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Up to 50 migrants found dead in abandoned truck in Austria, report says
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:57:00 GMTPolice on Thursday discovered the partially decomposed bodies of at least 50 migrants piled up in a truck parked on the shoulder of an Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border, Austrian officials say. The state of the bodies made establishing the ...

Grisly Discovery in Migrant Crisis Shocks Europe
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:47:00 GMTVIENNA — The legions of desperate migrants fleeing war and mayhem in the Middle East and Africa have long known they were risking harm from unscrupulous smugglers and death at sea to reach the safety of Europe. But it became shockingly clear on Thursday ...

Colombia Recalls Ambassador in Venezuela for Consultations
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:09:00 GMTPresident Juan Manuel Santos has called in Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela for consultations amid a dispute involving the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers. The move comes a day after foreign ...

Evidence mounts that soon-to-be flush Iran already spurring new attacks on Israel
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:57:00 GMTHAIFA, Israel – An unsettling surge in terrorism by Iranian proxies has many Israelis convinced the release to Tehran of tens of billions of dollars in frozen funds is already putting the Jewish state in danger. In recent days, rockets have rained down ...

We Created a Social Media Campaign for Pro-Deal Iranians. Here's Our Message to Americans and Congress.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:43:00 GMTAs the debate over the Iranian nuclear deal continues in the U.S. Congress, members of Iranian civil society are stepping in to voice their opinions. When the historic agreement was reached between Iran and the six world powers last month, many Iranians ...

NATO Troops Killed in Afghanistan ID'd as U.S. Special Tactics Airmen
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:45:00 GMTTwo Air Force special operations airmen were the NATO troops killed in an ambush in Afghanistan Wednesday, the Pentagon said Thursday. Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Florida, died ...

As Iran deal looms, Obama sends invite to Saudi King
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:50:00 GMTIn this Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama meets Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The White House says next week's visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman will include talks about Yemen, Syria and Iran's actions ...

Malaysia Braces for Anti-Najib Rally in Latest Test for Premier
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:09:00 GMTPolice blocked off parts of the Malaysian capital as thousands of protesters prepared to descend on the city for a weekend rally demanding Prime Minister Najib Razak’s resignation. The Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections, or Bersih, expects about ...

Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:04:00 GMTA man wearing a head covering, representing the colors of Colombia's national flag, takes part in a demonstration outside the Venezuelan consulate to protest Venezuela's border crackdown, in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The two nations ...

Sinkhole Swallows 5 Commuters at Bus Stop in China, Video Shows
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:06:00 GMTSecurity video captured the moment when a sinkhole opened up and swallowed five commuters at a bus stop in the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin. The footage from this past Saturday showed commuters standing or walking when the hole suddenly opened up.

Francis Sejersted, 79, Dies; Steered Nobel Peace Prize Into Controversy
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:30:00 GMTFrancis Sejersted, a Norwegian historian who as the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize committee presided over several controversial awards, including the one shared by the Israeli leaders Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin and the Palestinian leader Yasir ...

Hong Kong Student Protest Leader Faces Polarized Legal System
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:46:00 GMTThe Hong Kong legal system wants to show the world how they deal with people who oppose the government. Hong Kong courts have brought charges against 18-year-old Joshua Wong, a young man who many have come to see as the face of the protest movement that ...

Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:52:00 GMTA demonstrator, holding a cutout of Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina dressed in prison stripes with a message that reads in Spanish: "Another thief, we want you behind bars", marches to the National Palace to take part in a national strike calling ...

Tropical Storm Erika swamps Dominica; 3 people dead
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:48:00 GMT(CNN) — Tropical Storm Erika doesn’t have strong winds, but heavy rains were wreaking havoc on the Caribbean island of Dominica where three people were killed. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Thursday on social media that people were missing ...

Army sending hundreds of Fort Drum soldiers to South Korea
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:00:00 GMTFORT DRUM — Approximately 300 soldiers from post will head to South Korea in early October for a nine-month mission there, the Army announced Thursday. The 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade will primarily fly Kiowa ...

At least 20 refugees found dead in truck in Austria
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:35:00 GMTThe bodies of at least 20 refugees -- and as many as 50 -- were found Thursday in a tractor-trailer abandoned by the side of the road in in eastern Austria near the Hungarian border, according to news media reports. The nationalities of the victims ...

4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:59:00 GMTROSEAU, Dominica (AP) " Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which forecasters said ...

Colombia, Venezuela recall ambassadors amid dispute
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:02:00 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia — Venezuela and Colombia each recalled their ambassadors for consultations on Thursday amid a dispute over the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers. In a televised address ...

Truck 'Full of Bodies' Found in Eastern Austria: Official
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:09:00 GMTAn abandoned truck "full of bodies" was found on the side of a highway in eastern Austria on Thursday. Police said the dead were thought to be refugees. Gerald Pangl, a police spokesman in the Austrian state of Burgenland, told NBC News that the death toll ...



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