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Officially its full title is the International Exhibition of the Cinematographic Arts.

Between hope and despair, migrants board buses for Austria

"According to the Hungarian government, there will be free buses to take you to the last town before the border," shouts a man urgently in Arabic through a megaphone. "You don't have to go if you don't want to.

Egyptian billionaire offers to provide shelter to Syrian refugees

An Egyptian billionaire has offered to help Syrian refugees shelter and jobs if Greece or Italy allows him to buy an island where he can build homes for the thousands of migrants or refugees who are now wandering in the borders of Hungary and Austria.

US wildfires could be costliest on record

The battle against wildfires sweeping across the drought-stricken western United States, mobilizing 30,000 firefighters, could be the costliest on record with $1.23 billion spent so far, officials say.

Austria, Germany ready to receive Hungary migrants: Austria Chancellor

Austria and Germany have agreed to receive thousands of migrants due to arrive at the Hungarian border in the coming hours, Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann said early Saturday.

Top former aide to Lula charged in Brazil corruption

A former top aide to ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged Friday in Brazil's huge corruption probe, along with the former treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party.

Trial winding down for popular Venezuela dissident leader

Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez appeared in court Friday for the final phase of his trial on charges of inciting violence during protests that shook the country last year.

Palestinian teen who cried before Merkel gets residency permit

A Palestinian teen threatened with deportation who burst into tears during a televised debate with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has got a residency permit for "humanitarian reasons," a statement said Friday.

IS releases 15 Christians in Syria: Monitoring groups

At least 15 Syrian Christians who had been held by the Islamic State group in the central village of Al-Qaryatain were released Friday, monitoring groups said.

Turkey remands four Syrians in custody over toddler's sea death

Turkish authorities on Friday remanded in custody four Syrian suspected traffickers on charges of causing the drowning deaths of 12 migrants including a 3-year-old toddler in the Aegean that sparked horror worldwide, local media reported.

Two senior nationalists charged over Kiev clashes

Ukrainian authorities on Friday charged two senior members of an ultra-nationalist party over violent clashes in Kiev that killed three police this week.

Amsterdam to repay Jews fined for late rents in WWII

Amsterdam will refund relatives of hundreds of Jews who were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps, city officials said Friday.

Father buries his drowned toddler, family in Syria

The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy whose drowning off Turkey shocked the world buried his son, another child and his wife in an emotional funeral in Kobane on Friday.

Guatemala heads for elections amid political tumult

Protesters railed against Guatemala's disgraced ex-president Otto Perez outside his court hearing on corruption allegations Friday, two days before elections that have been upended by his resignation and jailing.

Europe asylum laws face scrutiny in migrant crisis

Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers.

2,200 Austrian drivers join campaign to pick up refugees in Budapest

Some 2,200 people had joined a social media campaign in Austria by Friday afternoon to organise a convoy of private cars and vans on Sunday to help pick up hundreds of migrants stranded in Hungary.

Key dates in Europe's escalating migrant crisis

A heartrending photo of a Syrian child who drowned off Turkey; hundreds of migrants stuck in Hungary, barred by police from continuing their odyssey to northern Europe.

Syria car bomb kills key anti-regime Druze cleric: Monitor

A prominent Druze cleric known for criticising Syria's regime and Islamist extremists was assassinated in a car bomb attack outside the southern city of Sweida Friday, a monitoring group said.

In policy shift, Cuba welcomes back doctors who deserted

Cuba has decided to allow doctors who deserted while on foreign missions to return home without punishment or loss of position in the state health care system, the government said Friday.

No Clinton apology over use of private emails

Hillary Clinton refused to apologize Friday for using a private email account as US secretary of state despite an uproar dogging her presidential campaign, as she knocked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public

Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public Friday for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged find they insist is "irrefutable".

Two men arrested over Bangkok attack unlikely the bomber: Police

Thai police on Friday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main bombing suspect -- seen on CCTV wearing a yellow t-shirt and placing a rucksack under a bench at Erawan shrine moments bef...

