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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together at an airport near Mt. Paektu, North Korea September 20, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to anchor Charlie Rose, at an event held in conjunction with the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Bria Webb

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that United States cannot seek to negotiate a new treaty with Tehran while it has violated its treaty obligations by withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal.

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald

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Yeimy (C), 37, gets emotional as her daughter Paula, 13, and son Juan, 17, console her as they revisit their home where they lived twelve years ago, when she was raped by four rebel fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during the five-decade civil war, as they take Reuters to the location in the countryside of Tolima, Colombia, June 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.

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Rescuers pull out a survivor from rubble after a landslide in the City of Naga, Cebu, Philippines September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 12 people on Thursday in the central Philippines, as security forces and rescue workers raced to uncover dozens more feared trapped, in the latest of a series of deadly incidents in the past week.

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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares to speak to journalists as he leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan  September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the post-war pacifist constitution.

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People ride motorcycles past an image of Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on a road ahead of the presidential election in Male, Maldives September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ashwa Faheem

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the small Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives in an election criticized internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics.

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Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, leader of  Yemen’s Southern Resistance, poses for a picture during Reuters interview at the headquarters of the Southern Transitional Council in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2018. REUTERS/ Aziz El Yaakoubi

A campaign to drive the Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, which resumed this month after peace talks failed, will not be halted again until the city is captured, a Yemeni commander leading southern separatist forces said on Thursday.

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Local actors ride horses and dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Karbala to commemorate Ashura in Najaf, September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.

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A feared serial cat killer who for three years was believed to have mutilated pets across London does not exist, and foxes or other wildlife were probably to blame, police said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they take part in a protest at the Kutupalong refugee camp to mark the one year anniversary of their exodus in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the government was confident parliament would back a Brexit deal agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union.

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FILE PHOTO: Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Newton Nambwaya

Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country's main airport on Thursday but a police official denied he was under arrest and a government official said he had been taken to his home.

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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. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

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FILE PHOTO: A Jet Airways plane is parked as other moves to runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

More than two dozen passengers on a flight operated by India's biggest full-service carrier, Jet Airways, were treated for minor injuries on Thursday after their plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to turn back, aviation authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party leader Marine Le Pen attends a questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, September 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order.

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U2 rock band frontman Bono Vox meets Pope Francis at the Vatican September 19, 2018. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland.

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FILE PHOTO: An official inspects a Union Jack flag next to the European Union flag, ahead of a meeting between Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab, and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Union leaders decided on Thursday they would hold an extra Brexit summit on the weekend of Nov.17-18, diplomatic sources said.

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Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi was taken to a police station near his home in Kampala on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, after police picked him up at the international airport on his return from overseas.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together at an airport near Mt. Paektu, North Korea September 20, 2018. Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool via REUTERS

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

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FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif listens to anchor Charlie Rose, at an event held in conjunction with the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Bria Webb

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that United States cannot seek to negotiate a new treaty with Tehran while it has violated its treaty obligations by withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal.

World News9 minutes ago

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attends the European Union leaders informal summit in Salzburg, Austria, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

By Gabriela Baczynska, Francois Murphy and Alastair Macdonald

World News15 minutes ago

Yeimy (C), 37, gets emotional as her daughter Paula, 13, and son Juan, 17, console her as they revisit their home where they lived twelve years ago, when she was raped by four rebel fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during the five-decade civil war, as they take Reuters to the location in the countryside of Tolima, Colombia, June 13, 2018.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Yeimy sobbed with her head in her hands as she described how her husband was tied to a pole, gagged and made to watch as she was raped by four fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 12 years ago.

World News3 hours ago

Rescuers pull out a survivor from rubble after a landslide in the City of Naga, Cebu, Philippines September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 12 people on Thursday in the central Philippines, as security forces and rescue workers raced to uncover dozens more feared trapped, in the latest of a series of deadly incidents in the past week.

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Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak prepares to speak to journalists as he leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received in his personal bank account.

World News42 minutes ago

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, attends a news conference after he won the ruling party leadership vote at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan  September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan's longest-serving premier and try to cement his legacy, including by revising the post-war pacifist constitution.

World News2 hours ago

People ride motorcycles past an image of Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on a road ahead of the presidential election in Male, Maldives September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Ashwa Faheem

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the small Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives in an election criticized internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics.

World News7 minutes ago

Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, leader of  Yemen’s Southern Resistance, poses for a picture during Reuters interview at the headquarters of the Southern Transitional Council in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates September 19, 2018. REUTERS/ Aziz El Yaakoubi

A campaign to drive the Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, which resumed this month after peace talks failed, will not be halted again until the city is captured, a Yemeni commander leading southern separatist forces said on Thursday.

World News3 hours ago

Local actors ride horses and dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Karbala to commemorate Ashura in Najaf, September 20, 2018.   REUTERS/ Alaa Al-Marjani

Millions of Shi’ites Muslims gathered at shrines and mosques in Kerbala and other parts of Iraq on Thursday to mark the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering.

World News2 minutes ago

A feared serial cat killer who for three years was believed to have mutilated pets across London does not exist, and foxes or other wildlife were probably to blame, police said on Thursday.

World News10 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Rohingya refugees shout slogans as they take part in a protest at the Kutupalong refugee camp to mark the one year anniversary of their exodus in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh August 25, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are tried and held accountable in the country.

World News16 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain, September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday the government was confident parliament would back a Brexit deal agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union.

World News23 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Newton Nambwaya

Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country's main airport on Thursday but a police official denied he was under arrest and a government official said he had been taken to his home.

World News26 minutes ago

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. Picture taken June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearization, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday.

World News27 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: A Jet Airways plane is parked as other moves to runway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

More than two dozen passengers on a flight operated by India's biggest full-service carrier, Jet Airways, were treated for minor injuries on Thursday after their plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to turn back, aviation authorities said.

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FILE PHOTO: French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party leader Marine Le Pen attends a questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, September 18, 2018.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order.

World News37 minutes ago

U2 rock band frontman Bono Vox meets Pope Francis at the Vatican September 19, 2018. Vatican Media/­Handout via REUTERS

Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland.

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FILE PHOTO: An official inspects a Union Jack flag next to the European Union flag, ahead of a meeting between Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Dominic Raab, and European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Union leaders decided on Thursday they would hold an extra Brexit summit on the weekend of Nov.17-18, diplomatic sources said.

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Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi was taken to a police station near his home in Kampala on Thursday, a Reuters witness said, after police picked him up at the international airport on his return from overseas.

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