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Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; dead toddler's image shocks Europe
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Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; dead toddler's image shocks Europe | Reuters

BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy. France and Germany said European countries must be required to accept their shares of refugees, proposing what would potentially be the biggest change to the continent's asylum rules since World War Two.

Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses
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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses | Reuters

ASHLAND, Ky. A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds was held in contempt of court by a U.S. federal judge on Thursday and sent to jail.

France offers new farm aid as 1,500 tractors hit Paris streets
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France offers new farm aid as 1,500 tractors hit Paris streets | Reuters

PARIS France offered its farmers additional financial help on Thursday including tax rebates and investment aid after they drove 1,500 tractors onto the streets of Paris to protest against falling incomes and rising costs. French farmers, struggling with the effects of Russia's embargo on Western food products and a slump in prices, say higher taxes and stricter environmental protection rules are hampering their competitiveness against European neighbours

Hungary police prise migrants from train tracks; dead boy's image shocks Europe
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Hungary police prise migrants from train tracks; dead boy's image shocks Europe | Reuters

BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy. France and Germany said European countries must be required to accept their shares of refugees, proposing what would potentially be the biggest change to the continent's asylum rules since World War Two.

Russia delays start of U.N. probe of Syria gas attacks - envoys
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Russia delays start of U.N. probe of Syria gas attacks - envoys | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Russia is delaying the launch of an international investigation aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapon attacks in Syria, U.N. Security Council diplomats said on Wednesday, though Moscow's U.N.

White House: No threat detected from China navy ships in Bering Sea
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White House: No threat detected from China navy ships in Bering Sea | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Pentagon has not detected any threatening activity from the Chinese navy vessels in the Bering Sea, the White House said on Wednesday. "Based on their analysis they have not detected any sort of threat or threatening activities," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Syriza falls behind conservatives ahead of Greek election - poll  
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Syriza falls behind conservatives ahead of Greek election - poll | Reuters

ATHENS Greek leftist Syriza party on Wednesday fell behind its main conservative rivals for the first time since former premier Alexis Tsipras resigned, offering further evidence that his decision to call a snap election could backfire. Syriza is on course to win 25 percent of votes at the Sept

At least 20 killed in bombings near mosque in Yemeni capital - Houthi media
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At least 20 killed in bombings near mosque in Yemeni capital - Houthi media | Reuters

SANAA At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded in two bombings near a mosque in a northern district of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, media run by the city's ruling Houthi militia said.

At least five dead from Monday's chemical plant blast in China - Xinhua
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At least five dead from Monday's chemical plant blast in China - Xinhua | Reuters

SHANGHAI The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in China's Shandong province late on Monday has risen to five, state news agency Xinhua reported, as China still seeks answers to a far larger blast in the port city of Tianjin earlier last month. The latest blast happened close to midnight in a county roughly 275 km (170 miles) south of Tianjin, where explosions at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals devastated an industrial park on Aug.

N.Irish Unionists want parliament suspended for crisis talks 
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N.Irish Unionists want parliament suspended for crisis talks | Reuters

DUBLIN Northern Ireland's first minister will ask Britain's Prime Minister to suspend the Northern Irish Assembly for four weeks to facilitate talks to save the power-sharing executive threatened by a crisis over an IRA-linked murder. Peter Robinson's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) sought the permission of a parliamentary committee to extend the summer recess by a month earlier on Tuesday but their motion was voted down by the nationalist Sinn Fein, whom they share power with. The DUP last week said it wanted Sinn Fein, the one-time political wing of the IRA, thrown out of government after police said a rump of the militant group that formally disbanded in 2005 may have been involved the recent killing of a former member

New EU migrant plans ready next week: Avramopoulos
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New EU migrant plans ready next week: Avramopoulos | Reuters

