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Senegal receives war crimes complaint against Chad leader Deby

Dakar - The Senegalese court trying ex-Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for atrocities has received a complaint of rights abuses against his successor, it said on Thursday.

Family of drowned toddler 'repeatedly displaced' in Syria

Birut - The family of toddler Aylan whose lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach had been repeatedly displaced by Syria's brutal four-year war, a local journalist said Thursday.

Two Vice News reporters held in Turkey to be released: court

Diyarbakir - A court in southeastern Turkey on Thursday ordered the release of two British reporters working for US-based media outlet Vice News who were being held on terror charges, a judicial source told AFP.

Erdogan slams EU over Mediterranean 'migrant cemetery'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday lashed out at EU states for turning the Mediterranean into a "cemetery" for migrants, accusing Europe of being responsible for the death of every single victim.

Analysis finds lakes, rivers 'all but abandoned,' in Harper govt.

Ottawa - Recent statistical analysis of changes made to environmental laws and procedures by Canada's conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper show that protections for lakes and rivers have been "all but abandoned," The Canadian Press reports.

Over 230,000 migrants arrive in Greece this year: Official

Atenas - More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year, a huge rise from 17,500 in the same period in 2014, deputy shipping minister Nikos Zois said Thursday.

Japanese town's controversial dolphin hunt begins

Toukyo - A small Japanese town began its controversial dolphin hunt on Thursday after bad weather delayed the start, according to a local fisheries official, while a separate whaling hunt was due to start at the weekend.

Tusk calls for EU to take at least 100,000 refugees

Brussels - European Union leader Donald Tusk urged member states on Thursday to take in at least 100,000 refugees to ease the pressure on frontline countries from a growing migrant crisis."Accepting more refugees is an important gesture of real solidarity.

Tale of two parades as ordinary Chinese barred from display

Bejing - It was the best of shows, it was the worst of shows: as 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of invited guests and foreign leaders, ordinary Beijing residents were barred from watching.

Congolese 'Terminator' Ntaganda due to address war crimes trial

Den Haag - Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda was Thursday to address his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court, speaking publicly for the first time since surrendering to the US embassy in Kigali in 2013.

China's anti-ship missile, troop cuts highlight 'shifting power'

Bejing - China's unveiling of "carrier-killer" missiles and cuts in troop numbers on Thursday underlined a shift towards naval strength amid growing Pacific rivalry with the US, analysts said.

Hungary's Orban: Migrant crisis is German, not European problem

Brussels - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted Thursday the migrant crisis was a German problem, not a European one as he defended his government's handling of thousands of refugees flooding into his country.

Mass tractor protest in Paris over plunging farm income

Paris - More than 1,000 tractors rolled into Paris on Thursday as farmers attempted to clog up the capital's roads in protest at their plummeting incomes.

Four Turkish police killed in PKK bombing: Security sources

Diyarbakir - Four Turkish police were killed Thursday in a bomb attack on their vehicle in the country's southeast blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), sources told AFP.

Guatemalan president accused of corruption resigns: Spokesman

Guatemala City - Embattled Guatemalan President Otto Perez announced his resignation Thursday, after a warrant was issued for his arrest for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme.

Liberia declared free of Ebola - again: WHO

Ginebra - The World Health Organization on Thursday announced that Liberia, recently ravaged by Ebola, was free of the virus, 42 days after the last confirmed case passed a second negative test.

Migrants refuse to get off train to go to Hungarian camp: AFP

Hungary - Several hundred migrants were refusing Thursday to get off a train in Hungary and be taken to a refugee camp, an AFP reporter said.

At least 14 dead after migrant boat sinks off Malaysia: Official

Kuala Lumpur - At least 14 migrants drowned Thursday after an overcrowded boat carrying up to 100 people sank off the coast of Malaysia.

Eastern Germany a hotspot for attacks against refugees

Berlin - A record influx of refugees to Germany has cast an ugly spotlight on its formerly communist east, which has been rocked by a disproportionate wave of racist protests and hate crimes.

Young royal blood must wait as Queen celebrates landmark

London - Queen Elizabeth II's longevity has helped anchor Britain during an era of unprecedented change, but has also left the royal family an ageing institution.
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