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Night train kills 14 migrants `sleeping' on Macedonia tracks
VELES, Macedonia (AP) -- A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route - trekking along train tracks through the Balkans - was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14....

Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack
MILAN (AP) -- Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday....

UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday....

Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union....

Italy court OKs arrest of suspected smuggler captain, crew
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- A judge in Sicily on Friday confirmed the arrest warrants against the suspected captain and crew member of the smuggling boat that capsized in the Mediterranean's worst ever migrant disaster....

Iraqi general, 3 officers killed in Islamic State ambush
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Fighters from the Islamic State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, said military officials....

After rescue, a long, agonizing wait for migrants in Italy
MINEO, Sicily (AP) -- Silla Zelia, a 23-year-old from Ivory Coast, is stuck in Italy's largest migrant center with nowhere to go after her asylum application was twice rejected and she lost contact with her family in Abidjan....

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide....

Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
ENSENADA, Chile (AP) -- Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America....

Former Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93....

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