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Migrants scuffle with Hungary police; dead toddler's image shocks Europe


BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey - 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. | Video

World, Migrant Crisis 6:57pm EDT

France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from MH370


PARIS - The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday.

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. | Video

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.

World, Davos 1:46pm EDT

Greek leftists put on brave face as poll shows conservatives pulling ahead


ATHENS - Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party said on Thursday it remained confident of winning an outright victory in a Sept. 20 election despite an opinion poll that showed its main conservative rival edging ahead.

World, Greece 5:15pm EDT

Chinese ships headed home after Bering Sea sighting: U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON - Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by U.S. President Barack Obama have begun their "return transit," the U.S. Navy's top uniformed officer told Reuters on Thursday.

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Guatemala court jails ex-President Perez pending graft hearing


GUATEMALA CITY - A judge ordered former Guatemalan President Otto Perez to be held in prison while hearings over his alleged role in a customs corruption scandal continue, citing a flight risk. | Video

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Turkey extends mandate to send troops to Syria if needed

ANKARA - Turkey's parliament voted late on Thursday to extend by a year a mandate authorizing the deployment of troops to Syria and Iraq, weeks after it stepped up its role in the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State.

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G20 finance ministers meet in Turkey as China casts clouds over growth

ANKARA - When the Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet on Friday in Turkey, China's market turmoil is likely to be the biggest problem they do nothing about.

World, China, Turkey 5:51pm EDT

China holds massive military parade, to cut troop levels by 300,000


BEIJING - President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. | Video

World, China, Japan 6:41am EDT

Will Colbert win Bush’s raffle, or will Bush win Colbert’s?

It's long become a staple in presidential campaigning to capitalize on, well, pretty much anything the candidate is doing. So it only made sense when Republican candidate Jeb Bush seized the opportunity to fundraise off his historic appearance next week on the very first episode of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." But did his team forget to tell Stephen Colbert?