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Refugees, mostly Syrian, on the border of Greece and Macedonia last week

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World View: Last month, 110,000 irregular migrants were detected on the EU’s frontiers

Police stand beside demonstrators outside a former DYI market that has been converted into a shelter for asylum seekers in Heidenau, south of Dresden

Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'

At least 31 officers were hurt in violent scuffles

The heavily armed shooter was taken down by three unarmed US men outside Arras

France train shooting: Gunman's weapon highlights rise in black market firearms

The shooter was reportedly carrying a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle

France train shooting: Famous actor claims staff locked passengers out of car when gunman opened fire

Anglade was in the last train car with his companion and two children

Police in France confirmed that the couple were found dead in the moat beneath the castle

French couple 'having sex' on a castle die after plunging 40ft into moat

Police announce pair were discovered beneath a fort in Chausey

Criminal and forensic investigators put on protective suits on a platform next to a Thalys train of French national railway operator SNCF at the main train station in Arras, northern France, on August 21, 2015

Ayoub El Kazhani: Suspected gunman named amid claims he 'had travelled to Syria'

Three individuals were injured in the attack, before the alleged gunman was disabled by two off-duty US soldiers

Migrant crisis: 13 photos of the children caught in no-man's-land between Greece and Macedonia

'These men are heartless,'  said one Syrian refugee on Macedonia's police

Unnamed gunman lies tied up on train from Amsterdam to Paris after his potential terrorist attack was prevented

France train shooting: Video shows mayhem inside train carriage during 'terrorist' take down

Four people on the train, including three US and one British citizen, stopped the gunman who had enough ammunition to kill hundreds, officials reported

Alek Skarlatos (left) and Spencer Stone (right) tackled the gunman and subdued him on the train

France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'

'I grabbed the AK and started muzzle thumping him in the head,' Alek Skarlatos said

Criminal and forensic investigators put on protective suits on a platform next to a train at the train station in Arras

French train shooting: Hero passengers foil gunman's attack on Amsterdam to Paris service

Three passengers were injured, two critically, in the attack which is being treated as a terrorist incident

Channel tunnel train grinds to a halt after migrant spotted on board

Several people were found on the train after it was stopped by police

French investigating police in protective clothing collect clues inside the Thalys high-speed train where shots were fired in Arras, France, August 21, 2015. Shots were fired on a Thalys high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris on Friday and several people were injured, the French interior ministry said. A man was arrested when the train stopped at Arras station in northern France but his motives were not yet known, a ministry spokesman said.
This is the fifth year that Melbourne has won top place

The world's best and worst places to live: Melbourne named globe's most 'liveable' city

Australia and Canadian cities dominate the liveability rankings

The horse-drawn hearse outside the Don Bosco parish church

Vittorio Casamonica funeral: Anti-Mafia campaigners demand answers from Catholic Church and police over Hollywood-style send-off

Authorities rush to defend themselves after lavish procession for notorious head of Casamonica Mafia clan

Greek outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves his party's headquarters in Athens, Greece, August 21, 2015.

Greece debt crisis: Syriza rebels form new party ahead of early elections

Rebels angered by Greece’s international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a widely-expected split after leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister to pave the way for early elections.

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