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Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach

CALAIS, France/BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants poured overnight onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding passengers in darkness aboard Eurostar trains. | Video

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Mali river boat accident kills at least 18

BAMAKO - At least 18 people died when a pirogue carrying passengers on the River Niger in central Mali capsized on Wednesday, said a spokesman for the country's Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Africa, Mali 5:37pm EDT

Palestinians urge U.N. members to support flag-flying initiative

UNITED NATIONS - The Palestinian observer mission to the United Nations on Wednesday appealed to the world body's 193 member states to support its call to be allowed to fly its flag at U.N. headquarters as a "non-member observer state."

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Eighteen Turkish workers kidnapped in Baghdad, firm says

BAGHDAD/ANKARA - Gunmen in military uniform seized 18 Turkish workers from a sports stadium they were building in northeastern Baghdad on Wednesday, their company said, in what Ankara said appeared to have been a targeted kidnapping of its countrymen.

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Greece's Syriza party falls behind conservatives in latest poll

ATHENS - The leftist Syriza party of former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras has fallen behind its main conservative opponents for the first time since a snap election was called in August, a new poll by GPO showed on Wednesday.

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Guatemalan President Perez will not flee over graft scandal: lawyer

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan leader Otto Perez, who is fighting to save his presidency after becoming engulfed in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and sparked widespread protests, will not flee the country, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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