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  • A group of 64 migrants broke out of a reception camp near the town of Bicske in central Hungary
  • Hundreds of migrants leave Budapest’s main train station apparently planning to walk to Austria
  • New laws in Hungary give police more powers, set out punishments including prison for illegal border crossing
  • Abandoned truck in Austria: the cooling aggregate in the truck was not operational; refugees suffocated quickly and on Hungarian territory say Austrian police
  • Driver of abandoned truck with 71 dead is among five people arrested in Hungary: Austrian police
  • Hungarian police say 2.300 migrants remain in Roszke camp and are threatening to break out if their demands are not met in 2 hours; their demands are not clear
  • Serbia: as a EU candidate country, Serbia is preprared to take in quota of migrants says Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanović
  • Hungarian police say about 300 migrants broke out of a reception camp at Roszke near the Serbian border. Riot police is surrounding the camp.
  • UNHCR spokeswoman says Britain is offering 4,000 resettlement spaces for Syrian refugees
  • EU’s commissioner Frans Timmermans confirms Jeanc-Claude Juncker will announce expanded migrant relocation quotas next week to relieve Hungary as well as Italy
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Two planeloads of Russian nationals escaping the conflict in Syria have landed in Moscow. The aircraft left Beirut earlier in the evening on Tuesday.

But this is not the start of a mass evacuation, according to officials. Russia has been President Bashar al-Assad’s staunchest ally during the 22-month uprising against his rule. But an envoy said in December that Assad could be defeated by the rebels, and that Moscow was preparing evacuation plans just in case.

It is claimed footage uploaded to the internet shows government air strikes on the city of Homs.
Aircraft are seen approaching what the narrator says is the Jobar district of the city. Explosions can be heard shortly afterards.

It is claimed other footage shows scenes of destruction and rubble-strewn streets in Hamouriyah, a town nine kilometres from the capital, Damascus.

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