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Imagine the entire population of Britain uprooted: The U.N. refugee agency says just over that number -- 65 million people -- were displaced worldwide by the end of last year, easily setting a new postwar record, as it warned that European and other rich nations can expect the tide to continue if root causes aren't addressed.
 
In Albania, fears that prison horrors will be forgotten
Buried in the mountains of northern Albania are crumbling buildings and an old copper mine where political prisoners were once forced to work to exhaustion and even death.
 
Belgium remains on high alert after weekend arrests
BRUSSELS -- Brussels remains on high alert with increased security after a weekend sweep which left three in jail facing terrorism charges.
 
Newcomer beats Renzi's candidate in Rome mayoral runoff
An anti-establishment newcomer, capitalizing on anger over political corruption and deteriorating city services, trounced Premier Matteo Renzi's candidate in Rome's mayoral runoff Sunday to become the first woman to head City Hall in the Italian capital.
 
At least 185 activists and indigenous people fighting environmental pillaging were murdered in 2015, the watchdog group Global Witness said on Monday.
 
British lawmakers returned to Parliament Monday to pay tribute to lawmaker Jo Cox, as the man charged with her slaying made a brief court appearance by video from prison.
 
A buyer who said he came from Argentina spent over 600,000 euros on Nazi memorabilia, including one of Adolf Hitler's uniform jackets, at a controversial auction in Germany, a report said Monday.
 
Cameron warns 'leave' leader wants to divide
British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Sunday of the dangers of embracing "leave" campaigner Nigel Farage's vision of Britain ahead of the country's referendum on its European Union membership.
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that a controversial redevelopment of an Istanbul park that sparked major anti-government protests in 2013 would go ahead, despite opposition from secular Turks.
 
MOSCOW -- At least 11 children and their adult instructor died in a storm while boating on a lake in Russia's northwestern region of Karelia, officials said Sunday.
 
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