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Macedonia police fire teargas as migrants storm border

Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants and refugees who stormed the border with Greece, tearing down a security gate.

The crowd chanted "open the border" before some used wooden stakes to push through the border gates as frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans.

Police fired several rounds of teargas into the crowds at the crossing next to Idomeni camp, the main transit point for refugees travelling towards western Europe where close to 10,000 are stranded.

Macedonia's strict controls allowing just a few hundred to enter the country over the weekend has not been enough to alleviate the influx of new arrivals.

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Two migrants arrested after walking through Channel Tunnel to reach Britain

The Eurotunnel site in Folkestone, Kent Credit: PA

Two more suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after walking through the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain.

The two Iranians reached Folkestone, Kent, after walking through the 31-mile tunnel.

Kent Police said Payam Moradi Mirahessari, 25, and Farein Vahdani, 20, have been charged after being detained on Saturday afternoon.

They are accused of obstructing an engine or carriage using the railway, and were remanded in custody when they appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court.

In August, a 40-year-old suspected illegal immigrant from Sudan completed the same journey by walking through the tunnel.

Thirteen have died attempting to cross the Channel since the start of the crisis in June. The latest was an Eritrean man in his 20s who was hit by a freight train last week.

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