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  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:37:40 GMT
    Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route. 
    Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route. 
  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-29 13:32:08 GMT
    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. 
    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. 
  • Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire

    Israel, Hamas accept Gaza war cease-fire

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:53:35 GMT
    Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. 
    Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. 
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  • UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:03:02 GMT
    The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago. 
    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in... 
  • Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

    Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:52:25 GMT
    As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of... 
    As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli... 
  • Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    Pro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:50:35 GMT
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has called on pro-Russian separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine to release Ukrainian soldiers they took prisoner and allow them to return home. 
    Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia. 
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