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A member of the media approaches a passenger after he walked out from the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Hundreds of passengers trundled off a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board in quarantine for more than two weeks, as criticism mounted of Japan's handling of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.

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Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain at an earlier appearance on January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 19, 2020. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a military operation by his forces to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebels in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after talks with Russia failed to halt the assault.

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FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi delivers a televised speech in Baghdad, Iraq February 1, 2020. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence.

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Internally displaced people sit outside tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria February 19, 2020.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Abu Abdallah has been on the road for days. After his family fled the air strikes pounding Idlib, they moved from one village to another in northwest Syria but have yet to find refuge.

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FILE PHOTO: Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon arrives to attend a ceremony for the thirteen French soldiers killed in Mali, during a ceremony at the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris, France, December 2, 2019.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The French parliament will seek more than one million euros in damages from former conservative Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his co-accused over public funds allegedly paid to Fillon's wife for fake work, a lawyer for the National Assembly said.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to delegates after addressing the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a veiled swipe at China during a speech to Ethiopian business leaders on Wednesday, in an apparent amplification of U.S. criticism that Chinese lending for big infrastructure projects pushes poor countries into debt.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, gives a speech as his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, looks on, during a visit to the Youth Employment Services (YES) Hub in Tembisa township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will carry out their final public engagements as senior working members of Britain's royal family in late February and March before their status changes on March 31, ITV's royal editor reported on Wednesday.

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A sign reading "Rentals and Sales of Lots" is seen in front of an unfinished building, in Anelo, Argentina February 10, 2020. Picture taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

AÑJust weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp <CVX.N>, Royal Dutch Shell PLC <RDSa.L> and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.

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Croatian Attorney General Drazen Jelenic stepped down on Wednesday following pressure from top officials after he publicly acknowledged being a Freemason.

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FILE PHOTO: A Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet performs during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Russia's main home-grown passenger jet, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, conceived as a rival to Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer, has no confirmed orders this year beyond a long-standing deal with state carrier Aeroflot <ALTR.MM>, two sources told Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists with the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the "real sick man of Asia," the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

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Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has turned the experience of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria's Idlib into a game for his three-year old daughter to help her cope with the trauma. Emer McCarthy reports.

Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has invented a game to cushion his young daughter from the trauma of hearing the deafening cacophony of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria's Idlib.

Environment2 hours ago

Eight-year-old Chelsea Symonds helps her mother Sally Roser to water plants in their yard with buckets of collected rainwater in the drought-affected town of Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia February 17, 2020.   REUTERS/Loren Elliott

For all the relief felt in other parts of eastern Australia as torrential rain in the past few weeks doused wildfires and filled reservoirs, the tiny township of Murrurundi, one of the driest places in the country, just can't seem to catch a break.

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Ireland's Fianna Fail will step up efforts to form a government by starting formal engagement with other parties, except Sinn Fein, after marginally winning the most seats at an inconclusive Feb. 8 election.

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Yousef Kamara works on a poem in the Way Out media center's "Writers Room" in Freetown, Sierra Leone February 11, 2020. Picture taken February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

In his poem "Rough Path", Yousef Kamara reflects on his years selling drugs and stealing as the leader of a street gang in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.

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FILE PHOTO: A HNA Group logo is seen on the building of HNA Plaza in Beijing, China February 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China plans to take over HNA Group Co and sell off its airline assets, as the coronavirus outbreak has hit the Chinese conglomerate's ability to meet financial obligations, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-19/china-said-to-near-takeover-of-hna-group-as-virus-hits-business?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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The Diamond Princess cruise ship lies docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

Two elderly American passengers, quarantined in Japan with the new coronavirus, learned on Wednesday they were still carrying the virus even after their expected quarantine period had ended.

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Ayse Bugra, wife of Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, leaves the restaurant after learning that Istanbul prosecutor's office demanded the detention of her husband, in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey's judiciary drew international criticism on Wednesday after a prominent businessman was re-arrested over charges related to a failed 2016 military coup, hours after being acquitted over his alleged role in landmark 2013 protests.

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A member of the media approaches a passenger after he walked out from the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Hundreds of passengers trundled off a cruise ship in Japan on Wednesday after being held on board in quarantine for more than two weeks, as criticism mounted of Japan's handling of the biggest coronavirus outbreak outside China.

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Members of the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police (FAES) stop people during a night patrol, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela September 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Since President Nicolas Maduro founded the Special Action Force of Venezuela's National Police two-and-a-half years ago, the squad has earned a fearsome reputation in poor neighborhoods across Venezuela.

World News16 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain at an earlier appearance on January 13, 2020.  REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court heard on Wednesday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 19, 2020. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a military operation by his forces to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebels in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time" after talks with Russia failed to halt the assault.

