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More than one million Syrian children are refugees

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The image of a lifeless 3-year-old Syrian boy, facedown on a Turkish beach, went around the world this week — a devastating reminder of the plight of those fleeing a brutal war

And Aylan Kurdi is just one of many.

A shocking number of refugees are kids. More than one million children younger than 12 have fled the war in Syria, with most of them going to neighboring countries.

Complete moral bankruptcy: Migrant…

Ellie Goulding slams London council for insensitive homelessness ads

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LONDON — Ellie Goulding has hit out at an advertising campaign in London advising residents not to give money to “beggars.”

The posters, which are displayed across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of London’s most affluent areas, suggest that any money given to someone on the streets could be spent on alcohol or drugs and lead to their deaths.

The singer tweeted her thoughts on the campaign on Thursday…

Can Trump win? Two other candidates may foreshadow his fate

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At this point in 2007, Rudy Giuliani was a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. In 2011, it was Rick Perry who was on top

More than 400 days from the next general election, the polls tell the story of a Republican electorate gripped by Donald Trump, a candidate whose campaign started as a stunt.

Giuliani’s run eventually unraveled, and Perry fell to Mitt Romney. But Trump has morphed into something different: a real force in the 2016 race.

Trump is forcing every other…

Budapest opens station to migrants, but no international trains are running

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Migrants poured into Budapest’s Keleti train station Thursday as police ended their blockade, but there were no trains running to Western Europe, the goal of many of the migrants.

The rail company said its stance was due to “railway transport” security reasons.

Police shut down the Keleti terminal to migrants on Tuesday, preventing those with valid tickets but no travel documents from boarding trains to…

China’s president took a swipe at Japan during the Victory Day parade

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Chinese president Xi Jinping couldn’t resist making a catty reference to Japan during the country’s much anticipated Victory Day parade on Thursday.

“The experience of war makes people value peace even more,” said Xi during his opening speech at the iconic Tiananmen Gate in Beijing.

“Regardless of the progress of events, China will never seek hegemony, China will never seek to expand and will never inflict the tragedies it suffered in the past upon others.”

Australia’s prime minister won’t stop comparing things to the Nazis

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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott loves a rhetorical flourish, but it may be time for him to change up his metaphors.

In an interview on the Sydney radio station 2GB on Thursday, the prime minister linked the Islamic State’s brutal techniques of oppression to the Nazis’ attempted genocide of the Jews

“The Nazis did terrible evil but they had a sufficient sense of shame to try to hide it,” he said….

China’s president took a swipe at Japan during the Victory Day parade

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Chinese president Xi Jinping couldn’t resist making a catty reference to Japan during the country’s much anticipated Victory Day parade on Thursday.

“The experience of war makes people value peace even more,” said Xi during his opening speech at the iconic Tiananmen Gate in Beijing.

“Regardless of the progress of events, China will never seek hegemony, China will never seek to expand and will never inflict the tragedies it suffered in the past upon others.”

12 of the quirkiest events around the world

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Don’t let those vacation days go unused — take the time to play, and play well. Hilton’s here to excite and inspire the world to play harder.

Whether you’re a unicyclist, morning raver, movie fanatic or zombie geek, there’s an event for you. The world is filled with fun, crazy and bizarre opportunities. It’s time you seek them out.

Kentucky clerk refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses: ‘I am not perfect’

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Kim Davis is digging in her heels.

Since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in June, Davis — a county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky

Peru’s drug cops spend their days blowing up airstrips in the jungle

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It’s a tough job trying to prevent the production and exportation of cocaine; especially in the world’s number one cocaine-producing nation

The Tactical Anti-Drug Operations Group work in the dense central jungles of Peru raiding the pits in which coca leaves are processed into the paste used to make cocaine

In the past few years, the counternarcotics police have been focused on secret airstrips used by drug…