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· Migrant chaos at Budapest train station; Germany says EU rules still hold

Migrants face Hungarian police in the main Eastern Railway station in BudapestBy Krisztina Than and Madeline Chambers BUDAPEST/BERLIN (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest ever influx of migrants into the European Union left its asylum policies in tatters. Around 1,000 people waved tickets, clapping, booing and shouting "Germany! Germany!" outside the station. A refugee crisis rivaling the Balkan wars of the 1990s as Europe's worst since World War Two has polarized and confounded the European Union, which has no mechanism to cope with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of poor and desperate people.


· Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress

Iranians celebrate on the streets following a nuclear deal with major powers, in TehranBy Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact. Senators Bob Casey and Chris Coons, known as Iran hard-liners, both said they backed the agreement announced on July 14 between the United States, five other world powers and Tehran. "I will support this agreement because it puts us on a known path of limiting Iran's nuclear program for the next 15 years with the full support of the international community," Coons said in a speech at the University of Delaware.


· Big guns in east Ukraine fall silent, two more die from wounds in Kiev protests

Ukrainian Poroshenko addresses nation following clashes outside parliament in KievSporadic shelling and shooting, which each side has blamed on the other, had ensured a steadily mounting death toll despite the ceasefire called as part of a peace plan worked out in Minsk, Belarus, in February. More than 6,500 people have been killed since a separatist rebellion erupted there in April 2014.


· Satellite images confirm major temple destroyed in Syria's Palmyra: U.N

A general view shows the Temple of Bel in the historical city of PalmyraSatellite images have confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was one of the best preserved Roman-era sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after activists said the hardline Islamic State group had targeted it. A comparison of before and after images shows the damage to the temple at the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Geneva-based United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and other activists said on Sunday that Islamic State had destroyed part of the more than 2,000-year-old temple, one of Palmyra's most important monuments.


· Pope to allow all priests to forgive abortion during Holy Year

Pope Francis talks from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the VaticanBy Isla Binnie VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will give all priests discretion during the Roman Catholic Church's Holy Year to formally forgive women who have had abortions -- the Argentine pontiff's latest move towards a more open and inclusive church. In Church teaching, abortion is such a grave sin that those who procure or perform it incur an automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by designated church officials. Francis described the "existential and moral ordeal" faced by women who have terminated pregnancies and said he had "met so many women who bear in their heart the scar of this agonizing and painful decision".


· Greece's Syriza to scrap VAT on private schools if elected

Greek former Prime Minister Tsipras speaks during a meeting with members of his Syriza party in AthensGreece's Syriza party will scrap a value added tax on private education if voted back to power in a snap election in September, a party statement said on Tuesday evening, as its leader Alexis Tsipras campaigned on the island of Crete. The Syriza-led government of former Prime Minister Tsipras had agreed to such a tax in July as part of prior actions needed under a deal with the country's international lenders to pave the way for talks on a third bailout. After Tsipras stepped down to make way for the snap polls, Greece's interim government announced imposing VAT of 23 percent on private schools on Monday.


· Netanyahu ready for peace talks with Abbas 'now'

Israeli Jewish and Arab women, members of the "Women Wage Peace" group, start a fifty-day long collective fast in front of the prime minister's Jerusalem residence on July 8, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was willing to engage in immediate and direct peace talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, without preconditions. "I am ready now to go to Ramallah or any other place in order to meet and hold direct negotiations," Netanyahu told members of Women Wage Peace, established following last summer's war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. "If you intend to meet with Abu Mazen, tell him that I am ready to meet if he is," Netanyahu said, using Abbas's nickname.


· Israel slams Palestinians' push to fly their flag at U.N.

Spectator waves a Palestinian flag during the first leg of the Palestine Cup final soccer match between Gaza Strip's Shejaia and Hebron's Al-Ahly at al-Yarmouk stadium in GazaBy Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel on Tuesday complained to the United Nations about a Palestinian initiative to fly their flag alongside full member states' at the world body's headquarters, calling it "another cynical misuse of the U.N. by the Palestinian Authority." Currently, only member states' flags fly at U.N. headquarters. While the 193-nation assembly overwhelmingly approved the de facto recognition of the sovereign state of Palestine in 2012, a Palestinian attempt to secure full U.N. membership failed.


