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Hungary detains three Bulgarians, one Afghan in migrant truck deaths

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KECSKEMET, Hungary (Reuters) - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck in Austria made their first appearance in court on Saturday, where they were given one month's detention to allow for an investigation....(more) 



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Thousands rally in central Beirut against political leaders

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting anti-government slogans converged on a square in central Beirut on Saturday for a rally against political leaders they say are incompetent and corrupt.  



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Climate change happening 'right now,' Obama says ahead of Alaska trip

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The president tries to strike a balance with expanded oil drilling as he heads to Alaska.          



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Thousands of Lebanese protesters gather in Beirut

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BEIRUT (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding Lebanon's protest over the country's ongoing trash crisis (all times local): 



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Rouhani says Iran's crude oil output stands at 2.9 million bpd: Shana

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Iran's crude oil production stands at 2.9 million barrels per day (bpd), President Hassan Rouhani was quoted as saying on Saturday, an increase of 200,000 bpd since he took office in 2013. "In the last two years we succeeded in increasing our crude oil production from...(more) 



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Journalists' jail sentences 'undermine' Egypt: Britain

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The jail terms handed down Saturday to three Al-Jazeera reporters "undermine confidence" in Egypt's progress towards long-term stability, Britain said. "I am deeply concerned by the sentences handed down today against journalists in Egypt," north Africa minister Tobias Ellwood said in a statement. "These sentences will...(more) 



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38 girls and young women reported killed in Swaziland highway crash

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At least 38 girls and young women were killed in a highway crash while traveling to a major traditional festival in Swaziland, a rights group said Saturday. 



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Roadside bomb kills 5 border officers in western Iraq

a shared story    15 hours 8 minutes ago
BAGHDAD (AP) — Security officials say a roadside bomb targeting a border guard convoy has killed five officers. 



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Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

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BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a foreign man Saturday they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago. 



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Egypt's sentencing of Al Jazeera English reporters to prison draws scorn

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Rights groups, freedom of the press advocates, family members and supporters expressed dismay Saturday after an Egyptian court sentenced three journalists for the broadcaster Al Jazeera English to prison terms of at least three years. 



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Libya migrant disaster death toll rises to 117

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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say they have recovered 12 more bodies, raising the death toll from the latest disaster for migrants trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean to 117. 



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Jazeera to appeal 'grotesque' verdict to jail journalists

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Al-Jazeera vowed Saturday to appeal an Egyptian court verdict to sentence three of its journalists to three years in prison, calling it a "deliberate attack on press freedom". The Qatar-based broadcaster said it would appeal the "grotesque" verdict as soon as the Cairo court has explained...(more) 



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