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A German woman who was kidnapped in war-torn Syria last year and gave birth while in captivity escaped with her baby to Turkey on Sept.28, the German foreign ministry said
Burcu Purtul Uçar – ISTANBUL
A 13-year-old Turkish girl living in Stockholm prevented a woman from being physically assaulted and managed to rescue her from abuse with her eight friends, in a heroic act that was widely praised by the city’s police and the Swedish media
Reykjavik - Agence France-Presse
Street lighting in Reykjavik will be switched off for an hour Wednesday evening to give residents of the Icelandic capital a better view of the Aurora Borealis, city authorities said.
A total of 1,614 Syrian refugees from Turkey have been resettled in the EU since the implementation of a migrant deal between Turkey and the bloc, while a total of 578 migrants were returned to Turkey, the European Commission said in a report on Sept. 28.
CALAIS, France - Reuters
President Francois Hollande said on Sept. 26 that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain.
Live streaming of child sexual abuse and so-called “revenge porn” is on the rise on the internet, Europe’s police agency warned Sept. 28, saying vulnerable children are increasingly falling victim to sexual predators.
German media outlet Deutsche Welle (DW) has filed a lawsuit against the Turkish Youth and Sports Ministry after the latter seized video footage of an interview conducted with its minister for a program featured on the outlet’s TV channel
BERLIN – Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 26 said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
ON BOARD THE POLARSYSSEL - Reuters
More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway's remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as visitors increase and global warming melts the sea ice on which the creatures roam.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc.
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain
Regional elections in Spain on Sept. 25 strengthened acting Prime Minister’s Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives and weakened the Socialists, under pressure to let him form a government and end a months-long political impasse, AFP reported.