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Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia,  April 25, 2019.  Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at a summit on Thursday intended to show Washington is not the only power with enough clout to engage with Pyongyang on its nuclear program.

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A man sits on top of a train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.

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Pakistan refugees rest inside a mosque in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country's west coast where communal tensions have flared in recent days.

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A member of the 324 Squadron during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia, April 25, 2019. AAP Image/Steven Saphore/via REUTERS

Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

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Police keep watch outside the family home of a bomber suspect where an explosion occurred during a Special Task Force raid, following a string of suicide attacks on churches and luxury hotels, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and the road leading to the jittery capital's airport was shut briefly by a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were swept up in the search for those behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359.

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Demonstrators glue their hands to the London stock exchange during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Environmental activists plan protests outside banks including Goldman Sachs, the Bank of England, Rothschild and Nomura on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.

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Proudly displaying two Spanish flags he brought to wave at a Vox rally, retired police officer Jose Antonio Corrales Sierra says he will vote for the far-right party in Sunday's election and is ditching the mainstream PP conservatives because of Catalonia.

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FILE PHOTO: Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli, but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle -- to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers.

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As they prepare to vote in the most uncertain national election in decades, Spaniards can safely predict one thing regardless of political persuasion - that their next prime minister will be young, cosmopolitan, white and male.

Spain is readying for one of its most tightly contested national elections in decades, with the result too close to call and at least five parties from across the political spectrum with a chance of being in government.

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FILE PHOTO: A group of Afghan migrants walk along a main road after crossing the Turkey-Iran border near Dogubayazit, Agri  province, eastern Turkey, April 11, 2018. Afghans who previously found jobs in Iran are also returning to Afghanistan in large numbers due to Iran's sharp economic downturn. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Abdul Saboor escaped poverty and instability in Afghanistan three years ago with his wife and three children and found work in neighboring Iran. Now he has returned home, despite the fact that life there has not improved.

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Protesters block traffic at Bank Junction during the Extinction Rebellion protest London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Climate-change activists blocked a road near the Bank of England as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.

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China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China lodged stern representations with France after a French warship illegally entered its waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month.

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The first five presidents of the International Criminal Court's oversight body called on Thursday for a review of the institution's functioning, following its April 12 decision not to investigate atrocities in Afghanistan.

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FILE PHOTO: Jia Guide, China's ambassador to Peru, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Chinese embassy in Lima, Peru April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Peru will sign a memorandum of understanding to join China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative in coming days, China's ambassador said on Wednesday, despite recent warnings from the United States about the Beijing's rise in Latin America.

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Climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf's Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin walks with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Far Eastern Federal University campus at Russky Island in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Thursday that he was visiting Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin about the situation on the Korean peninsula.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) speak during their meeting at Far East Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019.  Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he discussed the situation on Korean peninsula with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday.

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An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said.

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Sri Lankan authorities lifted a security alert at the central bank in the capital Colombo on Thursday after it was locked down following a warning about an impending explosion, two bank sources said.

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Well-wishers gather at the Imperial Palace as they celebrate and watch the wedding parade by Japan's Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko in Tokyo, Japan April 10, 1959, in this photo released by Kyodo. Picture taken April 10, 1959. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

Emperor Akihito, 85, will step down on April 30, the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in nearly two centuries. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will inherit the throne the next day.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia,  April 25, 2019.  Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin met at a summit on Thursday intended to show Washington is not the only power with enough clout to engage with Pyongyang on its nuclear program.

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A man sits on top of a train as demonstrators block traffic at Canary Wharf Station during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.

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Pakistan refugees rest inside a mosque in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

As mourners buried the remains of Christian worshippers killed by the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, hundreds of Muslim refugees fled Negombo on the country's west coast where communal tensions have flared in recent days.

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A member of the 324 Squadron during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Coogee Beach in Sydney, Australia, April 25, 2019. AAP Image/Steven Saphore/via REUTERS

Tens of thousands gathered in Australia and New Zealand at Anzac Day memorials on Thursday amid heightened security following the shooting massacre at Christchurch mosques and deadly suicide bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

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Police keep watch outside the family home of a bomber suspect where an explosion occurred during a Special Task Force raid, following a string of suicide attacks on churches and luxury hotels, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and the road leading to the jittery capital's airport was shut briefly by a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were swept up in the search for those behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359.

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Demonstrators glue their hands to the London stock exchange during the Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Environmental activists plan protests outside banks including Goldman Sachs, the Bank of England, Rothschild and Nomura on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.

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Proudly displaying two Spanish flags he brought to wave at a Vox rally, retired police officer Jose Antonio Corrales Sierra says he will vote for the far-right party in Sunday's election and is ditching the mainstream PP conservatives because of Catalonia.

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FILE PHOTO: Members of Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar, get ready before heading out of Benghazi to reinforce the troops advancing to Tripoli, in Benghazi, Libya April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori/File Photo

Eastern Libya commander Khalifa Haftar has thrown much of his military forces into attacking Tripoli, but the outcome of the offensive could be determined by a separate battle -- to keep open the parallel finance system that funds his soldiers.

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As they prepare to vote in the most uncertain national election in decades, Spaniards can safely predict one thing regardless of political persuasion - that their next prime minister will be young, cosmopolitan, white and male.

Spain is readying for one of its most tightly contested national elections in decades, with the result too close to call and at least five parties from across the political spectrum with a chance of being in government.

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FILE PHOTO: A group of Afghan migrants walk along a main road after crossing the Turkey-Iran border near Dogubayazit, Agri  province, eastern Turkey, April 11, 2018. Afghans who previously found jobs in Iran are also returning to Afghanistan in large numbers due to Iran's sharp economic downturn. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

Abdul Saboor escaped poverty and instability in Afghanistan three years ago with his wife and three children and found work in neighboring Iran. Now he has returned home, despite the fact that life there has not improved.

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Protesters block traffic at Bank Junction during the Extinction Rebellion protest London, Britain April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Climate-change activists blocked a road near the Bank of England as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.

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China's Defence Ministry said on Thursday that China lodged stern representations with France after a French warship illegally entered its waters while passing through the Taiwan Strait earlier this month.

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The first five presidents of the International Criminal Court's oversight body called on Thursday for a review of the institution's functioning, following its April 12 decision not to investigate atrocities in Afghanistan.

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FILE PHOTO: Jia Guide, China's ambassador to Peru, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Chinese embassy in Lima, Peru April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Peru will sign a memorandum of understanding to join China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative in coming days, China's ambassador said on Wednesday, despite recent warnings from the United States about the Beijing's rise in Latin America.

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Climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf's Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin walks with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Far Eastern Federal University campus at Russky Island in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Thursday that he was visiting Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin about the situation on the Korean peninsula.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) speak during their meeting at Far East Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok, Russia, April 25, 2019.  Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he discussed the situation on Korean peninsula with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday.

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An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said.

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Sri Lankan authorities lifted a security alert at the central bank in the capital Colombo on Thursday after it was locked down following a warning about an impending explosion, two bank sources said.

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Well-wishers gather at the Imperial Palace as they celebrate and watch the wedding parade by Japan's Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko in Tokyo, Japan April 10, 1959, in this photo released by Kyodo. Picture taken April 10, 1959. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

Emperor Akihito, 85, will step down on April 30, the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in nearly two centuries. His son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will inherit the throne the next day.

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