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  • Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis
    Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisis 9 hours ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station. More »

  • The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations
    The Latest: EU eyes legal action for migration violations 14 hours ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): More »

  • Quotes from voters in this week's AP Global Football 10 15 hours ago

    LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week's Associated Press Global Football 10: More »

  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders
    China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders 17 hours ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low. More »

  • Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai f …
    Teen sex offender faces extradition after arrest on board Dublin to Dubai f … 18 hours ago

    He will appear before an extradition court tomorrow. More »

  • Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status
    Nigerian leader canvasses efforts for polio-free status 19 hours ago

    President Muhammadu Buhari wants Nigeria to continue efforts to win certification as a polio-free country by 2017 after recording its last case in July last year, his office said Tuesday. More »

  • Western Leaders to Stay Away From Chinese World War II Commemorations
    Western Leaders to Stay Away From Chinese World War II Commemorations 19 hours ago

    China will commemorate its World War II Victory Day this Thursday, but the enormous military parade will be missing a few key guests. The parade, which will be held on September 3 to mark 70 years since the end of World War II and China's defeat of Japan, will see 12,000 troops march across Tiananmen Square as aircraft fly overhead. In March, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said "invitations to the leaders of all relevant countries and international organizations" were sent, but neither President Barack Obama nor Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be present. More »

  • Top Asian News at 10:30 a.m. GMT 19 hours ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said Tuesday that authorities have arrested a man they believe is the main suspect in a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago that killed 20 people. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said the man is a foreigner and was arrested in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border. He described him as the main person in the bombing but did not directly say he is suspected of actually planting the bomb. More »

  • Four killed, dozens wounded, in suicide attack on Pakistan forces 20 hours ago

    By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, where security forces are battling Islamist militants, officials said. Each of two allied militant groups, the Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam, claimed responsibility for the attack in the Khyber region near the Afghan border, where the military has been battling them since last October. The attack targeted a paramilitary vehicle outside a government compound in the Jamrud area of the region, official Shaukatullah Afridi, who was metres away from the blast, told Reuters. More »

  • Suicide bomber attacks tribal police in Pakistan, killing 4 22 hours ago

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a vehicle carrying an area commander of the tribal police in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 52, authorities said. More »

  • Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest
    Migrants dash for last train to Germany from bottleneck Budapest Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The 21.10 train to Munich, the last out of Budapest to Germany, was tantalisingly close, just a few metres the other side of a crush barrier and some ticket inspectors. More »

  • England cricket captain Cook in search of opening partner
    England cricket captain Cook in search of opening partner Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    It is Test cricket's equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship. More »

  • Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup
    Austria inspects trucks for migrants, creates 18-mile backup Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Austria stepped up vehicle inspections Monday at its Hungarian border after 71 migrants apparently suffocated in a truck, creating a huge traffic jam on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. In addition to ... More »

  • Irish Nanny Cleared Of Murder In Baby's Death
    Irish Nanny Cleared Of Murder In Baby's Death Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    District Attorney Marian Ryan announced the move on Monday after a medical examiner reversed an earlier decision that Rehma Sabir's death was a homicide. Aisling Brady McCarthy, 37, was charged with the girl's death in 2013 after an initial post-mortem examination indicated she died of complications from blunt-force head injuries. The girl's death has now been classified as "undetermined", Ms Ryan said. More »

  • Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle
    Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan's government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group's leadership following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar. More »

  • Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader win means 'giving up' …
    Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader win means 'giving up' … Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Andy Burnham has warned Labour activists that electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader would mean "giving up" on winning the next election. More »

  • Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire
    Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, a Saudi official said. More »

  • Three Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire
    Three Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Saudi authorities said Monday that three Canadians, one Pakistani and a Nigerian woman were among 10 people killed in a fire at a residential complex rented by oil giant Saudi Aramco at the weekend. More »

  • Pakistani official says Haqqani militants weakened, despite US concern Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Pakistan's foreign policy chief responded to U.S. concerns that the country remains a haven for the feared Haqqani network, saying on Monday that the militants have been weakened by an army offensive and now operate mostly out of Afghanistan. Sartaj Aziz, national adviser for foreign affairs, spoke a day after U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned leaders in Islamabad that attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistani threaten regional security. U.S. officials particularly expressed concern about the Haqqani network, which they blamed for several bloody bombings and attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks. More »

