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Confrontation as Hungary police force migrants off train

BICSKE, Hungary - Hungarian police halted a train packed with migrants bound for the Austrian border and tried to force them to disembark in a town with a detention camp on Thursday, a confrontation that has become a focus of Europe's migration crisis. | Video

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New approach to old alliance for Saudi King and Obama

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will meet U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday, aiming to push him for more support in Riyadh's efforts to counter Iran after it agreed to a nuclear deal that will relieve Tehran of some international pressure.

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Trump expected to sign Republican loyalty pledge Thursday: reports

WASHINGTON - U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump is expected on Thursday to sign a pledge not to run as an independent candidate if he loses the Republican Party's nomination, according to multiple reports, despite earlier refusals to rule out a third-party bid.

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Iran's Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers: state TV

ANKARA - Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported.

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At least 14 killed as boat overloaded with migrants capsizes off Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR - An overloaded wooden boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants sank off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, among them 13 women, maritime officials said.

Kentucky clerk faces judgment day in same-sex marriage dispute

ASHLAND, Ky. - A county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds heads to U.S. federal court on Thursday where a judge could hold her in contempt for defying his order to do so. | Video

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U.S. report cites poor police response during Ferguson unrest

- Police forces need more training and other improvements to avoid a repeat of mistakes made in response to last year's race-related protests and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, according to a U.S. Justice Department report issued on Thursday.

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Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

MUGLA, Turkey - The distraught father of two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother and several other migrants as they tried to reach Greece identified their bodies on Thursday and prepared to take them back to their home town of Kobani.