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'2,000' demonstrate outside Budapest railway station

Migrants protest outside the Eastern railway station in Budapest Credit: Reuters

Hundreds of refugees and migrants continue to demonstrate outside Budapest's Keleti railway station for the second day, shouting "Freedom! Freedom!", and demanding to be let onto trains bound for Germany.

The Reuters news agency reports that over 2,000 people, including families with children, were waiting in the square at the station while Hungarians with IDs and foreigners with valid passports could board the trains.


Obama posts selfie with 'Bear in the park'

US President Barack Obama joked on instagram about meeting a "Bear in the park" during his three-day trip to Alaska.

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He posted a selfie with British TV adventurer Bear Grylls, who he met during his trip to observe the effects of climate change on the area, with the caption: "Glad this is the only Bear I met in the park - bo."

Obama is trying to build support for tough new rules on carbon emissions from power plants ahead of a hoped-for international climate deal at a UN summit in Paris in December.

Yesterday, he recorded an episode of NBC survival television show, 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls', set to air later this year.

PM: 'Peace and stability' more important than taking in more refugees

David Cameron has said that it is more important to bring "peace and stability" to Syria than accept more refugees from the war-torn region.

We have take a number of genuine asylum seekers from Syrian refugee camps...But we think that the most important thing is to try to bring peace and stability to that part of the world.

I don't think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees.

– David Cameron

The UK has so far only agreed to resettle up to 1,000 refugees from Syria, a small figure compared to other European nations.


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