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FILE PHOTO: Indonesian President Joko Widodo walks after his inauguration and a swearing-in ceremony at the House of Representatives building in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 20, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Sigid Kurniawan/ via REUTERS

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet for a second term, picking former industry minister Airlangga Hartarto to head his economic team and retaining economist Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 23, 2019.     KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the North's Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries.

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Supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate Carlos Mesa hold Bolivian flags as they protest next to national electoral computing center in La Paz, Bolivia October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Thousands of Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday's election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country's electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

EU leaders should delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson paused legislation on his deal following a parliamentary defeat, EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday, as Britain spins towards a possible election to break the impasse.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.

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Oct 22, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tshirts placed on the seats prior to a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors  at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave on stage after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday faced the cold reality of a minority government that will likely be forced to tilt left to survive, a move that risks upsetting the business community and stoking alienation in oil-producing provinces.

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FILE PHOTO: A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

The mug shot-style photo of Ovidio Guzman that appeared as he was apprehended oozed defiance. Chin jutting out, eyes trained on the camera, the handsome youth bore a strong resemblance to his infamous father, jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference after her policy address for 2019, in Hong Kong, China, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam's rule after months of often-violent pro-democracy protests.

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A demonstrator rides a bicycle past an improvised bonfire during a protest against the increase in subway ticket prices in Santiago, October 19. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it had been cheated in an election won by incumbent President Evo Morales.

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Activists hold placards during a pro-climate demonstration march in Lausanne, Switzerland September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Switzerland's Greens took aim at the country's financial services sector after parliamentary election gains which shifted the balance of political power to the left.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian author and journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who has written three previous books about financial scandals in the Vatican, attends a news conference for his new work, called "Original Sin", in Rome, Italy, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo

The Vatican on Tuesday dismissed allegations in a new book that the Holy See risks default in the next few years because of falling donations, financial mismanagement and corruption.

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FILE PHOTO: The Blue Nile flows into Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, some 40 km (25 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydropower dam on Ethiopia's Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between the two African countries.

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A demonstrator takes part in a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Hong Kong's embattled government announced extra financial support on Tuesday for the Chinese-ruled city battered by political unrest and facing its first recession in a decade.

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The vice president of Bolivia's electoral board tendered his resignation to the government of President Evo Morales, citing the "foolish" decision by the rest of the six-member panel to interrupt publication of results of an official quick count vote in Sunday's presidential election.

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FILE PHOTO: Bolivia's Foreign Minister Diego Pary attends a ceremony at presidential palace La Casa Grande del Pueblo, in La Paz, Bolivia, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales has asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to conduct an audit of a binding vote count after preliminary results of Sunday's presidential election that showed Morales' winning outright sparked concerns about tampering and violent protests, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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Soldiers detain suspected looters as protests against high living costs continue, in Concepcion, Chile October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez

Lawmakers who attended a crisis summit with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's ruling coalition called on Tuesday for reforms to tackle inequality in response to countrywide riots that sowed chaos in the South American nation and led to 15 deaths and the arrest of more than 2,600 people.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends the Brazil Investment Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday hailed the Senate's approval of a sweeping overhaul of the nation's pension system as a launch pad for the wider economy, although voting on the last few remaining amendments was delayed to the following day.

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New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment <SKC.NZ> on Wednesday said it hoped a massive fire at its under-construction convention center would be contained by evening and that it expected to re-open the rest of its precinct the following day.

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Smoke rises as a fire blazes at Sky City Convention Centre, which is under construction in Auckland, New Zealand, October 22, 2019, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. Amy Wadsworth via REUTERS

A massive fire at a convention center under construction at a casino complex in Auckland was still spewing thick smoke across New Zealand's largest city on Wednesday, forcing road closures and keeping workers away almost 24 hours after it started.

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FILE PHOTO: Indonesian President Joko Widodo walks after his inauguration and a swearing-in ceremony at the House of Representatives building in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 20, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.  Antara Foto/Sigid Kurniawan/ via REUTERS

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet for a second term, picking former industry minister Airlangga Hartarto to head his economic team and retaining economist Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the Mount Kumgang tourist resort, North Korea, in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 23, 2019.     KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said South Korean facilities in the North's Mt Kumgang tourist resort must be removed and rebuilt in a modern way, state media reported on Wednesday, underscoring the cooling of relations between the two countries.

