radical Muslim cleric and alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombings, will be granted early release from jail on humanitarian grounds, Indonesia's president said on Friday.

World News10 minutes ago

People belonging to a caravan of migrants from Honduras en route to the United States, walk at the border crossing to Mexico in Hidalgo, Mexico, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

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Shoppers wait to enter a supermarket in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe was under an internet blackout on Friday after authorities extended a communications ban to cover emails, while the United Nations urged an end to a security crackdown on civilians triggered by days of deadly protests.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu hold a sign before a political rally in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 11, 2019. REUTERS//File Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo rejected on Friday an African Union demand to delay announcing final results from its presidential election, compounding the turmoil surrounding a chaotic vote that many fear could fan widespread unrest.

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Rodrigue Dadje, lawyer of Simone Gbagbo, wife of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, speaks on the phone in Abidjan, Ivory Coast January 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

International Criminal Court appeals judges delayed the release of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, ordering that he be held for at least two more weeks after being acquitted on crimes against humanity charges.

World News22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Flags of the member countries on display ahead of a Arab Economic and Social Development Summit meeting in Beirut, Lebanon January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Divisions among Arab states over Syria, and internal Lebanese disputes, have overshadowed a summit to be held in Beirut this weekend, with several leaders who had planned to come now staying away.

World News24 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator holds a poster with a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal -/File Photo

Comoros President Azali Assoumani has provoked anger by saying the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was an internal Saudi matter that did not warrant the international outrage it had triggered.

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Brazil's Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina gestures during an interview with Reuters in Brasilia, Brazil January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday the farm sector is worried that President Jair Bolsonaro's plan to move Brazil's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem could hurt halal meat exports to Muslim countries.

World News19 minutes ago

Osman Ibrahim is escorted from the Mililani Law Courts where he appeared as a suspect in connection with the attack at the DusitD2 complex, in Nairobi, Kenya January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan detectives have arrested nine suspects in connection with a Somali militant attack on a Nairobi hotel and office complex that killed 21 people, police said on Friday, indicating the search for possible accomplices in the raid is gathering pace.

ESG26 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Malaysian aborigines from the Temiar tribes listen to a preacher deep in the heart of a jungle in northeastern Kelantan state, bordering Thailand in this picture taken June 25, 2007. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim

Malaysia has filed a lawsuit against an opposition-run state for infringing on an indigenous tribe's land rights by handing out licenses to plantation companies to cut down timber, the first such action by a sitting government.

World News36 minutes ago

A Chinese national and a former Huawei executive in Poland, Weijing W., said on Friday he was not guilty of spying charges.

World News37 minutes ago

A knife attack in a supermarket in Oslo on Thursday is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, the head of the Norwegian police's security service (PST) said on Friday.

World News38 minutes ago

A man stands on top of a car flipped over and damaged by mourners outside the home of a demonstrator who died of a gunshot wound sustained during anti-government protests in Khartoum, Sudan January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Khalid Abdelaziz

Sudanese police clashed with mourners on Friday during the funeral of a 60-year-old protester who died from a gunshot wound sustained during a fifth week of anti-government demonstrations.

World News41 minutes ago

Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a report by a group of aid agencies said on Friday, weeks ahead of an election in which security is a campaign issue.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Police and security personnel work at the scene where a car bomb exploded, according to authorities, in Bogota, Colombia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Colombia's ELN rebel group was responsible for the car bomb attack against a police academy that killed at least 21 and injured dozens, Defense Minister Guillermo Botero said on Friday, making unlikely any possibility of restarting government peace talks with the insurgent group.

World Newsan hour ago

The member of the Swedish Academy and wife of Frenchman Jean-Claude Arnault, Katarina Frostenson (C), arrives to the Svea Hovratt appeal court together with laywer Bjorn Hurtig (R) and counsel Samuel Hartman (L) on the third day of Arnault's appeal trial in Stockholm, Sweden, November 14, 2018. Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

The scandal-plagued Swedish body that awards the Nobel Prize for literature said on Friday that one of its members would leave after an investigation determined she had leaked the names of winners.

World Newsan hour ago

Eastern Libyan forces have killed a senior Al Qaeda commander in southern Libya, a military spokesman said on Friday, days after launching an operation in the south to secure oil and gas assets and fight militants.

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