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US

WASH­ING­TON – Just 108 of the thou­sands of un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­nors il­le­gally cross­ing the US border have been granted asy­lum in 2014, in a process that of­ten takes more than a year, Congress heard.

BRI­TAIN

LON­DON – Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron has un­veiled plans to halve the time dur­ing which EU mi­grants with no re­al­is­tic job prospects can claim ben­e­fits in the UK.

YE­MEN

SANAA – Hun­dreds of an­gry pro­test­ers took to the streets across sev­eral Ye­meni cities yes­ter­day as a govern­ment de­ci­sion to raise fuel prices in the im­pov­er­ished coun­try came into ef­fect.

GUINEA

CON­AKRY – At least 33 peo­ple died and dozens more were hurt on Tues­day night in a stam­pede at a rap con­cert on a beach in the Guinean cap­i­tal Con­akry, prompt­ing a week of na­tional mourn­ing.

VENEZUELA

CARA­CAS – Venezue­lan Pres­i­dent Ni­co­las Maduro and his Paraguayan coun­ter­part Ho­ra­cio Cartes have agreed to strengthen bi­lat­eral eco­nomic ties be­tween the two coun­tries.

COLOM­BIA

BOGOTA – Colom­bia Pres­i­dent Juan Manuel Santos has warned the left­ist FARC rebels could cause a break­down of peace talks af­ter a bomb­ing of an elec­tric tower left 450,000 peo­ple with­out power.

RO­MA­NIA

CRAIOVA, Ro­ma­nia – Ro­ma­nia ’ s left- wing Prime Min­is­ter Vic­tor Ponta has an­nounced he will run for pres­i­dent in Novem­ber, in a speech to some 5,000 sup­port­ers.

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