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Supporters of Bolivian presidential candidate Carlos Mesa hold Bolivian flags as they protest next to national electoral computing center in La Paz, Bolivia October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Thousands of Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday's election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country's electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday.

Brexit2 hours ago

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

EU leaders should delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson paused legislation on his deal following a parliamentary defeat, EU Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday, as Britain spins towards a possible election to break the impasse.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a news conference following their talks in Sochi, Russia October 22, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.

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Oct 22, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tshirts placed on the seats prior to a game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors  at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA's opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave on stage after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday faced the cold reality of a minority government that will likely be forced to tilt left to survive, a move that risks upsetting the business community and stoking alienation in oil-producing provinces.

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FILE PHOTO: A burning bus, set alight by cartel gunmen to block a road, is pictured during clashes with federal forces following the detention of Ovidio Guzman, son of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, Mexico October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jesus Bustamante

The mug shot-style photo of Ovidio Guzman that appeared as he was apprehended oozed defiance. Chin jutting out, eyes trained on the camera, the handsome youth bore a strong resemblance to his infamous father, jailed drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

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FILE PHOTO: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference after her policy address for 2019, in Hong Kong, China, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

China is drawing up a plan to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with an "interim" chief executive, the Financial Times reported, citing people briefed on the deliberations, which would bring to a close Lam's rule after months of often-violent pro-democracy protests.

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A demonstrator rides a bicycle past an improvised bonfire during a protest against the increase in subway ticket prices in Santiago, October 19. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it had been cheated in an election won by incumbent President Evo Morales.

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Activists hold placards during a pro-climate demonstration march in Lausanne, Switzerland September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Switzerland's Greens took aim at the country's financial services sector after parliamentary election gains which shifted the balance of political power to the left.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian author and journalist Gianluigi Nuzzi, who has written three previous books about financial scandals in the Vatican, attends a news conference for his new work, called "Original Sin", in Rome, Italy, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo

The Vatican on Tuesday dismissed allegations in a new book that the Holy See risks default in the next few years because of falling donations, financial mismanagement and corruption.

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FILE PHOTO: The Blue Nile flows into Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam in Guba Woreda, some 40 km (25 miles) from Ethiopia's border with Sudan, June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

Egypt said on Tuesday it had accepted a U.S. invitation to a meeting of foreign ministers over a project for a giant hydropower dam on Ethiopia's Blue Nile that is causing an escalating spat between the two African countries.

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A demonstrator takes part in a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Hong Kong's embattled government announced extra financial support on Tuesday for the Chinese-ruled city battered by political unrest and facing its first recession in a decade.

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The vice president of Bolivia's electoral board tendered his resignation to the government of President Evo Morales, citing the "foolish" decision by the rest of the six-member panel to interrupt publication of results of an official quick count vote in Sunday's presidential election.

World News2 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Bolivia's Foreign Minister Diego Pary attends a ceremony at presidential palace La Casa Grande del Pueblo, in La Paz, Bolivia, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

The government of Bolivian President Evo Morales has asked the Organization of American States (OAS) to conduct an audit of a binding vote count after preliminary results of Sunday's presidential election that showed Morales' winning outright sparked concerns about tampering and violent protests, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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Soldiers detain suspected looters as protests against high living costs continue, in Concepcion, Chile October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez

Lawmakers who attended a crisis summit with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's ruling coalition called on Tuesday for reforms to tackle inequality in response to countrywide riots that sowed chaos in the South American nation and led to 15 deaths and the arrest of more than 2,600 people.

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends the Brazil Investment Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday hailed the Senate's approval of a sweeping overhaul of the nation's pension system as a launch pad for the wider economy, although voting on the last few remaining amendments was delayed to the following day.

World News2 hours ago

New Zealand's SkyCity Entertainment <SKC.NZ> on Wednesday said it hoped a massive fire at its under-construction convention center would be contained by evening and that it expected to re-open the rest of its precinct the following day.

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Smoke rises as a fire blazes at Sky City Convention Centre, which is under construction in Auckland, New Zealand, October 22, 2019, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. Amy Wadsworth via REUTERS

A massive fire at a convention center under construction at a casino complex in Auckland was still spewing thick smoke across New Zealand's largest city on Wednesday, forcing road closures and keeping workers away almost 24 hours after it started.

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