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An anti-extradition bill demonstrator receives medical attention after riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by Beijing.

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Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, in this undated handout photo. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago.

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FILE PHOTO: An U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II electronic spy turborprop airplane from VQ-1 Squadron sits on the tarmac at Ault Field at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington April 13, 2001. REUTERS/Anthony P./File Photo

The U.S. military on Sunday accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of "aggressively" shadowing a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries II plane over international airspace, a fresh sign of growing hostility between the two countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivers a speech at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday amid their countries' strained relations.

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A car, carrying U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives to attend a private meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, at the Foreign Ministry Building (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognized the "significant advances of Mexican operations" in reducing migrant flows to the United States, part of an agreement between the nations, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks at his party's headquarters after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving change and tackling corruption in the war-scarred nation.

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Air strikes killed at least 11 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, and the Syrian state news agency said the army had repelled an attack by militants in the area.

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FILE PHOTO: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks about immigration during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, an administration official said on Sunday.

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A voter casts a ballot at a voting station during Japan's upper house election in Tokyo, Japan July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday, but his coalition and its other allies fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to push ahead with revising the pacifist constitution, a projection by public broadcaster NHK showed.

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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves the BBC studios in London, Britain, July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the country's graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation.

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FILE PHOTO: A helicopter hovers over British-flagged tanker Stena Impero near the strait of Hormuz July 19, 2019, in this still image taken from video. Pool via WANA/Reuters TV via REUTRS

Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Sunday that Iran must be aware its actions, including the detention of a British ship, are completely unacceptable.

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A firefighting plane dumps water on a forest fire next to the village of Vila de Rei, Portugal July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the blaze.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena stand in front of ballot boxes at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party led Ukraine's snap parliamentary election on Sunday with 43.9% of votes, an exit poll showed.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts next to a screen showing results of exit polls after a parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has probably won all 13 constituencies in Kiev in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, party leader Dmytro Razumkov told reporters.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts at his party's headquarters after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said he wants to invite the Voice party, headed by rock star Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, for talks about forming a governing coalition in parliament.

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FILE PHOTO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen attends a signing meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 7, 2017. Fred Dufour/Pool via REUTERS

Abdulla Yameen, the former president of the Maldives, pled not guilty to charges of money laundering on Sunday, in the first hearing of a criminal court trial into the matter.

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FILE PHOTO: Reiwa Shinsengumi's disabled candidate for Japan's July 21 upper house election Yasuhiko Funago, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), attends an election rally in Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Two wheelchair-bound candidates won seats in Japan's upper house vote on Sunday, media projections showed, a sign of changing attitudes towards disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadow.

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Exterior of Terminal 1 is pictured at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

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Egypt's aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK's ambassador to Cairo.

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An anti-extradition bill demonstrator receives medical attention after riot police fire tear gas after a march to call for democratic reforms, in Hong Kong, China July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in running clashes with protesters late on Sunday amid chaotic scenes as anger over an extradition bill morphs into a fresh front against what many see as a broader erosion of freedoms by Beijing.

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Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bandar Abbas port, in this undated handout photo. Tasnim News Agency/Handout via REUTERS

Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago.

World Newsin 29 minutes

FILE PHOTO: An U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II electronic spy turborprop airplane from VQ-1 Squadron sits on the tarmac at Ault Field at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington April 13, 2001. REUTERS/Anthony P./File Photo

The U.S. military on Sunday accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of "aggressively" shadowing a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries II plane over international airspace, a fresh sign of growing hostility between the two countries.

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivers a speech at the opening ceremony for the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China, April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Florence Lo

U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to press Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan for help on ending the war in Afghanistan and fighting militants when the two leaders meet at the White House on Monday amid their countries' strained relations.

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A car, carrying U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, arrives to attend a private meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, at the Foreign Ministry Building (SRE) in Mexico City, Mexico July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Romero

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recognized the "significant advances of Mexican operations" in reducing migrant flows to the United States, part of an agreement between the nations, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks at his party's headquarters after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party took a commanding lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, handing the novice politician a broader mandate for driving change and tackling corruption in the war-scarred nation.

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Air strikes killed at least 11 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, and the Syrian state news agency said the army had repelled an attack by militants in the area.

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FILE PHOTO: White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks about immigration during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation on a tour of the Middle East to finalize details of his proposed $50 billion economic development plan for the Palestinians, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon, an administration official said on Sunday.

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A voter casts a ballot at a voting station during Japan's upper house election in Tokyo, Japan July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a solid majority in Japan's upper house election on Sunday, but his coalition and its other allies fell short of the two-thirds majority needed to push ahead with revising the pacifist constitution, a projection by public broadcaster NHK showed.

Brexitin 6 hours

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond leaves the BBC studios in London, Britain, July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal.

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said he will seek an urgent judicial review of what he described as an irretrievably flawed report in which the country's graft watchdog said he misled parliament over a campaign donation.

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FILE PHOTO: A helicopter hovers over British-flagged tanker Stena Impero near the strait of Hormuz July 19, 2019, in this still image taken from video. Pool via WANA/Reuters TV via REUTRS

Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Sunday that Iran must be aware its actions, including the detention of a British ship, are completely unacceptable.

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A firefighting plane dumps water on a forest fire next to the village of Vila de Rei, Portugal July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

As flames closed in on villages in central Portugal on Sunday afternoon, locals were forced to take matters into their own hands, protecting their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the blaze.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena stand in front of ballot boxes at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party led Ukraine's snap parliamentary election on Sunday with 43.9% of votes, an exit poll showed.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts next to a screen showing results of exit polls after a parliamentary election at his party's headquarters in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's party has probably won all 13 constituencies in Kiev in Sunday's snap parliamentary election, party leader Dmytro Razumkov told reporters.

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reacts at his party's headquarters after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Sunday said he wants to invite the Voice party, headed by rock star Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, for talks about forming a governing coalition in parliament.

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FILE PHOTO: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen attends a signing meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China December 7, 2017. Fred Dufour/Pool via REUTERS

Abdulla Yameen, the former president of the Maldives, pled not guilty to charges of money laundering on Sunday, in the first hearing of a criminal court trial into the matter.

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FILE PHOTO: Reiwa Shinsengumi's disabled candidate for Japan's July 21 upper house election Yasuhiko Funago, who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), attends an election rally in Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Two wheelchair-bound candidates won seats in Japan's upper house vote on Sunday, media projections showed, a sign of changing attitudes towards disabled people in a country where they have long been encouraged to stay in the shadow.

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Exterior of Terminal 1 is pictured at Cairo International Airport in Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

British Airways and Lufthansa abruptly suspended flights to Cairo from Saturday over security concerns, but giving no details about what may have prompted the move.

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Egypt's aviation minister on Sunday expressed his dismay over British Airways' decision to suspend flights to the Egyptian capital to the UK's ambassador to Cairo.

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