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FILE PHOTO: The Democratic Party's candidate for the presidential primary An Hee-jung makes a speech at an event to declare their fair contest in the party's presidential primary in Seoul, South Korea, March 14, 2017.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

A former provincial governor accused of sexual abuse in one of South Korea's most high-profile cases inspired by the "MeToo" movement was found not guilty by a Seoul district court on Tuesday, according Yonhap news agency.

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A number of people were injured after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building on Tuesday and a man who drove the vehicle was arrested, police said.

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Protesters hold pictures of "comfort women" and of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei, Taiwan August 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

South Korea's government plans to unveil on Tuesday a new monument as part of the first official day marking Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

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Pro-Hong Kong independence protesters demonstrate near the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong, China August 14, 2018.REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Pro-China groups rallied outside Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) on Tuesday over a speech by an independence activist that has riled Beijing and sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms.

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The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been to Damascus for a second round of talks with the state, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018. Picture taken July 25, 2018. Demiroren News Agency/DHA via REUTERS/File photo

White House national security adviser John Bolton met on Monday with Turkey's ambassador to the United States to discuss Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, the White House said.

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Kim Hyun-sook poses for photographs with an old photo showing her daughters, during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2018. Picture taken August 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph.

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A Cuban walks by graffiti of revolutionary heroes Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba August 12, 2018. Picture taken August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.

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FILE PHOTO - Anti-gun posters are seen attached to a tree at Alexander the Great Parkette, the scene of a mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Canada, July 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm.

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Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers, wounding 15 and capturing dozens more in fighting over the past two days, officials said on Tuesday.

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An Afghan security guard walks during a Taliban attack in Ghazni city, Afghanistan August 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting.

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Anti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after a U.N. panel aired accusations that a million ethnic Uighurs may be held in internment camps there.

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An ethnic Uighur looks at the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China rejected on Monday allegations raised by a U.N. panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists.

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The incident happened as revellers were enjoying the O Marisquino festival in Vigo, northwestern Spain. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said.

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Former Australian archbishop Philip Wilson arrives at Newcastle Local Court for a post-sentence decision where he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home, after he was convicted of concealing child sex abuse, in Newcastle, Australia August 14, 2018. AAP/Darren Pateman/via REUTERS

A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home.

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A Thai court on Tuesday said it would extend a hearing into accusations of graft against Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) and duty-free retailer King Power, delaying a decision on whether to take up the case.

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Firemen work to extinguish a fire at Yangon General Hospital, in Yangon, Myanmar, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said.

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets his Yemeni counterpart Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, August 13, 2018, in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Egypt's president said on Monday Cairo was deeply concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen's Houthis on two oil tankers that forced Saudi Arabia to suspend crude shipments temporarily through the strait of Bab al-Mandab.

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A general view shows the public political discussion to revamp a Cold War-era constitution at the Nguyen Van Troi Polyclinic in Havana, Cuba August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.

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FILE PHOTO : Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (R) bow at an altar as they offer a moment of silence to war dead during a memorial service ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words.

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FILE PHOTO: The Democratic Party's candidate for the presidential primary An Hee-jung makes a speech at an event to declare their fair contest in the party's presidential primary in Seoul, South Korea, March 14, 2017.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo

A former provincial governor accused of sexual abuse in one of South Korea's most high-profile cases inspired by the "MeToo" movement was found not guilty by a Seoul district court on Tuesday, according Yonhap news agency.

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A number of people were injured after a car collided with security barriers outside London's parliament building on Tuesday and a man who drove the vehicle was arrested, police said.

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Protesters hold pictures of "comfort women" and of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei, Taiwan August 14, 2018.  REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

South Korea's government plans to unveil on Tuesday a new monument as part of the first official day marking Japan's wartime use of "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

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Pro-Hong Kong independence protesters demonstrate near the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong, China August 14, 2018.REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Pro-China groups rallied outside Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) on Tuesday over a speech by an independence activist that has riled Beijing and sparked debate about the viability of the city's freedoms.

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The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been to Damascus for a second round of talks with the state, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson reacts as he arrives at his home after being released from the prison in Izmir, Turkey July 25, 2018. Picture taken July 25, 2018. Demiroren News Agency/DHA via REUTERS/File photo

White House national security adviser John Bolton met on Monday with Turkey's ambassador to the United States to discuss Turkey's detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson, the White House said.

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Kim Hyun-sook poses for photographs with an old photo showing her daughters, during an interview with Reuters at her home in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2018. Picture taken August 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Retired South Korean farmer Hwang Rae-ha would love to see his mother again, but nearly 70 years after he last set eyes on her, he says he would settle for a photograph.

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A Cuban walks by graffiti of revolutionary heroes Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Havana, Cuba August 12, 2018. Picture taken August 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Cuba on Monday began a rare public discussion to overhaul its Cold War-era constitution, a process the government is calling participatory democracy at its best and opponents are branding a fraud.

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FILE PHOTO - Anti-gun posters are seen attached to a tree at Alexander the Great Parkette, the scene of a mass shooting on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Canada, July 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm.

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Taliban militants overran large parts of an army base in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 10 soldiers, wounding 15 and capturing dozens more in fighting over the past two days, officials said on Tuesday.

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An Afghan security guard walks during a Taliban attack in Ghazni city, Afghanistan August 12, 2018.  REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan security forces backed by U.S. advisers and air strikes fought on Monday to drive Taliban fighters out of the flashpoint city of Ghazni, where hundreds of people have been killed or wounded during four days of fighting.

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Anti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after a U.N. panel aired accusations that a million ethnic Uighurs may be held in internment camps there.

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An ethnic Uighur looks at the old town in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, March 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter

China rejected on Monday allegations raised by a U.N. panel that 1 million Uighurs may be held in internment camps in the restive Xinjiang region, but said that some people underwent re-education after being deceived by extremists.

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The incident happened as revellers were enjoying the O Marisquino festival in Vigo, northwestern Spain. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said.

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Former Australian archbishop Philip Wilson arrives at Newcastle Local Court for a post-sentence decision where he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home, after he was convicted of concealing child sex abuse, in Newcastle, Australia August 14, 2018. AAP/Darren Pateman/via REUTERS

A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at home.

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A Thai court on Tuesday said it would extend a hearing into accusations of graft against Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) and duty-free retailer King Power, delaying a decision on whether to take up the case.

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Firemen work to extinguish a fire at Yangon General Hospital, in Yangon, Myanmar, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar's largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said.

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) meets his Yemeni counterpart Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, August 13, 2018, in this handout picture courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency. The Egyptian Presidency/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Egypt's president said on Monday Cairo was deeply concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen's Houthis on two oil tankers that forced Saudi Arabia to suspend crude shipments temporarily through the strait of Bab al-Mandab.

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A general view shows the public political discussion to revamp a Cold War-era constitution at the Nguyen Van Troi Polyclinic in Havana, Cuba August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Cuba has begun a public debate on issues ranging from one-party rule and socialism to inequality, gay rights, private property and restructuring of the country's government as it moves to replace a Cold War-era constitution.

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FILE PHOTO : Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (R) bow at an altar as they offer a moment of silence to war dead during a memorial service ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in Tokyo August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo

When Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko stood, heads bowed, at a seaside cliff on Saipan 60 years after a bloody World War Two battle, their silent prayers conveyed a message many felt resonated louder than words.

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