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Soldier, Militant Killed in Indian Kashmir Gunbattle

An Indian soldier and a suspected militant were killed Wednesday during a gunbattle in Indian Kashmir, the latest clash in the restive Himalayan region, a police officer said.

Acting on a tip-off, government forces confronted at least one militant inside a house in the village of Ladoora 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the main city of Srinagar.

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Four Killed in Fresh Burundi Unrest

At least four people have died in renewed clashes in Burundi, where tensions remain high following President Pierre Nkurunziza's controversial re-election, officials and witnesses said Wednesday.

Police and witnesses said clashes erupted overnight in several parts of the central African nation's capital Bujumbura, with the night marked by sporadic gunfire and explosions. Police blamed armed "insurgents" for the violence.

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Migrant Crisis Threatens to Complicate Britain's EU Reform Push

After a lengthy summer break, Prime Minister David Cameron is buckling down for months of hard graft over Britain's referendum on leaving the EU, which could be complicated by Europe's migrant crisis.

Cameron, who last month was holidaying on the Algarve after a surprise election win in May, heads back to Portugal and Spain Friday for talks on EU reforms.

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Italy Ready to Impose Border Controls after Germany Request

Italy is ready to impose identification checks at Brennero on the border with Austria after receiving a request from Germany for help in easing the flow of migrants into Bavaria, the northern province of Bolzano said Wednesday.

Rome was ready to "reactivate" controls just as it did for the G7 in June, as "a temporary measure to allow Bavaria to reorganise and face the emergency", a statement from the province said.

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Two Civilians Killed in Eastern Ukraine

Two civilians were killed Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, authorities said, undermining fresh ceasefire efforts.

The pair were ambushed and killed as they took part in an anti-smuggling operation, said military spokesman Andriy Lysenko.

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S. Korea Accuses North of Flying Drone across Border

South Korea on Wednesday accused North Korea of flying a suspected spy drone across the border during talks last week aimed at ending a military standoff that had pushed the neighbors to the brink of an armed clash.

A radar detected the flight of a suspected unmanned aerial vehicle first on August 22 in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), which bisects the Korean peninsula, Seoul's joint chiefs of staff (JCS) said.

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Hundreds of Eurostar Passengers Stranded as Migrants Throng Tracks

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded in northern France overnight Tuesday to Wednesday after their Eurostar to London was stopped in its tracks by migrants who are thought to have climbed onto the roof of the train.

The train from Paris slowed to a halt on Tuesday night as it was about to enter the Channel Tunnel and police arrived on the scene, including with a helicopter overhead, witnesses said, in a bid to stop migrants who had got onto the tracks from going further.

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Western Sources: 'At Least 50 Dead' in Shebab Attack on AU Base

At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after Shebab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, according to Western military officials.

"It is assessed that at least 50 AMISOM troops died," said a briefing note sent to diplomats by Western military officials and seen by Agence France Presse. It said that in total around 100 soldiers were "unaccounted for" after the attack.

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Thousands Arrive in Athens as Migrant Influx Piles Pressure on EU

Thousands of refugees and migrants arrived in Athens on Wednesday, piling further pressure on increasingly divided European nations as they struggle to cope with the unprecedented influx.

Tensions were running high in Hungary, a key transit point for the huge numbers of people trekking up from Greece through the western Balkans to seek a new life in northern Europe.

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Turkish Connection Probed in Bangkok Bomb Search

The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok bombing focused Wednesday on an emerging link with Turkey as Thai police issued an arrest warrant for a Turkish national for possessing "war materials".

It is the first time the Thai authorities have revealed the nationality of a foreign suspect in the August 17 blast at a religious shrine that killed 20 people, mostly ethnic Chinese tourists.

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