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Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers8/31/2015 3:03:17 PMBRUSSELS - European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the bloc's history, as the mounting death toll on land and sea forced governments to respond.Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge8/31/2015 10:29:26 AMBERLIN - Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015.Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators8/30/2015 9:32:03 PMWASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.Fred becomes second hurricane of 2015 Atlantic season8/31/2015 10:43:56 AM - Fred, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.Christie defends plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels8/31/2015 1:30:50 AMWASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx Corp tracks packages, saying government needs private-sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration.Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament8/31/2015 4:34:24 AMCAIRO - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression.Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents8/30/2015 9:26:53 PMSANAA - An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north8/31/2015 5:26:07 AMGAO - The United Nations has deployed 10,000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1 billion into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the reemergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.US national security advisor warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks8/31/2015 12:21:32 AMISLAMABAD - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders on Sunday that recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threaten regional security, an official said.Malaysia's Mahathir calls for 'people power' movement to topple PM8/30/2015 8:42:00 PMKUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.