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Migrants leave Budapest for Austrian frontier; pressure builds for EU action

BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants left Budapest aboard a packed train bound for a town near the Austrian border on Thursday after two days of chaos symbolic of a European asylum system brought to breaking point. | Video

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War crimes court hears of rape, slavery at trial of Congo's Ntaganda

THE HAGUE - Accounts of rape and sexual slavery during the war in Congo in the early 2000s dominated the second day of militia leader Bosco Ntaganda's trial at The Hague war crimes court on Thursday.

Congo, Africa 6:18am EDT

Family of Syrian toddler on Turkish beach tried to reach Canada: report

nANKARA - The family of a Syrian toddler whose body washed up on a Turkish beach had been trying to emigrate to Canada after fleeing the war-torn town of Kobani, one of their relatives told a Canadian newspaper on Thursday.

Syria 5:28am EDT

Street violence in Kiev dims prospects for peace effort in Ukraine's east

KIEV - A spasm of street violence has driven home how hard it is going to be for Ukrainian President President Petro Poroshenko to rally national support behind an internationally-brokered deal to bring peace to the east of his country.

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Bangladesh charges 13 over 2012 garment factory fire

DHAKA - A Bangladesh court on Thursday charged the owners of a garment factory and 11 staff with homicide in connection with the deaths of 112 workers in the country’s worst industrial blaze nearly three years ago.

6:36am EDT

Syria mired in conflict driven by foreign powers: UN

GENEVA - Syrians are caught between government bombardment of civilian areas and ruthless Islamist groups in a conflict increasingly driven by foreign powers and marked by the "spread of extremism", U.N. war crimes investigators said on Thursday.

Syria 6:04am EDT

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