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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.

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A prominent Chinese businessman and Australian political donor has dismissed an investigation by Australia's tax authorities into his assets as politically motivated.

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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters gesture as they ride on a vehicle near the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi     TP

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo talks to journalists after taking a group photo during the inauguration of newly appointed ministers at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the opposition as he seeks to push through reforms.

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Russia and Turkey are in talks about extra deliveries of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to Ankara, the head of Russia's defense sales agency said on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Family members of the victims killed in the crash of Lion Air flight JT610 sit in the lobby of the Transport Ministry ahead of the briefing to the families of victims on the final report on the crash in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Sekar Nasly

Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report.

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Security forces are seen during clashes with demonstrators taking part in a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it had been cheated in an election won by incumbent President Evo Morales.

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A demonstrator takes part in a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday's election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country's electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday.

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A demonstrator holding a sign walks in front of security forces as protests against high living costs continue, in Concepcion, Chile October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced an ambitious raft of measures on Tuesday, aiming to quell protests against his government with a guaranteed minimum wage, a hike in the state pension offering and the stabilization of electricity costs.

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The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, and newly appointed cabinet ministers pose for photographers after the ministers' inaugurations for Widodo's second term, at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new faces.

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China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday the Financial Times report on plans for replacing Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam was a political rumor with ulterior motives.

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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters but unlikely to end months of often violent unrest.

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Germany would be open to grant Britain a short-term extension for its departure from the European Union if it will be for the right political reason, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview on Wednesday.

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Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong citizen who was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last year, leaves from Pik Uk Prison, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender.

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FILE PHOTO: Mu Sochua speaks during an interview with Reuters at an undisclosed location October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Staff

An exiled Cambodian opposition leader was denied entry into Thailand on the weekend, ahead of her planned return to Cambodia early next month, a rights group told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the opposition in the team as he seeks to push through reforms.

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Botswana polls opened on Wednesday for a general election that is expected to provide the first genuine challenge to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in its five decades of dominance over southern Africa's wealthiest and most stable nation.

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Smoke rises as a fire blazes at Sky City Convention Centre, which is under construction in Auckland, New Zealand, October 22, 2019, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. Amy Wadsworth via REUTERS

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that Auckland would still host a major regional conference in 2021 despite a fire ripping through the complex where the event would have been held.

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Demonstrators carry national flags during an anti-government protest in Tripoli, Lebanon October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

A popular children's song became a rallying cry in Lebanon after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit to calm a toddler caught in the midst of a noisy demonstration.

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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, but the move was unlikely to end months of unrest as it met just one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters.

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A prominent Chinese businessman and Australian political donor has dismissed an investigation by Australia's tax authorities into his assets as politically motivated.

World News29 minutes ago

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters gesture as they ride on a vehicle near the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi     TP

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo talks to journalists after taking a group photo during the inauguration of newly appointed ministers at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the opposition as he seeks to push through reforms.

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Russia and Turkey are in talks about extra deliveries of Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems to Ankara, the head of Russia's defense sales agency said on Wednesday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Family members of the victims killed in the crash of Lion Air flight JT610 sit in the lobby of the Transport Ministry ahead of the briefing to the families of victims on the final report on the crash in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Sekar Nasly

Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report.

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Security forces are seen during clashes with demonstrators taking part in a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

On Monday it was Bolivia - angry people clashed with police after the political opposition said it had been cheated in an election won by incumbent President Evo Morales.

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A demonstrator takes part in a protest in La Paz, Bolivia, October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Bolivians furious over what they saw as an attempt by leftist President Evo Morales to rig Sunday's election protested outside the hotel in the capital city of La Paz where the country's electoral board was processing remaining ballots on Tuesday.

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A demonstrator holding a sign walks in front of security forces as protests against high living costs continue, in Concepcion, Chile October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Gonzalez

Chile's President Sebastian Pinera announced an ambitious raft of measures on Tuesday, aiming to quell protests against his government with a guaranteed minimum wage, a hike in the state pension offering and the stabilization of electricity costs.

World News29 minutes ago

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin, and newly appointed cabinet ministers pose for photographers after the ministers' inaugurations for Widodo's second term, at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new faces.

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China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday the Financial Times report on plans for replacing Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam was a political rumor with ulterior motives.

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Secretary of Security John Lee Ka-Chiu announces the withdrawal of the extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters but unlikely to end months of often violent unrest.

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Germany would be open to grant Britain a short-term extension for its departure from the European Union if it will be for the right political reason, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview on Wednesday.

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Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong citizen who was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last year, leaves from Pik Uk Prison, in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender.

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FILE PHOTO: Mu Sochua speaks during an interview with Reuters at an undisclosed location October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Staff

An exiled Cambodian opposition leader was denied entry into Thailand on the weekend, ahead of her planned return to Cambodia early next month, a rights group told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the opposition in the team as he seeks to push through reforms.

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Botswana polls opened on Wednesday for a general election that is expected to provide the first genuine challenge to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in its five decades of dominance over southern Africa's wealthiest and most stable nation.

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Smoke rises as a fire blazes at Sky City Convention Centre, which is under construction in Auckland, New Zealand, October 22, 2019, in this still image taken from video obtained from social media. Amy Wadsworth via REUTERS

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that Auckland would still host a major regional conference in 2021 despite a fire ripping through the complex where the event would have been held.

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Demonstrators carry national flags during an anti-government protest in Tripoli, Lebanon October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim

A popular children's song became a rallying cry in Lebanon after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit to calm a toddler caught in the midst of a noisy demonstration.

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