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Scuffles break out west of Budapest as police try to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp, while European leaders wrangle over the growing refugee crisis.
Vice president to serve out rest of term of Otto Perez Molina, who will be held in jail during corruption-scam hearing.
KABUL, Afghanistan ? As he nears his one-year anniversary in office, Afghanistan?s president faces daunting challenges on every front, from a deteriorating economy and political infighting to a wave of bomb attacks that continue to terrorize the country?s capital.Read full article >>
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Chinese Navy ships sighted in the Bering Sea off Alaska during a visit to the region by U.S. President Barack Obama have begun their "return transit," the U.S. Navy's top uniformed officer told Reuters on Thursday.

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BBC
Scuffles break out west of Budapest as police try to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp, while European leaders wrangle over the growing refugee crisis.
BBC
The father of a three-year-old Syrian boy found drowned on a beach in Turkey tells the BBC of the family's fatal voyage trying to reach Europe.
Reuters
BICSKE, Hungary/MUGLA, Turkey (Reuters) - Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy.
Reuters
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's Otto Perez resigned as president and was jailed on Thursday while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into a political crisis days before a presidential election.
Associated Press
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds shoved their way onto a waiting train. But when it tried to drop them off at a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers, a bitter showdown began....
Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world's attention on a wave of war-and-deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II....
New York Times
As thousands pour out of Afghanistan and the Middle East, the business of smuggling them into the European Union has grown larger than the illicit trade in drugs and weapons.
New York Times
Czech officers have used felt-tip pens to identify more than 200 migrants, angering human rights activists who see parallels to World War II.

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Science Daily
Hopping, tumbling and flipping over are not typical maneuvers you would expect from a spacecraft exploring other worlds. Traditional Mars rovers, for example, roll around on wheels, and they can't operate upside-down. But on a small body, such as an asteroid or a comet, the low-gravity conditions and rough surfaces make traditional driving all the more hazardous. Enter Hedgehog: a new concept for a robot that is specifically designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small bodies.
Science Daily
Rodents huddle together when it is cold, they separate when it is warm, and at moderate temperatures they cycle between the warm center and the cold edges of the group.
Science Daily
Researchers have successfully established a causal relationship between exposure to so-called farm dust and protection against asthma and allergies. This breakthrough discovery is a major step forward towards the development of an asthma vaccine.
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