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Bergdahl Faces Hearing To Determine If Court-Martial Is Warranted

The Army sergeant, who has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, is appearing before the military equivalent of a grand jury.
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Unable To Get Into Hungary, Thousands Of Migrants Try Croatia

More than 6,000 so far have entered the Balkan nation from neighboring Serbia after Hungary cracked down at its border, erecting a fence and turning back refugees with tear gas and water cannons.
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Taliban Storm Afghan Prison, Free More Than 350 Inmates

At least one suicide bomber reportedly breached the gate of the prison at Ghazni, allowing others to force open cells. A number of local Taliban commanders were reportedly freed.
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Hungary Seals Its Border, As EU Meets On Migrant Crisis

Hours before a Tuesday deadline, Hungarian soldiers and police formed a human chain to prevent refugees from crossing, as they erected a fence along their southern border with Serbia.
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Germany Imposes Border Controls To Stem Flow Of Migrants

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said trains between Austria and Germany would be suspended for 12 hours "to return to orderly procedures" for entering the country.
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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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