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Castros open Cuba to church, pope

HAVANA — Baptized as Roman Catholics and educated by Jesuits, Fidel and Raul Castro turned against the Church by declaring Cuba an atheist state, chasing out priests and shutting down religious schools after seizing power in a 1959 revolution.

China releases Korean-American missionary

BEIJING — China has released a Korean-American missionary arrested last year over a non-profit school he ran near the border with North Korea, his lawyer said, resolving a case that sparked outcry from international Christian groups.

NATO plans Ukraine visit as Russia threatens embargo

BRUSSELS — Ukraine sought political support from NATO on Monday as talks with Russia in Brussels failed to bridge differences over a trade deal at the heart of east-west tensions and Kiev said Moscow was threatening a trade embargo against it.

Austria, Germany open borders to migrants

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary — Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government that tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people.

Migrants scuffle with police; drowned toddler shocks Europe

BICSKE, Hungary — Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy.

Air strikes kill at least 31, as offensive continues

WANA, Pakistan — Air strikes carried out by Pakistani forces killed at least 31 people in the country’s volatile northwest, officials said, as an offensive against the Pakistani Taliban continues.

Five die in factory explosion

ZARAGOZA, Spain — Five people died and six were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory on Monday near Zaragoza in northeastern Spain, officials said.

Thai police hunting two bombing suspects

BANGKOK — Police probing Thailand’s deadliest bombing issued arrest warrants on Monday for two suspects after a second weekend raid on a suburban apartment block uncovered possible bomb-making materials.

Egypt sets election after three years without parliament

CAIRO — 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.

Court sentences journalists to prison

CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.

Thousands rally to pressure Malaysia’s PM

KUALA LUMPUR — Tens of thousands joined a peaceful protest in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak, bringing to the streets a political crisis over a multi-million-dollar payment made to an account under his name.

U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Taliban seizes district

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — Taliban fighters seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Monday despite repeated U.S. air strikes to repel them, adding to the insurgents’ recent advances in a heavily fought over region of opium farms and trade routes.

Tropical storm Erika headed for eastern Caribbean

MIAMI — Tropical storm watches were issued early Tuesday as Erika, the fifth named storm of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, moved towards the Eastern Caribbean, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

ISIL shows images of temple destruction

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS — Islamic State militants published photos on Tuesday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, an act the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO has called a war crime.