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Nov 14, 2019

Bolivia interim president says Morales to be barred from next election
Bolivian interim President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday that exiled former President Evo Morales will not be able to take part in upcoming elections because he is barred from running for a fourth consecutive term.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Moluccas, Indonesia: USGS
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has struck 134 kilometers northwest of Temate, Moluccas, Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

War crimes court OKs probe into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya
The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar's Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across the border to Bangladesh.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Canada minority party hopeful it can work with PM Trudeau
The leader of Canada's opposition New Democratic Party (NDP), Jagmeet Singh, said on Thursday he was hopeful he could work with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators
An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian rebels accused in the crash.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

UK police arrest man on suspected Syria-related terrorism offences
British police said on Thursday they had arrested a 26-year-old man at Heathrow Airport who had arrived from Turkey, on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Russian security services used Estonia to fund activities abroad: Estonian minister
Russia's security services moved money through Estonia to finance operations overseas, the Baltic country's finance minister, who is leading a clean up after a money laundering scandal, told Reuters.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Sudan looks to pyramids to attract tourism - and hard currency
Portuguese architect Tania Monteiro and her husband are almost alone as they tour Sudan's pyramids, a world-class attraction long neglected by the world.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Russia says it's ready to work with new interim Bolivian leader
Russia said on Thursday it was ready to work with Bolivia's new interim leader, but noted that she had come to power without having a full quorum in parliament.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Pompeo urges coalition to take back Islamic State detainees, boost funding
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday urged members of the coalition fighting Islamic State to take jihadi detainees back to their countries and step up their funding to help restore infrastructure in Iraq and Syria, parts of which were severely damaged by conflict.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Factbox: What to watch in Britain's Dec. 12 election
Britain heads to the polls on Dec. 12 for an election Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes will return his Conservatives with a majority in parliament so he can deliver the country's exit from the European Union. The outcome is highly unpredictable.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Kuwait's ruling emir accepts government resignation
Kuwait's emir accepted the resignation of the government on Thursday, two days after parliament filed a no-confidence motion against Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, who is a senior member of the ruling Al Sabah family.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Pakistan protests block roads but fail to oust prime minister
Thousands of anti-government protesters blocked highways across Pakistan on Thursday in a bid to oust prime minister Imran Khan, though the disruption fell short of what organizers had planned.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

North Korea rebuffs U.S. offer of December talks, urges halt in military drills
North Korea said on Thursday it had turned down a U.S. offer for fresh talks, saying it was not interested in more talks merely aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in the negotiations.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

ICC approves investigation into deportation of Myanmar's Rohingya
The International Criminal Court said on Thursday it had approved a request from ICC prosecutors to investigate crimes against humanity against Myanmar's Rohingya minority who were systematically driven across the border to Bangladesh.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Four killed, scores wounded in Baghdad protests: police, medics
At least four protesters were killed and more than 65 wounded on Thursday in clashes with Iraqi security forces who were trying to push them back to their main camp in central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Suspend Hong Kong status in event of China crackdown: U.S. commission
The U.S. Congress should enact legislation that would suspend the special economic status Hong Kong enjoys under U.S. law should China deploy forces to crush protests in the territory, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Lebanon's crisis is 'dangerous', evokes start of civil war: defense minister
Lebanon's Defence Minister said on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and compared street unrest of recent days to the start of 1975-90 civil war.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

China's Xi says restoring order and stopping violence is most urgent for Hong Kong
China President Xi Jinping said restoring order and stopping violence is the most urgent task right now for Hong Kong, China's state television CCTV reported on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

S&P lowers credit ratings on three Lebanese banks on liquidity pressures
S&P Global Ratings said on Thursday it was lowering the ratings on three Lebanese banks further into junk, citing rising liquidity pressures due to faster deposit erosion.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Taiwan opposition candidate calls for return to one China formula
Taiwan's opposition presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu called on Thursday for a return to a consensus with the mainland that there is only one China, but rejected Beijing's formula for Hong Kong-style "one nation, two systems" unification.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Kuwait's emir accepts cabinet resignation: government spokesman
Kuwait's ruler has accepted the resignation of the government submitted by the prime minister earlier on Thursday, a government communication office said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Protest forces UK PM Johnson to cancel campaign visit
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled a planned campaign visit to a bakery in southwest England on Thursday after protesters gathered outside, the BBC reported.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Istanbul in talks for metro funding as new mayor visits London: sources
Istanbul is in talks to borrow in international markets to finance ongoing rail projects, two bankers with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Thursday, as the city's new mayor kicked off meetings with investors in London.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