BRUSSELS The EU executive will outline new plans next week to share out refugees across European states as well as to speed deportations of unwanted migrants, the 28-nation bloc's migration commissioner said on Tuesday. Dimitris Avramopoulos told Reuters that new EU systems for processing asylum claims in Italy, Greece and possibly Hungary could involve detaining those rejected until they return home, as European governments strain to balance obligations to provide refuge with hostility among the public to mass immigration

Beirut protesters occupy ministry and call anti-government rally 
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Beirut protesters occupy ministry and call anti-government rally | Reuters

BEIRUT Dozens of protesters occupied the environment ministry in the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday calling on minister Mohamad Al Machnouk to resign over a rubbish disposal crisis, the latest in a wave of protests against the paralysed political system. Hundreds of other protesters gathered outside the building as riot police took up positions in surrounding streets and the "You Stink" anti-government campaign called for a new rally in a nearby square in the afternoon. Interior Minister Nohad Machnouk said protesters had 30 minutes to leave the building, al-Jadeed and al-Manar television stations said, without saying what would happen if they did not

Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year
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Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year | Reuters

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions, in the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials. However, from Dec.

Citing God's authority, clerk defies U.S. top court on gay marriages
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Citing God's authority, clerk defies U.S. top court on gay marriages | Reuters

MOREHEAD, Ky. A Kentucky county clerk, defying a new U.S. Supreme Court decision and citing "God's authority," rejected requests for marriage licenses from same-sex couples on Tuesday in a deepening legal standoff now two months old

Rebekah Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief - FT
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Rebekah Brooks returning to News Corp as UK chief - FT | Reuters

Rebekah Brooks will return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Turkey's Erdogan calls parliamentary election, to meet PM Davutoglu
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Turkey's Erdogan calls parliamentary election, to meet PM Davutoglu | Reuters

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called for fresh parliamentary elections, his office said on Monday, in a widely anticipated move after two months of coalition talks failed to produce a coalition government ahead of a deadline.

Russia orders Wikipedia page blocked over cannabis link
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Russia orders Wikipedia page blocked over cannabis link | Reuters

MOSCOW A Russian government agency on Monday ordered Internet providers block access to a page on the Russian-language version of Wikipedia for containing banned information on a type of cannabis. The move could lead to the Russian-language version of Wikipedia becoming totally inaccessible, the organisation that supports the website warned, since Wikipedia uses a protected protocol which means providers cannot block separate pages on the same site. Since President Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin in 2012, Russia has passed legislation banning sites that contain child pornography, drug-related or militant material, or which advocate suicide.

U.S., Turkey to launch 'comprehensive' anti-Islamic State operation
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U.S., Turkey to launch 'comprehensive' anti-Islamic State operation | Reuters

ANKARA Turkey and the United States will soon launch "comprehensive" air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria that borders Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday. Detailed talks on the plans between Washington and Ankara were completed on Sunday, and regional allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan, as well as Britain and France may also take part, Cavusoglu said in an interview.

Train gunman wanted to rob people, looked malnourished: lawyer
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Train gunman wanted to rob people, looked malnourished: lawyer | Reuters

PARIS The gunman who was disarmed by passengers on a train in France two days ago looked weak and malnourished and said he had only meant to rob people, a lawyer who interviewed him after the attack said on Sunday. "(I saw) somebody who was very sick, somebody very weakened physically, as if he suffered from malnutrition, very, very thin and very haggard," the lawyer, Sophie David, told BFMTV. David said the 26 year-old Moroccan expressed surprise when he was told that European authorities suspected him of being an Islamist militant

Ukraine leader urges unity to bring change, combat Russian aggressor
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Ukraine leader urges unity to bring change, combat Russian aggressor | Reuters

KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on all political forces in the country on Sunday to rally behind his plans for constitutional change aimed at ending a separatist conflict in the east and defeating what he termed the "Russian aggressor". Poroshenko used a flag-raising ceremony in Kiev on the eve of Independence Day to make a clear pitch to his coalition allies to overcome their doubts and vote in favour of amendments to the constitution that will allot special status to separatist-minded parts of eastern Ukraine