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Merkel Says Allowing Migrants Into Germany 'Right Thing To Do'

The chancellor's remarks came even as her deputy warned that the country was reaching the limits of how many refugees it could absorb.
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An Afghan Writer Wants To Return Home, But It Could Cost Him His Life

Qais Akbar Omar's memoir has been translated into more than 20 languages. But his outspoken criticism of Afghanistan's government has created problems for him and his family back in Kabul.
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How Many Children Under 5 Die A Year In The U.S. Vs. Angola?

A new report emphasizes significant progress in cutting the number of deaths of children before age 5. But in some parts of the world, the rate is still depressingly high.
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Trainloads Of Migrants Begin Arriving In Germany

Thousands of refugees, mainly escaping conflict in Syria and Iraq, began arriving in Munich after transiting through Austria.
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Mother And Child Behind Bars: The Women Of Afghanistan's Prisons

In Afghanistan, a woman who has premarital sex or cheats on her husband can be charged with moral crimes and imprisoned. Many of these women serve their time with their children by their side.
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Migrants Arrive In Austria, Germany After Being Bused To Border

The refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere have been blocked for days from leaving Hungary.
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Father Of Drowned Syrian 3-Year-Old: 'We Are Human Beings, Just Like Westerners'

Abdullah Kurdi, whose 3-year-old son's lifeless body was photographed facedown on a Turkish beach, says: "I hope the world will learn something from it."
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Refugees Leave Budapest Train Station, Vowing To Walk To Germany

Also: The father of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Aegean Sea buries his family, and in Hungary, 2,300 migrants at a refugee camp near the Serbian border have threatened to break out.
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Settled Migrants In Greece Reach Out To Help Newcomers

Afghan refugees are camped out in an Athens park, waiting for papers to get out of Greece. They live in donated tents and get clothes, medicine and food from volunteers — including fellow migrants.
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Refugee Children Rescued In Austria Reportedly Disappear From Hospital

The three Syrian children, aged 5 and 6, were near death from dehydration when they were discovered by police in the back of a minivan on Saturday.

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