A surge in refugees crossing into Europe from the Middle East and Africa has in past months resulted in several tragic incidents at sea. The victims in the abandoned truck likely suffocated, say Austrian authorities.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who initially took power after a 2013 coup, said the new laws were needed to combat insurgents, including the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Rights groups say the legal definitions of terrorism are too broad.
Two gunmen in Afghan military uniforms opened fire on a vehicle carrying international troops in Helmand Province on Wednesday. It was the third reported 'green-on-blue' attack in Afghanistan this year.
Thailand's police chief did not offer details about who else might be involved in the deadly attack, though they asserted that Thai citizens were involved. At least 20 people died in Monday's bombing at a shrine.
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Former US President George W. Bush talks with Ashantae Martin (l.) and Ronjae Pleasant at Warren Easton Charter High School one day before the ten year anniversary of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, La., Friday.
The outlawed PKK separately attacked a Turkish military brigade in southeast Turkey. Analysts say Turkey is prioritizing air strikes against Kurdish militants over strikes against the self-styled Islamic State.