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Coffins of drowned Syrian children arrive in Istanbul

The coffins containing the bodies of Aylan Kurdi and his brother Galip arrive in Istanbul Credit: RTV

The coffins containing the bodies of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his five-year-old brother Galip and their mother Rehan who drowned off the coast of Turkey have arrived in Istanbul.

Abduallah Kurdi, the boy's father, said he plans to return to their home in Kobani, in war-torn Syria, to bury his family.

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17-year-old boy stabbed to death in Brockley

A 17-year-old boy has died from his injuries after being stabbed in Brockley, south London, this evening.

Police were called to reports of a fight at Spalding House on Turnham Road around 6.15pm, where they found the victim and another teenage boy with stab wounds.

The pair were airlifted to hospital but one of the boys died shortly afterwards, with the other in a stable condition.

Witnesses told ITV News the attacker was male, and they saw him run from the scene, dropping his phone.

Police say no arrests have yet been made.


Protesters rally in Turkey over refugee deaths

Protesters hold a banner showing an illustration of Alyan Kurdi saying: Credit: AP

Protesters in Istanbul held banners with a picture of Alyan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler whose death has caused international outcry, calling for Europe's leaders to act over a growing refugee crisis.

Holding a banner saying "Humanity is dying! We invite the world to wake up!" speakers at the protest called European leaders to action.

A placard with an illustration of Alyan Kurdi reads: 'Silence is needed when children are sleeping, not when they are dying!' Credit: AP
Protesters hold placards in Istanbul. Credit: AP

Ugur Yildirim, President of International Refugee Rights Association, said at the protest: "As the bodies of our brothers wash ashore, are we going to stand still? We call all people to raise their voice to break this ugly game. Europe is the killer of the refugees."

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