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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

The Latest: Exhausted migrants protest at Hungarian border
GENEVA (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 8/28/2015 3:12 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

Indian and Pakistani border guards trade gunfire, 9 killed
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Indian and Pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the divided region of Kashmir, leaving nine civilians dead and another 63 wounded, authorities said Friday.... 8/28/2015 2:14 PM

Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe
PARIS (AP) -- Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID.... 8/28/2015 2:12 PM

British journalists detained in Turkey
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Officials and media reports say two British journalists have been detained in Turkey's largest, mainly-Kurdish city, along with their translator.... 8/28/2015 2:11 PM

Erika soaks Puerto Rico after 4 killed in Dominica
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico with rain and wind Friday 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 2:08 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 2:04 PM

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 2:00 PM

Russian police finds stolen bas relief in right-wing attack
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Police in St. Petersburg on Friday found fragments of a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles which was removed from the facade of a historic building, in a possible right-wing act of revenge.... 8/28/2015 1:53 PM

Indian army kills 5 Naga rebels in remote northeast
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- India's army on Friday killed five insurgents from a Naga rebel group that months earlier attacked the military in the country's remote northeastern region bordering Myanmar, an official said.... 8/28/2015 1:52 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 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 1:47 PM



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