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Croatia, Hungary Trade Refugees And Harsh Words

Zagreb has begun sending thousands of migrants back to hard-line Hungary, sparking a war of words between the two nations over border security.
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Chief Investigator Says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Shouldn't Be Sent To Prison

The chief investigator into the actions of Army Sgt. Bergdahl testified Friday that Bergdahl was not a cowardly deserter, but he left his unit to draw attention to the platoon's poor leadership.
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Hearing To Decide If Court-Martial Is Warranted For Bowe Bergdahl

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl watched as Army prosecutors ask a judge to move ahead with court martial proceedings. Bergdahl went missing from his base in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban.
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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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