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Disillusioned Syrian refugees return home

Months of living rough in makeshift camps have taken their toll. Some Syrians are now reportedly paying smugglers to return home.

Months of living rough in makeshift camps have taken their toll. Some Syrians are now reportedly paying smugglers to return home.

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Joyful reunion of Syrian family in Greece

Syrian refugee Zaki Ismail Khalil has finally been reunited with his family after a gap of more than a year, he claims. They attempted to settle in

Syrian refugee Zaki Ismail Khalil has finally been reunited with his family after a gap of more than a year, he claims. They attempted to settle in

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INTERPOL creates specialist network to combat people smuggling

INTERPOL and Europol, two major transnational law enforcement agencies, have outlined fresh measures to break up the organised criminal networks

INTERPOL and Europol, two major transnational law enforcement agencies, have outlined fresh measures to break up the organised criminal networks

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Greece opens first 'hotspot' centre for refugees

Greece has opened its first reception centre on the island of Lesbos. Known as ‘hotspots’, the centre will separate new arrivals between bona fide

Greece has opened its first reception centre on the island of Lesbos. Known as ‘hotspots’, the centre will separate new arrivals between bona fide

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'First arrests made' as Hungary cracks down on immigration

Tough, new laws have come into effect giving police in Hungary the authority to arrest and charge migrants attempting to enter the country illegally

Tough, new laws have come into effect giving police in Hungary the authority to arrest and charge migrants attempting to enter the country illegally

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Hungary seals border with razor wire

Hungary has sealed its border with Serbia. A razor wire fence was moved into position around 1am CET. #Europe: Barbed wire gate at the train track.

Hungary has sealed its border with Serbia. A razor wire fence was moved into position around 1am CET. #Europe: Barbed wire gate at the train track.

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Germany and Austria beef up border checks

Austrian authorities have followed Germany’s lead and imposed additional border checks on its eastern border. Train services from Hungary via Austria

Austrian authorities have followed Germany’s lead and imposed additional border checks on its eastern border. Train services from Hungary via Austria

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'Shame on you Orbán' protest hits Budapest

Thousands have taken to the streets of the Hungarian capital to demonstrate against the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The crowd marched across

Thousands have taken to the streets of the Hungarian capital to demonstrate against the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The crowd marched across