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A policeman rides a motorcycle past a damaged vehicle that was set on fire by demonstrators during a protest after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A man was killed in clashes with police in India's northeast on Thursday, amid violent protests over a new federal law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

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FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters in a still image from video taken in New York City, U.S. September 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter

U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his ridicule of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday saying it was "ridiculous" that the Swedish climate activist was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Israel's president on Thursday urged Israelis not to lose faith in their democratic system after persistent political deadlock threw the country into a third election in less than a year.

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FILE PHOTO: A GlobalEye aircraft, manufactured by Saab Technologies, on static design during the fifth day of Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year, according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions.

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A supporter of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi protests outside the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the top United Nations court, during court hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.

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A man holds a placard as anti-government office workers attend a lunch time protest in Hong Kong, China December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered on Thursday to mark six months since their first major clash with police, when they blocked legislators from advancing an extradition bill that has since been scrapped.

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Ballot papers of the five presidential candidates are displayed at a polling station in Algiers, Algeria December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Thousands of people took to the streets in central Algiers on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as the authorities held a presidential election that a mass protest movement views as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.

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FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows Palestinian boys posing for a photo in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, in this undated handout photo. UNRWA/Handout via REUTERS (L) and Palestinian boys posing for a photo in front of a section of the Israeli barrier in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

History has marched on since they arrived in the middle of the last century, seeking refuge for what they thought would be a few weeks, but staying for a lifetime.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives with his dog Dilyn at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Voters went to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a dam in the port city of Nampo, North Korea August 12, 2005. Picture taken August 12, 2005. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

A Vietnamese oil tanker which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February has been seized by Malaysia after it was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, maritime agency officials said.

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European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate, the EU's long-term budget, Brexit, the euro zone and Russia sanctions, among others.

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Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales is in Argentina with refugee status, Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola said on a local TV channel on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator with a Chile flag, looks on at a riot police vehicle during a protest against Chile's government, in Santiago, Chile December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

Chile's lower house began to debate Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is likely to survive but may still batter his teetering presidency.

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly near the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, trumpeted by the bloc's new chief executive as Europe's "man on the moon" moment.

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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a news conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was ready to sign an EU resolution to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 as long as poorer countries did not bear the brunt of the cost of emissions cuts.

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People, who claim to have migrated from Pakistan's Sindh Province, cheer next to a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), at Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that will allow citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before 2015.

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FILE PHOTO: A WFP (World Food Program) helicopter is seen on the flooded airstrip, after heavy rains and floods forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes, in the town of Pibor, Boma state, South Sudan, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding "intense political instability", the United Nations warned on Thursday.

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Ukrainian police have detained people in connection with the killing in 2016 of the investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Thursday.

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One person died in India's Assam state on Thursday, a hospital official said, as police clashed with protesters opposing a law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

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Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.

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A policeman rides a motorcycle past a damaged vehicle that was set on fire by demonstrators during a protest after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A man was killed in clashes with police in India's northeast on Thursday, amid violent protests over a new federal law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

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FILE PHOTO: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters in a still image from video taken in New York City, U.S. September 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter

U.S. President Donald Trump reprised his ridicule of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday saying it was "ridiculous" that the Swedish climate activist was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019.

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin talks during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Israel's president on Thursday urged Israelis not to lose faith in their democratic system after persistent political deadlock threw the country into a third election in less than a year.

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FILE PHOTO: A GlobalEye aircraft, manufactured by Saab Technologies, on static design during the fifth day of Dubai Air Show in Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Christopher Pike

The United Arab Emirates has lobbied several European countries to ease restrictions on weapons exports following a series of strikes in the Gulf this year, according to three Western diplomats and two other people with knowledge of the discussions.

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A supporter of Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi protests outside the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the top United Nations court, during court hearings in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, in The Hague, Netherlands December 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Eva Plevier

Crowds have gathered for the past three evenings in a small park in downtown Myanmar's capital Yangon to hear accusations of genocide delivered thousands of miles away at the United Nation's top court in The Hague.

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A man holds a placard as anti-government office workers attend a lunch time protest in Hong Kong, China December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters gathered on Thursday to mark six months since their first major clash with police, when they blocked legislators from advancing an extradition bill that has since been scrapped.

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Ballot papers of the five presidential candidates are displayed at a polling station in Algiers, Algeria December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Thousands of people took to the streets in central Algiers on Thursday chanting "No vote! We want freedom!" as the authorities held a presidential election that a mass protest movement views as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.

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FILE PHOTO: A combination picture shows Palestinian boys posing for a photo in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, in this undated handout photo. UNRWA/Handout via REUTERS (L) and Palestinian boys posing for a photo in front of a section of the Israeli barrier in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

History has marched on since they arrived in the middle of the last century, seeking refuge for what they thought would be a few weeks, but staying for a lifetime.

Brexitan hour ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives with his dog Dilyn at a polling station, at the Methodist Central Hall, to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Voters went to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a dam in the port city of Nampo, North Korea August 12, 2005. Picture taken August 12, 2005. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev/File Photo

A Vietnamese oil tanker which Reuters reported visited North Korea in February has been seized by Malaysia after it was found adrift off the Malaysian coast, maritime agency officials said.

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European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate, the EU's long-term budget, Brexit, the euro zone and Russia sanctions, among others.

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Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales is in Argentina with refugee status, Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola said on a local TV channel on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator with a Chile flag, looks on at a riot police vehicle during a protest against Chile's government, in Santiago, Chile December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares/File Photo

Chile's lower house began to debate Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of rioting, a political test that he is likely to survive but may still batter his teetering presidency.

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly near the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic set out demands on Thursday that could block agreement on the European Union's new push for climate neutrality by 2050, trumpeted by the bloc's new chief executive as Europe's "man on the moon" moment.

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FILE PHOTO: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks during a news conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday he was ready to sign an EU resolution to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 as long as poorer countries did not bear the brunt of the cost of emissions cuts.

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People, who claim to have migrated from Pakistan's Sindh Province, cheer next to a cutout of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they celebrate after India's parliament passed a Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), at Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi, India, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India's parliament on Wednesday passed a contentious bill that will allow citizenship for persecuted Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who fled Muslim-majority Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan before 2015.

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FILE PHOTO: A WFP (World Food Program) helicopter is seen on the flooded airstrip, after heavy rains and floods forced hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes, in the town of Pibor, Boma state, South Sudan, November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu

Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops and livestock, compounding "intense political instability", the United Nations warned on Thursday.

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Ukrainian police have detained people in connection with the killing in 2016 of the investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Thursday.

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One person died in India's Assam state on Thursday, a hospital official said, as police clashed with protesters opposing a law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship.

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Mitiga, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, resumed flight operations on Thursday after a nearly 3-1/2-month break, and is expected be fully operational by the end of this month, the transportation minister said.

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