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Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers

BRUSSELS - European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the bloc's history, as the mounting death toll on land and sea forced governments to respond. | Video

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China property developers to buy back Tianjin blast homes: Xinhua

BEIJING - People whose apartments were damaged in explosions in the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin can sell their homes to a group of property developers or choose to have the government renovate them, the official Xinhua news agency said.

12:28am EDT

China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

BEIJING - The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training center is not a sign of disrespect, a senior official said on Monday, after rumors of destabilizing party infighting.

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Cambodia says no plan to take more refugees from Australian detention camp

PHNOM PENH/SYDNEY - Cambodia said on Monday it did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention center under an agreement with Australia, dealing a blow to the controversial resettlement scheme criticized by rights groups.

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Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament

CAIRO - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression. | Video

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Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents

SANAA - An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.

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