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Afghan Migrant Hopes To Complete Father's Flight From War

In this image made from video on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, Mohammad Bakhshi, from Afghanistan, right, and his family are seen in their home in Kashan, Iran. Bakhshi fled from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province in the 1980s, during the height of the bloody Soviet occupation. Three decades later, his son, Abdullah Bakhshi is now picking up the next leg of his family’s journey to a better life, and joining the largest tide of migrants since World War II. (AP photo via AP video)MORIA, Greece: Three decades after his father fled war in Afghanistan to seek safety in Iran, Abdullah Bakhshi is now on the next leg of his family's long journey to a better life, and part of the largest tide of migrants since World War II.

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Masked Men Kidnap 18 Turkish Workers In Baghdad

Iraqi security forces guard the entrance to a sports complex being built by a Turkish construction company, in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish workers and engineers working at the site in Baghdad at dawn Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqis security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)BAGHDAD: Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.

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‘Almost All’ China Militants Eliminated In Pakistan, Says President

Paramilitary policemen stand guard during a ceremony to award those who the authorities say participated in 'the crackdown of violence and terrorists activities' in Hotan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 3, 2014. — Reuters picBEIJING: Pakistan has eliminated "almost all" militants from China's Uighur ethnic minority on its territory, the country's president said today, as China conducts a crackdown within its own borders.

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Bangkok Blast: Suspect’s Prints Found On Equipment

Thai police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri shows a sketch of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent Bangkok blast at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, September 1, 2015. — Reuters picBANGKOK: The fingerprints of a foreign man arrested over last month’s deadly Bangkok blast match those found on bomb-making equipment discovered at a flat over the weekend, Thai police said today.

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In China’s War Parade, Communist Party Takes Star Role

A soldier of China's People's Liberation Army uses a rope to line up other soldiers during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, September 1, 2015. — Reuters picBEIJING: The undoubted star of China’s giant military parade marking 70 years since Japan’s World War II defeat — and countless television shows on the conflict — will be the ruling Communist Party, celebrating a victory historians say was largely won by others.

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'Take On Me' Singers A-Ha Reunite With New Album

Norwegian band A-ha, whose "Take On Me" track remains one of the most popular songs from the 1980s, are reuniting temporarily, releasing their first new material in six years.

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China Adopts Tougher Rules To Curb Tobacco Adverts

BEIJING: China enforced sweeping new rules on Tuesday to restrict tobacco advertisements, in its latest step to rein in a widespread habit that has caused a massive health crisis.

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It’s Ok? During Holy Year, Pope Francis To Allow All Priests To Forgive Abortion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church’s Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions — the Argentine pontiff’s latest move towards a more open and inclusive church.

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Guatemala's President Perez Barred From Leaving The Country

GUATEMALA CITY: A Guatemalan judge Tuesday barred President Otto Perez (pix) from leaving the country, hours after he was stripped of his immunity due to his alleged role in a customs fraud, the prosecutor's office said.

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Thai Police Say Closer To Cracking Bangkok Bomb Case

Thai Army officers stand guard at a gate of the military barracks believed to be holding two arrested bomb suspects involved in the recent Bangkok blast in Bangkok. Photo: ReutersBANGKOK: Police claimed significant progress on Wednesday towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack after an arrested man admitted being near the Aug. 17 shrine blast and fingerprints tied him to the room of a suspected bomber.

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