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Migrant men board a ship bound for Sicily on April 22, 2015, in Lampedusa, Italy. (Dan Kitwood, Getty Images) Human rights group: 2,000 migrants dead at sea this year

A human rights group says nearly 2,000 migrants are known to have died so far this year crossing the Mediterranean, outpacing last year's death toll.

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Investigators for missing Malaysia flight meet in Paris
French and Malaysian investigators are meeting in Paris with a judge after the arrival of a wing fragment many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Chris Hondros, Getty Images)
Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback
Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month.
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Venezuela prevents opposition leader from running
Venezuelan election officials have rejected a high-profile opposition leader's attempt to register as a candidate for upcoming congressional elections.
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2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack
Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem.
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Jackie Chan wants to work with son Jaycee on album, movie
Action star Jackie Chan says that he intends to work with his son on a movie and an album as the pair mend their relationship after Jaycee was locked up on a drugs charge.
Secretary of State John Kerry. (File) (Win McNamee, Getty Images)
Kerry pushes Iran nuke deal with wary Arabs in Qatar
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making the Obama administration's case for the Iran nuclear deal to wary Arab officials in Qatar.
United Nations building in New York City. (Chris Hondros, Getty Images)
UN states set goal to end poverty, hunger in next 15 years
The 193 U.N. member states have reached agreement on a new development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards and taking urgent action to combat climate change.
 John Kerry  (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets Egyptian officials
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Egyptian officials in Cairo as part of a Mideast trip aimed at assuaging concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
A wounded Israeli receives treatment during the Gay Pride Parade on July 30, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. At least six people were stabbed at Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade on Thursday. The assailant, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, emerged behind the marchers and began stabbing them while screaming. A police officer then managed to tackle him to the ground and arrest him.
Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies
An Israeli hospital spokeswoman says a teenage girl stabbed by an anti-gay extremist in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade has died.
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Iran cuts welfare rolls to ease budget crunch
Iran will stop giving cash handouts to another million of its wealthiest citizens in order to ease a budget crisis caused in part by sanctions linked to its disputed nuclear program.

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