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PRESEVO, Serbia: At the crack of dawn hundreds of refugees, most of them Syrians, stream into Serbia´s southern valley of Presevo after a perilous journey they hope will lead to a new life in the European Union.
“It´s a dangerous road, we´ve ...
 
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MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino endorsed long-time ally Manuel Roxas on Friday for the country´s 2016 presidential election, saying the interior minister was the best person to advance anti-corruption reforms.
“We choose the one who ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Super tall, super skinny and super expensive: a new generation of New York skyscrapers, some taller than the Empire State building, are altering the world´s most famous skyline.
And it´s not just the masonry that´s soaring to new ...
 
 

BEIJING: Chinese media on Friday poured scorn on fallen military leader Guo Boxiong, accusing the “demon” former top general of dishonesty since his youth and his family of selling military posts for cash.
Guo was for a decade one of the two ...
 
 

KIEV: Ukraine´s highest court on Friday allowed parliament to vote on Western-backed constitutional amendments aimed at stemming daily bloodshed by giving pro-Russian insurgents partial autonomy in the separatist east.
The idea of granting at ...
 
 

DUMA, Palestine: Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and older brother.
The house in Duma, a village near the city of Nablus, had its ...
 
 

BERLIN: German journalists and lawmakers warned of an attack on press freedom on Friday following news of a treason probe against bloggers who published Internet surveillance plans by the domestic security service.
The investigation against two ...
 
 

YANGON: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on Friday urged Myanmar to ensure those who commit sexual violence are brought to justice after “moving and humbling” meetings with victims in the country’s conflict-torn north.
The Oscar-winning star, ...
 
 

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for early elections if efforts to form a coalition yield no results after the ruling party lost its overall majority in June 7 elections, media reported on Friday.
Turkey is without a ...
 
 

New York: Saudi Arabia had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks and should be dismissed as a defendant in lawsuits brought by victims’ families, a lawyer for the kingdom told a judge on Friday.
Attorney Michael Kellogg made the argument ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Masked gunmen opened fire at an election rally headlined by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Sri Lanka´s capital on Friday, killing a woman and wounding 12 other ruling part activists, police said.
The attackers sprayed bullets ...
 
 

CALAIS, France: French police said they had prevented more than 1,000 desperate attempts by migrants to get into Britain via the Channel Tunnel on Friday, as London readied emergency talks on the crisis.
“More than 1,000 attempts were thwarted ...
 
 

SAINT-ANDRÉ, France: Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean Island was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370.
The debris, part of a plane wing, could ...
 
 

RIYADH: Rocket fire from war-wracked Yemen on Friday killed three Saudi soldiers and a member of a paramilitary force, in the deadliest border incident for several weeks, the interior ministry said.
The three soldiers died and seven border ...
 
 

HARARE: Zimbabwe on Friday called for Walter Palmer, a trophy hunter from Minnesota, to be extradited from the United States for shooting Cecil the lion, whose death triggered worldwide outrage.
Palmer allegedly paid $50,000 for the hunt earlier ...
 
 

NEW YORK: A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag, then going on a trip to a Victoria’s Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder on Friday.
Tiona Rodriguez, now ...
 
 

ISTANBUL: Two more Turkish police were killed on Friday in an attack blamed on Kurdish militants as tensions in the country boiled over amid the military´s cross-border bombing campaign against extremists in Syria and ...