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Refugees in Hungary start moving west on foot
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hundreds of refugees frustrated at being stuck at two train stations in Hungary set off on foot for Austria Friday, one group forming a line nearly a half-mile long as they streamed out of Budapest, the other breaking out of a train near a migrant reception center and then running toward the West after overwhelming police.... 9/4/2015 3:34 PM

The Latest: 4 EU nations reject having quotas for migrants
BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):... 9/4/2015 3:26 PM

Police clash with gunmen in Tajikistan, 17 dead
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) -- Authorities in Tajikistan say armed groups led by a disaffected deputy defense minister have mounted attacks that have left at least eight police officers and nine militants dead.... 9/4/2015 3:25 PM

Official: Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official said Friday.... 9/4/2015 3:24 PM

Guatemala ex-president goes to court after night behind bars
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Otto Perez Molina was headed back to court on Friday after spending his first night as an ex-president in military custody. Perez Molina's jailing followed a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.... 9/4/2015 3:23 PM

Former Bosnian Serb leader has gall bladder removed
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who is waiting for verdicts in his genocide trial at a United Nations war crimes tribunal, has had surgery to remove his gall bladder.... 9/4/2015 3:23 PM

Britain's Cameron: Independent Catalonia would be out of EU
MADRID (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says the Catalonia region of Spain would be forced to leave the European Union if separatists manage to pull off a secession drive and carve out a new Mediterranean nation.... 9/4/2015 3:16 PM

Fire in Greek psychiatric hospital leaves 3 dead
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say a fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital has killed at least three people, believed to be patients.... 9/4/2015 3:08 PM

Supporters of Christian Lebanese leader protest in Beirut
BEIRUT (AP) -- Supporters of a Lebanese Christian leader are gathering in Beirut in a large protest to demand parliament and presidential elections.... 9/4/2015 2:53 PM

Official: Bombs may have been targeting Sinai peacekeepers
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- International peacekeeping vehicles hit by roadside bombs in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula were painted white, different from the desert color scheme used by the Egyptian army, a mission official said Friday, suggesting they were targeted on purpose.... 9/4/2015 2:37 PM

Graffiti comes of age as elderly Portuguese try urban art
COVILHA, Portugal (AP) -- Some are hard of hearing or don't see well, others complain about stiff joints, one is 101 years old. All have become graffiti artists under a project to energize Portugal's elderly.... 9/4/2015 2:35 PM

22 Emirati troops in Saudi-led coalition killed in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Twenty-two members of the United Arab Emirates' military were killed while taking part in Saudi-led operations in Yemen against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, the official news agency WAM said Friday, the largest single loss for the Gulf nation's military to date in the war.... 9/4/2015 2:11 PM

4 men plead guilty in major London jewel heist over Easter
LONDON (AP) -- Four men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a major jewel heist in London's Hatton Garden diamond district over the Easter weekend.... 9/4/2015 1:57 PM

Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled
KUCUK KENDIRLI, Turkey (AP) -- A Syrian woman and her two young sons who drowned on a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece were buried Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled.... 9/4/2015 1:46 PM

Iraq's top cleric demands real steps in fighting corruption
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must start hunting the "big heads" as part of its anti-corruption drive, calling for "convincing and assuring steps" as proof of the government's seriousness in implementing its highly-touted reform plan.... 9/4/2015 1:40 PM

More heartbreak for Ebola survivor after baby boy dies
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- It was the new beginning that Sierra Leone's first Ebola survivor, Victoria Yillia, had yearned for after losing 21 of her relatives to the disease: a newborn who would allow her and her husband to start a new family.... 9/4/2015 1:24 PM

UN official: Peacekeepers committing crimes must be punished
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- International peacekeepers who commit crimes must be punished, the U.N. human rights chief said on Friday following the revelation of yet another sexual abuse allegation in Central African Republic.... 9/4/2015 1:23 PM

2 men claiming to have found Nazi gold train go on Polish TV
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Two men appeared Friday on Polish TV saying they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold - a claim that came as the Polish military inspected the alleged site in southwest Poland.... 9/4/2015 1:14 PM

Indonesia drops high-speed train plan, chooses slower option
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia has dropped its plan to build a high-speed train line and is shifting instead to more economical medium-speed technology, a Cabinet minister said Friday.... 9/4/2015 1:09 PM

3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student
JAIPUR, India (AP) -- A court on Friday sentenced three Indian men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.... 9/4/2015 12:47 PM

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