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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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After Iran deal, EU bids to restart Israel-Palestinian talks

LUXEMBOURG - Arab countries will join the Middle East Quartet in New York at the end of September to seek ways to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the EU's top diplomat said on Friday, part of a new European diplomatic initiative.

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German U.N. official seen as favorite for Libya post: envoys

UNITED NATIONS/GENEVA - Martin Kobler, a German United Nations official currently overseeing the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the top candidate to take over as head of the world body's mission to Libya, U.N. diplomats said.

At least 10 killed in armed attacks in Tajikistan, U.S. embassy shut

MOSCOW - At least eight policemen and two gunmen were killed in Tajikistan on Friday in attacks the authorities in the Central Asian nation blamed on forces loyal to the country's own deputy defense minister.

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Exclusive: U.S. pressed Guatemala's Perez to back corruption probes that toppled him

GUATEMALA CITY - In a series of meetings that began early this year, the U.S. government pressured Guatemala's then-President Otto Perez to rid his administration of corrupt officials and to renew the mandate of a U.N. Commission charged with investigating corruption in Guatemala, according to officials with direct knowledge of the talks.

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Thai probe hits hurdle; no bomb match to suspects' DNA

BANGKOK - Forensic tests on two suspects have failed to find a link to the site of Thailand's deadliest bomb attack, police said on Friday, dealing a blow to the investigation. | Video

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