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Sicily detains 10 smugglers in deaths of 52 migrants
ROME (AP) -- Prosecutors in Sicily detained 10 people on suspicion of smuggling and murder Friday for having allegedly crammed dozens of migrants into the airless hold of a boat where 52 bodies were found this week.... 8/28/2015 4:00 PM

The Latest: Migrants spooked by short sea crossing to Greece
GENEVA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 3:58 PM

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea
VIENNA (AP) -- Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.... 8/28/2015 3:44 PM

Fahmy hopes to get life back with Al-Jazeera English verdict
TORONTO (AP) -- Former Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt awaiting a verdict in his terror trial, is hoping his ordeal will be over this weekend.... 8/28/2015 3:40 PM

Al-Jazeera English defendants await verdict in Egypt trial
CAIRO (AP) -- Three journalists on trial in an Egyptian court on terrorism-related charges are awaiting its verdict, hopeful that they will be acquitted after lengthy proceedings criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.... 8/28/2015 3:34 PM

Erika aims for Dominican Republic after 4 killed in Dominica
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic began to evacuate people on Friday as Tropical Storm Erika lashed the country with heavy rain and wind after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing.... 8/28/2015 3:30 PM

Greece's caretaker cabinet sworn in ahead of early vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's new caretaker government, led by the nation's first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday and headed straight into a cabinet meeting as the country faces an election next month.... 8/28/2015 3:23 PM

Mali militia refuses to leave town after peace deal broken
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A government-allied militia in Mali says it won't follow demands by an international peace monitoring group to leave a northern town that it took from separatists last week.... 8/28/2015 3:20 PM

UN envoy says Libya talks must end in 2 weeks
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- Talks to form a national unity government in Libya moved forward Friday without one of the main negotiating partners as the U.N. envoy said an agreement must be reached in the next two weeks.... 8/28/2015 3:19 PM

200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) -- Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the western coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.... 8/28/2015 3:18 PM

Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck
VIENNA (AP) -- Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.... 8/28/2015 3:13 PM

More precise data makes tiny Estonia grow by 834 islands
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Tiny Estonia just got a little bit bigger.... 8/28/2015 3:13 PM

As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?
BICESTER, England (AP) -- The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China.... 8/28/2015 3:13 PM

Radar detects object believed to be missing Nazi gold train
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed to prove the discovery of an armored Nazi train missing in southwestern Poland since World War II.... 8/28/2015 3:13 PM

Senegal activist: Release 7 men convicted of gay acts
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A Senegalese activist has called for the release of seven men arrested in July and sentenced to six months in prison for homosexual acts.... 8/28/2015 2:52 PM

Poland to service Bulgaria's Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jets
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's defense ministry says the country has reached a preliminary agreement with Bulgaria to modernize the Balkan country's Soviet-era fleet of MiG-29 fighter jets.... 8/28/2015 2:42 PM

Armed group frees 163 children in Central African Republic
GENEVA (AP) -- UNICEF says an armed militia group in Central African Republic has released 163 children, some of thousands who have been conscripted in jobs like cooks, messengers, and even combatants.... 8/28/2015 2:39 PM

Mom angry over $60 for Barcelona match ticket for baby
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish woman is fuming after football club Barcelona made her pay 54 euros ($60) for a match ticket for her 10-month-old baby even though the seat wouldn't be used.... 8/28/2015 2:32 PM

Extremists kill 28 in villages in northeastern Nigeria
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday.... 8/28/2015 2:25 PM

Mihajlovic already growing tired of questions on Balotelli
MILAN (AP) -- One day after Mario Balotelli's loan back to AC Milan began, Rossoneri coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is already growing tired of questions about the maverick striker.... 8/28/2015 2:19 PM



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