Thailand crackdown

BANGKOK - Since the military took over the Thai government in May 2014, dissenters have been handed as much as 60-year sentences for insulting the monarchy.

Saudi king to meet with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal 1:20am EDT

WASHINGTON - Saudi King Salman will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.

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A young migrant girl holds up a sign during a protest in front of a train at Bicske railway station, Hungary, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Millions more coming: Hungary prime minister

BICSKE, Hungary - Hundreds of migrants, including Syrian refugees, were stranded on the so-called "Freedom Train" in Hungary, demanding passage to Germany in a standoff with riot police. Hungary's right-wing leader expects millions more.  Full Article 

President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman at the start of a bilateral meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh January 27, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The King And O

WASHINGTON - Saudi King Salman will meet with President Barack Obama in Washington to seek more support in countering Iran, as the White House tries to shore up relations after a period of tensions.  Full Article 

Rowan County clerk Kim Davis is shown in this booking photo provided by the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Kentucky September 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Carter County Detention Center/Handout via Reuters

Clerk jailed for gay union defiance stands firm

ASHLAND, Ky. - Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk jailed for her defiance over issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, said she would deny her deputies the authority to do so, raising questions about the validity of any licenses they might issue.  Full Article 

A man wearing a fedora hat looks at his phone in a courtyard with a water feature (rear) in New York November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Warrants required to track cellphones

WASHINGTON - Prosecutors and some federal law enforcement agencies will need to obtain a search warrant to use devices that track cellphone location.  Full Article 

Afghan refugees return home reluctantly

Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees, unable to settle in Pakistan, return to their war-torn home country. Yiming Woo reports.

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