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Teachers protest against the extradition bill during a rally organised by Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union in Hong Kong, China August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.

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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said.

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Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms lies anchored close to the Italian shore in Lampedusa, Italy August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying 134 migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security, after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

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Muftia, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, is seen with her granddaughter outside her house in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.

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A woman takes part in a protest demanding authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election and release people arrested for participation in opposition rallies, in Moscow, Russia August 17, 2019. A placard reads: "It's time to change". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.

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Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored awaiting a court ruling on whether it can be freed after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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Kashmiri women shout slogans at a protest after Friday prayers during restrictions after the Indian government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region's special status on Aug. 5.

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Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test firing of a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 16, 2019 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

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FILE PHOTO: British Conservative MP Oliver Letwin speaks in the Parliament in London, Britain April 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

A Conservative lawmaker at the centre of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker government led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

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A migrant is pictured after being transferred from the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms to the island of Lampedusa, Italy August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

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Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government.

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A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.

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Members of a bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a mosque in Kuchlak, in the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

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A view shows a corridor of the Tokyo Star hotel that was hit by a heavy fire, in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine August 17, 2019. National Police of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine's emergencies service said.

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Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub looks around as he tries to find a place where he landed his helicopter in April 1986, in the abandoned city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine July 5, 2019.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life.

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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said in a statement.

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Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday.

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One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday.

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Teachers protest against the extradition bill during a rally organised by Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union in Hong Kong, China August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Thousands of school teachers joined an 11th weekend of anti-government protests in Hong Kong on Saturday, as shops pulled down their shutters and braced for another restive summer night.

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A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on an oilfield in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said.

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Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms lies anchored close to the Italian shore in Lampedusa, Italy August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying 134 migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security, after the boat had spent more than two weeks waiting for a port to disembark in.

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Muftia, the grandmother of U.S. congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, is seen with her granddaughter outside her house in the village of Beit Ur Al-Fauqa in the Israeli-occupied West Bank August 16, 2019. Picture taken August 16, 2019.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.

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A woman takes part in a protest demanding authorities to allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election and release people arrested for participation in opposition rallies, in Moscow, Russia August 17, 2019. A placard reads: "It's time to change". REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian opposition activists staged a string of pickets in central Moscow on Saturday to call for free elections and for charges against protesters detained at recent rallies to be dropped.

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Iranian oil tanker Grace 1 sits anchored awaiting a court ruling on whether it can be freed after it was seized in July by British Royal Marines off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory, in the Strait of Gibraltar, southern Spain, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Newly released U.S. court documents show the United States issued a warrant for the seizure of an Iranian tanker that British Royal Marines had seized last month in Gibraltar, citing evidence that it was transporting oil to Syria in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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Kashmiri women shout slogans at a protest after Friday prayers during restrictions after the Indian government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian authorities eased restrictions on movement and restored landline telephone links in some parts of Kashmir on Saturday, the biggest relaxation in a crippling lockdown since New Delhi announced it was removing the region's special status on Aug. 5.

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Air strikes have killed more than two dozen civilians including 11 children in rebel-held northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-backed offensive, a war monitor and local activists said on Saturday.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test firing of a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 16, 2019 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).  KCNA via REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new weapon again on Friday morning, state media KCNA said on Saturday.

Brexit6 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: British Conservative MP Oliver Letwin speaks in the Parliament in London, Britain April 3, 2019, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS

A Conservative lawmaker at the centre of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker government led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Sudan's main opposition coalition and the ruling military council on Saturday signed a final power-sharing deal that paves the way for a transitional government, and eventually elections, following the overthrow of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir.

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A migrant is pictured after being transferred from the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms to the island of Lampedusa, Italy August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

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Southern Yemeni separatists withdrew on Saturday from some government buildings in Aden that they seized last week but held on to military camps that give them control over the southern port, interim seat of Yemen's Saudi-backed government.

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A drone attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on a Saudi oil field on Saturday aims at disrupting the global oil supply, said the kingdom's energy minister, Khalid al-Falih.

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Members of a bomb disposal unit survey the site after a blast at a mosque in Kuchlak, in the outskirts of Quetta, Pakistan August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

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A view shows a corridor of the Tokyo Star hotel that was hit by a heavy fire, in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine August 17, 2019. National Police of Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS

Eight people died and 10 more were injured in a fire early on Saturday in a private hotel in the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa, Ukraine's emergencies service said.

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Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub looks around as he tries to find a place where he landed his helicopter in April 1986, in the abandoned city of Pripyat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine July 5, 2019.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life.

World News3 hours ago

A drone attack launched by Yemen's Houthi group on the Shaybah oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday caused a "limited" fire at a gas plant but had no impact on oil production, state-run oil company Saudi Aramco said in a statement.

World News4 hours ago

Refinitiv tracking data briefly showed the Iranian tanker at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Tehran and the West had changed its position status off Gibraltar on Saturday.

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One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and ethnic rebels in the region, an army spokesman and a witness said on Saturday.

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