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Fire burns after anti-government protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the MTR University station during a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police in Hong Kong battled pro-democracy protesters at several university campuses in sometimes savage clashes, as parts of the city were paralyzed including Hong Kong's Central financial district that was tear-gassed for a second day running.

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FILE PHOTO: The committee room in the Longworth House Office Building where the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to take place is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2019.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Regardless of how the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump end, some Ukrainian-Americans believe their ancestral homeland has already become a unwitting victim of tumultuous U.S. politics.

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Bolivia's ousted President Evo Morales waves during his arrival to take asylum in Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Bolivia's former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to keep up his political "fight", as security forces back home quelled unrest over the leftist's resignation and the country sought an interim replacement to fill a power vacuum.

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Economic Club of New York at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States knows the location of the third in command to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself last month during a U.S.-led raid.

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Jesus Hernandez and Guadalupe Guereca, the parents of Mexican teenager Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent who fired from the Texas side of border, stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., after oral arguments in their case, November 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Chung

Supreme Court justices appeared divided on whether to let foreigners bring civil rights lawsuits in U.S. courts as they considered a bid by a slain Mexican teenager's family to revive a lawsuit against the Border Patrol agent who shot him, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh emerging as a potential pivotal vote.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he meets supporters at the Lynch Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton, Britain, November 11, 2019 Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday declare that the UK can "end the groundhoggery of Brexit" if he wins next month's election, saying the rest of the world was wondering why so much time has been spent agonizing over whether to leave the European Union.

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A supporter of Lebanon's President Michel Aoun hold his poster during a rally in Baabda near Beirut, Lebanon, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday a government made up purely of technocrats would not be able to run Lebanon and so a it must include politicians, adding he had found Saad al-Hariri hesitant about taking the job of prime minister again.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, Iraq, January 9, 2019.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi "deplored the death toll" among protesters due to the crackdown of the Iraqi government and urged him to take immediate steps to address demonstrators' demands, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris, France, December 9, 2017.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Protesters disrupted the first screening in France of Roman Polanski's new film on Tuesday, following the publication of a new rape accusation against the French-Polish director.

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks as he leaves the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

An Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State who is set to be deported from Turkey has the right to return to Ireland but the government's main concern is for the safe repatriation of her two-year-old daughter, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president.

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An armed man shot and critically wounded a protester who was blocking a road in the town of Khaldeh south of Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday night, a security source said.

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A 2-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arriving in a hospital, a provincial police official said.

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FILE PHOTO: A computer keyboard lit by a displayed cyber code is seen in this illustration picture taken on March 1,  2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

Hackers hit Britain's two main political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, attempting to force political websites offline with a flood of malicious traffic just weeks ahead of a national election.

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A Chinese national pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the theft of trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company that employed him, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Catalan separatist protesters cut off access to main avenues in central Barcelona, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Catalonia's parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while separatist protesters blocked one of the region's major highways and also disrupted traffic in the Basque Country.

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Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia greet people as they walk in Old Havana, Cuba, November 12, 2019. Jorge Luis Banos/Pool via REUTERS

With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.

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Some 10,000 Islamic State detainees held in prisons in northeastern Syria present a major security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, urging countries to take back their citizens who joined the group and were detained.

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A vehicle burns after a factory caught on fire in Sderot, southern Israel November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing day-long rocket salvoes in the worst cross-border fighting in months.

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Lebanon's banking association pledged to work with authorities to provide suitable security conditions to enable bank staff to resume work, following a strike on Tuesday by employees complaining of aggressive behavior by customers.

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Fire burns after anti-government protesters threw Molotov cocktails at the MTR University station during a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Police in Hong Kong battled pro-democracy protesters at several university campuses in sometimes savage clashes, as parts of the city were paralyzed including Hong Kong's Central financial district that was tear-gassed for a second day running.

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FILE PHOTO: The committee room in the Longworth House Office Building where the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to take place is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2019.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Regardless of how the House of Representatives' impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump end, some Ukrainian-Americans believe their ancestral homeland has already become a unwitting victim of tumultuous U.S. politics.

