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Protesters keep watch at a barricade outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned on Friday an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's political crisis.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally Japan that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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A Palestinian demonstrator runs away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during an anti-Israel protest in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down.

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of the 160-metre tall tower at North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong in this picture taken from Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea said on Friday it had sent South Korea an "ultimatum" about its Mt Kumgang tourist resort, saying it will unilaterally remove South Korea's facilities there if Seoul insists on talks about the issue.

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An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Gospers Mountain fire near Colo Heights, northwest of Sydney, Australia, November 15, 2019.  AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

Australia braced on Friday for strong winds that began to whip up bushfires in two states, potentially adding to a toll of more than 270 homes destroyed and 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of land ravaged during the past week.

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FILE PHOTO: The British Telecom Tower is seen in central London May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Britain's opposition Labour Party said it would nationalize parts of telecoms provider BT's network if it won power in the Dec. 12 election to provide free full-fibre broadband for all.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha attends a meeting with German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger at his home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File Photo

A Cambodian judge has closed the investigation into treason charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha and that means he could now be brought to trial or the charges dropped, his daughter said on Friday.

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A court in Vietnam jailed a music teacher for 11 years on Friday for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were "anti-state".

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Britain's opposition Labour Party's plans to nationalize parts of telecoms provider BT's network and provide free full fiber broadband may cost more than 100 billion pounds ($127 billion), BT chief executive said.

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Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng falls after protesters surrounded her in London, Britain November 14, 2019, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Chloe Leung via REUTERS

China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.

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Protesters sit on the roof of a bridge overlooking the Cross Harbour Tunnel, which was blocked after demonstrators occupied the nearby Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some main roads, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman crosses a street in the Central business district in Hong Kong, China August 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo shake hands for the media prior to the 51st Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, November 15, 2019. Lee Jin-man/Pool via REUTERS

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North, the South's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito walks to Yukiden to attend 'Daijosai', the most overtly religious ceremony of the emperor's accession rituals, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan's Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession.

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A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a "sensible response" regarding Seoul's decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact, known as GSOMIA, with the agreement expiring in a week.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany November 7, 2019.  Jens Meyer/Pool via REUTERS

The United States on Thursday pressured members of a global coalition fighting Islamic State to allow foreign fighters to be repatriated but despite consensus on the gravity of the problem, disagreements on whether and how to send people back persisted.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress toward a new government at a time of acute economic crisis.

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Police clash with demonstrators during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Chile's finance minister predicted on Thursday that as many as 300,000 jobs could be lost because of the impact of four weeks of rioting on one of Latin America's strongest economies.

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Protesters keep watch at a barricade outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The Chinese and Hong Kong governments condemned on Friday an attack by a "violent mob" on the city's justice secretary in London, the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during months of often violent protests.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Bolivia's interim government and lawmakers from the party of unseated leader Evo Morales struck a deal late on Thursday to pursue new elections, potentially helping resolve the South American country's political crisis.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper (L) clasps hands with South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo (R) before their meeting on November 15, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Min-hee/Pool via REUTERS

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper pressed South Korea on Friday to pay more for the cost of stationing U.S. troops in the country and to maintain an intelligence-sharing pact with its other Asian ally Japan that Seoul is about to let lapse.

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A Palestinian demonstrator runs away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during an anti-Israel protest in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

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FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the Women's Leadership Forum in Washington, U.S. October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo

North Korea's state media on Friday stepped up a personal attack on former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for slandering its leader, calling the Democratic presidential candidate "a rabid dog" that needed to be put down.

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FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of the 160-metre tall tower at North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong in this picture taken from Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

North Korea said on Friday it had sent South Korea an "ultimatum" about its Mt Kumgang tourist resort, saying it will unilaterally remove South Korea's facilities there if Seoul insists on talks about the issue.

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An air tanker drops fire retardant on the Gospers Mountain fire near Colo Heights, northwest of Sydney, Australia, November 15, 2019.  AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

Australia braced on Friday for strong winds that began to whip up bushfires in two states, potentially adding to a toll of more than 270 homes destroyed and 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) of land ravaged during the past week.

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FILE PHOTO: The British Telecom Tower is seen in central London May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo

Britain's opposition Labour Party said it would nationalize parts of telecoms provider BT's network if it won power in the Dec. 12 election to provide free full-fibre broadband for all.

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FILE PHOTO: Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha attends a meeting with German Ambassador to Cambodia Christian Berger at his home in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/File Photo

A Cambodian judge has closed the investigation into treason charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha and that means he could now be brought to trial or the charges dropped, his daughter said on Friday.

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A court in Vietnam jailed a music teacher for 11 years on Friday for a series of posts on Facebook that the government said were "anti-state".

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Britain's opposition Labour Party's plans to nationalize parts of telecoms provider BT's network and provide free full fiber broadband may cost more than 100 billion pounds ($127 billion), BT chief executive said.

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Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng falls after protesters surrounded her in London, Britain November 14, 2019, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Chloe Leung via REUTERS

China's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London.

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Protesters sit on the roof of a bridge overlooking the Cross Harbour Tunnel, which was blocked after demonstrators occupied the nearby Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in Hong Kong, China, November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fifth day on Friday, forcing schools to close and blocking some main roads, as university students barricaded campuses and authorities struggled to calm the violence.

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FILE PHOTO: A woman crosses a street in the Central business district in Hong Kong, China August 22, 2019.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Hong Kong is expected to confirm on Friday it plunged into recession for the first time in a decade, amid concerns the economy could be in even worse shape than feared as months of anti-government protests take a heavy toll.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo shake hands for the media prior to the 51st Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, November 15, 2019. Lee Jin-man/Pool via REUTERS

The defense chiefs of South Korea and the United States reaffirmed on Friday U.S. commitment for the defense of South Korea against North Korea and efforts to denuclearize the North, the South's Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo said.

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito walks to Yukiden to attend 'Daijosai', the most overtly religious ceremony of the emperor's accession rituals, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, November 14, 2019, in this photo released by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

In the chill pre-dawn hours of Friday, Japan's Emperor Naruhito emerged from a shrine compound where he had spent a symbolic night with the sun goddess from whom conservatives believe his family descends, completing the rituals of his accession.

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A senior Japanese diplomat on Friday asked his South Korean counterpart for a "sensible response" regarding Seoul's decision not to renew an intelligence sharing pact, known as GSOMIA, with the agreement expiring in a week.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany November 7, 2019.  Jens Meyer/Pool via REUTERS

The United States on Thursday pressured members of a global coalition fighting Islamic State to allow foreign fighters to be repatriated but despite consensus on the gravity of the problem, disagreements on whether and how to send people back persisted.

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FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammad Safadi speaks during the Reuters Middle East Investment Summit in Beirut, October 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Cynthia Karam

Three major Lebanese parties agreed to nominate Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, to become prime minister, three sources familiar with the situation said, suggesting progress toward a new government at a time of acute economic crisis.

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Police clash with demonstrators during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Chile's finance minister predicted on Thursday that as many as 300,000 jobs could be lost because of the impact of four weeks of rioting on one of Latin America's strongest economies.

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