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Yvette Cooper: UK could house 10,000 refugees

Yvette Cooper says UK is capable of taking in 10,000 refugees Credit: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper has claimed that if every city, and every London borough, agreed to take in just ten families each then the UK could house as many as 10,000 refugees.

Speaking today as Europe's migrant crisis escalated Cooper also declared it was the country's "moral responsibility" to help those who were fleeing foreign conflict:


European Commission urged to find migrant crisis solution

The European Commission has been urged to come up with a solution to the current migrant crisis.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said proposals needed to be drawn up to establish how Europe will cope with the current influx of refugee and migrants.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said a clear plan for dealing with the migrant crisis needs to be established Credit: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/ PA

Rajoy told a press conference: "There are two things we must say clearly - the European Commission must say, identify what are the safe countries of origin ... and we need to work towards a certain harmonisation in future."

Irish police catch on-the-run sex offender who fled UK

Mian Mujahid Ali Shahid was convicted of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman. Credit: Garda

A sex offender who went on the run before his trial in the UK has been captured by police in Ireland.

Mian Mujahid Ali Shahid, 19, was found guilty by a jury at Stafford Crown Court of attacking an 18-year-old woman in April.

He was later sentenced, in his absence, to 30 months in jail.

Police in the UK, who have an outstanding warrant for Shahid's arrest, believe he fled from Scotland, where he lived for a short time, to Ireland earlier this year.

They asked the Garda for help in tracking the Pakistani national down after he was spotted in Limerick last month.

Following a public appeal he was arrested at Dublin Airport last night as he tried to board a flight to Dubai.


Government says station closed to enforce EU law

Migrants wave their train tickets outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest. Credit: Reuters

A governmnet spokesperson said that Hungary is trying to adhere to European Union law after closing the railway terminus in Budapest.

Asked why the station was closed, government spokesperson Zoltan Kovacs said they were trying to enforce EU law, which requires anyone who wishes to travel within Europe to hold a valid passport and Schengen visa.

Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's shuttered Eastern Railway Terminus today, demanding that the station be reopened and they be allowed to travel on to Germany.

Over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged other EU countries to accept a greater share of the refugees, as her government struggles to cope with an expected record 800,000 arrivals this year.

Hundreds of migrants protest outside Budapest station

Hundreds of migrants have gathered outside Budapest station today to protest the closure of the capital's main rail terminus.

As many as 1,000 people are reportedly waiting outside the station chanting 'Germany, Germany' and waving their tickets at police who have blocked the entrance.

The train station closure follows reports that a record number of migrants had arrived in Vienna, Austria yesterday, en route to Germany, after travelling from Hungary via train.

Migrants wave their train tickets outside the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest after being told they were not allowed to board their westbound trains Credit: REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
some 3,650 migrants reportedly traveled from Budapest to Vienna and then on to Germany yesterday Credit: REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Fifa to investigate De Gea's failed Man United exit

David De Gea is in limbo. Credit: PA

Fifa is understood to be looking into the details surrounding Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea's collapsed transfer but it would be up to Real Madrid to make an appeal as it is the Spanish transfer window which has closed.

The only grounds for a successful appeal would be if the club could prove there was a failure in the administration involving the Spanish authorities.

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