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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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What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?

A vast archaeological site sits atop one of the world's biggest untapped copper deposits. And Afghanistan must decide which resource will be a greater boon.
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Suicide Car Bomb In Kabul Kills 12, Including 3 American Contractors

Most of the dead were Afghan civilians and scores more were wounded in the attack on a convoy. The Taliban have denied any responsibility.
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Is Afghanistan Backsliding?

U.S. combat forces left last year and there have been a number of troubling signs this year. They include a rise in deadly attacks and renewed friction between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after Moscow's forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009 attack on an Afghan base.
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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.

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