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Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration of the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, December 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.

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The U.S.-led coalition in Syria destroyed on Saturday a mosque in the town of Hajin which had been used as an Islamic State command and control center, the U.S. military said.

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Palestinians pass by a section of the controversial Israeli barrier on their way to attend Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

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Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani speaks during a joint news conference with Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better, signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors.

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko congratulates newly elected head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) at the Saint Sophia's Cathedral  in Kiev, Ukraine December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the country's security and independence.

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A hole on the metallic border wall between United State and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Grinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States, the girl's mother said on Saturday.

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A view of the newly-discovered tomb of 'Wahtye', which dates from the rule of King Neferirkare Kakai, at the Saqqara area near its necropolis, in Giza, Egypt, December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months.

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Kosovo's parliament voted on Saturday to form a negotiating team to try to resolve outstanding disputes with Serbia, amid growing tensions between the two neighbors.

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Smoke rises as Israeli forces blow up the house of Palestinian family Abu Humaid, in al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to the meeting to discuss preparations to mark the anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 12, 2018.  Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down.

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A follower of Brazilian spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God", takes part in a demonstration in Abadiania, Brazil December 13, 2018. The sign reads: "God above all." REUTERS/Adriano Machado

A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women is now considered a fugitive after failing to report to authorities on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case.

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A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed while attempting to land on Saturday afternoon during a scheduled flight, killing the pilot, the Ukrainian military said.

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Zambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover $6-10 billion debt, noting the utility was never provided as collateral and its debt to Beijing was only $3.1 billion.

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At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.

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A fire is seen at Chester Zoo, Britain December 15, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. REBECCA CLOUGH/via REUTERS

A zoo in northern England said its animals were safe after a fire broke out on Saturday in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain, forcing an evacuation.

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Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalized after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police called it a suspected case of mass food poisoning but said it was too early to draw conclusions.

Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalized after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police said on Saturday, calling it a suspected case of mass food poisoning.

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Western tourists are seen attending a Formula E race in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world's most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and diversify its economy away from oil.

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China's Wanda group has signed a deal to build a sprawling complex for patriotic tourists to visit a site where the ruling Communist Party's traces its revolutionary roots in northwestern Shaanxi province.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving late, on a scheduled flight, to a crucial summit of world leaders because the government jet had broken down.

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Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration of the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, December 15, 2018.  REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of French cities on Saturday in the fifth weekend of demonstrations against Emmanuel Macron's government, ignoring calls to hold off after a gun attack in Strasbourg this week.

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The U.S.-led coalition in Syria destroyed on Saturday a mosque in the town of Hajin which had been used as an Islamic State command and control center, the U.S. military said.

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Palestinians pass by a section of the controversial Israeli barrier on their way to attend Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Australia formally recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.

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Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani speaks during a joint news conference with Malaysia's Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Qatar said on Saturday it remained committed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) but the bloc needed to enforce its own rules better, signaling a reformed alliance could help end a row between Doha and some of its neighbors.

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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko congratulates newly elected head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox church Metropolitan Epifaniy (Dumenko) at the Saint Sophia's Cathedral  in Kiev, Ukraine December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine chose the head of a new national Orthodox church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russia which its leaders see as vital to the country's security and independence.

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A hole on the metallic border wall between United State and Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Grinding poverty in their Guatemalan village drove the father of a 7-year-old girl who died in U.S. custody to leave with her for the United States, the girl's mother said on Saturday.

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A view of the newly-discovered tomb of 'Wahtye', which dates from the rule of King Neferirkare Kakai, at the Saqqara area near its necropolis, in Giza, Egypt, December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site further in coming months.

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Kosovo's parliament voted on Saturday to form a negotiating team to try to resolve outstanding disputes with Serbia, amid growing tensions between the two neighbors.

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Smoke rises as Israeli forces blow up the house of Palestinian family Abu Humaid, in al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli forces on Saturday demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with killing an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the military and witnesses said.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to the meeting to discuss preparations to mark the anniversary of the allied victory in the World War II at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 12, 2018.  Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down.

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A follower of Brazilian spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as "John of God", takes part in a demonstration in Abadiania, Brazil December 13, 2018. The sign reads: "God above all." REUTERS/Adriano Machado

A Brazilian faith healer accused of sexual abuse by more than 300 women is now considered a fugitive after failing to report to authorities on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: Detained Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo arrive at Insein court in Yangon, Myanmar August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case.

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A Ukrainian Su-27 fighter aircraft crashed while attempting to land on Saturday afternoon during a scheduled flight, killing the pilot, the Ukrainian military said.

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Zambia has denied claims by a White House official that China is about to take over its state power utility to recover $6-10 billion debt, noting the utility was never provided as collateral and its debt to Beijing was only $3.1 billion.

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At least 20 Afghan civilians, including 12 children, were killed in an airstrike targeting a Taliban commander in the eastern province of Kunar late on Friday, local officials said.

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A fire is seen at Chester Zoo, Britain December 15, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. REBECCA CLOUGH/via REUTERS

A zoo in northern England said its animals were safe after a fire broke out on Saturday in its Monsoon Forest section, the largest indoor zoological building in Britain, forcing an evacuation.

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Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalized after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police called it a suspected case of mass food poisoning but said it was too early to draw conclusions.

Eleven people including two children died and more than 90 were hospitalized after consuming a religious food offering at a temple in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, police said on Saturday, calling it a suspected case of mass food poisoning.

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Western tourists are seen attending a Formula E race in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Western tourists, a rarity in Saudi Arabia, visited this weekend under a new visa system, as one of the world's most inaccessible countries tries to open up its society and diversify its economy away from oil.

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China's Wanda group has signed a deal to build a sprawling complex for patriotic tourists to visit a site where the ruling Communist Party's traces its revolutionary roots in northwestern Shaanxi province.

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FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump during the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez/File Photo

It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving late, on a scheduled flight, to a crucial summit of world leaders because the government jet had broken down.

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