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FILE PHOTO: Newly appointed Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi delivers a televised speech in Baghdad, Iraq February 1, 2020. Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/Handout via REUTERS

Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said on Wednesday he has put together a cabinet of political independents and called on parliament to hold an extraordinary session next week to grant it a vote of confidence.

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Internally displaced people sit outside tents at a makeshift camp in Azaz, Syria February 19, 2020.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Abu Abdallah has been on the road for days. After his family fled the air strikes pounding Idlib, they moved from one village to another in northwest Syria but have yet to find refuge.

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FILE PHOTO: Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon arrives to attend a ceremony for the thirteen French soldiers killed in Mali, during a ceremony at the Hotel National des Invalides in Paris, France, December 2, 2019.   REUTERS/Charles Platiau

The French parliament will seek more than one million euros in damages from former conservative Prime Minister Francois Fillon and his co-accused over public funds allegedly paid to Fillon's wife for fake work, a lawyer for the National Assembly said.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to delegates after addressing the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a veiled swipe at China during a speech to Ethiopian business leaders on Wednesday, in an apparent amplification of U.S. criticism that Chinese lending for big infrastructure projects pushes poor countries into debt.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, gives a speech as his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, looks on, during a visit to the Youth Employment Services (YES) Hub in Tembisa township, near Johannesburg, South Africa, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will carry out their final public engagements as senior working members of Britain's royal family in late February and March before their status changes on March 31, ITV's royal editor reported on Wednesday.

World News8 hours ago

A sign reading "Rentals and Sales of Lots" is seen in front of an unfinished building, in Anelo, Argentina February 10, 2020. Picture taken February 10, 2020. REUTERS/Mariana Greif

AÑJust weeks into his young administration, Argentina's new president convened a meeting with executives from Chevron Corp <CVX.N>, Royal Dutch Shell PLC <RDSa.L> and other oil companies in a bid to smooth things over with an industry which he had slammed as a candidate months before.

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Croatian Attorney General Drazen Jelenic stepped down on Wednesday following pressure from top officials after he publicly acknowledged being a Freemason.

World Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: A Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet performs during a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

Russia's main home-grown passenger jet, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, conceived as a rival to Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer, has no confirmed orders this year beyond a long-standing deal with state carrier Aeroflot <ALTR.MM>, two sources told Reuters.

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FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag flutters in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China has revoked the press credentials of three journalists with the Wall Street Journal after the newspaper declined to apologize for a column with a headline calling China the "real sick man of Asia," the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

World News2 hours ago

Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has turned the experience of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria's Idlib into a game for his three-year old daughter to help her cope with the trauma. Emer McCarthy reports.

Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has invented a game to cushion his young daughter from the trauma of hearing the deafening cacophony of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria's Idlib.

Environment2 hours ago

Eight-year-old Chelsea Symonds helps her mother Sally Roser to water plants in their yard with buckets of collected rainwater in the drought-affected town of Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia February 17, 2020.   REUTERS/Loren Elliott

For all the relief felt in other parts of eastern Australia as torrential rain in the past few weeks doused wildfires and filled reservoirs, the tiny township of Murrurundi, one of the driest places in the country, just can't seem to catch a break.

World News3 hours ago

Ireland's Fianna Fail will step up efforts to form a government by starting formal engagement with other parties, except Sinn Fein, after marginally winning the most seats at an inconclusive Feb. 8 election.

World News3 hours ago

Yousef Kamara works on a poem in the Way Out media center's "Writers Room" in Freetown, Sierra Leone February 11, 2020. Picture taken February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen

In his poem "Rough Path", Yousef Kamara reflects on his years selling drugs and stealing as the leader of a street gang in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.

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FILE PHOTO: A HNA Group logo is seen on the building of HNA Plaza in Beijing, China February 9, 2018.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

China plans to take over HNA Group Co and sell off its airline assets, as the coronavirus outbreak has hit the Chinese conglomerate's ability to meet financial obligations, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-19/china-said-to-near-takeover-of-hna-group-as-virus-hits-business?utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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The Diamond Princess cruise ship lies docked at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon

Two elderly American passengers, quarantined in Japan with the new coronavirus, learned on Wednesday they were still carrying the virus even after their expected quarantine period had ended.

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Ayse Bugra, wife of Osman Kavala, Turkish businessman and philanthropist, leaves the restaurant after learning that Istanbul prosecutor's office demanded the detention of her husband, in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey, February 18, 2020. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey's judiciary drew international criticism on Wednesday after a prominent businessman was re-arrested over charges related to a failed 2016 military coup, hours after being acquitted over his alleged role in landmark 2013 protests.

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