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Drowned refugee boys buried in Syria; crackdown crumbles in Hungary

KOBANI, Syria/ROSZKE, Hungary - - A Syrian father on Friday buried his wife and two little boys, drowned as they tried to flee to Europe, while hundreds of migrants fled from a detention camp and escaped a train stranded under police siege in Hungary. | Video

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Greek polls show Syriza, conservatives neck-and-neck

ATHENS - Former Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras's leftist Syriza party is running neck-and-neck with its main conservative rival, New Democracy, ahead of national elections on Sept. 20, according to three polls published on Friday.

Greece 3:51pm EDT

Thousands rally in Beirut over politician's presidential election call

BEIRUT - Thousands of protesters rallied in Beirut on Friday to support Christian faction leader Michel Aoun's call for Lebanon to elect its president by popular vote to address a crisis that has paralyzed government and parliament.

Lebanon 3:06pm EDT

U.N. sees Libya talks entering final mile, eyes Sept. 20 deal

GENEVA - Talks aimed at uniting Libya's two warring governments are entering the final stretch and there is hope of signing a deal on Sept. 20, the U.N. Special Representative for Libya Bernardino Leon said on Friday.

Libya 4:03pm EDT

Brazil, Argentina seek to resolve Colombia-Venezuela border spat

BOGOTA - Brazil and Argentina's foreign ministers visited Bogota on Friday in an effort to kick-start dialogue between Colombia and Venezuela over a border crisis that has seen more than 16,000 Colombians leave their adopted home.

Pakistani nationals extradited to U.S. in narco-terrorism case

NEW YORK - Two Pakistani nationals were extradited to the United States to face criminal charges that they conspired to aid a Colombian group that the U.S. government has designated as a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutors announced on Friday.

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