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Europe trades blame as migrants' bodies pulled from Mediterranean

TRIPOLI/BUDAPEST - Seven people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Libya's coast on Sunday, the second such fatal accident at sea within days, while European leaders struggled to find a coherent policy on the refugee crisis.

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Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel: monitors

BEIRUT - The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.

3:39pm EDT

US national security advisor warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks

ISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders on Sunday that recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threaten regional security, an official said.

Politics, 3:51pm EDT

Nigeria's security agency says arrested 20 suspected Boko Haram chiefs

ABUJA - Nigeria's security agency said on Sunday it had made significant breakthroughs in the fight against Boko Haram and arrested 20 prominent members of the militant Islamist group accused of orchestrating deadly attacks.

Africa 3:12pm EDT

Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremony

JOHANNESBURG - Swaziland's police have confirmed that 11 young women and two men died in a road accident at the weekend on their way to an annual ceremony where the king might have chosen one of the women as his wife.

12:21pm EDT

Greek leftists say they would apply bailout but fight to ease pain

ATHENS - The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece's creditors on unresolved aspects of the nation's bailout but implement unpopular reforms it has already agreed, it said on Sunday.

Greece 11:09am EDT

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