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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.

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A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence in the southern Gaza Strip October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 130 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza Strip border on Friday, the enclave's Health Ministry said.

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A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., protects her child after migrants stormed the Guatemalan checkpoint to enter Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala tried unsuccessfully to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began making preparations to disperse the convoy.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat, his lawyer said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The next summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to happen early next year, a senior administration official said on Friday.

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Hospital staff move a stretcher with an injured man after a commuter train struck a crowd seated on tracks in Amritsar, India, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India's worst rail disaster this year.

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Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely, the family company that he runs said on Saturday.

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A group of opposition members of the VMRO-DPMNE stand to boycott the vote as the Macedonian parliament passed constitutional changes to allow the Balkan country to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, in Skopje, Macedonia, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/ Tomislav Georgiev

Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

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FILE PHOTO: The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018.   REUTERS/David Gray

Voting began in a Australian by-election on Saturday that could determine how long Scott Morrison's two-month-old premiership lasts, with the outcome keenly watched in the Islamic world after Morrison's brazen bid to woo Jewish voters.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, accompanied by Governor of New South Wales David Hurley (not pictured) and his wife Linda, stop to talk to a group of indigenous Australians as they leave the enhanced ANZAC memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Stevens

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial.

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Afghan police officers stand guard while election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election material at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.

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A TV journalist reports outside the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. representatives from California's Republican delegation, takes a question from a reporter after signing a presidential memorandum focused on water policy in California's Central Valley, at a conference center in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia's explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

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FIL PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is seen during a meeting with U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. March 27, 2018.      REUTERS/Amir Levy/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply troubled" by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.

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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Twitter on Friday he had requested permission from Guatemala's government to send civil protection agents to help Hondurans in Guatemala and was seeking transport for those wishing to return home.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso, Brazil September 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce//File Photo

Proposals made by Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country's environment that could lead deforestation "to explode," a group of non-government organizations said on Friday.

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee meet to vote on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Friday he was highly skeptical of the Saudi explanation for Khashoggi's death.

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A Vietnamese dissident known as "Mother Mushroom" went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event hosted by Middle East Monitor in London Britain, September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. Middle East Monitor/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

Saudi Arabia said on Friday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and said it had fired two senior officials over the incident, giving an account that U.S. President Donald Trump said was credible.

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A wounded Palestinian is evacuated during a protest calling for lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demanding the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border fence in the southern Gaza Strip October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 130 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza Strip border on Friday, the enclave's Health Ministry said.

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A Honduran migrant, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., protects her child after migrants stormed the Guatemalan checkpoint to enter Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala tried unsuccessfully to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began making preparations to disperse the convoy.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat, his lawyer said on Friday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The next summit meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to happen early next year, a senior administration official said on Friday.

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Hospital staff move a stretcher with an injured man after a commuter train struck a crowd seated on tracks in Amritsar, India, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India's worst rail disaster this year.

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Africa's youngest billionaire, snatched a week ago off the street outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania, has returned back home safely, the family company that he runs said on Saturday.

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A group of opposition members of the VMRO-DPMNE stand to boycott the vote as the Macedonian parliament passed constitutional changes to allow the Balkan country to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, in Skopje, Macedonia, October 19, 2018. REUTERS/ Tomislav Georgiev

Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.

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FILE PHOTO: The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference in Canberra, Australia August 24, 2018.   REUTERS/David Gray

Voting began in a Australian by-election on Saturday that could determine how long Scott Morrison's two-month-old premiership lasts, with the outcome keenly watched in the Islamic world after Morrison's brazen bid to woo Jewish voters.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, accompanied by Governor of New South Wales David Hurley (not pictured) and his wife Linda, stop to talk to a group of indigenous Australians as they leave the enhanced ANZAC memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Stevens

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, brought the gift of dignity to Australia's war veterans on Saturday, laying a wreath for those who died at an Anzac war memorial.

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Afghan police officers stand guard while election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election material at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan October 19, 2018.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.

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A TV journalist reports outside the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Huseyin Aldemir

The White House said on Friday it would press for justice after Saudi Arabia announced that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and that 18 Saudis had been arrested in connection with his death.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by U.S. representatives from California's Republican delegation, takes a question from a reporter after signing a presidential memorandum focused on water policy in California's Central Valley, at a conference center in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., October 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump said on Friday that Saudi Arabia's explanation for how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at its consulate in Istanbul was credible.

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FIL PHOTO: U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton answers questions from reporters during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2018.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will visit Moscow next week for talks that may include telling Russian officials that the United States plans to withdraw from the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

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FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is seen during a meeting with U.N Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. March 27, 2018.      REUTERS/Amir Levy/File Photo

Saudi Arabia's crown prince had no knowledge of the specific operation that resulted in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul this month, a Saudi official familiar with the investigation said on Friday.

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply troubled" by the confirmation by Riyadh of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, a United Nations spokesman said on Friday.

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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Twitter on Friday he had requested permission from Guatemala's government to send civil protection agents to help Hondurans in Guatemala and was seeking transport for those wishing to return home.

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FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and farmers near the city of Novo Progresso, Brazil September 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce//File Photo

Proposals made by Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country's environment that could lead deforestation "to explode," a group of non-government organizations said on Friday.

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Senator Lindsey Graham speaks as members of the Senate Judiciary Committee meet to vote on the nomination of judge Brett Kavanaugh. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been sharply critical of Saudi Arabia after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, said on Friday he was highly skeptical of the Saudi explanation for Khashoggi's death.

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A Vietnamese dissident known as "Mother Mushroom" went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States.

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