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South Carolina prosecutors said Thursday they intend to seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white alleged supremacist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in June. "This was the ultimate crime and justice from our state calls for the ultimate punishment," said Scarlett Wilson, the prosecutor for Charleston County, where the shooting took place. "Making such a weighty decision is an awesome responsibility," Wilson told a press conference.
The heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank brought home the horror of the refugee crisis -- the worst of its kind since World War II. With tensions growing in Europe over how to handle the situation, France and Germany said they had agreed that the EU should now impose binding quotas on the numbers that member states should take in, having failed to reach such a deal in June. "We agree that... we need binding quotas within the European Union to share the burden.