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Truth mechanism quorum for finding missing persons to be decided by mid-October, says Sri Lankan diplomat at UN

The UN has estimated that 40,000 people died, many of them civilians, during Sri Lanka's civil war that lasted nearly three decades.

Paris attacks: One of the eight terrorists identified as Omar Ismail Mostefai

Paris prosecutor said French authorities had a security file on one of the concert hall attackers and that there were three teams of attackers.

Britain’s oldest tree Fortingall Yew undergoing sex change: Experts

The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, estimated to be around 5,000 years old, is regarded as a male tree because it produces pollen.

Migrant crisis: Germany says Austria dumping migrants by night

Germany's top security official has sharply criticized Austria for dumping migrants at the border between the two countries under the cover of night.

Refugee crisis: German govt argues over proposed border zones

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday that his Social Democrats wouldn't back a system that entails people being interned at the border.

Russia appeals to UN aviation body to open new MH17 probe

The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released on Tuesday that the jet was destroyed by a Soviet-made Buk surface-to-air missile. Two-thirds of the 298 people who died were Dutch.

Russia says thwarted Moscow terror attack planned by 12

Only three suspects have been identified so far and all are men in their 20s from Chechnya, a predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency still simmers after two separatist wars.

European Union’s refugee relocation scheme ‘not enough’, says UN refugee agency

The International Organisation for Migration said Friday that there had been a sharp increase in the number of migrants arriving in Greece, to some 7,000 a day, up from 4,500 per day at the end of September.

EU to suspend Belarus sanctions after Alexander Lukashenko re-elected for the fifth time

EU foreign ministers have agreed to suspend sanctions for four months, after the elections passed off without incident, France's European affairs minister Harlem Desir said.

Russia resumes much needed gas supply to Ukraine ahead of harsh winters

The deal, which was signed last month with the help of the European Union, will ensure that Ukraine will receive Russian gas for six months through March 2016.

British nurse who recovered from Ebola hospitalized again

Medical authorities say the risk of Cafferkey transmitting the virus is low, but public health officials in Scotland are monitoring people with whom she had close contact.

EU takes measures to speed migrant deportation, fortify borders

Europe feels overwhelmed and needs to be far more rigorous in sending economic migrants back if it wants to find enough goodwill among its population to continue harboring true refugees.