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Another arrest in migrant truck deaths...Thailand bomb suspect uncooperative...Deadly fire

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 30, 2015 at 5:51 a.m.



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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Authorities in Hungary say a Bulgarian national has become the fifth person arrested in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in neighboring Austria. Police said Sunday they will seek to have him held on suspicion of human trafficking. Three Bulgarians and an Afghan, were arrested Thursday in southern Hungary. The truck with the dead migrants was found earlier that day.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say a man arrested in connection with Bangkok's deadly shrine bombing may be lying to interrogators and would remain in military custody for at least seven days. The unnamed foreigner was arrested yesterday at an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok where police seized bomb-making equipment and fake passports. The bombing killed 20 people.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least seven people are dead and 200 injured in a fire in a residential compound used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, which oversees petroleum production in the OPEC powerhouse. Officials say the large fire broke out in the basement of the sprawling complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east. The Interior Ministry says the casualties involved victims of various nationalities.

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' thoughts turned toward the plight of migrants today. He is urging people to work together to stop crimes against migrants, including the 71 who perished in a smuggler's truck on the main Budapest-Vienna highway. Francis on Sunday invited faithful in St. Peter's Square in Rome to pray silently with him for migrants who die "on their terrible journeys."

LONDON (AP) — Some doctors say lingering safety questions are a reason to go slowly in adopting a new, tiny, wireless pacemaker. The device could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional pacemakers which need a generator and wires and are implanted via surgery. It's still seen as a possible landmark development.

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