Group urges EU to accept far more asylum seekers than 20,000
BRUSSELS (AP) ? The world's leading migration group is urging the European Union to accept far more asylum seekers than the 20,000 it has planned to take under a new EU scheme to resettle people in need of protection.
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Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotivesWASHINGTON (AP) ? Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers. The move follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions just before the crash.
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Captured video appears to show foreign fighters in Nigeria's Boko Haram
By Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - Video footage found in captured Boko Haram camps by Nigeria's military and seen by Reuters seems to give some of the clearest indication that foreign fighters hold positions of power within the Nigerian Islamist militant group. The distinctive Mandara mountain range can be seen in the background.
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Charter to buy Time Warner Cable in new mega-deal
Charter Communications announced Tuesday it is acquiring rival Time Warner Cable to create a powerful new player in the US pay TV and broadband sector. The deal worth $55.3 billion plus debt comes weeks after Comcast abandoned a bid for TWC in the face of opposition from US antitrust regulators. The merger, which also needs regulatory approval, would create a major new rival for Comcast, whose plan for TWC drew fierce opposition from consumer groups and fueled fears of creating a dominant player in the broadband Internet market.
Actor Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer's - agent
By Edward Baran LONDON (Reuters) - Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said on Tuesday. The 83-year-old Sharif, whose films also include "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Funny Girl" opposite Barbra Streisand, is being cared for by his son. "Omar is suffering from Alzheimer's. I don't know much else," said Steven Kenis, the actor's agent.