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Austria, Libya count dead as number of migrants crossing Mediterranean soars

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 82 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe and scores more were feared dead. | Video

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President Obama to meet with German President Gauck in October

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will host German President Joachim Gauck in the Oval Office on Oct. 7, the White House said on Friday.

10:29am EDT

Unseen security footage underscores patchy Bangkok blast probe

BANGKOK - Eleven days after Thailand's deadliest bombing police have yet to review CCTV footage taken minutes after the blast which features a man dressed like the chief suspect, Reuters has found.

Thailand 8:17am EDT

China to parade high-tech weaponry in signal of strength, and shop window

BEIJING - From ballistic missiles to fighter jets, China has rolled out a host of high-tech weaponry ahead of a parade next week commemorating victory over Japan in World War Two, in a signal of Beijing's growing confidence in its military might.

China, Japan 9:28am EDT

Higher prices dent Putin's sky-high popularity: paper

MOSCOW - Russians' concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday.

Russia 4:20am EDT

Japan protests against Chinese media call for emperor's apology

TOKYO - Japan has lodged a protest with China over a call by China's Xinhua state news agency for Japan's Emperor Akihito to apologize for its past military aggression, a Japanese government spokesman said on Friday.

China, Japan 3:52am EDT

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