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Boko Haram killers on horseback massacre nearly 80 in NE Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents told AFP on Monday.

Poland backtracks on Nazi 'gold train' discovery

Varsovia - A regional governor in Poland voiced serious doubts Monday about the alleged discovery of a Nazi gold train, days after a deputy culture minister said he was "more than 99 percent sure" one had been found.

Europe's migrant crisis: Key questions

Brussels - Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland.

Chinese still flock to 'lucky' Bangkok shrine hit by blast

Bangkok - Two weeks on from the Bangkok bombing, the shrine devastated by the attack has lost none of its lustre for ethnic Chinese devotees who have long flocked there hoping their prayers will be answered.

Syrians take long way round by biking to new life in Arctic

Oslo - A group of intrepid Syrian migrants have found a new, albeit long, way into Europe -- through Russia and into Norway's Arctic, some of them cycling across the border.

20,000 march in Austria after migrant truck tragedy

Vienna - Around 20,000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Monday to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants, police said, after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week.

Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy becomes latest in war of perception

Palestinian - A soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of perception.

Two U.S. Predator drones deployed to Latvia

Washington - The US military has deployed two MQ-1 Predator surveillance drones and 70 airmen to Latvia for a two-week training mission aimed at reassuring European allies wary of Russia.

Austria orders migrants from trains at Hungarian border

Vienna - Austrian security forces stopped two trains with several hundred migrants near the border with Hungary on Monday, a police spokesman said, hours after authorities in Budapest let them leave despite many not having EU visas.

More than 10,000 Icelanders ready to welcome Syrians

Reykjav - More than 10,000 Icelanders said Monday on Facebook they were ready to welcome Syrian refugees into their homes after the government said it would only let in a handful.

Silencer used to kill Mexico photojournalist: lawyer

- A silencer was used to kill a Mexican photojournalist and four women last month, a lawyer said, providing new details of a murder that drew a new international call for justice.

Guatemala president 'calm' as impeachment storm swirls

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez said Monday he is calm and confident he has done nothing wrong, as lawmakers debated stripping his immunity and forcing him to face prosecution on corruption charges.

Turkish court arrests British reporters on 'IS terror' charges

Diyarbakir - A court in Turkey's Kurdish-dominated southeast Monday remanded in custody on terror charges two British journalists working for US-based media outlet Vice News, in a case that has sparked fresh concern about press freedoms.

Several hundred migrants arrive in Vienna on trains from Budapest: Police

Vienna - Several trains carrying hundreds of migrants arrived in Vienna from Budapest on Monday evening, police said, after they had been stopped at the Austrian border for several hours.

Ukrainian ultranationalist party Svoboda, a history of violence

Kiev - The Ukrainian ultranationalist party Svoboda, blamed for clashes that killed one person and injured dozens more outside parliament on Monday, has a long-established reputation for violent confrontation.

Refugee crisis tests Europe's core ideals: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday for EU action on the migrant crisis, saying it was testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union.

Ukraine points finger at ultra-nationalists after Kiev clash

Kiev - A member of Ukraine's National Guard was killed and scores of people were injured Monday in clashes between police and nationalist protesters in Kiev as lawmakers gave initial backing to a contested bill boosting autonomy in the country's breakaway reg...

Venezuela takes census in border area as part of row with Colombia

Caracas - Venezuela started taking a census Monday in towns along the border with Colombia as part of a diplomatic spat that has seen more than 1,000 Colombians deported.

Spain to extradite Belgian diamond trafficking suspect

Madrid - A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war will be extradited to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday.
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