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Truck of corpses, new shipwreck intensify Europe's migrant crisis

PARNDORF, Austria - As many as 50 corpses were found in a parked truck in Austria on Thursday, and another migrant boat sank off Libya, deepening a crisis that is overwhelming Europe and throwing up new tragedies by the day. | Video

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U.S. asks Uzbekistan to join anti-Islamic State coalition

TASHKENT - The United States said on Thursday it had asked Uzbekistan to join the multinational coalition it leads against Islamic State, saying Central Asia's most populous state was free to choose a way of contributing to the fight against the militant group.

Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis

BOGOTA - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday recalled the country's ambassador to Venezuela after the socialist-run country closed two border crossings and deported over a thousand Colombians.

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Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill three in southern Niger

NIAMEY - Suspected Nigerian Boko Haram militants raided a village in southern Niger, killing three people including a soldier, security sources in the West African nation said on Thursday.

Africa 7:27pm EDT

Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead

TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.

Libya, Italy, Africa 6:57pm EDT

Japan student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests

TOKYO - Wearing shorts and a baggy T-shirt and clutching a microphone, Aki Okuda stands before a crowd, the pyramid-shaped roof of Japan's parliament lit up against the night sky behind him.

Japan 5:06pm EDT

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