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  • Train with migrants allowed into Austria after lengthy border checks

    Monday, 7:58 AM

    Travellers sit in a train with migrants on board, en route from Budapest to ViennaBy Karin Strohecker and Marton Dunai VIENNA/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A train carrying hundreds of migrants headed to Vienna on Monday after being held for hours at Austria's border with Hungary amid a security clampdown on trafficking gangs and efforts to apply fraying European rules intended to manage the flow of refugees. Austrian Railways had cited "overcrowding" on the train and a police spokesman in Vienna said Austria wanted to check whether any of the migrants had already asked for asylum in Hungary. A second train from Budapest remained stuck at the border.


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  • Guardsman killed in protests as Ukraine MPs back more autonomy for rebel regions

    Monday, 9:53 AM

    Demonstrators, who are against a constitutional amendment on decentralization, clash with police outside the parliament building in KievBy Richard Balmforth and Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine's parliament were wounded by grenades hurled from a crowd of nationalist protesters on Monday as lawmakers backed reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas. The violence, which Interior Minister Arsen Avakov blamed on the main nationalist party, and division in the pro-Western camp in parliament suggested President Petro Poroshenko faces an uphill battle to push through key parts of a faltering peace agreement reached in February for eastern Ukraine. ...


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  • Thai police hunt two bombing suspects after weekend raids

    Monday, 5:03 AM

    By Aukkarapon Niyomyat and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing issued arrest warrants on Monday for two suspects after a second weekend raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials. Police were looking for a 26-year-old Thai woman and a foreign man in his 40s after expanding their search to a property in the city's Min Buri district.... read more

  • Europe's migrant crisis: key questions

    Monday, 9:52 AM

    Illegal migrants demonstrate against British government, on August 20, 2015Europe's refugee and migrant crisis has escalated over the summer, leaving the continent divided over how to deal with a flood of people led by Syrians fleeing war in their homeland. A record surge in numbers, and the opening up of new routes over the Balkans in addition to the Mediterranean sea route, have prompted the EU to call a special meeting on the issue in two weeks. The situation in Syria, the origin of the largest number of refugees, has worsened because of the rise of the Islamic State extremist group and continuing civil war, so more people are fleeing.


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  • Syrians take long way round by biking to new life in Arctic

    Monday, 9:51 AM

    The Storskog Boris Gleb border crossing between Norway and Russia near the Norwegian town of Kirkenes in the far north of the country, pictured on June 6, 2013A group of intrepid Syrian migrants have found a new, albeit long, way into Europe -- through Russia and into Norway's Arctic, some of them cycling across the border. While thousands of refugees fleeing the war-torn country are risking their lives by boarding overloaded boats to cross the Mediterranean, others have chosen to fly to Moscow before travelling north to Norway, according to Hans Mollebakken, the police chief in the Arctic town of Kirkenes. "About 150 people have crossed the border so far this year, mostly Syrians," he told AFP Monday.


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  • Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far

    Monday, 9:45 AM

    FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks in Ankeny, Iowa. Could Clinton or her aides be in legal jeopardy if they sent classified information over unsecure email while she was secretary of state? Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action in the Clinton case, given the evidence that has so far been made public. Clinton’s case appears to differ markedly from those of other prominent government officials who got in trouble for mishandling classified information, including former CIA director David Petraeus, who gave top secret information to his paramour, and former CIA director John Deutch, who took highly classified material home with him. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.


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  • Judge expected to rule on Brady ban by Wednesday

    Monday, 9:43 AM

    Quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots leaves federal court after contesting his four game suspension with the NFL on August 31, 2015 in New York CityNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to federal court Monday but a hearing adjourned without a settlement or resolution to the "Deflate-gate" controversy, meaning a judge is expected to rule on the issue later this week. US District Judge Richard Berman had ordered the hearing for a status report on his request that sides make renewed efforts at a settlement. Goodell suspended Brady for four games over the controversy, which centered around footballs for the American Conference finals playoff game being found to be inflated below NFL minimum levels.


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  • 'Deflategate' judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

    Monday, 8:52 AM

    New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady arrives at the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New YorkBy Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks, leaving a federal judge to resolve the issue in the coming days. Following a final round of unsuccessful private discussions, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman said at a brief court hearing on Monday that he will likely decide whether to uphold or throw out the suspension within one or two days. The Patriots open their season on Sept. 10 at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


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  • Investigators probe baseball fan's death from fall at Atlanta game

    Monday, 8:36 AM

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 60-year-old man who plummeted to his death from the upper deck of the Atlanta Braves' baseball stadium on Saturday died of blunt force trauma, a medical investigator said Monday, but the cause of his fall has not been determined. Gregory Murrey fell headfirst about 40 feet (12 meters) during a sell-out game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. The Georgia man's death remains under investigation, and it could take six to eight weeks for a toxicology report to be completed, said Mark Ruffin, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office.... read more

  • Asterias's stem cell therapy shows promise in study

    Monday, 9:44 AM

    Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. Shares of BioTime Inc, a company that owns nearly 70 percent of Asterias, were little changed at $3.07. Its success is a key step toward proving that embryonic stem cell research could cure diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and serious health conditions such immune deficiencies, stroke and spinal injuries.... read more

  • More Black Patients Are Getting Kidney Transplants Thanks To Partial Matches

    Monday, 9:36 AM

    More Black Patients Are Getting Kidney Transplants Thanks To Partial MatchesCHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.Rates of such transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients shows that disparity had disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely...


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  • Knee and hip replacements increase heart attack risk briefly

    Monday, 9:35 AM

    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Operations to replace a knee or a hip appear to increase heart attack risk in the short term and the risk of blood clots in the long term, according to a new study. The heart attack risk falls again over time, but blood clot risk is still elevated years later, the researchers found. The reason for the elevated risks is unclear at this point, said senior author Yuqing Zhang of Boston University School of Medicine in email to Reuters Health.... read more