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Bolivia's ousted President Evo Morales waves during his arrival to take asylum in Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Bolivia's former leader Evo Morales landed in Mexico on Tuesday pledging to keep up his political "fight", as security forces back home quelled unrest over the leftist's resignation and the country sought an interim replacement to fill a power vacuum.

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Economic Club of New York at the Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States knows the location of the third in command to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself last month during a U.S.-led raid.

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Jesus Hernandez and Guadalupe Guereca, the parents of Mexican teenager Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent who fired from the Texas side of border, stand in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., after oral arguments in their case, November 12, 2019.  REUTERS/Andrew Chung

Supreme Court justices appeared divided on whether to let foreigners bring civil rights lawsuits in U.S. courts as they considered a bid by a slain Mexican teenager's family to revive a lawsuit against the Border Patrol agent who shot him, with Justice Brett Kavanaugh emerging as a potential pivotal vote.

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he meets supporters at the Lynch Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton, Britain, November 11, 2019 Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday declare that the UK can "end the groundhoggery of Brexit" if he wins next month's election, saying the rest of the world was wondering why so much time has been spent agonizing over whether to leave the European Union.

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A supporter of Lebanon's President Michel Aoun hold his poster during a rally in Baabda near Beirut, Lebanon, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday a government made up purely of technocrats would not be able to run Lebanon and so a it must include politicians, adding he had found Saad al-Hariri hesitant about taking the job of prime minister again.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad, during a Middle East tour, Iraq, January 9, 2019.  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi "deplored the death toll" among protesters due to the crackdown of the Iraqi government and urged him to take immediate steps to address demonstrators' demands, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday.

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FILE PHOTO: Film director Roman Polanski arrives at the Madeleine Church to attend a ceremony during a 'popular tribute' to late French singer and actor Johnny Hallyday in Paris, France, December 9, 2017.  REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Protesters disrupted the first screening in France of Roman Polanski's new film on Tuesday, following the publication of a new rape accusation against the French-Polish director.

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FILE PHOTO: Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks as he leaves the General Affairs council addressing the state of play of Brexit, in Luxembourg October 15, 2019.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

An Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State who is set to be deported from Turkey has the right to return to Ireland but the government's main concern is for the safe repatriation of her two-year-old daughter, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will quit his fractious right-wing Social Liberal Party (PSL) and start a new one by March 2020, PSL lawmakers Daniel Silveira and Bia Kicis said on Tuesday after meeting with the president.

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An armed man shot and critically wounded a protester who was blocking a road in the town of Khaldeh south of Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday night, a security source said.

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A 2-year-old passenger on a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in eastern Canada on Tuesday was pronounced dead on arriving in a hospital, a provincial police official said.

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FILE PHOTO: A computer keyboard lit by a displayed cyber code is seen in this illustration picture taken on March 1,  2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo

Hackers hit Britain's two main political parties with back-to-back cyberattacks on Tuesday, sources told Reuters, attempting to force political websites offline with a flood of malicious traffic just weeks ahead of a national election.

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A Chinese national pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the theft of trade secrets from a U.S. petroleum company that employed him, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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Catalan separatist protesters cut off access to main avenues in central Barcelona, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

Catalonia's parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while separatist protesters blocked one of the region's major highways and also disrupted traffic in the Basque Country.

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Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia greet people as they walk in Old Havana, Cuba, November 12, 2019. Jorge Luis Banos/Pool via REUTERS

With cries of "Viva Felipe!" and "Viva Espana!" Cubans greeted King Felipe in Old Havana, the first state visit ever by a Spanish monarch to Cuba, Spain's former colony turned Communist-run nation.

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Some 10,000 Islamic State detainees held in prisons in northeastern Syria present a major security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, urging countries to take back their citizens who joined the group and were detained.

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A vehicle burns after a factory caught on fire in Sderot, southern Israel November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing day-long rocket salvoes in the worst cross-border fighting in months.

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Lebanon's banking association pledged to work with authorities to provide suitable security conditions to enable bank staff to resume work, following a strike on Tuesday by employees complaining of aggressive behavior by customers.

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