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Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) -- The Syrian man who survived a capsizing during a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled....
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Frustration grows among refugees at Hungarian train stations
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of frustrated refugees stuck at Budapest's Keleti train station gathered up their belongings Friday and vowed to make their way to Vienna on foot. But the protest was short-lived - after whistling and marching around the station they settled back down to continue a wait that has dragged on for days....
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The Latest: Asylum-seekers injured in fire in Germany
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):...
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At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees converting in droves
BERLIN (AP) -- Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. "Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?" pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. "Will you break away from Islam?"...
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Police: Suspect in custody unlikely to be Bangkok bomber
BANGKOK (AP) -- A foreign suspect arrested at the border near Cambodia is unlikely to be the yellow-shirted man seen in security videos and suspected of planting a deadly bomb at a Bangkok shrine, but is definitely a conspirator, police said Friday....
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Iraq's top cleric demands real steps in fighting corruption
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric says the government must start hunting the "big heads" in an anti-corruption drive as the only way to achieve genuine reforms....
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Official: Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official said Friday....
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In India, bail demands keep the poor imprisoned for years
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old Suraj Chaudhry has been waiting for most of his life: for lawyers, for justice, for his father's eventual release from the prison after 14 years....
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Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) -- It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters - Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines - reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem....
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UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change....
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