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Much more action needed to solve migrant crisis, says UN

A vigil was held for the victims of the Austrian lorry tragedy in Budapest. Credit: Reuters

Governments must do "much more" to solve the migrant crisis, the UN's Secretary-General has said.

Ban Ki-moon said he was "horrified and heartbroken" by the recent deaths, including the "grim" discovery of 71 bodies in a lorry found abandoned on an Austrian motorway.

He said: "I commend those leaders and communities who have stepped up to our shared responsibilities and obligations. But much more is required.

"I appeal to all governments involved to provide comprehensive responses, expand safe and legal channels of migration and act with humanity, compassion and in accordance with their international obligations.

"Let us do all we can to provide people in the most desperate circumstances with a measure of safety and a sense of hope."

Earlier, Hungarians held a vigil for the victims of the Austrian discovery outside Budapest's main train station, where thousands of migrants have been sheltering for weeks.

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Rebekah Brooks 'to return to Murdoch's News Corp'

Rebekah Brooks quit News Corp at the height of the phone hacking allegations in 2011. Credit: PA

Rebekah Brooks is set to return to Rupert Murdoch-controlled News Corp a year after she was cleared of phone hacking, it has been reported.

The former Sun boss will be appointed chief executive of its UK division as soon as September, according to the Financial Times.

ITV News understands Mrs Brooks is expected to take up the role in the coming weeks.

Brooks was cleared of all charges following a 138-day trial at the Old Bailey which saw former News of the World editor Andy Coulson jailed.

A spokeswoman for News Corp said: "As we have said before, we have been having discussions with Rebekah Brooks and when we have any announcements to make we will let you know."

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