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Jewish group says Nazi train treasures must go to rightful owners

29 August 2015

WARSAW (Reuters) - Any valuables found on a Nazi train buried in Poland since World War Two must be returned to their rightful owners, the World Jewish Congress said on Friday.

Argentine businessman Hugo Jinkis,who is wanted by U.S. prosecutors in a FIFA bribery investigation, is escorted by a police officer after he turned himself, alongside his son Mariano, in to authorities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 18, 2015.     REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Judge releases Argentine FIFA suspects from house arrest

29 August 2015

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine judge on Friday released Hugo and Mariano Jinkis from house arrest while he examines a U.S. request for their extradition to face corruption charges related to alleged graft inside FIFA, football's world governing body.

Web campaign raises $67,800 for Syria refugee family in a day

29 August 2015

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An online fundraiser has raised more than $67,800 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after a campaigner based in Norway shared moving pictures on social media of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut.

Nationalist and pro-Kurdish opposition given Turkish cabinet posts

29 August 2015

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu named an interim power-sharing cabinet on Friday, appointing one nationalist and two pro-Kurdish opposition politicians to ministerial posts, but leaving his finance and economy ministers unchanged.

Belongings of dead migrants, which were recovered by the Libyan coast guard, are seen after their boat sank off the coastal town of Zuwara, west of Tripoli, August 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Hani Amara

Libyan drownings, lorry of corpses drive up migrant toll

29 August 2015

EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Almost 100 more were missing and feared dead.

Bangladesh arrests two more suspects over killing of secular blogger

29 August 2015

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi police have arrested two more suspects in connection with the killing of an online critic of religious militancy.

Thousands protest in Philippines over religious freedom

29 August 2015

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of people belonging to a powerful local indigenous Christian organisation occupied a busy portion of the main highway in Manila on Friday to protest what they allege to be government's meddling over internal affairs of their church.

U.S., allies conduct 20 air strikes in Syria, Iraq -military

29 August 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An international coalition led by the United States conducted seven air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and 13 in Iraq on Thursday, according to a statement released on Friday.

Greek poll gives former PM's party small lead over conservatives

29 August 2015

ATHENS (Reuters) - Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's Syriza party would get 25.3 percent of the vote in a Sept. 20 snap election, versus 23.2 percent for the conservative New Democracy party, an opinion poll by company Marc for Alpha TV showed on Friday.

Europe should crack down on traffickers exploiting migrants-White House

29 August 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday that the migrant crisis in Europe shows that unrest in the Middle East has impacts far beyond the region.

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