  • Top Asian News at 9:30 a.m. GMT Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago that yielded its first arrest over the weekend. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he was certain the two were part of a group police say was responsible for the Aug. 17 blast at the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, more than half of them foreigners. More »

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East
    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    In the Middle East this past week, workers in Libya collected the bodies of migrants who drowned while trying to make their way across the Mediterranean to Europe. The death toll continued to rise after two boats capsized off the western coastal city of Zuwara with an estimated 500 migrants onboard. More »

  • Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs
    Afghan airfields built for war seen as economic hubs Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but even tourism. More »

  • 'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage
    'A Sinner in Mecca' documents gay Muslim pilgrimage Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The confession of a Pakistani murderer. Overzealous religious police. An Arab angered after his pregnant wife was molested in the holiest site known to Islam. More »

  • Fire at Saudi oil workers' compound kills 10, many injured Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    By Reem Shamseddine KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 10 people, the Civil Defence agency said. Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco did not identify the nationalities of those killed from the fire at the compound in the town of Khobar, some distance from its oil and gas production areas. In the new statement, the Civil Defence said 259 people were injured from 219 reported earlier. More »

  • Revived Morgan ready for Australia T20 clash
    Revived Morgan ready for Australia T20 clash Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan believes he is "twice the man" after taking several weeks off ahead of Monday's match against Australia in Cardiff. More »

  • Obama invites Pakistan PM Sharif for October visit
    Obama invites Pakistan PM Sharif for October visit Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, for a meeting at the White House on Oct. 22, the U.S. National Security Council said on Sunday. The invitation came during a visit to Islamabad on Saturday and Sunday by National Security Adviser Susan Rice to meet with Sharif and senior officials, the NSC said in a statement. "Ambassador Rice commended Pakistan’s support for recent talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, underscored the U.S. commitment to an Afghan-led peace process, and urged Pakistan to intensify its efforts to counter terrorist sanctuaries inside its borders in order to promote regional peace and stability," the NSC said. More »

  • US envoy discusses Afghan peace efforts on Pakistan visit Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met with Pakistani leaders during a visit to the country on Sunday to discuss efforts to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban which were suspended after the announcement of the death of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. More »

  • Gunmen attack remote Pakistan airport, kill two engineers Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    By Saleem Shahid QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a remote airport in troubled southwestern Pakistan before dawn on Sunday, killing two engineers and destroying the facility's radar system, authorities said. No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on Jewani airport in Balochistan province, which is fighting separatist insurgents as well as various other militants. The airport is in the province's Gwadar district, home to a strategic port of the same name that is key to a planned $46 billion China-Pakistan economic corridor linking the port to China's far-western Xinjiang district. More »

  • Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria
    Hungary detains 5th suspect in truck deaths of 71 in Austria Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A fifth man suspected of being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria has been detained, Hungarian police said Sunday. More »

  • Queen Elizabeth II to become UK's longest-serving monarch
    Queen Elizabeth II to become UK's longest-serving monarch Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II is set to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch next month, surpassing the record of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria around 5:30 pm on September 9 after 23,226 days, 16 hours and roughly 30 minutes on the throne. More »

  • Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2 Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said. More »

  • Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking
    Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Saudi authorities executed a Pakistani man on Sunday for attempting to smuggle drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. More »

  • Gunmen kill one and and kidnap another in attack on Pakistan airport in troubled …
    Gunmen kill one and and kidnap another in attack on Pakistan airport in troubled … Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Gunmen have attacked a small airport in southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province, killing one and abducting another, authorities have said. The incident took place early today (30 August) as armed men on motorcycles stormed the small Jewni airport, killing the official on duty, identified as Khalilullah, and injuring his supervisor. The intruders also destroyed navigational equipment, Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George said. More »

  • U.S. national security adviser discusses militant attacks in Pakistan talks
    U.S. national security adviser discusses militant attacks in Pakistan talks Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met Pakistan's prime minister on Sunday to press concerns over attacks launched by militants based in Pakistan, officials said. The visit to Islamabad, part of an Asian tour that included an earlier stop in China, comes amid uncertainty over whether the United States will release $300 million in military aid to Pakistan. Media reports have suggested the money could be held back if the United States determines Pakistan is not doing enough to combat the Haqqani network, which has launched some of the deadliest attacks in neighbouring Afghanistan. More »

  • New eyes for the blind
    New eyes for the blind Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    An innovative surgical procedure to help the blind, a look at shark conservation efforts, and saving America's oranges. More »