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A man walks past damaged vehicles that were set on fire by demonstrators, during a protest after India's parliament passed Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati, India December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Protesters attacked train stations in India's northeast, authorities said on Thursday, angry 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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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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Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response after Berlin last week ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house to head to a polling station to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Israel voiced worry about Britain's election on Thursday, describing the possible rise of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn as a threat to bilateral ties and alarming for British Jews.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the top United Nations court, ahead of 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

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the International Court of Justice on Thursday to defend Myanmar against accusations it has committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority population.

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Chinese paramilitary troops staged high altitude, anti-terror training in the Pamir mountains in the restive Xinjiang region in western China, according to a video broadcast by state television on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: People ride bicycles during rush hour as a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers entered its seventh consecutive day in Paris, France, December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France's CGT union said on Thursday there would be no break in transport strikes over the Christmas period unless the government backed down on pension reform.

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A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara.

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Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday.

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Israel will hold an election on March 2, its third in less than a year, parliament decided on Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival failed to parlay the previous two ballots into a new coalition government.

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Voters wait to receive ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Algiers, Algeria December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Algeria's government held a long-delayed presidential election on Thursday, despite months of street demonstrations by protesters who view the vote as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.

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Ukrainian lawmakers attend a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday extending by one year a "special status" covering separatist-controlled eastern regions, a prerequisite for a deal to settle the five-year conflict there.

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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.

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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatized by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling their brush with tragedy.

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Germany on Thursday described as "unjustified" Russia's decision to expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response to Berlin's decision last week to order the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.

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The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia's expulsion of two German diplomats was a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and that a row over the murder of a Georgian in Berlin would not harm ties any further.

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File Photo: A fire engine is seen near the site of a fire that swept through a factory where labourers were sleeping on Sunday, in New Delhi, India December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

When Mohammed Faisal Khan perished in a fire that killed 43 workers sleeping in a small factory in New Delhi on Sunday his parents back in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar lost their eldest son and the family's sole breadwinner.

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Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, with three people unaccounted for, Russian news agencies reported.

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FILE PHOTO: A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Britain's election on Thursday is widely referred to as the most important in a generation given the impact it will have on the country leaving the European Union and choosing between starkly opposed economic paths.

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FILE PHOTO: A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-effected paddock located on the outskirts of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Australian police are investigating the theft of tens of thousands of liters of drinking water from a council site on the far north coast of the drought- and bushfire stricken state of New South Wales.

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A man walks past damaged vehicles that were set on fire by demonstrators, during a protest after India's parliament passed Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati, India December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Protesters attacked train stations in India's northeast, authorities said on Thursday, angry 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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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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Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response after Berlin last week ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.

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Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his house to head to a polling station to vote in the general election in London, Britain, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Israel voiced worry about Britain's election on Thursday, describing the possible rise of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn as a threat to bilateral ties and alarming for British Jews.

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Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the top United Nations court, ahead of 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

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi returned to the International Court of Justice on Thursday to defend Myanmar against accusations it has committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority population.

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Chinese paramilitary troops staged high altitude, anti-terror training in the Pamir mountains in the restive Xinjiang region in western China, according to a video broadcast by state television on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: People ride bicycles during rush hour as a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers entered its seventh consecutive day in Paris, France, December 11, 2019.  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

France's CGT union said on Thursday there would be no break in transport strikes over the Christmas period unless the government backed down on pension reform.

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A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S-400 missile system, the latest move in the chamber to push Republican President Donald Trump to take a harder line against Ankara.

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Hong Kong police said they arrested three people in connection with arson and vandalism in Kowloon late Wednesday.

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Israel will hold an election on March 2, its third in less than a year, parliament decided on Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival failed to parlay the previous two ballots into a new coalition government.

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Voters wait to receive ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Algiers, Algeria December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina

Algeria's government held a long-delayed presidential election on Thursday, despite months of street demonstrations by protesters who view the vote as a charade intended to keep the ruling elite in power.

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Ukrainian lawmakers attend a session of parliament in Kiev, Ukraine December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine's parliament passed a law on Thursday extending by one year a "special status" covering separatist-controlled eastern regions, a prerequisite for a deal to settle the five-year conflict there.

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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police in New Zealand are planning a mission to volcanic White Island on Friday to retrieve bodies of people killed in this week's eruption, while the known death toll from the disaster climbed to eight, with two people dying in hospital.

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An aerial view of the Whakaari, also known as White Island volcano, in New Zealand, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Tourists from the cruise ship that was near the volcanic island in New Zealand when it erupted arrived in Wellington on Thursday, many traumatized by the deaths of co-passengers and others recalling their brush with tragedy.

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Germany on Thursday described as "unjustified" Russia's decision to expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response to Berlin's decision last week to order the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.

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The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia's expulsion of two German diplomats was a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and that a row over the murder of a Georgian in Berlin would not harm ties any further.

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File Photo: A fire engine is seen near the site of a fire that swept through a factory where labourers were sleeping on Sunday, in New Delhi, India December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

When Mohammed Faisal Khan perished in a fire that killed 43 workers sleeping in a small factory in New Delhi on Sunday his parents back in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar lost their eldest son and the family's sole breadwinner.

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Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk, with three people unaccounted for, Russian news agencies reported.

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FILE PHOTO: A broker looks at financial information on computer screens on the IG Index trading floor in London, Britain February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Britain's election on Thursday is widely referred to as the most important in a generation given the impact it will have on the country leaving the European Union and choosing between starkly opposed economic paths.

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FILE PHOTO: A lone tree stands near a water trough in a drought-effected paddock located on the outskirts of Walgett, in New South Wales, Australia, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

Australian police are investigating the theft of tens of thousands of liters of drinking water from a council site on the far north coast of the drought- and bushfire stricken state of New South Wales.

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