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Migrant crisis: Croatia opens Serbia border

Croatia has opened its border with Serbia, removing one of the bottlenecks for thousands of stranded migrants trying to make their way north. About 3,000 people had been stuck in cold and wet weather in the Serbian border village of Berkasovo, after Croatia moved to curb new arrivals. The UN …

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Migrant crisis: Tensions rise as Balkan path blocked

These migrants at the Croatian border waited to cross into Sredisce ob Dravi in Slovenia early on Monday /AP

Tensions are building among thousands of migrants heading north through Balkan states as their route to Western Europe is stalled by new controls. Croatia had asked its northern neighbour Slovenia to accept 5,000 migrants daily, but Slovenia said it would only take half that number. The move has led to …

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US troops to stay in Afghanistan in policy shift

President Barack Obama has confirmed plans to extend the US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy. Speaking at the White House, he said the US would keep 5,500 troops in the country when he leaves office in 2017. Originally all but a small embassy-based force …

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RAF helicopter crash: Five Nato staff die in Afghanistan

The accident involved a Puma Mk2 helicopter (file picture) /PA

Five people, including two RAF personnel, have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The Puma Mk2 helicopter crashed as it was landing at Nato’s Resolute Support mission headquarters, Kabul. Nato has not released the nationalities of the other victims or the five left injured. A Ministry of Defence …

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