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Henry Ridgwell
September 04, 2015 11:36 AM
The harrowing picture of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach appears to have galvanized Europe’s leaders into doing more to address the refugee crisis. France, Germany and Italy issued a joint call Thursday for compulsory quotas of refugees for all EU states. But there were chaotic scenes in Hungary as police tried to force migrants off a train heading for Austria. Henry Ridgwell has more. And a caution, some of the images in this report may be disturbing.
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Video Drowned Migrant Toddler Photo Triggers European Outrage

The harrowing picture of a drowned three-year-old Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach appears to have galvanized Europe’s leaders into doing more to address the refugee crisis. France, Germany and Italy issued a joint call Thursday for compulsory quotas of refugees for all EU states. But there were chaotic scenes in Hungary as police tried to force migrants off a train heading for Austria. Henry Ridgwell has more. And a caution, some of the images in this report may be disturbing.
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Video Russians Observe 11th Anniversary of Beslan School Attack

This week, Russians have been observing the 11th anniversary of the attack by Islamic militants on a school in Russia's North Caucasus region that killed more than 330 hostages, including 186 children. The three-day siege and massacre that started on September 1, 2004 took place in Beslan, a town in the republic of North Ossetia, and is one of the bloodiest terrorist acts ever in Russia. VOA's Mike Richman reports.
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Video Calais School Offers Another Face of Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Europe is facing mounting criticism over how it’s handling its biggest migration crisis since World War II. But not all Europeans believe building walls or passing repressive policies are the answer. A school for migrants in the French port city of Calais, is opening doors and building bonds across nationalities. VOA's Lisa Bryant reports.
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U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a press availability after signing a pledge with the  Republican National Committee  (RNC) at Trump Tower in New York, Sept. 3, 2015.

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Asia

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a big screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks roll across during a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II from Tiananmen Gate, in Beijing, Sept. 3, 2015.

Philippines Still Leery of China Despite Peace Promises

Manila hopes to see gap between Beijing's pronouncements and actual conditions on ground bridged, Foreign Affairs Department says More

Africa

FILE - Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, accompanied by Deputy President William Ruto, left, speaks to the media in Nairobi, Kenya, July 21, 2015.

ICC Ruling Divides Kenya's Ruling Coalition

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Middle East

FILE - This file photo released on Sunday, May 17, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows the general view of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra, northeast of Damascus, Syria.

IS Militants Destroy 3 Ancient Tombs in Palmyra

Antiquities chief says information is based in part on satellite images provided by US-based Boston University More

Americas

Guatemalan ex-President Otto Perez (L) arrives at a hearing at a court in Guatemala City, Sept. 4, 2015.

Guatemala's Ex-President Goes to Court After Night Behind Bars

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British singer Ella Eyre performs on stage during V Festival 2015 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, England, Aug. 23, 2015.

Ella Eyre Eyes Solo Success With Debut Album

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Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) arrives at the opening of the East Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Sept. 4, 2015.

Putin: Russia Wants International Anti-Terror Coalition

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