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A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they’re passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police….

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Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU’s passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers….

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Guatemalan president’s immunity lifted in corruption scandal

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress lifted President Otto Perez Molina’s immunity of office on Tuesday, opening him up to possible prosecution in a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country’s political system….

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Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb….

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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful decision.”…

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19 mins ago

Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU’s passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers….

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19 mins ago

Guatemala Congress lifts president’s immunity of office

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress voted to withdraw President Otto Perez Molina’s immunity from prosecution Tuesday in connection with a widening customs corruption scandal that has rocked his administration and the country’s political system….

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19 mins ago

Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a deadly bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb….

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19 mins ago

Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve ‘sin of abortion’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make “this agonizing and painful decision.”…

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19 mins ago

A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe

ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they’re passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police….