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Q&A: Syria's civil war at the root of migrant crisis
BEIRUT (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy washes ashore on a Turkish beach. Seventy-one migrants suffocate in a truck in Austria. Daily scenes of chaos unfolding in European cities as governments try to halt a human tide heading north. There seems to be no letup to the horrors triggered by Syria's civil war.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants
BERLIN (AP) -- A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons.... 9/3/2015 5:31 PM

Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.... 9/3/2015 5:30 PM

Conservative Maldonado in line as Guatemala's interim leader
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Vice President Alejandro Maldonado, a conservative former high court justice, was expected on Thursday to replace President Otto Perez Molina, who resigned a few hours earlier amid a corruption scandal.... 9/3/2015 5:27 PM

Lebanon activists stage hunger strike, want minister to quit
BEIRUT (AP) -- Several Lebanese activists launched an open-ended hunger strike on Thursday, demanding the resignation of the environment minister at the center of the country's trash crisis.... 9/3/2015 5:13 PM

Greeks told euro exit simple as `drinking a glass of water'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A left-wing opposition leader is telling voters they won't find a Greek exit from the common European currency hard.... 9/3/2015 5:11 PM

Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
GENEVA (AP) -- The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 5:07 PM

Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to camps
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of migrants surged into a Budapest train station Thursday when police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance, but the surprise move produced only a new swirl of confusion and anger as some migrants found themselves tricked into taking a train to a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers.... 9/3/2015 5:04 PM

European Central Bank ready to give eurozone more stimulus
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank is ready to give the eurozone economy a bigger dose of stimulus if turmoil in China and weaker global growth hurt its modest recovery, President Mario Draghi said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 4:57 PM

The Latest: Prosecutor to seek jail for Guatemalan president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):... 9/3/2015 4:54 PM

Turkish official: 2 Vice News journalists freed from jail
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Two Vice News journalists who were arrested in Turkey on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain jailed pending the conclusion of an investigation.... 9/3/2015 4:28 PM

Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets
BERLIN (AP) -- Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week.... 9/3/2015 4:28 PM

Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train
WALBRZYCH, Poland (AP) -- The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland - as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold.... 9/3/2015 4:26 PM

At Venice fest, 'Spotlight' exposes sex abuse by priests
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Thomas McCarthy wants Pope Francis to go to the movies.... 9/3/2015 4:21 PM

Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday.... 9/3/2015 4:17 PM

Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, and arrived at court Thursday morning to hear the charges against him.... 9/3/2015 4:06 PM

Boat overturns on Mali lake, killing at least 18 people
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Authorities say at least 18 people are dead in central Mali after a boat overturned on a lake there during heavy winds.... 9/3/2015 3:58 PM

Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria from Cameroon since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram.... 9/3/2015 3:55 PM

French investigators confirm wing part is from Flight 370
PARIS (AP) -- French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard.... 9/3/2015 3:44 PM

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The flag-draped coffins of Ugandan soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia were offloaded from a cargo plane in Uganda on Thursday as troops stood at attention. A military official said 12 Ugandan soldiers had been killed.... 9/3/2015 3:41 PM

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