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KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: Migrants wait to board a ferry from the island of Kos for transport to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: People watch from the rear deck as the Blue Star ferry leaves Kos Island bound for Athens on August 31, 2015, in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.
GEVGELIJA, MACEDONIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants wait to enter Macedonia near the police line-up on the border in Gevgelija, Macedonia on September 1, 2015. Macedonia has become a major transit point for migrants trying to reach northern EU members. 
GEVGELIJA, MACEDONIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants wait to enter Macedonia near the police line-up on the border in Gevgelija, Macedonia on September 1, 2015. Macedonia has become a major transit point for migrants trying to reach northern EU members.
GEVGELIJA, MACEDONIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants wait to enter Macedonia near the police line-up on the border in Gevgelija, Macedonia on September 1, 2015. Macedonia has become a major transit point for migrants trying to reach northern EU members. 
GEVGELIJA, MACEDONIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants run as they enter Macedonia illegally after they passes the police line-up on the border in Gevgelija, Macedonia on September 1, 2015. Macedonia has become a major transit point for migrants trying to reach northern EU members. 
IZMIR, TURKEY - AUGUST 31: Fishing boat named Gencay 3 rescue nearly 49 Syrian refugees who were trying to reach Greece in Aegean Sea in Izmir, western Turkey on August 31, 2015. The fishermen in Izmir sail from fishing port to the Sea of Aegean with the start of the fishing season in Turkey.
IZMIR, TURKEY - AUGUST 31: Fishing boat named Gencay 3 rescue nearly 49 Syrian refugees who were trying to reach Greece in Aegean Sea in Izmir, western Turkey on August 31, 2015. The fishermen in Izmir sail from fishing port to the Sea of Aegean with the start of the fishing season in Turkey. 
PIRAEUS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants disembark along with European tourists from a Blue Star ferry on the Greek mainland port of Piraeus near Athens after a 10 hour ferry ride from the island of Kos on September 1, 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
PIRAEUS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants along with European tourists board a bus heading to Athens Train Station after disembarking a Blue Star ferry from Kos on the Greek mainland port of Piraeus near Athens after a 10 hour ferry ride from the island of Kos on September 1, 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
PIRAEUS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants along with European tourists wait to board a bus heading to Athens Train Station after disembarking a Blue Star ferry from Kos on the Greek mainland port of Piraeus near Athens after a 10 hour ferry ride from the island of Kos on September 1, 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
PIRAEUS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants disembark along with European tourists from a Blue Star ferry on the Greek mainland port of Piraeus near Athens after a 10 hour ferry ride from the island of Kos on September 1, 2015 in Piraeus, Greece. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
PIRAEUS, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 01: A migrant man sleeps on a counter onboard a Blue Star ferry during a ten hour journey from the island of Kos to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on September 1, 2015 in the Aegean Sea. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.
AEGEAN SEA, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 01: Migrants sleep onboard a Blue Star ferry during a ten hour ferry ride from the island of Kos to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on September 1, 2015 in the Aegean Sea. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
AEGEAN SEA, GREECE - SEPTEMBER 1: A young migrant girl from Syria sleeps underneath passenger seats onboard a Blue Star ferry during a ten hour journey from the island of Kos to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on September 1, 2015 in the Aegean Sea. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: A group of Pakistani migrants protest at their lack of progress obtaining transit papers on August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: A migrant man holds his transit papers as he prepares to board the Blue Star ferry bound for Athens on August 31, 2015, in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: A group of Pakistani migrants protest at their lack of progress obtaining transit papers on August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: A man holds up his child as the Blue Star ferry leaves Kos Island bound for Athens on August 31, 2015, in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: Migrant families sleep on the sea front in tents on August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and African nations continue to flood into Europe before heading from Athens, north to the Macedonian border. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.
KOS, GREECE - AUGUST 31: Migrants wave to friends as the Blue Star ferry pulls away from port on the island of Kos headed for the Greek mainland port of Piraeus on August 31, 2015 in Kos, Greece. From Piraeus many migrants continue north to the Greek border crossing at the town of Idomeni where they will cross over into Macedonia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II. 
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BERLIN (AP) — The latest news as countries across Europe cope with the arrival of thousands of migrants and refugees. All times local (CET):

1:30 p.m.

Tensions are building at Hungary's southern border with Serbia between migrants and police, with occasional scuffles and one man slightly hurt in a stampede.

Migrants made two attempts Tuesday to break free from a police line at a collection point for migrants in Roszke but were pushed back. Some migrants said it was so bad that they wanted to return across the border to Serbia, but Hungarian police wouldn't let them.

Many had slept outdoors in a field in cold night temperatures, and had hoped to be bused to a registration center.

One Syrian who only gave his first name, Ali, was angry at the treatment by police.

He said: "We've been here for two days and the Hungarian government only brings one bus? We're asking to go back to Serbia and they are not giving us this right. We're asking to go to Budapest and they are not giving us this right. Why? Why?"

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12:30 p.m.

Rescue teams in northern Greece are looking for a Syrian refugee who was swept away by racing waters while trying to cross a river into Macedonia.

Police said Tuesday the 22-year-old man and his brother were traveling with a group of Syrian refugees toward the border crossing at Eidomeni. They tried to ford the river Monday to avoid Macedonian border guards.

More than 2,000 refugees and economic migrants wait at Eidomeni every day to be let into Macedonia, from where they continue through Serbia and Hungary to seek asylum in wealthier European countries.

Authorities let the migrants across in small groups, which leads to long delays and tension between police and migrants.

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12:15 p.m.

Swedish police say they have detained 14 people in the past week accused of smuggling migrants across a bridge between Denmark and Sweden.

Police spokesman Lars Forstell on Tuesday said those detained were suspected of illegally transporting migrants across the Oresund bridge from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Malmo, Sweden.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the suspects were part of organized smuggling networks or individuals who wanted to help migrants come to Sweden for humanitarian reasons.

The Swedish Migration Agency says about 700 asylum-seekers have arrived in Malmo in the past week, most of them Syrians.

Meanwhile, Danish officials say hundreds of migrants who have arrived in Denmark in recent days are trying to evade authorities there so that they can continue to Sweden.

Under European Union rules they are supposed to apply for asylum in the first EU country they enter.

Sweden is widely considered among the most welcoming countries toward asylum-seekers. Germany was the only EU country that gave shelter to more refugees last year.

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11:50 a.m.

Germany expects some 800,000 migrants this year, but Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said it is prepared for more in the longer term.

"I believe we could certainly deal with something in the order of a half-milllion for a few years," he said Monday night in an interview with Germany's public ZDF television.

"I have no doubt about it — maybe even more."

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10:30 a.m.

Greece's coast guard says its patrol vessels picked up nearly 500 migrants in 11 search and rescue missions over the past 24 hours in the eastern Aegean Sea. The people, whose nationalities were not immediately clear, were found in small boats near the islands of Lesbos — which accounts for nearly one in two migrant arrivals in Greece — Samos, Kos and the islet of Agathonissi.

More than 15,000 refugees and migrants are stranded on Lesbos, awaiting screening before they can board a ferry to the Greek mainland — from where they head north through Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary to seek asylum in more prosperous European countries.

A ferry carrying some 2,500 migrants from Lesbos is due in Athens later Tuesday.

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