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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives guidance while attending a flight training of Korean People's Army Air Force at undisclosed location in this April 16, 2019 photo released on April 17, 2019 by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA).    KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.

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Supporters of Peru's former President Alan Garcia arrive for the wake, after Garcia fatally shot himself on Wednesday, in Lima, Peru April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra.

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A view shows Notre-Dame Cathedral reflected on the River Seine after a massive fire devastated large parts of the gothic structure in Paris, France, April 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo reacts after a quick count result during the Indonesian elections in Jakarta, Indonesia April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had won and complained of widespread cheating.

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An election campaign poster for the upcoming European Parliament elections depicting German Justice Minister Katarina Barley, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate, is pictured in Berlin, Germany April 10, 2019. The words on the posters read "solidarity."     REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority.

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Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces react during the fighting with Eastern forces at Al-Swani area in Tripoli, Libya April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government.

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Jailed Catalan politician Jordi Sanchez gestures during a news conference from prison in Soto del Real, Spain, April 18, 2019. EFE/Pool via REUTERS

A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month said on Thursday he expected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to consider a possible referendum on the region's independence to help secure a second term in office.

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Protesters wave a Sudanese flag on top of a roof during a demonstration in front of the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Huge crowds joined a sit-in protest outside Sudan's defence ministry on Thursday to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power to civilians.

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A person walks across Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during inauguration ceremony of the new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he wanted the country's vast Amazon rainforest to be exploited "in a reasonable way" and criticized the creation of new indigenous reserves by previous governments.

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The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country's transitional military council to hand over power to civilians.

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Ukraine's politician Viktor Medvedchuk poses for a picture during an interview with Reuters in Kiev, Ukraine April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Osborn

Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine said.

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People stand next to the wreckage of a bus after an accident in Canico, in the Portuguese Island of Madeira, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Duarte Sa

In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil.

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Pope Francis holds a service during the celebrations of the Holy Thursday at the District House of Velletri prison, in Velletri near Rome, Italy, April 18, 2019. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead.

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Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada's Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

Uganda's supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.

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A man was charged in a Ugandan court on Thursday with kidnapping for ransom an American tourist and her driver earlier this month, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: A police trooper stands guard on a street in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File Photo

Yemen's warring parties could start withdrawing forces from the main port city of Hodeidah within weeks, a move needed to pave the way for political negotiations to end the four-year war, the U.N. special envoy said on Thursday.

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Around 150 people are missing after a boat sank on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Serena Chaudhry reports.

About 150 people are missing after a boat sunk on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives guidance while attending a flight training of Korean People's Army Air Force at undisclosed location in this April 16, 2019 photo released on April 17, 2019 by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA).    KCNA via REUTERS

North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.

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Supporters of Peru's former President Alan Garcia arrive for the wake, after Garcia fatally shot himself on Wednesday, in Lima, Peru April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra.

World Newsin 18 minutes

A view shows Notre-Dame Cathedral reflected on the River Seine after a massive fire devastated large parts of the gothic structure in Paris, France, April 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday's devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo reacts after a quick count result during the Indonesian elections in Jakarta, Indonesia April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also claimed he had won and complained of widespread cheating.

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An election campaign poster for the upcoming European Parliament elections depicting German Justice Minister Katarina Barley, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate, is pictured in Berlin, Germany April 10, 2019. The words on the posters read "solidarity."     REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A poll for the European Parliament showed that last-minute British participation in next month's elections to the European Union's legislature means eurosceptic groups will gain ground but pro-EU parties will keep a majority.

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Members of Libyan internationally recognised government forces react during the fighting with Eastern forces at Al-Swani area in Tripoli, Libya April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people's suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government.

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Jailed Catalan politician Jordi Sanchez gestures during a news conference from prison in Soto del Real, Spain, April 18, 2019. EFE/Pool via REUTERS

A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month said on Thursday he expected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to consider a possible referendum on the region's independence to help secure a second term in office.

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Protesters wave a Sudanese flag on top of a roof during a demonstration in front of the Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Huge crowds joined a sit-in protest outside Sudan's defence ministry on Thursday to demand that the country's transitional military council hand power to civilians.

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A person walks across Waterloo Bridge during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change campaigners said it planned to hold a protest at London's Heathrow Airport on Friday, opening a new front in its demonstrations that have caused transport snarl-ups in the British capital.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks during inauguration ceremony of the new Education Minister Abraham Weintraub at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he wanted the country's vast Amazon rainforest to be exploited "in a reasonable way" and criticized the creation of new indigenous reserves by previous governments.

World Newsin an hour

The U.S. State Department on Thursday called on Sudan's military to step aside and make way for a peaceful civilian-led transition, as protesters in Khartoum kept up demands for the country's transitional military council to hand over power to civilians.

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Ukraine's politician Viktor Medvedchuk poses for a picture during an interview with Reuters in Kiev, Ukraine April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Osborn

Ukraine's new president could regain control over the separatist-controlled east of his country within months and get cheap gas and major investment from Russia if he does a deal with Moscow, the Kremlin's closest ally in Ukraine said.

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People stand next to the wreckage of a bus after an accident in Canico, in the Portuguese Island of Madeira, April 17, 2019. REUTERS/Duarte Sa

In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan made a sweeping cabinet reshuffle on Thursday after only seven months in power and appointed Abdul Hafeez Shaikh as de facto finance minister to steer the country through worsening economic turmoil.

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Pope Francis holds a service during the celebrations of the Holy Thursday at the District House of Velletri prison, in Velletri near Rome, Italy, April 18, 2019. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 prisoners on Thursday at a traditional service, telling them to shun any inmate hierarchy structure or law of the strongest and to help each other instead.

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Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada's Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

Uganda's supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.

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A man was charged in a Ugandan court on Thursday with kidnapping for ransom an American tourist and her driver earlier this month, police said.

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FILE PHOTO: A police trooper stands guard on a street in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, Yemen, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Abduljabbar Zeyad/File Photo

Yemen's warring parties could start withdrawing forces from the main port city of Hodeidah within weeks, a move needed to pave the way for political negotiations to end the four-year war, the U.N. special envoy said on Thursday.

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Around 150 people are missing after a boat sank on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Serena Chaudhry reports.

About 150 people are missing after a boat sunk on a lake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said on Tuesday.

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