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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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Hungary 'seizes Croatian train carrying refugees'

Hungary has seized a train carrying refugees from Croatia, according to the Hungarian Disaster Unit.

It is reported that 40 Croatian police were disarmed and the train driver was arrested during the incident.

Earlier today Hungary accused Croatia of encouraging refugees to illegally cross borders and "shipping" them to Hungary without prior consultation.

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