Germany says migrants arriving in Hungary must register thereThe German government denied on Monday that there were "special trains" carrying migrants to Germany from Hungary and said that under European law asylum seekers arriving in Hungary must be registered there first. "No, there are no special trains," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a post on Twitter. "People who come to Hungary must register and seek asylum there." Earlier, a Reuters reporter in Budapest witnessed migrants there who have gathered by the thousands in railway stations, being allowed onto trains bound for Austria and Germany.
Canadians, Pakistani and Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) ? Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in the kingdom's oil-rich east, a Saudi official said.
Spain to hand over US-Belgian arrested over blood diamondsMADRID (AP) ? An American-Belgian businessman arrested for suspected involvement in enslavement and pillaging blood diamonds during Sierra Leone's civil war will be handed over shortly to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday.
Hungary allowing migrants onto trains bound for Vienna and GermanyMigrants at Budapest's Eastern Railway station were being allowed onto trains bound for Vienna and Germany on Monday, policemen and migrants told a Reuters reporter at the station. Hundreds of migrants were trying to buy tickets at the international office at the station. State television channel M1 reported that migrants with valid documents and train tickets were allowed to board a train to Munich on Monday morning.
NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio
NEW YORK (AP) ? He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.
Bangkok bomb hunt narrows, police flag new suspects
The hunt for those behind the Bangkok shrine blast narrowed Monday as police revealed they have two new suspects after more bomb-making paraphernalia was found in a suburban apartment. The bomb that hit the Erawan shrine on August 17 was Thailand's worst single mass-casualty attack. Suspicion has alternated between Thailand's bitter political rivals, organised criminal gangs, Islamist militants, rebels in the kingdom's strife-torn south and sympathisers of refugees from China's Uighur minority.
Eurozone inflation stable at low rate of 0.2 percentBRUSSELS (AP) ? Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was stable in August at an annual rate of 0.2 percent, an official report shows ? another weak figure that may help push the European Central Bank toward doing more economic stimulus.
Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect
BANGKOK (AP) ? Thai police congratulated themselves for making an arrest in Bangkok's deadly bombing and announced Monday they would give themselves an $84,000 reward, though the man has not been charged ? let alone convicted ? and may not be the prime suspect.
Alaska-bound, Obama faces backlash on Mt. McKinley renaming
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. Meanwhile, his decision to rename Mount McKinley faced a backlash from Ohio politicians protective a native son from the state, former President William McKinley.
Greek coast guard picks up nearly 2,500 migrants in 3 days
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ? Greece's coast guard 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 seeking the safety of Europe after facing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.