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EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain....

UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names
SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) -- The U.N. envoy for Libya has proposed a national unity government for Libya after months of difficult talks between the north African country's two rival governments, but now it's up to the two parliaments and Libyans themselves to approve it....

New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll....

North Korea gears up for lavish anniversary celebration
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- With the international media, foreign guests and ethnic Koreans from around the region descending on their capital, North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to put the finishing touches on one of the few things their country wants the whole world to see - a lavish celebration and military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's ruling party....

Clashes intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a "wide-ranging" offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast....

The Latest: Sheikh Salman calls for FIFA ExCo meeting
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):...

Israeli leader calls for calm amid spiraling attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies....

The Latest: Palestinians meet UN official to protest attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local)....

The Latest: Czechs to boost migrant checks on Austria border
LUXEMBOURG (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local....

Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest people and the key players in the Iranian nuclear deal were also generating buzz....

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UN announces Libya unity government; 2 sides must OK names

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