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Hungary ready to detain all migrants: ministry

Budapest - Hungary said Monday it was ready to begin detaining asylum-seekers in camps on its southern border with Serbia after passing a law this month that has drawn criticism from rights groups and the UN.

Scottish lawmakers to hold independence vote on eve of Brexit

Edinburgh - Just a day before Britain kick-starts Brexit proceedings, the Scottish parliament is on Tuesday expected to dismiss Prime Minister Theresa May's overtures and back calls for a fresh independence referendum.

With art and sport, young refugees build new lives in Greece

Atenas - Jawad Ahmadi, an 18-year-old Afghan, reached the island of Lesbos a year ago with his older brother and cousin, believing Greece would be just a temporary stop on his way to Germany.

Russia's largest bank pulls out of Ukraine

Moscow - Russia's Sberbank, the largest in the country, on Tuesday announced it had sold its Ukraine division, where operations have been complicated since Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

Microsoft hit with lawsuit as Windows 10 'destroyed data'

Microsoft has been hit with a class action lawsuit instigated by a group of Windows 10 users who claim the operating system "destroyed" their data and caused damage to their PCs. It stems from Microsoft's aggressive attempts to get people to upgrade.

Brits in Germany put down roots to weather Brexit

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Royal Air Force airman Paul Hughes never imagined saying it, but he admits that he was almost "ashamed of my fellow countrymen" when Britons voted to leave the EU last June. "I was devastated," he tells AFP.

A lesser role: Veteran diplomat reflects on UK's EU journey

London - As a Foreign Office diplomat, Crispin Tickell helped Britain join the European Union in 1973. Now 86, he reflects on missed opportunities and his deep disappointment at the Brexit vote."I think it's a disaster.

Trump attorney general demands cities get tough on migrants

Washington - Donald Trump's attorney general warned US cities that turning a blind eye to illegal migrants could jeopardize billions in federal funding, as the administration doubled down on tough immigration policies Monday.

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87

Johanesburg - Celebrated South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, a Robben Island prisoner and one of Nelson Mandela's closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87.

South Korea ferry workers find human remains

Seoul - Salvage workers who raised South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry found bone fragments on Tuesday believed to be from victims missing since the 2014 disaster, the maritime ministry said.

US veteran gets terror, racism charges over black man's murder

New York - A white US Army veteran faced terror and racism charges as he was indicted for fatally stabbing a 66-year-old black man.

More Syrian rebel fighters being evacuated from city of Homs

Homs - On March 13th Syrian authorities and rebels in Homs reached an agreement through Russian mediation that allowed militants and their families to leave Homs by stages with Syrian government troops guaranteeing them safe passage.

Review: Sweet Surrender Bake House is a consistently excellent bakery Special

Levittown - Sweet Surrender Bake House in Levittown on Long Island is a bakery that is consistently excellent, and the ideal place for any special occasion.

Malaysia says Kim Jong-Nam's body still in KL morgue

Kuala Lumpur - Six weeks after the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, Malaysia on Tuesday said it was still waiting for family to claim the body, denying rumours it had been sent back to Pyongyang.

Paris police hold 35 after violent demo over Chinese death

Paris - French police said Tuesday they had arrested 35 people after a demonstration by the capital's Asian community over the killing of a Chinese man by a policeman turned violent.

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

La Fert - Having a flutter on the horses in his local bar, Eric Belouet picks his favourites without hesitation. But when it comes to France's presidential election, he can't make up his mind.

When analyzing images big data beats the brain

When it comes to viewing and interpreting a series of images it seems that big data computing approaches are superior to the human brain. New findings have implications for the way images, such as those from CCTV, are interpreted.

Saskatchewan's provincial bus line service to be ended

Regina - Employees cried and passengers were angry when they learned last Wednesday that the provincial government of Brad Wall had decided to shut down the 70-year-old bus service.

Taiwan director's courageous tale of family strife

Taipei - Filmmaker Huang Hui-chen felt bound by labels while growing up in Taiwan -- impoverished, a school dropout and daughter of a lesbian Taoist priestess who she yearned to understand.

Facebook unveils location tracking 'Live Location' feature

Facebook has announced a new Messenger feature that lets you share your location with your friends and family for a limited period of time. It's similar to the location tracking feature recently added to Google Maps and carries the same privacy concerns.
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