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Turkey shells northern Syria for second day: monitor

BEIRUT The Turkish army shelled positions held by Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, killing two fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

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EU's elder statesmen to Britain: 'Don't leave us now'

BRUSSELS Elder statesmen who built and shaped the European Union have a clear message for Britain as it prepares for a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc: "We love you. Don't leave us now."

6:56am EST

Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

LESBOS, Greece She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Her tombstone will bear no name.

Migrant Crisis 7:24am EST

Saudi Arabia says Switzerland to handle its consular affairs in Iran

RIYADH Switzerland will handle Saudi Arabia's consular affairs in Iran and will facilitate Iranian pilgrims coming to the kingdom, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Sunday, following a diplomatic dispute between Riyadh and Tehran.

Saudi Arabia 7:05am EST

Syrian Kurdish party rejects Turkish demands, warns against intervention

BEIRUT The Syrian Kurdish PYD party on Sunday rejected Turkish demands that allied militia withdraw from positions near the border that are being shelled by Turkish army, and warned that Syrians would resist any Turkish intervention in the country.

Turkey, Syria 6:02am EST

Egyptian court reverses policeman's jail sentence for killing activist

CAIRO Egypt's highest court reversed on Sunday a 15-year jail sentence handed down by a lower court to a policeman for killing an activist in the street, judicial sources said, overturning a rare sentence against members of security forces.

Egypt 6:12am EST

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