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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.


Coroner to hold 'full and fearless' inquiry into air crash

The coroner said she will conduct a 'full and fearless inquiry' into the Shoreham air disaster that killed 11 people. Credit: PA

A coroner opened the inquest into the Shoreham air disaster today and said she will hold a "full and fearless inquiry" into the tragedy.

Opening the inquest at the County Hall North in Horsham, West Sussex, senior coroner, Penelope Schofield, confirmed the names of the 11 victims of the August 22 crash and led a minute's silence.

I will conduct and full and fearless inquiry as the law requires but as you can imagine this will take time for the various agencies to report to me.

Many people have been affected by the tragic events on August 22 and my thoughts are primarily with the families.

– West Sussex senior coroner, Penelope Schofield

As inquiries continue by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, Ms Schofield adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

A pre-inquest review will be held on March 22 and Ms Schofield said she would provisionally set the full inquest into all the deaths next June.

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