U.S. wrong to push Turkey to drop Russian defenses: Erdogan
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights, according to Turkish media.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Russia questions authenticity of Dutch MH-17 phone intercepts
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the authenticity of phone intercepts which Dutch investigators said show Moscow's influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 was not confirmed.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

War crimes judges approve investigation into violence against Rohingya
Judges at the International Criminal Court on Thursday approved a prosecution request to investigate crimes against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, the court said in a statement.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

North Korea rebuffs U.S. offer of December talks
North Korea said on Thursday it has been offered a fresh meeting with the United States, but is uninterested in more talks aimed at "appeasing us" ahead of a year-end deadline Pyongyang has set for Washington to show more flexibility in their negotiations.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. proposal to drop Russian defenses not right: NTV
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said that a U.S. proposal for Ankara to get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defenses it purchased is not right and an infringement of sovereign rights, according to broadcaster NTV.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Iraq's young protesters: 'We're not leaving, even if this lasts 40 years'
Wearing surgical masks, motorcycle helmets and clothes stained with blood and grime, they populate the protest barricades of Baghdad, chanting for the government to fall.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

MH17 investigators say phone taps reveal Russian political ties
Investigators released a series of phone intercepts on Thursday which they said revealed Moscow's influence over pro-Russian rebels accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine five years ago.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Pope tells tech companies they are responsible for child safety
Pope Francis said on Thursday that technology company executives and investors must be held accountable if they put profit before the protection of children, including from easy access to pornography on the web.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Macron faces ghost of 'Yellow Vest' past in Christmas run-up
Agostinho Barreto has stowed away his neon yellow vest and stopped occupying road junctions in protest against the burden of high French taxes. But the garage owner still seethes with anger at the mention of President Emmanuel Macron.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Lebanon bank staff to strike until security plan agreed: union
Lebanon's bank staff union called on Thursday for employees to stay on strike until it receives details of a security plan, especially on how to deal with customers.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Lebanon's Aoun hopes a government is formed in the coming days
Lebanon's President Michael Aoun on Thursday said on his official Twitter account that he has hope in the possibility of the formation of a new government in the coming days.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

UK's Johnson says he is not complacent in face of Labour challenge
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was not complacent about the outcome of the Dec. 12 election, because any vote for smaller parties could strip him of a majority and lead to a Labour-led coalition in power.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Georgia's parliament fails to pass electoral changes, triggering protest
Georgian lawmakers failed on Thursday to pass constitutional amendments aimed at holding elections in 2020 under a proportional voting system, triggering a protest outside parliament by hundreds of opposition and civil activists.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

UK PM Johnson promises to end 'unbearable' uncertainty around Brexit
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday promised he would end the "unbearable" uncertainty around Brexit if he wins a Dec. 12 election, saying that political paralysis was affecting investment decisions in the country.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Hong Kong students hunker down as government dismisses curfew rumors
Pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways, as students built campus barricades and stockpiled weapons and the government dismissed rumors of a curfew.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Sliding UK health service performance sparks pre-election war of words
Britain's National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients on emergency wards last month, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's claim that only his Conservatives can safeguard the cherished institution.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Saudi Arabia discussing Yemen truce in informal talks with Houthis: sources
Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Cirque de Soleil founder released after detention for growing pot
The founder of Cirque de Soleil, Guy Laliberté, was released after being taken into police custody in French Polynesia for growing cannabis, Laliberté's investment firm said on Wednesday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

EU seeks to work around no British commissioner in new executive
Busy with a Brexit-focused election campaign, Britain will not nominate a representative for the new European Union executive until after its Dec. 12 vote, leaving the bloc seeking to hedge against any legal challenges arising from going without London.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Farage says Brexit Party candidates under massive pressure to quit election
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party was using an array of "disgraceful" tactics to try to prevent his candidates from standing in the Dec. 12 election.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

UK PM Johnson makes green investment election pledge
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to increase Britain's target for offshore wind power and ensure no home is more than 30 miles (48 km) away from a electric vehicle charging point in an attempt to woo green voters ahead of a Dec. 12 election.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Turkey to deport American Islamic State detainee after Greece slams door
Turkey said on Thursday it would deport an American Islamic State fighter to the United States after he was refused entry to Greece, leaving him stuck in a border buffer zone for days, and added that eight other Europeans would be sent home.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