Fears stalk Bangladesh bloggers after killing spree

Nervous, pale and sleep deprived, Bangladesh blogger Shammi Haque describes living in constant fear after four of her colleagues were hacked to death this year by suspected Islamists.

Rebel U.S. county issues first marriage licenses to gay couples

A US county at the center of a firestorm for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gays handed out its first certificate to a same-sex couple Friday, local television reported.

Pentagon chief says Iran deal strengthens U.S. military option

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter offered assurances Friday that the Iran nuclear deal will leave Washington with a "more effective" military option if that becomes necessary.

Catalonia head says parliament majority enough to secede from Spain

Catalonia's president vowed Friday to begin seceding from Spain if pro-independence parties win a majority of seats -- not votes -- in regional parliament elections set for later this month.

Discovery channel star looses his king cobra in Orlando, Fla.

Residents of one Orlando, Florida neighborhood are being extra careful this week after it was learned one of their neighbors reported his eight-foot long king cobra had escaped its enclosure.

Volunteer hotline saves desperate migrants from the Med

From his office in Strasbourg in eastern France, Hatem Gheribi picks up the phone to a desperate woman who says she has washed up on a tiny Greek island.As part of the "Watch the Med" team, Gheribi answers lots of calls like this.

UKIP's Farage invites leftist Corbyn on anti-EU campaign

British anti-EU leader Nigel Farage on Friday said he wanted leftist Jeremy Corbyn to be the next leader of the Labour Party and invited him to join his campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.

Refugees attacked by 'thugs' on Greece's Kos: Amnesty

Refugees on the Greek island of Kos were attacked in the early hours of Friday by "thugs" with bats, telling them to "go back to their countries", rights group Amnesty International said.

Hungarian parliament introduces emergency anti-migration laws

Hungary's parliament pushed through emergency anti-migration laws Friday to halt a surge in numbers crossing into the EU state as crowds of refugees and migrants defied the security forces in their quest to reach western Europe.

Village of 1,000 quarantined after Ebola death in SLeone

A village of almost 1,000 people has been placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone after the death of a 67-year-old woman from Ebola, officials said on Friday.

China's Xi stands tall but challenges mounting: Analysts

China's front pages were plastered Friday with images of President Xi Jinping reviewing a giant military parade, but analysts say the show of untrammelled power is undermined by signs of disquiet within Communist ranks and fears the economy is eluding ...

Millions pour into aid groups after toddler's death

Millions of euros in donations flooded into aid groups Friday from across Europe and the US from people heart-broken by photos of a drowned Syrian toddler lying washed up on a Turkish beach.

Syrian boy's picture galvanises migrant response

The small Syrian boy's lifeless body on a Turkish beach has fast become one of the defining images of the migrant crisis in Europe and seems to be shifting public opinion.

Greece's Tsipras hints at possible vote deal with socialists

Greece's former leader Alexis Tsipras has opened the door to a coalition with rivals on the left should his Syriza party fail to win a majority in elections in two weeks' time.

G20 finance chiefs meet to calm nerves as China slows

G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the world's top 20 economies meet in Turkey on Friday hoping to calm the nerves of markets rattled by China's slowing performance and the prospect of a US Federal Reserve rate hike.

Nepal policeman shot dead in anti-charter protest

A Nepali policeman was shot dead Friday in the latest round of clashes to hit the country's southern plains as protests intensify against a proposed new constitution.

Germany wants tougher EU asylum rules for west Balkans nationals

Germany is calling on the European Union to tighten asylum rules for western Balkans nationals by designating the states of the region "safe countries of origin", a government spokesman said Friday.

Hungary shuts border crossing after migrants escape

Hungary shut its main border crossing with Serbia on Friday after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.

Yemen arms depot blast kills 22 UAE troops

An arms depot explosion in Yemen has killed 22 soldiers from the United Arab Emirates, in the country's heaviest loss since joining an Arab coalition battling Shiite rebels, military sources said Friday.