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Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe‚Äôs frontiers. | Video

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Druze gunmen kill six Syrian security personnel in south: monitor

BEIRUT - Druze gunmen in southern Syria killed six government security personnel during violent protests after a Druze leader and dozens of people died in two car bomb blasts overnight, a monitor said on Saturday.

Syria 9:48am EDT

Indian government approves pricey plan to equalize veterans' pensions

NEW DELHI - The Indian government approved a long-awaited program to equalize pension payments for retired military personnel despite it being a "huge fiscal burden," defense minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

8:42am EDT

Tajik police say close in on renegade general after clashes

MOSCOW/ALMATY - Police in Tajikistan said on Saturday they had closed in on a sacked deputy defense minister accused of leading gun attacks around the capital Dushanbe, amid rising tension between the pro-Moscow secular government and Islamist opposition.

9:54am EDT

China backs Putin's idea of developing Russia's Far East

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth.

Russia 5:43am EDT

China to build monument commemorating deadly Tianjin blasts: Xinhua

BEIJING - Chinese authorities in Tianjin will build a monument to commemorate the 160 people killed in two explosions in the northeastern port city last month, state media said on Saturday, citing local officials.

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