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Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers

BRUSSELS - European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the bloc's history, as the mounting death toll on land and sea forced governments to respond.

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Thai police hunt more suspects after Bangkok bomb arrest

BANGKOK - Police probing Thailand's deadliest bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found at a Bangkok apartment block.

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Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel - monitors

BEIRUT - The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday.

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Cambodia says no plan to take more refugees from Australian detention camp

PHNOM PENH/SYDNEY - Cambodia said on Monday it did not intend to accept any more refugees from a South Pacific detention centre under an agreement with Australia, dealing a blow to the controversial resettlement scheme criticised by rights groups.

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Insight - Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north

GAO - The United Nations has deployed 10,000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1 billion (£650 million) into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the reemergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.

China party says no disrespect meant with Jiang sign removal

BEIJING - The removal of a stone plinth sign written by former Chinese president Jiang Zemin at the entrance of a key Communist Party training centre is not a sign of disrespect, a senior official said on Monday, after rumours of destabilising party infighting.

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Nikkei tumbles amid profit taking, fresh uncertainty over Fed moves

TOKYO, Aug 31 - Japanese stocks tumbled amid profit taking on Monday as sentiment soured over soft domestic industrial output data and fresh uncertainty over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will begin to raise interest rates.