Europe calls refugee crisis the biggest since WW2

This week saw hundreds of refugees dying in an attempt to get into Europe.

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands and heads for Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday ahead of Erika, noting the storm could travel "up the spine of Florida" from Sunday into next week.

Judge sworn in as Greece's first female prime minister

Vassiliki Thanou, the country's top judge, has replaced Alexis Tsipras to prepare for next month's early elections.

Kim Jong-Un says nukes not talks secured accord with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said nuclear weapons rather than negotiating skills secured what he described as a "landmark" agreement this week with South Korea.

Debate rages on slaying images from 'killer view'

On Twitter, readers expressed shock at newspapers displaying the images taken by gunman Vester Lee Flanagan, including one from his perspective as he pulled the trigger.

Shooter reported, suspect in custody at Mississippi university

An active shooter was reported at Carpenter hall at Mississippi State University.

Merkel says Austrian migrant tragedy a 'warning'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the discovery of bodies inside a truck in Austria is a warning to tackle the migrants issue quickly.

US asks Swiss to extradite Nicaraguan in FIFA case

A Swiss Justice Ministry spokesman said the US asked to have the extradition of a former FIFA official to be prioritised.

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Stigma, lack of laws hampering transgender employees

Advocates say the hiring is only one step in an uphill battle against the discrimination, stigma and lack of legal protection that hamper of transgender individuals.

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Keep out! Ten of the world's most significant walls

Experts say border walls serve a political and symbolic function, but they have become increasingly popular with governments who want to look tough on migration and security.

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