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Thousands of refugees continue their journey to Germany

A boy receives a teddy bear at a registration point at Munich station. Credit: Reuters

Thousands of refugees have now made the journey into Austria, stopping off at the small town of Nickelsdorf where they were greeted by locals who provided them with food and second-hand clothing.

Over a thousand are now thought to have arrived in Munich, with Germany expecting ten times as many to arrive by the end of the day.

ITV News' James Mates sends this report:


Queen and Prince Philip join thousands at Braemar Gathering

The Queen has joined thousands of spectators at the Braemar Royal Highland Gathering near Balmoral.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and other members of the Royal Family, the Queen, who is patron of the Games, was making her annual appearance as patron of the Games.

Queen Victoria first attended in 1848 and since then it has been regularly visited by the reigning monarch and other members of the royal family.

In just a few a days, the Queen will overtake Victoria as the longest-serving English monarch.

Osborne: We must tackle 'evil' Assad to stem refugee crisis

George Osborne said Britain will take "thousands" of refugees. Credit: Reuters

Britain and Europe must tackle the "evil" Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria and Islamic State militants to stem the ongoing refugee crisis, George Osborne has said.

The Chancellor said the UK must offer asylum to those genuinely fleeing persecution but also boost aid, defeat smuggling gangs and deal with the conflict in Syria.

He said: "Countries like Britain always have, we are one of the founders of the asylum system. We will take, as the prime minister said, thousands more.

"But at the same time, you've got to make sure you've got aid going into the refugee camps on the borders ... We've got to defeat these criminal gangs who trade in human misery and risk people's lives and kill people.

"You've got to deal with the problem at source, which is this evil Assad regime and the ISIL (Islamic State) terrorists, and you need a comprehensive plan for a more stable, peaceful Syria. A huge challenge of course, but you can't just let that crisis fester."


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