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Muslim teen becomes sensation after Texas school mistakes homemade clock for possible bomb

IRVING, Texas A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to class with a homemade clock that school officials thought resembled a bomb.

Migrants keep sneaking through Hungary’s razor-wire fence

ASOTTHALOM, Hungary Small groups of migrants continued to sneak into Hungary on Wednesday, a day after the country sealed its border with Serbia and began arresting people trying to breach the razor-wire barrier, while migrants began arriving in Croatia seeking a different way into the European Union.

North Korea warns that it has revamped and restarted all nuclear plants to make more bombs

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more and more sophisticated nuclear weapons.

Hungary shuts key migrant crossing with razor-lined boxcar as Europe faces more border checks

ROSZKE, Hungary Hungary deployed a boxcar bristling with razor wire to close a key border crossing and warned of a new era of swift deportations Monday as governments across Europe debated how to share the burden of housing hundreds of thousands seeking refuge ‚Äî and whether the continent’s hard-won policy of passport-free travel could survive the unrelenting flow of humanity.

Long frozen out in Cuba, Catholic Church has greater role in social welfare as pope to visit

HAVANA As vespers drew to a close at the St. Egidio Catholic community centre, a dozen homeless men in threadbare pants and rumpled T-shirts shuffled into a side room where volunteers handed out cups of soda and soft yellow rolls spread with mayonnaise.

Toying with Russian troop deployment to Syria, Putin appears ready to reset relations with US

MOSCOW: Signs of an ongoing Russian military buildup in Syria have drawn U.S. concerns and raised questions of whether Moscow plans to enter the conflict. President Vladimir Putin has been coy on the subject, saying Russia is weighing various options, a statement that has fueled suspicions about the Kremlin’s intentions.

Lost Australian sheep gets a much-needed shearing that yields 30 sweaters worth of fleece

CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrubland was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 40 kilograms (89 pounds) of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.