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KECSKEMET, Hungary (AP) — Four men accused of involvement in the trafficking of 71 migrants found dead in a truck in Austria were brought before a Hungarian court on Saturday as prosecutors sought to keep them in custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.
Kecskemét (Hungary) (AFP) - Four defendants appeared in court in Hungary on Saturday over Austria's migrant truck tragedy, as a "horrified and heartbroken" UN chief called for concerted action to end Europe's refugee crisis. Police believe the three Bulgarians and one Afghan held over the 71 deaths to be low-ranking members of one of the numerous human trafficking gangs that many of the tens of thousands of migrants coming to Europe pay for help. The abandoned truck, found Thursday on an Austrian motorway in the baking sun near the Hungary border, contained the tightly packed, decomposing bodies of 59 men, eight women and four children including a little girl.