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Death toll in Ukraine fighting hits 2,593: UN human rights official

A total of 2,593 people, including civilians as well as Ukrainian and separatist combatants, have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine since it erupted in mid-April, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Aug. 29.
 

Dozens of migrants intercepted in the Aegean

A wooden boat carrying 138 undocumented immigrants foundered on rocks off the eastern coast of Symi, in the southeastern Aegean, early on Friday, in an apparent attempt to avoid an inspection by a Latvian coast guard vessel participating in a European Union maritime security exercise in the area.

Coast guard officials on Symi detained the migrants who were said to be in good health.

Turkey brings 33 more wounded Palestinians for treatment

Turkey has evacuated 33 more wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.

The Palestinians were initially transferred from Gaza Strip to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Aug. 28, where the Turkish Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) provided preliminary treatment.

Turkey brings over 33 more wounded Palestinians for treatment

Turkey has evacuated 33 more wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip for medical treatment.

The Palestinians were initially transferred from Gaza Strip to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Aug. 28, where the Turkish Ministry of Health National Medical Rescue Team (UMKE) provided preliminary treatment.

Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird arrives in Belgrade

BELGRADE - Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird will arrive in Belgrade on Friday at an invitation from his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, the Serbian Foreign Ministry has stated.

This is the first visit to Serbia by a Canadian foreign minister since 2001.

Dacic and Baird will meet on September 1, the statement says.

Gov't jet carrying Venizelos back from Turkey conducts emergency landing

A government jet carrying Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos back to Athens from Ankara where he had attended the inauguration ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was forced to conduct an emergency landing in Thessaloniki on Friday due to a technical problem.

Stefanovic: Urgent meeting with EULEX and KFOR

BELGRADE – Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Friday that he had requested an urgent meeting with representatives of EULEX and KFOR following an attack on police officers in the Ground Safety Zone in the Kursumlija municipality on Thursday.

“I expect that it (the meeting) will take place in Belgrade in the next few days,” Stefanovic said for Belgrade-based TV Pink.

Wall Collapses on Construction Worker in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

A wall has collapsed on a worker at a construction site in Bulgaria's southern city of Plovdiv.

According to preliminary reports, the construction accident occurred during excavation work.

The injured man is a 24-year-old construction worker.

He was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Iceland raises avaiation alert to red after eruption at largest volcano

Iceland raised its aviation alert over the nation's largest volcano to red on Aug. 29, after the Bardarbunga peak began erupting overnight.

A ban on air traffic around the country's largest volcanic system was also put in place, but the authorities said there were no signs of spewing ash.

PM: We have recognizable policy, and stick to it

PM: We have recognizable policy, and stick to it

BERLIN -- PM Aleksandar Vučić has said that Serbia has "a recognizable and good policy that it firmly adheres to" - and that "German Chancellor Angela Merkel knows that."

Four new names in Davutoğlu cabinet with Çavuşoğlu as FM

No time has been wasted for the formation of Turkey’s new government with PM Ahmet Davutoğlu at the helm. The newly-minted Cabinet announced less than 24 hours after the handover ceremony at the presidency only contains four new names. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has replaced Davutoğlu as top diplomat

Davutoğlu keeps Erdoğan’s Cabinet with few changes

No time has been wasted in the formation of Turkey’s new government with PM Ahmet Davutoğlu at the helm. The newly-minted Cabinet, announced less than 24 hours after the handover ceremony at the presidency, contains only four new names. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has replaced Davutoğlu in the FM seat

UNHCR: Syrian Refugees Top 3 Million

Over 3 million people have fled the civil war in Syria, according to reports of the United Nations refugee agency.

Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), called the crisis "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era" in a Friday statement.

According to the press release, almost half of all Syrians have been forced to abandon their homes.

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