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  1. Chaos in Budapest train station amid Europe's migrant crisisRead the original story

    15 min ago | KFBB

    Chanting "Freedom! Freedom!," angry migrants demanded to be let aboard trains bound for Austria and Germany after Hungary temporarily suspended all rail traffic Tuesday from its main Budapest terminal and brawny police forced hundreds of migrants out of the train station. Chaos enveloped the city's Keleti station.

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  2. Migrants face indignity on Balkans routeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Iol.co.za

    Migrants walk along in the sunset after crossing into Hungary from the border with Serbia near Roszke. Picture: Bernadett Szabo After the cruelty of smugglers, long waits in the sun, short nights in cold camps and interminable train and bus rides, migrants and refugees taking the Balkans route into Europe feel their dignity has been stripped away.

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  3. The Latest: Spain wona t commit to taking in more migrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Spain's conservative prime minister says his country is open to spreading out arriving refugees among the European Union's 28 nations, but isn't committing to take in more than the 2,739 it already has pledged to accept. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke Tuesday after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose country has taken more migrants than any other EU country and wants quotas to spread them out more evenly.

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    12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Satellite imagery released by the United Nations on Monday has confirmed that the Islamic State destroyed one of the most important ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra this weekend. The destruction of the 1st-century Temple of Bel appears to be part of a broader campaign by the group against not just Palmyra but a variety of ancient sites; a campaign that appears to be motivated by both ideology and greed.

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  5. UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | News Times

    This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Islamic State militants have blown up one of the most important temples in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, accelerating their relentless campaign of destruction against the historical treasures that have fallen under their control, activists and monitors said on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.

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  6. Syrian official: Extent of damage at Palmyra temple unclearRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

    The extent of damage from a massive explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra is unclear, but it appears the structure is still standing despite an attempt by the Islamic State group to blow it up, a Syrian official said Monday. FILE - This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria.

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  7. Hungary tough for refugeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | St. Petersburg Times

    The 71 people whose bodies were found in an abandoned truck on the main highway between Budapest and Vienna last week may have died at the hands of smugglers. But critics are also blaming a broken European refugee system that is increasingly forcing desperate asylum-seekers into the arms of human traffickers.

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  8. Spotlight: Germany, dreamland for Syrian asylum seekersRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 29 | Xinhuanet

    Seeking refuge in Germany has become the dream of many Syrian refuge seekers who have grown fed up with the country's long-running crisis that is getting worse with every passing day. Seeking humanitarian asylum in Europe, particularly Germany, has become the talk of the vast majority of Syrian youth, who could no longer afford wasting their time waiting for the end of the civil war as well as their suffering in their country.

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  9. In pictures: An emotional arrival in EuropeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Newsday

    More than half of the 264,500 people who have crossed the Mediterranean in the hope of settling in Europe this year have arrived in Greece - and most of those have landed on the five Greek islands closest to the Turkish coast. Photographer Fernando Del Berro watched some of them arrive on the northern shore of Lesbos.

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  10. Germany struggling to house asylum-seekersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | New York Post

    Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government. Among an expected 800,000 asylum seekers flowing into Germany this year - some four times last year's count - she and her family shared a small room built in a converted covered tennis court in downtown Berlin during their first week in the country in August, furnished with three Ikea bunk beds, a small table and a small closet.

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  11. Turkish warplanes strike Islamic State targets in Syria for first timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | Los Angeles Times

    Deepening the involvement of a reluctant ally in the fight against the militants of Islamic State, Turkey for the first time sent warplanes to strike targets associated with the jihadist group inside Syria, U.S. and Turkish officials said Saturday. A U.S.-led coalition has been bombing Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria for more than a year, but NATO ally Turkey had long resisted actively joining in the military effort.

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  12. As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house themRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government. Among an expected 800,000 asylum seekers flowing into Germany this year - some four times last year's count - she and her family shared a small room built in a converted covered tennis court in downtown Berlin during their first week in the country in August, furnished with three Ikea bunk beds, a small table and a small closet.

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  13. Young Syrian migrant's navigational tool: 'I follow the trash'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Christian Science Monitor

    Resting along the Serbian-Hungary border, Abood says the war drove him from his home town. More than 3,000 refugees and migrants are pouring across the border into Hungary each day.

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  14. The Middle East is running out of water. Can they adapt?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Christian Science Monitor

    The world's demand for water is likely to surge in the next few decades, severely threatening national water security and economic growth in some parts of the world, experts say. Girls carry buckets they filled with water from a water pond in the historic city of Thula in Yemen's northwestern province of Amran August 20, 2015.

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  15. Syria approves visas for UN staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Channelnewsasia.com

    Syria has agreed to grant visas to 47 UN staff members following months of haggling that have undermined UN relief efforts in the war-torn country, the UN aid chief said on Thursday. Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, briefs the Security Council at the UN in New York.

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  16. On Lesbos island, tourist comforts clash with migrant needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Bangkok Post

    On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele. Syrian migrants walk past Greek and European flags as they head towards the town of Mithimna on Lesbos island, after arriving in an inflatable boat from Turkey on August 22, 2015 "People feel sorry for them, of course - I do also - but it's not good for our business when they come to our beach," says Teresa Dalvadanis, a 45-year-old Swedish restaurant owner, herself once a stranger to these shores.

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  17. Traveling in Europe's River of MigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The New York Times

    Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees, mostly fleeing unrest in the Middle East and Afghanistan, are desperately pushing their way through the Balkans as they try to reach Hungary before it seals its border. A team of New York Times journalists has met up with some of these migrants to document their journey.

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  18. Water, shelter, smartphone: the necessities of a 21st-century migrantRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Serbia: The tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Balkans in recent weeks need food, water and shelter, just like the millions displaced by war the world over. But there is also one other thing they swear they cannot live without: a smartphone charging station.

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  19. Palmyra was a crossroads for civilization, and ISIS is destroying itRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | The Washington Post

    The video above was produced by the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler galleries , where visitors can find an elegant Roman-era bust from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra accompanied by this montage of historical images of the treasured World Heritage site. Before the 20th century, the ruins of Palmyra, once a key crossroads of classical civilizations , existed on the dusty margins of the Ottoman Empire.

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  20. Wave of Western Europe-bound migrants crosses into SerbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Columbian

    Exhausted migrants by the thousands, some pushed in wheelchairs or on wheelbarrows, others hobbling on crutches or carrying young children, crossed on foot from Macedonia into Serbia on Monday as they sought to reach Western Europe. The rush over the border by the migrants fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa followed Macedonia's decision to lift the blockade of its border with Greece, after thousands stormed past Macedonian police who tried to stop their entry by force.

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