A fleet of Hungarian buses took nearly 4,000 of migrants to the Austrian border before dawn, and many were taken by train to the Austrian capital, Vienna, and the southern German city of Munich.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck government buildings controlled by Houthi fighters in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday night and army units loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh after at least 50 coalition soliders were killed on Friday.
The aunt of a drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, whose death has sparked global outrage about the plight of refugees in Europe, says she still hopes to bring the rest of her family to Canada.
A prominent Druze cleric known for being highly critical of the al-Assad regime and Islamic groups was assassinated in a car bomb attack that killed 25 others, and caused riots outside the city of Sweida on Friday, according to a Syrian monitor group.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, verified by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's shortest man, at 21.5 inches (54.6cm) tall, died of an undisclosed illness in American Samoa.
Refugees board buses bound for Austria in the latest development of the European migrant crisis.
The militants, who attacked two Roman-era temples in the city previously, blew up the tombs dating from between 44 and 103 AD, Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters. Unesco had already condemned the attacks on Palmyra as a war crime.
After the UAE claimed that 22 of its troops were killed in Yemen and Bahrain, it lost five more soldiers on Friday, which proved to be the deadliest day for a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni Shiite rebels.
The photographer who shot the heart-wrenching picture showing a Syrian toddler's lifeless body washed ashore Turkey's Aegean coast said she was "petrified".
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in the charged atmosphere of anti-immigration rhetoric in Britain, the powerful photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up dead on a Turkish beach has changed the Conservative government’s policy.
Whether Aylan Kurdi's drowning death marks a turning point in Europe's migration crisis depends on what European politicians do in response. So far, no dramatic new solutions have emerged.
The UN refugee chief called Friday on European countries to take in some 200,000 refugees as part of a "massive relocation programme" that would be binding on EU states.
Saudi King Salman will meet with US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to strengthen relations after a period of tensions.
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