No more surrender for Brexit Party's Farage in British election
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday rejected demands to further help British Prime Minister Boris Johnson by pulling out of contests with the opposition Labour Party, saying his aim was to win enough parliamentary seats to hold Johnson to account.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Moldovan parliament approves Ion Chicu as new prime minister
Moldova's parliament on Thursday approved former finance minister Ion Chicu to be the new prime minister.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Pope names new economic chief to succeed disgraced cardinal
Pope Francis on Thursday named the Vatican's new economy minister to succeed Cardinal George Pell, who is appealing a conviction in his native Australia for sexually assaulting two teenaged choir boys.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Thailand seizes 176 kg of crystal meth in treadmills bound for Japan
Thai anti-narcotics officers have seized 176 kg of crystal methamphetamine hidden in the metal frames of electric treadmills bound for Japan, police said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Italian tenor Bocelli joins Saudis and UNESCO to help children affected by war
(This Nov. 13 story corrects to make clear "Voices of the World" is in partnership with Saudi Arabia and that the project with UNESCO is separate)

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Russia blames fatal plane crash on pilots, including one who lied to get license
A plane crash that killed all 50 people on board at Russia's Kazan Airport in 2013 was the result of errors made by two pilots, including one who got his license using falsified documents, Russian investigators said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

India's top court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple
India's top court on Thursday delayed a verdict on the lifting of a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age entering a Hindu temple, asking more judges to consider the case involving gender discrimination and religion that has divided opinion.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Japanese emperor begins last major accession rite: spending the night with a goddess
Japanese Emperor Naruhito, dressed in pure white robes, was ushered into a dark wooden hall by torchlight on Thursday night to start his last major accession rite after becoming emperor this spring: spending the night with a goddess.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Suspect arrested over shooting of Dutch soccer player Maynard: ANP news
Dutch authorities on Thursday arrested a suspect in the killing of former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard, news agency ANP reported.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Britain's health service recorded worst ever emergency performance in October
Britain's National Health Service recorded its worst ever performance in treating patients in emergency wards in October, a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has claimed that only the Conservatives can safeguard the cherished institution.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Flaming arrows and petrol bombs: Inside Hong Kong protesters' 'weapons factories'
Under a November full moon, hundreds of young people dressed in black set about turning several of Hong Kong's top universities into fortresses, well stocked with improvised weapons.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Hong Kong students arm themselves for showdown as police take breather
Pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

U.S. ready to use 'full range' capabilities to defend South Korea
A top U.S. military officer reaffirmed on Thursday that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its capabilities to defend South Korea from any attack, a joint statement after a meeting with officials in Seoul said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Hong Kong citywide protests spread
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways and other transport to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Australia universities adopt guidelines to foil foreign interference
Australia laid out new guidelines on Thursday to counter foreign powers exerting influence in its universities, amid mounting concerns over China's activities.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Kuwait's government submits resignation
Kuwait's prime minister has submitted his cabinet's resignation to the ruling emir of the Gulf Arab state, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Croatia to hold presidential vote on Dec. 22: PM Plenkovic
Croatia will hold its presidential election on Dec. 22, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms
Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Four killed, 52 wounded in Baghdad protests: police, medics
Iraqi security forces killed at least four people on Thursday and wounded more than 50 as they tried to push protesters further back to their main camp in central Baghdad, police and medical sources said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Hong Kong students arm themselves for showdown amid talk of curfew
Pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

China paper says Hong Kong curfew tweet withdrawn due to insufficient information
An influential state-backed Chinese newspaper on Thursday withdrew a tweet saying the Hong Kong government was expected to announce a weekend curfew, after its editor said there was "not sufficient" information to back up the report.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Two killed, 35 wounded in Baghdad protests: police, medics
Security forces killed two protesters and wounded 35 others in Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said, as thousands of Iraqis continued a wave of anti-government protests.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Kuwait government resigns: spokesman
Kuwait's prime minister has submitted the resignation of his government to the Gulf Arab state's ruler, a government spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Kuwait's emir has no intention of dissolving parliament: KUNA
The Emir of Kuwait has no intention of dissolving parliament, the parliament speaker said, in a report carried by state news agency KUNA.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead
Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in months.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Hong Kong students hunker down for showdown amid talk of curfew
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters paralyzed parts of the Chinese-ruled city for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing schools to close and blocking highways as students built barricades and stockpiled makeshift weapons, setting the stage for campus showdowns.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Hong Kong expected to announce weekend curfew: Global Times
The Hong Kong government is expected to announce a weekend curfew, China's Global Times reported on its Twitter feed on Thursday, citing sources, but the tweet was later deleted.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

