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EU 'concerned' by Turkish arrest of British reporters

Brussels, Belgium  - 

The European Union expressed concern about Turkey's arrest of two British journalists working for US-based media outlet Vice News, who have been remanded in custody on terror charges.

Bangkok bomb 'suspect' living in Turkey, denies involvement

Bangkok bomb 'suspect' living in Turkey, denies involvement
Bangkok - 

The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok shrine blast narrowed on Monday as police revealed they had two new suspects - one of whom told AFP she was innocent and living in Turkey.

Austria smuggler crackdown as Europe divided over migrant crisis

Austria smuggler crackdown as Europe divided over migrant crisis
Vienna - 

The hunt for people smugglers led to a security crackdown and massive tailbacks on Austria's border with Hungary on Monday, as Europe struggled to present a united front on the huge influx of migrants and refugees.

Taliban says Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown

Taliban says Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown
Kabul - 

The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants.

Thousands urge help for Indian sisters ordered to be raped

Thousands urge help for Indian sisters ordered to be raped
New Delhi, India - 

Thousands have signed a petition urging protection for two Indian sisters after a local council allegedly ordered them raped and paraded naked as ‘punishment’ after their brother eloped with a married woman.

Thai police says bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang

Thai police says bomb suspect part of people smuggling gang

Bangkok - 

Thai police said on Sunday a foreigner arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok bombing was part of a people-smuggling gang who may have launched an attack in response to a crackdown on their trade. 

Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

Paris - 

Germany, France and Britain made a joint call on Sunday for an urgent meeting of EU interior and justice ministers to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis.

Europe ministers call for more train patrols, named tickets after France attack

Europe ministers call for more train patrols, named tickets after France attack

Paris - 

European ministers called on Saturday for more multinational patrols and tickets marked with passengers' names on major continental trains in the wake of last week's foiled militant attack. 

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