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Stranded migrants offered shelter in 'Jungle' church

Children on the roadside near the Credit: Liz Clegg/PA Wire

Around 70 people facing a second night of sleeping rough around the "Jungle" in Calais are being allowed into the camp's church and school, a charity has said.

Volunteers from Help Refugees said they are taking food and blankets to the stranded group, around half of whom are thought to be children.

Earlier on Thursday Home Secretary Amber Rudd reminded French authorities of their duty to "properly protect" children, amid reports youngsters were forced to sleep rough around the smoldering remains of the camp on Wednesday night.

Putin: Russia may 'lose patience' and 'respond' in Syria

Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia might "lose patience" in Syria, and said the country had been showing "restraint" in the conflict to date.

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Speaking to an audience in southern Russia, the president did not detail what actions he was referring to - but said troops may "respond" at some point.

"We ... don't respond to our partners in such a rude way. But everything has its limits. We may respond," he said.

His comments came after he accused the US-led coalition of violating a ceasefire agreement by bombing Syrian government forces last month.

Rudd tells French that Calais children need protection

Home Secretary Amber Rudd told French officials Calais children need proper protection. Credit: Reuters

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has spoken to French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve "to stress the need for children who remain in Calais to be properly protected" after dozens of youngsters were forced to sleep on the roadside of the Jungle camp.

UK to take in a "few hundred" more children from Calais camp.


Knifeman shot dead outside US Embassy in Nairobi

A man has been shot dead outside the US Embassy in Nairobi after trying to attack a Kenyan police officer guarding an entrance, officials have confirmed.

The attack happened in Nairobi, Kenya Credit: Reuters

Police chiefs in Kenya said the attacker was armed with a knife and was shot in "self defence", while the US Embassy confirmed there had been a shooting but said none of its staff were involved.

The motive of the attack was not immediately clear.

Children pushed back from Calais 'Jungle' camp

Unaccompanied minors are reported to be being pushed back from the "Jungle" camp in Calais.

The charity Help Refugees estimated that there were between 100 and 200 children left in the camp on Thursday morning waiting to be processed.

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In response to police attempts to move them away from the camp, the minors stopped and one played a drum.

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Children 'arrested without explanation' in Calais

Children are reportedly being arrested in the 'Jungle' camp in Calais, a charity has warned.

Help Refugees said it had received reports of "children are being arrested without explanation" in the camp.

It added all residents must be registered by 2pm and "any minors or adults found without wrist bands by that time will be arrested".

French Authorities have brought in the heavy machinery to scale up the clearance operation in the 'Jungle' camp in Calais.

The diggers move in to tear down the camp Credit: EBU
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