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Shiite rebels known as Houthis holds their weapons during a rally against Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

DHS grants temporary legal status to Yemeni citizens

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration Thursday announced it will grant legal status and halt deportations for potentially thousands of citizens of Yemen, saying the security situation on the ground there is so bad that the U.S. has a moral obligation to protect people.

Chinese President Xi Jinping is displayed on a screen as Type 99A2 Chinese battle tanks take part in a parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War II held in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China shows off rising power in marking WWII defeat of Japan

- Associated Press

With fighter jets roaring overhead, China’s leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show that his country poses no expansionist threat.

A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of an unidentified migrant child, lifting it from the sea shore, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum, Turkey, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A number of migrants are known to have died and some are still reported missing, after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized. (AP Photo/DHA)

Aunt from Canada had tried to sponsor Aylan Kurdi, Syrian boy who drowned off Turkey

- Associated Press

Canada rejected a request to take in the Syrian family whose mother and two young sons drowned this week trying to get to Europe, a Canadian lawmaker said — a request that involved the 3-year-old boy who washed up on a beach in Turkey, galvanizing a worldwide debate about migration.

Migrants hold up their train tickets outside the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)

Hungary blasts EU on migration amid chaos at train station

- Associated Press

Hungary’s leader railed Thursday at Germany and EU leaders for lacking urgency in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis as chaos reigned back home, where migrants by the thousands surged into Budapest’s main train station after police ended their two-day blockade of its entrance.

President Obama's intense lobbying on Wednesday secured support from a 34th Senate Democrat, ensuring his Iranian nuclear deal will survive a veto battle with Congress. (Associated Press)

Obama secures votes to preserve Iran nuclear deal despite majority opposition

- The Washington Times

President Obama’s intense lobbying on Wednesday secured support from a 34th Senate Democrat, ensuring his Iranian nuclear deal will survive a veto battle with Congress and setting into motion the extraordinary imposition of a foreign agreement over the objections of large numbers of voters and big majorities in both the House and Senate.

President Barack Obama looks at Bear Glacier, which has receded 1.8 miles in approximately 100 years, while on a boat tour to see the effects of global warming in Resurrection Cove, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Seward, Alaska. Obama is on a historic three-day trip to Alaska aimed at showing solidarity with a state often overlooked by Washington, while using its glorious but changing landscape as an urgent call to action on climate change. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Arctic scramble spurs new debate over U.N. Law of the Sea pact

- The Washington Times

The international scramble over development, energy and climate change in the Arctic — highlighted by President Obama’s trip to the Alaska’s far north this week — is prompting fresh debate over whether American influence in the region may be limited by the fact that the U.S. is the only nation in the fight to have never ratified the Law of the Sea treaty.

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Iran Parliament speaker expects heated debate on nuke deal

- Associated Press

Iran's Parliament speaker said Thursday he expects a heated debate among Iranian lawmakers before they vote on the nuclear deal between his country and six world powers in about a month.

FILE - In this July 16, 2011, file photo, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. Democratic leaders in the New Mexico House of Representatives are raising the possibility of impeachment proceedings against Duran, the state's top elections official, after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

House committee to investigate charges vs Sec of State Duran

- Associated Press

The speaker of New Mexico's House of Representatives said Wednesday that he has created a special committee to investigate charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

- Associated Press

Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress.

Rebekah Brooks returns to News Corp in top role

- Associated Press

News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is back at the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.

This image released by the Royal Thai Police on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, shows Emrah Davutoglu from Turkey, who police said faces "charges of conspiracy to possess unauthorized war materials." (Royal Thai Police via AP)

Thai police: Suspect acknowledges being near bomb scene

- Associated Press

Thai police said Wednesday a prime suspect in Bangkok's deadly bombing has admitted to being near the shrine where the attack took place but denied placing the bomb, as other clues increasingly linked the blast to Thailand's forced repatriation of members of a minority ethnic group to China.

Migrants shout slogans in front of the Keleti Railway Station in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, as hundreds demanded to be let on trains to Germany. Over 150,000 migrants have reached Hungary this year, most coming through the southern border with Serbia. Many apply for asylum but quickly try to leave for richer EU countries. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hungary blocks migrants from trains; 11 drown off Turkey

- Associated Press

Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international train station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other wealthy European Union countries.