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No trains west from Budapest...Migrant boat capsizes off Malaysia...Iran deal's survival secure

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 3, 2015 at 1:51 a.m.



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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Police have ended their blockade of a train station in Budapest, Hungary, allowing migrants to flood into the station. However, there are no trains running to Western Europe. The rail company says the trains have been halted for security reasons. Police shut down the terminal to migrants earlier this week, preventing those with valid tickets but no travel documents from boarding trains to Austria and Germany, the preferred destination of many migrants. An estimated 3,000 people have been camping outside the station.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's maritime agency says a wooden boat carrying about 100 migrants heading to Indonesia has capsized off the country's western coast. An agency official says 12 people have been rescued, and several bodies have been recovered. He says the boat capsized in bad sea conditions not far from the coast and that rescue operations are ongoing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has been hinting that he may be ready to rule out a third-party bid for the White House, should he fail to win the Republican nomination. Trump has been leading the GOP field in recent polls. Multiple campaigns are confirming that the Republican National Committee has asked every GOP candidate to sign a pledge not to undertake a third-party bid under any circumstances.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear deal is now on track to get through Congress. In the Senate, Democratic supporters can claim a decisive 34 votes in favor after Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland declared she will vote for the pact. That will allow backers to uphold President Barack Obama's veto, if the Senate passes a resolution of disapproval that being backed by Republicans.

BANGKOK (AP) — The Turkish Embassy in Thailand is casting doubt on reports that its nationals were involved in the Aug. 17 bombing of a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people. A statement posted on the embassy's website says it has not received official notification from Thai authorities concerning arrest warrants issued for three persons believed to Turkish nationals. The Turkish connection has boosted a theory the suspects may be part of a group seeking to avenge Thailand's forced repatriation of ethnic Uighurs (WEE'-gurz) to China in July.

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