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Fence-building Hungary defends action over 'brutal threat'

Hungary's prime minister has said eastern European nations are forced to protect themselves from the "brutal threat" of mass migration until the EU organises a united response to the refugee crisis.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has built a fence to keep out refugees on the Serbian border and is rapidly constructing a similar 3.5-metre-high steel fence on the Croatian border.

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Water cannon fired at refugees on Hungarian border

Hungarian police have fired a water cannon at refugees on the border with Serbia.

Officers were also seen using tear gas on refugees trying to get into Hungary.

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