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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. "It would be great if he were (the bomber). Then we will know who they are, where they came from, who's behind this," Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters.
· Azeri court jails corruption-busting journalist
By Nailia Bagirova BAKU (Reuters) - A prominent Azerbaijani journalist known for exposing corruption among the country's ruling elite was sentenced on Tuesday to seven-and-a-half years in jail, in a case rights groups condemned as politically motivated. Khadija Ismayilova, 39, who works for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has investigated government corruption, business dealings of the president and his family, as well as human rights abuses in Azerbaijan. Rights activists criticized the ruling and said the case was part of a broader campaign by veteran Azeri President Ilham Aliyev to muzzle dissent, including by jailing his critics.
· Turkish soldier killed, another missing after fire from IS territory in Syria

A Turkish border post sits by the barbed wire border fence with Syria on January 15, 2014 near Kilis and the Oncupinar border crossingA Turkish soldier was killed and another one was missing following cross-border fire from Islamic State-held territory in Syria, the army said. The soldier died of his wounds in hospital following the incident in the border region of Kilis when shots were fired from the IS-controlled area in Syria, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement on its website. The army did not say who had fired the shots, but Kilis Governor Suleyman Tapsiz had earlier said that a group of smugglers trying to cross from Syria into Turkey had opened fire on the border troops.


· Hated Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz gets statue
MEXICO CITY (AP) — City officials in central Mexico have unveiled a statue of former dictator Porfirio Diaz, to honor his contributions to economic development.
· Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials.
· Turkey's new cabinet meets with first pro-Kurdish, veiled ministers

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (C - Front) poses with his ministers on September 1, 2015 after a wreath-laying ceremony at Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in AnkaraTurkey's new caretaker government that includes the first ever representatives from a pro-Kurdish party and a veiled minister held its first meeting on Tuesday to prepare to rule until snap polls in November. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu formed the so-called "election cabinet" after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the polls following inconclusive polls on June 7. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win a majority for the first time since it came to power in 2002 but was also unable to form a coalition with the opposition.


· For many refugees, journey to Europe begins on Facebook
By Naline Malla, Ayla Jean Yackley, Marton Dunai and Aleksandar Vasovic BEIRUT/ISTANBUL/BUDAPEST/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Would-be refugees hoping to flee war in the Middle East are using Facebook as their compass for finding the people smugglers they hope will get them to a better life in Europe. The U.S.-based website and other social media that were once used to help mobilize the "Arab Spring" uprisings now host information services for those escaping the Syrian civil war and other conflicts in the region. In Facebook groups set up in Arabic, users post phone numbers of contacts they say can take refugees from the Turkish coast to nearby Greek islands or even further into Europe, a continent struggling to cope with the migration crisis.
· New EU migrant plans ready next week: Avramopoulos
Dimitris Avramopoulos told Reuters that new EU systems for processing asylum claims in Italy, Greece and possibly Hungary could involve detaining those rejected until they return home, as European governments strain to balance obligations to provide refuge with hostility among the public to mass immigration. In an interview, Avramopoulos said the Commission would put new proposals to interior ministers at an emergency meeting on Sept. 14, five days after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is expected to outline plans to the European Parliament during his annual state of the Union address on Wednesday. Avramopoulos said his discussions with governments gave him hope they would drop objections to a distribution system for asylum-seekers that Juncker put forward in May and would next week present as a permanent EU mechanism.
· Bahamas unveils national park to protect endangered birds
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas has unveiled a new national park to help protect the winter homes of endangered Atlantic Coast shorebirds.
· Worst fears confirmed as famed Palmyra temple flattened

UNITAR-UNOSAT satellite images of the Temple of Bel in Syria's city of Palmyra on August 27, 2015 (L) and rubble seen at the temple's location on August 31, 2015 (R)Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State group. The destruction of the Temple of Bel sparked outrage and international headlines, precisely the reaction the jihadist group may have been seeking, experts said. Dozens of relics remain at risk in the ruins of Palmyra, which IS jihadists seized from regime forces in May as they pursued their campaign for territory in Syria and Iraq.


· Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'

Pope Francis arrives to attend a prayer on the occasion of the World Day of the Creation's care in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Pope Francis declared on Tuesday he is allowing all priests in the church's upcoming Year of Mercy to absolve women of the "sin of abortion" if they repent with a "contrite heart," saying he is acutely aware some feel they no other choice but to abort. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)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."


· Pope adds Central Park to list of New York City stops

A horse-drawn carriage moves along the West Drive in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Pope Francis will take a spin through Central Park while visiting New York City this month. The city announced Tuesday that the pontiff will travel through part of the park Sept. 25 before celebrating Mass at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis will take a spin through Central Park while visiting New York City this month.



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