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Declaring 'new beginning,' EU, Turkey seal migrant deal

BRUSSELS Turkey will help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbors.

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Germany outlines plan to support fight against Islamic State: media

FRANKFURT Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defense official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group.

Germany 9:10am EST

Israel suspends EU role in peace process with Palestinians

JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it was suspending contacts with European Union bodies involved in peace efforts with the Palestinians after the bloc started requiring the labeling of exports from Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Israel 2:00pm EST

German police tackle mass brawl at Berlin refugee shelter

BERLIN Hundreds of refugees fought each other on Sunday in a mass brawl at a Berlin shelter and more than 100 police were called in to restore order, in an episode underlining the challenges Germany faces in handling hundreds of thousands of migrants.

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Burkina Faso votes to choose first new leader in decades

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in an election to choose the country's first new president in decades, a year after longtime leader Blaise Compaore was toppled in a popular uprising in which demonstrators faced down the security forces.

United Nations 1:43pm EST

Thousands gather for funeral of top Kurdish lawyer

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Thousands gathered for the funeral of Tahir Elci, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist gunned down on Saturday in a southern eastern city at the center of months of violence.

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