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Hungary announces migrant crackdown on the Serbia border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:10am

Hungary plans to deploy the military at its southern border with Serbia as part of a crackdown on migrants and human traffickers and blames Germany for the massive influx through its territory.

Aunt had tried to sponsor family who drowned off Turkey

Suzan Fraser and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:00am

Canada rejected a request to take in the Syrian family whose mother and two young sons drowned this week trying to get to Europe, a Canadian lawmaker said — a request that involved the 3-year-old boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey, galvanizing a worldwide debate about migration.

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:30am

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday.

Turkey skeptical Bangkok bomb suspects are Turks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:51am

Turkey expressed skepticism Thursday over reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people, saying it had not received any official notification from Thailand.

Israel unveils 1,800-year-old sarcophagus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:40am

Israel has unveiled an 1,800-year-old sarcophagus that workers found at a building site and initially tried to conceal.

Boat carrying migrant workers capsizes off Malaysia; 14 dead

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:31am

A wooden boat crammed with migrant workers who were headed back to Indonesia capsized Thursday off Malaysia's western coast, killing at least 14 people, a maritime official said.

City hall in Ukraine's Kiev cancels school amid heat wave

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:31am

The city hall in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Thursday scrapped classes at schools and pre-schools until the end of the week amid a record-breaking heat wave and peat-bog fires.

Tamil becomes opposition leader in Sri Lanka's Parliament

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:31am

Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday recognized an ethnic Tamil lawmaker as the opposition leader for the first time in decades in what is seen a positive step toward postwar reconciliation with the minority community.

Report: 2,000 fleeing Syrians drowned in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:11am

A U.N. panel says more than 2,000 Syrians have drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe since 2011, and says there's no end in sight to Syria's civil war.

NATO opens military center in Lithuania amid Ukraine crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 4:10am

With fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO has inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing regional concerns over Russia's military presence, sparked by the fighting in Ukraine.

Rival factions hold new talks in Geneva over Libya's future

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:11am

Envoys from Libya's rival factions are arriving in Geneva for talks aimed at forming a unity government in the chaotic north African country.

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 3:10am

A Ugandan military spokesman says 12 Ugandan soldiers were killed in an attack Tuesday by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia.

Spanish PM says elections will be in December

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:51am

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will call general elections in December but the date has yet to be decided.

UN rights chief alleges French soldier sexually abused girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:21am

United Nations staff turned up a case of sexual abuse of a girl by a French soldier in Central African Republic, the U.N. human rights chief said Thursday, in the latest claim of sexual abuse by foreign troops in the poor, unstable African country.

President's office: Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigns in face of fraud scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 2:00am

President's office: Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigns in face of fraud scandal.

Seoul prosecutors seek 15-year term for US envoy attacker

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:31am

South Korean prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 15-year prison term for the man they say slashed the U.S. ambassador during a breakfast forum in March.

Migrants flood Budapest rail station as police leave, but no trains running to Western Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:31am

Migrants flood Budapest rail station as police leave, but no trains running to Western Europe.

Indonesia extradites ex-police officer sought in US murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 3rd - 12:30am

A former Austin, Texas, police officer has been charged with capital murder in the death of his pregnant girlfriend, according to a federal affidavit unsealed Wednesday.

China pledges to cut 300,000 troops from its massive army

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 11:01pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to cut China's 2.3 million-member People's Liberation Army by 300,000 troops, amid rising manpower costs and technological capabilities that reduce the need for large numbers of personnel.