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Libyan drownings, truck of corpses drive up migrant toll

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were missing and feared dead. | Video

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French Socialists see reason to hope with Greens in turmoil

LA ROCHELLE, France - French Socialists welcomed a decision by two senior Green lawmakers to split away and create a new movement to support them, saying on Friday it would strengthen the Left's hand in regional and presidential elections.

2:50pm EDT

Central African Republic armed group frees enslaved children

BANGUI - A militia in the Central African Republic released 163 enslaved children on Friday, partly fulfilling a pledge made as part of a U.N.-brokered deal, a U.N. agency said.

United Nations, Africa 2:53pm EDT

Saudi-led air strikes kill 10 people in central Yemen: officials

SANAA - Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition killed 10 people in air raids in central Yemen on Friday, local officials said.

Yemen, 11:29am EDT

Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes buildings in Peruvian capital

LIMA - An earthquake that shook buildings in the Peruvian capital of Lima on Friday had a magnitude of 5.5 and a depth of 94 kilometers (58 miles), according to a preliminary report by Peru's Geophysical Institute.

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Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

BEIRUT - An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut.

Norway 1:53pm EDT

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