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Pope calls on Catholics to help refugees... Britain prepares for Syrian refugees...Reports: Rebels kill Turkish soldiers

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 6, 2015 at 5:51 p.m.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says the Vatican will shelter two families of refugees who are "fleeing death" from war or hunger. He's also calling on Catholic parishes, convents and monasteries across Europe to do the same. Francis cited Mother Teresa, the European-born nun who cared for India's poor, in making his appeal in remarks to pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square.

UNDATED (AP) — As migrants from war-torn areas seek asylum in Europe, Britain's treasury chief says the country's international aid budget will be put to use to help the government settle thousands more Syrian refugees. George Osborne says the money will be earmarked for local authorities to help pay for housing people coming from refugee camps that border Syria.

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media is reporting that several soldiers have been killed in a Kurdish rebel attack and that the country's prime minister is returning to the capital for a security meeting. The state-run news agency says rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, detonated bombs as two armored vehicles passed by near a village in a province that borders Iraq and Iran.

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft wants a federal appeals court to agree that the United States reached too far when it sought a customer's emails that are stored in Ireland. The software company will argue Wednesday that the appeals court in New York should overturn a lower court ruling that grants U.S. narcotics investigators authority to review the customer's email records.

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (AP) — A San Antonio School district is suspending from the team two football players who collided with a referee. Video shows the referee watching the play, and his head snapping back when he's leveled from behind. The other player then dove on top of him. The district's athletic director tells KENS-TV the incident Friday was "disturbing" and "inexcusable."

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