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People participate in a mass funeral in Negombo, three days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday as the death toll jumped to 359.

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An artisanal gold miner holds a gold nugget at an unlicensed mine in Gaoua, Burkina Faso, February 13, 2018. Picture taken February 13, 2018.   REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.

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Occupy Central pro-democracy movement founder Chu Yiu-ming cries as he speaks to the media after getting his suspended sentence on his involvement in the Occupy Central, also known as "Umbrella Movement", in Hong Kong, China April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A Hong Kong court jailed four leaders of 2014 pro-democracy protests on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass protests.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disembarks from a train during a welcoming ceremony at a railway station in the far eastern settlement of Khasan, Russia April 24, 2019. Press Service of Administration of Primorsky Krai/Alexander Safronov/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at mustering international support while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

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A suspected suicide bomber enters St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019 in this still image taken from a CCTV handout footage of Easter Sunday attacks released on April 23, 2019. CCTV/Siyatha News via REUTERS

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference with Iraqi President Barham Salih (not pictured) in Baghdad, Iraq, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Iran is willing to negotiate with America only when the United States lifts pressure and apologizes, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to state media.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church in Sonning, Britain April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Belfast on Wednesday to attend the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee who was killed last week, May's office said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: Issad Rebrab, president and owner of Algerian food processing company Cevital, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abidjan June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon/File Photo

Four brothers from the Kouninef family - tycoons close to Algeria's former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika - have been placed in temporary custody by a judge, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.

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Old pictures belonging to Vicenta Prado's family lie on a couch after an interview with Reuters at the house where Prado's family settled in the fifties in Guadiana del Caudillo, Spain, March 29, 2019.  REUTERS/Susana Vera

A small town that owes its origin and name to Francisco Franco may not be a decisive battleground in Sunday's national election, but it epitomizes how the late dictator's legacy and the rise of the far right are dividing voters across Spain.

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication.  Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS

Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 will end the three-decade Heisei era that began on Jan. 8, 1989, one day after he inherited the throne upon the death of his father, Hirohito.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the railway station in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported, in advance of a summit later this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo escorts Vice Chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party Committee Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States, into talks aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit as they meet at a hotel in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

North Korea has removed Kim Yong Chol, leader Kim Jong Un's right-hand man and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's counterpart, from a top post, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday citing a South Korean parliament official.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iran can export as much oil as it needs, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his official website.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L, front) attends a meeting with Russia's Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov (2nd R, front) and Governor of Primorsky Region Oleg Kozhemyako (R) upon his arrival at a railway station in Khasan, Russia April 24, 2019. Press Service of Administration of Primorsky Krai/Alexander Safronov/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday he hoped to have concrete discussions about efforts to end the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit this week.

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FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada. Manila has filed several diplomatic protests with Canada over tons of waste shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. Canada has said the shipment was a commercial transaction and was not backed by its government.

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Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.

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A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

In the wake of the Christchurch attack, New Zealand said on Wednesday that it would work with France in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.

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Italy's government approved an economic growth plan in the early hours of Wednesday after a bad-tempered cabinet meeting that exposed divisions in the ruling coalition and fueled speculation of a government collapse.

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Three men miraculously survived after their helicopter crashed into the freezing sub-Antarctic waters off New Zealand's southern tip by swimming to shore at night and camping on an island for hours until they were rescued.

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FILE PHOTO: Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony Shrine, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019.   REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday.

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People participate in a mass funeral in Negombo, three days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The scale and sophistication of the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka suggested the involvement of an external group such as Islamic State, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday as the death toll jumped to 359.

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An artisanal gold miner holds a gold nugget at an unlicensed mine in Gaoua, Burkina Faso, February 13, 2018. Picture taken February 13, 2018.   REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Billions of dollars' worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.

