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  • Migrants hold out on Hungarian 'freedom train'; Orban says millions coming 4 Sep 2015 | 3:57 am

    By Marton Dunai BICSKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Hundreds of migrants, including Syrian refugees, were stranded on a train in Hungary for a second day on Friday, demanding passage to Germany in a standoff with riot police. Riot police halted the train at Bicske, some 35 kilometers west of Budapest, ordering the migrants to a nearby camp for processing asylum seekers. Scuffles broke out when the migrants refused, some fleeing or throwing themselves on the tracks in the latest desperate scenes of Europe’s worst migration crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.

  • U.S. NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone near Cape Verde Islands 4 Sep 2015 | 2:12 am

    (Reuters) - A tropical wave located just offshore of the west coast of Africa has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday. "This system shows signs of organization and has the potential for some development as it moves westward at 15 to 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic during the next few days," the NHC said.

  • UN star-studded media blitz to promote new development goals 4 Sep 2015 | 12:01 am

    FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2013 file photo, British director Richard Curtis poses for the photographers as he present his latest movie "About Time" , in Rome. The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change. Curtis, who is leading the campaign, told a news conference Thursday, Sept. 8, 2015, that he wants to make these new goals "much more famous and much more well-known" than the eight U.N. Millennium Development Goals adopted at a summit in 2000 which they will succeed. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, FIle)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations is launching a global campaign with a media blitz and an array of stars from Beyonce to Usain Bolt to spread news to everyone in the world about its new goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and combat climate change.

  • Australia scrumhalf says Wallabies won't underestimate US 3 Sep 2015 | 8:42 pm

    In this Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2015, photo, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly, left, talks with Australia rugby coach Michael Cheika at the gate of the Notre Dame football practice facility in South Bend, Ind. Cheika said what most impressed him by watching a Notre Dame football practice was seeing how quickly coach Brian Kelly and his assistants move more than 100 players from drill to drill during a high-paced practice. The Australia Wallabies will play the USA Eagles in a rugby match at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Tom Coyne)CHICAGO (AP) — Australia scrumhalf Nick Phipps won't be underestimating the United States in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match Saturday at Soldier Field.

  • The Latest: Canada: Syria family didn't file refugee request 3 Sep 2015 | 8:12 pm

    Migrants receive a juice donation in front of the railway station in Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia, and many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT):

  • Dreams of drowning: Italy struggles to help traumatised migrants 3 Sep 2015 | 6:16 pm

    Refugees land on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos in an inflatable dingy after crossing the Aegean Sea from from Turkey, on September 3, 2015The sensation of drowning, short-term memory loss, insomnia and suicidal tendencies: they may have made it safely to Italy, but many asylum seekers are plagued by symptoms of trauma and the psychological help they need is in short supply. Between 10 percent and 30 percent of asylum seekers reaching Europe are estimated to have been tortured in their home countries. Italy's Doctors for Human Rights association (Medu) noted in a recent report that over half of some 100 asylum seekers interviewed in Sicily had seen a travelling companion or close relative die during the Mediterranean crossing.

  • Britain's Labour leader candidates clash over Europe 3 Sep 2015 | 4:55 pm

    British Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn addresses a rally in Chelmsford, east of London, on September 2, 2015Candidates to head Britain's Labour party clashed over how to approach a referendum on membership of the European Union on Thursday, in the final debate to decide who should be the country's new opposition leader. The surprise frontrunner in the contest, anti-austerity candidate Jeremy Corbyn, has been criticised for being unclear on whether he would definitely support Britain's remaining in the EU. Labour is in a battle to redefine itself after the party, then led by Ed Miliband, lost to Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party in a May election, with the new leader due to be selected by September 12.

  • War crimes complaint filed against Chad leader Deby 3 Sep 2015 | 4:23 pm

    Chadian President Idriss Deby has been in power since 1990War crimes accusations have been filed against Chad's President Idriss Deby, a Senegalese court which is already trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre said Thursday. Deby, who overthrew Habre in 1990, has been accused of "genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture, at the initiative of some victims", lawyer Mbaye Jacques Ndiaye told radio station RFI.

  • Wade leads Australia to victory over England in 1st ODI 3 Sep 2015 | 4:18 pm

    Australia's Matthew Wade plays a shot during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton, southern England, on September 3, 2015Matthew Wade's unbeaten 71 laid the platform for World Cup-holders Australia's 59-run win over England in the first day/night one-day international in Southampton on Thursday. Australia, who won the toss, lost four wickets for 29 runs to be 193 for six in the 37th over. Left-hander Wade, who took nine balls to score his first run, faced 50 deliveries in total including 12 fours as he atoned for his part in the run-out of Shane Watson.

  • Hungary police force migrants from train tracks; dead boy's image shocks Europe 3 Sep 2015 | 3:50 pm

    Migrants storm into a train at the Keleti train station in BudapestBy Marton Dunai and Ece Toksabay BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy. France and Germany said European countries must be required to accept their shares of refugees, proposing what would potentially be the biggest change to the continent's asylum rules since World War Two. Europe's worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s has strained the European Union's asylum system to breaking point, dividing its 28 nations and feeding the rise of right-wing populists.

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