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SID, Serbia/ROSZKE, Hungary - Hungary on Wednesday detained 29 people including a "terrorist" as migrants demanding to be let through the country's newly shut EU frontier clashed with riot police firing water cannon and tear gas while refugees searched for new ways to enter the bloc. |Video

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan have shelved a raft of agreements that promised to more than triple cross-border trade, officials said, as economic ties seen as key to regional stability fall victim to rivalry and suspicion.

BERLIN - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in remarks published on Wednesday that if the European Union decides to impose mandatory quotas of asylum seekers on member states, his country would have to comply.

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WASHINGTON - Few Americans want their country to take in more Syrian refugees even though many believe the United States should do more to help those fleeing the Middle Eastern country's brutal civil war, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - The United States has identified a small number of Russian helicopters at a Syrian airfield, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the latest addition to what Washington believes is a significant Russian military buildup in the country.

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AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas teenager taken away in handcuffs this week for bringing to his Dallas-area school a homemade clock that staff mistook for a bomb won a personal invitation from President Barack Obama on Wednesday to visit the White House. |Video

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BERLIN - German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere wants to make it easier to deport foreigners from Germany, regional newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten said, citing a draft law from the Interior Ministry.

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DUBLIN - Gay couples in Ireland should be able to marry before the end of the year after the country's Supreme Court refused to allow an appeal following an unsuccessful legal challenge to May's landmark same-sex marriage referendum.

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LONDON - Britain urged the National Union of Students on Thursday not to undermine government efforts to prevent young Britons being radicalised on university campuses, criticising the body's opposition to new regulations against extremism.

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ACCRA - Police in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Wednesday fired tear gas and rubber bullets to bar opposition protesters from the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC) to demand a new electoral roll, police sources and eyewitnesses said.

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