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Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear

BEIRUT (AP) - A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says the amount of damage done by an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra remains unclear.
Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, said Monday that "undoubtedly" a large explosion took place near the 2,000-year-old temple, which lies in a sprawling Roman-era complex.
An Islamic State operative told The Associated Press

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Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants

BERLIN (AP) - Germany, France and Britain pressed Sunday for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe, and a special meeting of EU interior and justice ministers was called for Sept. 14.
Interior ministers Thomas de Maiziere of Germany, Bernard Cazeneuve of France and Theresa May of Britain stressed the need to set up "hot spots" in Greece and Italy by the year's end to ensure migrants are fingerprinted and registered, allowing authorities to identify quickly those in need of protection.

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Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's coast guard says it has picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations over the weekend, part of a relentless flow of people heading for the safety of Europe after facing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
The coast guard said Monday it had rescued 2,492 people in 70 operations off the eastern islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Agathonissi, Farmakonissi, Kos and Symi from Friday morning until Monday morning.

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Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massive rally to demand his resignation on the eve of the country's National Day on Monday.
After a weekend of demonstrations, the government took back the streets of Kuala Lumpur, with Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Cabinet ministers attending a gala parade involving 13,000 people. They watched jets whizz by above

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Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

TOKYO (AP) - Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.
Japan is seeing new faces join the ranks of protesters typically made up of labor union members and graying leftist activists. Tens of thousands filled the streets outside Tokyo's parliament on Sunday to rally against security legislation expected to pass in September.

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