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By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks aimed at uniting Libya's two warring governments are entering the final stretch and there is hope of signing a deal on Sept. 20, the U.N. Special Representative for Libya Bernardino Leon said on Friday. "We really have a chance to reach a final agreement in the coming days and we cannot afford, Libya cannot afford, to miss this opportunity," Leon told reporters. Leon met negotiators from Libya's General National Congress (GNC) for five hours on Friday and said he expected to hold a new round of talks next Wednesday, which diplomats said would take place in Skhirat in Morocco.
By Krisztina Than and Karin Strohecker HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA (Reuters) - Thousands of exhausted migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday, bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to stop them as Europe’s asylum system buckled under pressure from the sheer numbers reaching its frontiers. After days of confrontation and chaos, Hungary’s right-wing government deployed dozens of buses to take migrants from Budapest and pick up over 1,000 others – many of them refugees from the Syrian war – who had set off doggedly by foot on Friday down the main highway to Vienna. Austria said it had agreed with Germany that it would allow the migrants access, waiving the rules of an asylum system brought to breaking point by Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s.
Heavy clashes broke out between Islamic State and army units loyal to the country's official government near the eastern city of Derna on Friday, killing four soldiers, military officials said. Three soldiers were also wounded during fighting with Islamic State fighters outside Derna, a city east of Benghazi, military officials said. The conflict is part of chaos gripping Libya, which has fragmented into two governments and parliaments allied to former rebel groups that helped topple Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.