EU executive faces risk of new delay as Britain will not name commissioner
Britain will not name a candidate for the European Commission at least until a new government is formed after elections on Dec. 12, a British official said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Russia sets up helicopter base in northern Syria after U.S. exit
Russia has begun setting up a helicopter base at a civilian airport in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defense Ministry's Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday, showing footage of helicopter gunships arriving there.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Russia sets up helicopter base in northern Syria: Defense Ministry TV channel
Russia has begun setting up a helicopter base in the north-eastern Syrian city of Qamishli, the Russian Defense Ministry's Zvezda TV channel said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Brexit Party's Farage dismisses calls to stand down in Labour seats
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday dismissed demands to stand down candidates in Labour Party marginal seats, saying his main aim was to win seats in parliament to hold Prime Minister Boris Johnson to account over Brexit.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Student kills one, wounds three before killing himself at Russian college
A 19-year-old male student shot and killed a fellow student and wounded three others at a vocational college in Russia's Far East on Thursday before committing suicide, Russian investigators said in a statement.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Admissions scandal in background as South Koreans sit for grueling college exam
A record low number of South Korean students sat for the annual college entrance exam on Thursday, a test that many of them have prepared for since day one at school, and for which the country delayed work hours and put flights on hold.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

EU's proposed ambassadorial visit to Xinjiang seen unlikely to happen
The European Union is discussing a visit for ambassadors to China's far western region of Xinjiang, where Beijing has been accused of oppressing ethnic Uighurs, but the trip is unlikely to happen unless certain conditions are met, diplomats said.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Factbox: What students are saying as Hong Kong university campuses burn
Reuters spoke to students at Hong Kong universities where campuses have become blazing battlegrounds as anti-government, pro-democracy protesters clash with police.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

EU citizens warned over missing Brexit residency deadline
Britain is threatening to deport European Union citizens if they fail to apply on time for a new immigration status after Brexit and will only grant leniency in exceptional circumstances, according to people briefed on the plans.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Cathay Pacific cuts profit guidance for second time amid Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday said the short-term outlook remained "challenging and uncertain" due to anti-government protests in its home market as it lowered its profit guidance for the second time in less than a month.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Protesters blockade universities, stockpile makeshift weapons as chaos grips Hong Kong
Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Chinese students flee Hong Kong as campuses burn
Having fled Hong Kong universities they had thought were a ticket to success, Chinese students from the mainland sit in hostels and noodle shops in the neighboring city of Shenzhen wondering how they'll complete their studies.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Schools close as protesters occupy Hong Kong roads and campuses
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Highlights: Hong Kong disrupted as citywide protests spread
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school to close and blocking highways and other transport to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Indian court delays ruling on ban on women entering Hindu temple
India's Supreme Court on Thursday referred a decision to lift a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age entering a Hindu temple to a larger bench of judges, delaying a final verdict in the case that has divided opinion.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Lack of forecast rains to prolong Australian bushfires threat
Official weather forecasts for Australia out on Thursday showed no substantial rains for at least three months, providing grim news as firefighters battle to get more than 100 bushfires raging across the east coast under control.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Tenuous calm in Gaza as Islamic Jihad says truce reached with Israel
Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, calming the worst surge in fighting in months.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants do
Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the Islamic Jihad militant group for a truce.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

U.S. defense officials converge in Seoul to discuss troop costs, Japan pact
Top U.S. military officer General Mark Milley met with his South Korean counterpart on Thursday to discuss military cooperation and the North Korea threat while seeking more money to pay for American troops stationed in the country.

Reuters World News
Nov 14, 2019

Cambodia to free more than 70 opposition activists on bail
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered the release on bail of more than 70 opposition activists arrested in recent weeks and accused of plotting to overthrow the government, he said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Islamic Jihad says truce agreed with Israel, Gaza quiet
Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, in a possible end to the worst surge in fighting in months.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Islamic Jihad says Israel agreed to ceasefire, Gaza quiet
Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said an Egyptian-mediated truce with Israel was in force in the Gaza Strip as of 0330 GMT on Thursday, and a Reuters witness confirmed that fighting had subsided.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Hong Kong to shut all schools until Sunday amid protests
All schools in Hong Kong will suspend classes from Friday to Sunday due to transportation disruptions, following a similar move on Thursday, the Hong Kong Education Bureau said.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Singapore activists challenge gay sex ban in court after India ruling
Singapore's top court has heard challenges to its colonial-era gay sex law, a thorny issue in the socially-conservative city-state, for the first time since similar legislation was scrapped in India last year.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Citywide protests disrupt Hong Kong as students barricade campuses
Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth straight day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the financial hub amid a marked escalation of violence.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Australia universities to list foreign ties to thwart offshore interference
Australian universities will name overseas research partners, list financial dealings with other countries and share cyber intelligence with national security agencies to curb foreign interference, Education Minister Dan Tehan said on Thursday.

Reuters World News
Nov 13, 2019

Despite Kashmir anger, China's Xi invites India's Modi to visit again next year
Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit China again next year after two informal summits between the men in each other's countries, despite deep disagreement over the disputed Kashmir region.

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