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Clashes in European cities as Mideast refugee crisis erupts
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTClashes broke out between police and some 1,000 migrants attempting to storm a ferry on the Aegean island of Lesbos Friday, and 500 migrants broke through a police barricade in Hungary, marching towards the Austrian border as hundreds of thousands of ...

Hungary Bows to Defiant Migrants, Promising Buses to the Border
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:21:00 GMTBUDAPEST — After a day of defiance by increasingly desperate refugees, the government of Hungary metaphorically threw up its hands Friday and offered to bus thousands of migrants to the Austrian border, sending the crisis spinning closer to the heart of ...

Bejing air back to filthy gray after temporary blue skies for WWII parade
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:16:00 GMTChinese military helicopters fly by a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, on a day with clear blue skies. (Photo: Ng Han Guan, AP) Beijing's ...

Hungary Refugees Begin 300-Mile Walk to Germany Amid Train Impasse
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:37:00 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary — Hundreds of migrants and refugees gave up trying to catch a train Friday and began a desperate 300-mile walk towards Germany as European leaders faced up to a "defining moment" in the continent-wide crisis. Thousands have been camped ...

Dominica estimates Tropical Storm Erika damage at nearly half of GDP
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:55:00 GMTROSEAU, Dominica – A preliminary assessment of the effects of Tropical Storm Erika on the island of Dominica has found damage to basic infrastructure alone that amounts to nearly half of the small country's GDP, the prime minister said Thursday.

John Kerry's Seen The Picture Of The Dead Syrian Refugee And Believes The U.S. Can Do More
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:06:00 GMTWASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Thursday that the United States would play a greater role in alleviating the increasingly high-profile Syrian refugee crisis, which the United Nations believes to be the worst refugee dilemma in 25 ...

VOA Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:29:00 GMTUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Russia should be stripped of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council because of its aggressive actions in the country’s volatile east. The embattled leader, in an exclusive VOA interview ...

Chaos erupts as Hungarian train station reopens but migrants can't get rides
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:55:00 GMTHundreds of desperate migrants streamed into the main train station in Hungary’s capital on Thursday when police stopped blocking the entrance after a fraught two-day standoff. But announcements over the loudspeakers and on the departures board informed ...

Malawi Court Gives Key 'Cashgate' Suspect 11-Year Jail Term
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:15:00 GMTA senior member of Malawi's former ruling party has become the seventh person to be jailed for involvement in the multimillion-dollar government corruption scandal known as Cashgate. A Malawi High Court in the eastern city of Zomba sentenced businessman ...

Drowned Syrian Boys Buried in Hometown They Fled
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:14:00 GMTA Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece were buried Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled. With the burial of his family, Abdullah Kurdi ...

Billionaire Wants to Build Refugee Island
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:25:00 GMTJust the latest amazing and insane idea for housing Syria’s refugees. Earlier this week, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris tweeted out an idea he called “crazy.” He would buy an island, fill it with refugees, and then provide jobs and housing until ...

UAE, Bahrain lose 50 troops on deadliest day for Yemen coalition
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:29:00 GMTAbu Dhabi (AFP) - The UAE said 45 of its soldiers fighting rebels in Yemen were killed in an arms depot blast, while five border guards from Bahrain died in the deadliest day yet for the Saudi-led coalition. Three days of national mourning were declared ...

Japan town near damaged nuclear plant lifts evacuation order
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:28:00 GMTA man lights candles during a candle light installation event in Naraha, Fukushima, northern Japan, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Residents of Naraha will returns from Saturday to live in the town near the Fukushima nuclear power plant for the first time since ...

Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez nears end
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:32:00 GMTLilian Tintori, right, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, holds hands with a supporter as she arrives to court where her husband is on trial in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. The 19-month trial of her husband is coming to a close ...

Death of Druze leader reported in Syria blast
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:35:00 GMTA car bomb blast has killed a Druze leader among others and injured dozens more in southwestern Syria, according to a monitor. Friday's explosion on the outskirts of Suweida killed Sheikh Wahid al-Balous, who opposed both the Syrian government and armed ...

Hong Kong Cardinals Differ Over Vatican, China Talks
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:28:00 GMTHong Kong’s cardinals appear to be at odds over upcoming talks between the Holy See and China over establishing diplomatic ties. Cardinal John Tong Hon sees “an improvement and better atmosphere” in China and Vatican relations ahead of the ...

A Day After 71 Migrants Died, 81 Escaped the Back of a Truck in Austria
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:21:00 GMTEISENSTADT, Austria — Smugglers whose callous negligence killed 71 refugees found in an abandoned truck last week at the side of an Austrian highway risked the death of scores more just a day later, the police said on Friday. But those migrants saved ...

Britain offers to take more refugees; hundreds are crossing Hungary on foot
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 19:55:00 GMTPrime Minister David Cameron announced Friday that Britain will help resettle thousands more Syrian refugees amid mounting pressure to deal with the growing humanitarian crisis. His announcement came the same day hundreds of frustrated and exhausted ...

Thousands Begin Final March Toward Border as Hungary’s Migrant Crisis Deepens
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 20:28:00 GMTBICSKE, Hungary (TheBlaze/AP) — Thousands of migrants, stymied by Hungarian authorities who had halted trains to Germany, began a final march toward freedom Friday, breaking away from police and heading on foot for the western border. In a bid to ease ...



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