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Migrant crisis: Hungary closes main Budapest rail station

Hungary has closed Budapest's main railway station today as hundreds of migrants queued up to board trains to other EU countries.

Officers are standing guard outside Budapest's main train station after it was closed this morning Credit: APTN
hundreds of migrants are reportedly waiting outside the station Credit: APTN
Migrants gather to board train to Austria at Budapest station in Hungary Credit: Reuters

According to national news agency MTI there are currently no trains arriving or departing from the station.

The closure follows reports that a record number of people had arrived in Vienna, Austria yesterday after traveling from Hungary via train.

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Woman dragged from car and raped outside John Lewis

The woman was dragged from her car outside John Lewis Credit: Manchester Evening News Syndication

A woman in her 20s was dragged from her parked car outside John Lewis and raped, police say.

The woman was in a car park at the far end of John Lewis car park in Cheadle on Friday evening when a man opened the door and dragged her into some nearby bushes and raped her.

The attacker, described as Asian and approximately 40 years old, then ran off into undergrowth near Wilmslow Road.

The attack happened around 7pm on Friday but reported to police on Sunday.

Detectives say, the offender was of medium build, with black hair and had a heavily pock-marked and open-pored skin on his face, with a thick black mono-brow, wearing black jogging bottoms.

This young lady has suffered a deeply traumatic ordeal and we have a team of detectives who are working on this case to try and identify the man that did this to her.

We believe that the area close to where the victim was parked in her car is used as a cut-through between Wilmslow-Handforth by-pass and the junction of Wilmslow Road and Etchells Road and we are appealing for anyone that may have seen a man fitting this description hanging around this area, to please get in touch.

The description of this attacker is very distinctive, with deep pock-type scars on his face and I am hoping that this may jog someone’s memory to call us, so we can find the person responsible and take him off our streets.”

– Detective Inspector Richard Ennis, Greater Manchester Police


David De Gea's move to Real Madrid collapses

David De Gea Credit: Action Images / Mark Avery

Manchester United insist Real Madrid are the ones to blame for a shock collapse of David de Gea's proposed move to the Bernabeu.

United and Madrid had agreed a deal worth £29million for the sale of the Spanish goalkeeper on Monday, with Keylor Navas coming to Old Trafford as part of the agreement.

But shortly after the 11pm deadline for European transfers it emerged the necessary paperwork had not been submitted in time and the deal had fallen through as a result.

United insist they uploaded the requisite documents to FIFA's Transfer Matching System before the deadline.

It is understood that United feel it was Madrid who failed to file their paperwork in time and believe they must take the blame for the deal's collapse.

Reports in Spain indicated the documents did not reach the Spanish league office until 28 minutes after the deadline. United have rejected that, claiming they have a time-stamp from FIFA as proof they submitted the documents before the deadline.

Weather: Sunshine and scattered showers

The latest weather forecast Credit: Met Office

There will be a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers across the UK today.

The showers are likely to be heavy and thundery at times. It will feel cool with a brisk northerly wind, particularly down the North Sea coasts.

Temperatures will reach highs of 20C in the southeast.


Obama: We're not moving fast enough on climate change

World leaders must agree to cut carbon emissions at a UN summit in December because the climate is changing faster than efforts to curb global warming, US President Barack Obama has said during a visit to Alaska.

Barack Obama Credit: RTV

The three-day visit is aimed at highlighting the state's melting permafrost and eroding coastlines.

During the visit, US President Barack Obama will trek with British TV adventurer Bear Grylls to observe the effects of climate change on the area.

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.

Speaking at a meeting of foreign ministers in Alaska, Obama said: "Climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it. That ladies and gentleman must change. We're not acting fast enough.

"This year, in Paris, has to be the year that the world finally reaches an agreement to protect the one planet that we've got while we still can."

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