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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.

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Kyoto Animation building which was torched by arson attack is seen in Kyoto, Japan, July 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades.

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FILE PHOTO: A Union Jack flag flutters over the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce from the European Union without an agreement.

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A banner reading "Memory and justice" and with the names of the victims of the 1994 bombing attack on the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) community centre is seen during the 25th anniversary of the attack, in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group's assets in the country.

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Turkish defense companies helping to build F-35 stealth fighter jets are set to lose work worth billions of dollars after Washington said it was removing Turkey from the program over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

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Sudanese protesters shout slogans and gesture during a rally honouring fallen protesters at the Green Square in Khartoum, Sudan July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudanese demonstrators on Thursday rolled out a banner honoring fallen protesters over a square where ousted president Omar al-Bashir held a large rally in his final months in power, a symbolic move that left some in tears.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference on human rights at the State Department in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom.

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FILE PHOTO: U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Decemer 4, 2018.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they pledged five months ago to a humanitarian appeal for Yemen.

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FILE PHOTO: Sudanese people celebrate in the capital Khartoum after the ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan's ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups have signed a political accord on a three-year transition towards elections.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the press conference at the McAllen Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, U.S. July 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned for insulting Islam.

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Turkey and U.S. flags are seen in this picture illustration taken August 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.

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The United States is not currently looking at sanctions on Turkey after its purchase of Russian air defense systems, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day after the White House said the move made Ankara's presence in the F-35 program impossible.

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Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London about the detained oil tanker Grace 1, Gibraltar said.

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FILE PHOTO: Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki applaud as they attend a Law and Justice (PiS) party convention ahead of the EU election, in Krakow, Poland May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Poland's main opposition parties have formed two coalition blocs to vie for left-leaning and centrist votes ahead of a national election later this year, in the hope of denting the popularity of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party.

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Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, was taken out of prison in an ambulance on Thursday, her lawyer said.

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FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attends a news conference after the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday he would not accept the leader of far-left Podemos in his cabinet, drawing an angry reaction from the party viewed as his Socialists' most natural ally as he struggles to form a government.

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Spain's Unidas Podemos said on Thursday its supporters had voted to only allow the investiture of Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as premier if their far-left party is made part of his future cabinet, increasing the risk of a repeat election.

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An Afghan police officer keeps watch near the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ismail Sameem  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini hold a joint news conference following a cabinet meeting in Rome, Italy, June 11, 2019 REUTERS/Remo Casilli

The leaders of Italy's coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European Commission president.

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Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway.

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Kyoto Animation building which was torched by arson attack is seen in Kyoto, Japan, July 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man shouted "die" as he doused an animation studio with fuel and set it ablaze in Japan on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK said, killing at least 33 people in the nation's worst mass murder in nearly two decades.

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FILE PHOTO: A Union Jack flag flutters over the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File Photo

British lawmakers on Thursday approved proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliament, showing again their resolve to stop a divorce from the European Union without an agreement.

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A banner reading "Memory and justice" and with the names of the victims of the 1994 bombing attack on the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) community centre is seen during the 25th anniversary of the attack, in Buenos Aires, Argentina July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

Argentinian authorities designated Hezbollah, which it blames for two attacks on its soil, a terrorist organization on Thursday and ordered the freezing of the Lebanese Islamist group's assets in the country.

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Turkish defense companies helping to build F-35 stealth fighter jets are set to lose work worth billions of dollars after Washington said it was removing Turkey from the program over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system.

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Sudanese protesters shout slogans and gesture during a rally honouring fallen protesters at the Green Square in Khartoum, Sudan July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudanese demonstrators on Thursday rolled out a banner honoring fallen protesters over a square where ousted president Omar al-Bashir held a large rally in his final months in power, a symbolic move that left some in tears.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a news conference on human rights at the State Department in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called China's treatment of its Uighur Muslim minority the "stain of the century" and accused Beijing of pressuring countries not to attend a U.S.-hosted conference on religious freedom.

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FILE PHOTO: U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Decemer 4, 2018.  REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they pledged five months ago to a humanitarian appeal for Yemen.

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FILE PHOTO: Sudanese people celebrate in the capital Khartoum after the ruling military council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups reached agreement to share power during a transition period leading to elections, July 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan's ruling military council and an alliance of protest and opposition groups have signed a political accord on a three-year transition towards elections.

World Newsin an hour

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the press conference at the McAllen Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas, U.S. July 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Veronica G. Cardenas

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called out ally Saudi Arabia for the suppression of religious liberties and urged it to release Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned for insulting Islam.

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Turkey and U.S. flags are seen in this picture illustration taken August 25, 2018.  REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week.

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The United States is not currently looking at sanctions on Turkey after its purchase of Russian air defense systems, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day after the White House said the move made Ankara's presence in the F-35 program impossible.

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Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London about the detained oil tanker Grace 1, Gibraltar said.

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FILE PHOTO: Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski and Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki applaud as they attend a Law and Justice (PiS) party convention ahead of the EU election, in Krakow, Poland May 19, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Poland's main opposition parties have formed two coalition blocs to vie for left-leaning and centrist votes ahead of a national election later this year, in the hope of denting the popularity of the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party.

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Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, was taken out of prison in an ambulance on Thursday, her lawyer said.

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FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez attends a news conference after the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels, Belgium, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday he would not accept the leader of far-left Podemos in his cabinet, drawing an angry reaction from the party viewed as his Socialists' most natural ally as he struggles to form a government.

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Spain's Unidas Podemos said on Thursday its supporters had voted to only allow the investiture of Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as premier if their far-left party is made part of his future cabinet, increasing the risk of a repeat election.

World Newsin 44 minutes

An Afghan police officer keeps watch near the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ismail Sameem  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban fighters detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said.

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FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini hold a joint news conference following a cabinet meeting in Rome, Italy, June 11, 2019 REUTERS/Remo Casilli

The leaders of Italy's coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European Commission president.

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Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday.

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