Archive | August, 2015

Merkel warns of ‘failure’ on migrants


German Chancellor Angela Merkel says “Europe as a whole needs to move” on how to deal with refugees and migrants arriving in the EU.

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Fatal protest rally after Ukraine vote


One policeman dies and about 100 others are wounded protecting Ukraine’s parliament, after MPs backed greater autonomy in the rebel-held east.

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IS ‘blows up’ major Palmyra temple


The Islamic State group has destroyed part of the world-famous Temple of Bel at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, reports say.

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EU calls crisis talks on migration


The European Union announces emergency talks on its escalating migrant crisis, as record numbers try to enter the bloc by sea or land.

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‘Massive gas discovery’ off Egypt coast


Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world’s largest natural gas fields off Egypt’s coast.

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Migrants ‘vanish’ from Austria hospital


Three Syrian children and their families disappear from an Austrian hospital where they were treated after being rescued from an overcrowded minivan.

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Protest over Japanese military law


Thousands gather outside the Japanese parliament to protest against plans to allow the military to deploy overseas.

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New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary


Commemorations are taking place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.

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New Austria migrant vehicle found


Three children are in hospital after Austrian police stop a minivan carrying 26 migrants, days after 71 people are found dead in an abandoned lorry.

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Migrant truck death accused in court


Three Bulgarians and an Afghan appear in court in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in the back of a lorry in Austria.

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