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Occupy Central pro-democracy movement founder Chu Yiu-ming cries as he speaks to the media after getting his suspended sentence on his involvement in the Occupy Central, also known as "Umbrella Movement", in Hong Kong, China April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A Hong Kong court jailed four leaders of 2014 pro-democracy protests on Wednesday amid heightened concerns over the decline of freedoms in the China-ruled city nearly five years after activists took to the streets in mass protests.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disembarks from a train during a welcoming ceremony at a railway station in the far eastern settlement of Khasan, Russia April 24, 2019. Press Service of Administration of Primorsky Krai/Alexander Safronov/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin aimed at mustering international support while nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.

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A suspected suicide bomber enters St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 21, 2019 in this still image taken from a CCTV handout footage of Easter Sunday attacks released on April 23, 2019. CCTV/Siyatha News via REUTERS

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for the bomb attacks in Sri Lanka that killed 321 people in what officials believe was retaliation for assaults on mosques in New Zealand.

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference with Iraqi President Barham Salih (not pictured) in Baghdad, Iraq, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Iran is willing to negotiate with America only when the United States lifts pressure and apologizes, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to state media.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves church in Sonning, Britain April 21, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Belfast on Wednesday to attend the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee who was killed last week, May's office said in a statement.

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FILE PHOTO: Issad Rebrab, president and owner of Algerian food processing company Cevital, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abidjan June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon/File Photo

Four brothers from the Kouninef family - tycoons close to Algeria's former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika - have been placed in temporary custody by a judge, Ennahar TV reported on Wednesday.

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Old pictures belonging to Vicenta Prado's family lie on a couch after an interview with Reuters at the house where Prado's family settled in the fifties in Guadiana del Caudillo, Spain, March 29, 2019.  REUTERS/Susana Vera

A small town that owes its origin and name to Francisco Franco may not be a decisive battleground in Sunday's national election, but it epitomizes how the late dictator's legacy and the rise of the far right are dividing voters across Spain.

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FILE PHOTO: Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication.  Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS

Japanese Emperor Akihito's abdication on April 30 will end the three-decade Heisei era that began on Jan. 8, 1989, one day after he inherited the throne upon the death of his father, Hirohito.

World Newsin 10 minutes

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives at the railway station in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported, in advance of a summit later this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo escorts Vice Chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party Committee Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States, into talks aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit as they meet at a hotel in Washington, U.S., January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

North Korea has removed Kim Yong Chol, leader Kim Jong Un's right-hand man and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's counterpart, from a top post, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday citing a South Korean parliament official.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Iran can export as much oil as it needs, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his official website.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L, front) attends a meeting with Russia's Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov (2nd R, front) and Governor of Primorsky Region Oleg Kozhemyako (R) upon his arrival at a railway station in Khasan, Russia April 24, 2019. Press Service of Administration of Primorsky Krai/Alexander Safronov/Handout via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Wednesday he hoped to have concrete discussions about efforts to end the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula when he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for a summit this week.

World Newsin an hour

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte speaks after his arrival, from a visit in Israel and Jordan at Davao International airport in Davao City in southern Philippines, September 8, 2018. REUTERS/Lean Daval Jr/File Photo

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte berated Canada on Tuesday in a longrunning dispute over waste exported to the Southeast Asia nation, threatening to sail it back to Canada. Manila has filed several diplomatic protests with Canada over tons of waste shipped to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014. Canada has said the shipment was a commercial transaction and was not backed by its government.

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Two Danish citizens are missing following the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, broadcaster TV2 reported on Wednesday citing Denmark's ambassador to India.

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A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration

In the wake of the Christchurch attack, New Zealand said on Wednesday that it would work with France in an effort to stop social media from being used to promote terrorism and violent extremism.

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Italy's government approved an economic growth plan in the early hours of Wednesday after a bad-tempered cabinet meeting that exposed divisions in the ruling coalition and fueled speculation of a government collapse.

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Three men miraculously survived after their helicopter crashed into the freezing sub-Antarctic waters off New Zealand's southern tip by swimming to shore at night and camping on an island for hours until they were rescued.

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FILE PHOTO: Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony Shrine, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019.   REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Senior officials deliberately withheld intelligence about possible attacks on Sri Lanka, where a rash of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday killed at least 359 people, the leader of parliament said on Wednesday.

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