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Finnish PM's offer to migrants: Take my spare house
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Amid Europe's migrant crisis, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila is hoping to set an example for his countrymen by opening his own spare house to refugees.... 9/5/2015 4:52 PM

Drowned Syrian boys' aunt fights to bring family to Canada
COQUITLAM, British Columbia (AP) -- The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.... 9/5/2015 4:36 PM

UK woman detained on way to Syria faces abduction charges
LONDON (AP) -- A woman charged with planning to bring her four children to Syria has answered charges of child abduction in a London courtroom.... 9/5/2015 4:25 PM

Exhaustion, elation as 6,500 migrants reach Austria, Germany
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of exhausted, elated people fleeing their Arab and Asian homelands reached their dream destinations of Germany and Austria on Saturday, completing epic journeys by boat, bus, train and foot to escape war and poverty.... 9/5/2015 4:16 PM

Authorities struggle to identify dead in migrant tragedies
MILAN (AP) -- Adal Netuse, an Eritrean immigrant whose brother drowned in a smuggler's boat while trying to reach Italy in 2013, knows all too well what might be in store for the relatives of those who died last month in a similar accident in the Mediterranean.... 9/5/2015 4:01 PM

Toll from Yemen rebel attack rises as 10 Saudi troops killed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's military said Saturday that 10 of its troops were killed in a rebel missile strike a day earlier in Yemen, raising the death toll in the attack to at least 55 coalition troops killed.... 9/5/2015 3:55 PM

Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas in annual tradition
KINIGI, Rwanda (AP) -- Youths wearing gorilla costumes and rubber boots grunted and scampered in front of Rwanda's president on Saturday during the ceremonial naming of 24 baby mountain gorillas in the African country, where the critically endangered animals live in volcano-studded forests that are visited by increasing numbers of foreign tourists.... 9/5/2015 3:43 PM

Former Portugal premier released to house arrest amid probe
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A Portuguese judge has released former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates from jail where he spent over nine months on suspicion of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud.... 9/5/2015 3:13 PM

Former archbishop accused of abuse buried in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The Polish church on Saturday buried a former papal diplomat who was charged by a Vatican court of sexually abusing minors and possessing child pornography but who died before he answered the accusations.... 9/5/2015 3:12 PM

Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric killed
BEIRUT (AP) -- Anti-government violence erupted Saturday in a southern Syrian province that had largely stayed on the sidelines of the country's civil war, a day after the killing of a prominent cleric in rare explosions that claimed the lives of at least 25 others, activists and pro-government media said.... 9/5/2015 3:03 PM

Thai police seek 10th suspect in deadly Bangkok bombing
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thai police said Saturday that they are looking for a 10th suspect in last month's bombing of a landmark in central Bangkok that killed 20 people.... 9/5/2015 2:48 PM

Japan lifts evacuation order for town near doomed nuke plant
NARAHA, Japan (AP) -- Japan's government on Saturday lifted a 4 1/2-year-old evacuation order for the northeastern town of Naraha that had sent all of the town's 7,400 residents away following the disaster at the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant.... 9/5/2015 2:43 PM

Giant sinkhole in Russia's Urals growing in size
MOSCOW (AP) -- A giant sinkhole that appeared in the Russian city of Solikamsk nine months ago is growing in size.... 9/5/2015 1:54 PM

Spain police bust drug plantation set up by inmate on leave
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish authorities who raided what is thought to be the country's largest outdoor marijuana planation didn't have far to look for the prime suspect. He was in jail.... 9/5/2015 1:40 PM

Islamists dominate cities in Morocco local elections
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco's Islamist party dominated this North African kingdom's urban areas in local elections, but trailed in total seats behind two parties with strong backing in the countryside, according to final results announced Saturday.... 9/5/2015 1:37 PM

France's far-right National Front tries to move past feud
PARIS (AP) -- France's far-right National Front is holding a party-wide meeting, hoping to move past a family feud that has pitted its head, Marine Le Pen, against her father.... 9/5/2015 12:58 PM

Snowden accepts Norwegian prize via video link from Russia
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Former intelligence worker Edward Snowden has received a prize from the Norwegian Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression, accepting via a live video link from Russia.... 9/5/2015 12:48 PM

Afghan official: 13 killed in north as donors meet in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least 13 Afghan civilians were killed on Saturday in a previously peaceful region in the country's north as President Ashraf Ghani sought to assure international donors gathered in the capital Kabul that Afghanistan is making progress on promised reforms.... 9/5/2015 11:45 AM

Ukraine's president lauds renewed cease-fire in the east
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has lauded the renewed cease-fire in the east, saying that not a single Ukrainian soldier has died in fighting this week.... 9/5/2015 10:27 AM

Merkel: No legal limit to asylum seekers Germany can take
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that her country won't stop anyone from seeking asylum, as thousands of migrants desperate to leave Hungary made their way westward to Germany and Austria.... 9/5/2015 9:06 AM



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